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A friend has an 01 Cherokee. Can someone tell me for sure which ATF is recommended? I thought I remembered something about Cherokees using DexIII, but can't remember for sure. Thanks in advance.
 
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Greetings: Is it a Cherokee or a Grand Cherokee? If it is a Cherokee it has the Aisin Warner transmission which takes Dex III. If it is a Grand Cherokee it will have a Chrysler transmission and requires ATF+4. I don't think the Aisin Warner box is supposed to use ATF+4 due to the additional friction modifiers. If that is what it has, use Dex III (or Dex VI.) If it is a Chrysler transmission make sure to use ATF+4. ATF+4 is key to their longevity. Andrew S.
 
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 Originally Posted By: dnastrau
Greetings: Is it a Cherokee or a Grand Cherokee? If it is a Cherokee it has the Aisin Warner transmission which takes Dex III. If it is a Grand Cherokee it will have a Chrysler transmission and requires ATF+4. I don't think the Aisin Warner box is supposed to use ATF+4 due to the additional friction modifiers. If that is what it has, use Dex III (or Dex VI.) If it is a Chrysler transmission make sure to use ATF+4. ATF+4 is key to their longevity. Andrew S.
X2 If its a Cherokee (not a Grand), with the 4.0 and an auto, then the AW-4 tranny should get Dex III. This was the factory specified fluid, from 1987 (at least the predecessor to DEX III) until the Cherokee was retired in 2001. Chrysler has issued a TSB in the last few years that now says using ATF+4 is OK in the AW-4. Others have used Dex III as originally specified for hundreds of thousands of miles. I know which way I'd go...
 
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As far as Amsoil's recommendations (again if it's the XJ 4.0 w/AW auto) both the AFT and ATD are recommended. Both are rated for Dex III, with the ATF covering just about everything else (+4, etc)
 
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 Originally Posted By: Gary Allan
As far as Amsoil's recommendations (again if it's the XJ 4.0 w/AW auto) both the AFT and ATD are recommended. Both are rated for Dex III, with the ATF covering just about everything else (+4, etc)
I assume you mean ATF rather than AFT. If its Grand Cherokee, then only ATF as its not a AW transmission.
 
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