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LUBRICATION AND FLUIDS

This is what I have found so far, I need the FSM to verify a coupld of them, but they seem to be pretty much in line with what Jeep used on it's previous versions
Chassis
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
Steering Gear & Linkage, Ball Joints, Prop Shafts & Yokes, Wheel Bearings Mopar® Multi-Purpose Lubricant NLGI Grade 2 EP, GC-LB
Body
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
Hinges:
Door and Hood

Mopar® Engine Oil
Lift Gate Mopar® Multi-Purpose Lubricant NLGI Grade 2 EP, GC-LB
Latches:
Door, Hood/Safety Catch, Liftgate

Mopar® Multi-Purpose Lubricant NLGI Grade 2 EP, GC-LB
Seat Regulator & Track Mopar® Multi-Purpose Lubricant NLGI Grade 2 EP, GC-LB
Window System Components Mopar ® Spray White Lube
Lock Cylinders Mopar® Lock Cylinder Lube
Parking Brake Mechanism Mopar® Wheel Bearing Grease NLGI Grade 1, GC-LBB
Soft Top Mopar® Soft Top Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant
Coolant
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

50/50 mix
10.5 Quarts (9.9 Liters)
Includes coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.

Mopar® Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/ 100,000 mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
Engine 3.6L/ Filter
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
6 Quarts (5.7L) Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil
filler cap for correct SAE grade.
Oil Filter Mopar Oil Filter
Transfer Case NV241
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
4.2 Pints (2.0L) Mopar® ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Transmission
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

W5A580 Auto = ???? pints (????) service
???? pints (????L) overhaul
Additional capacity dependent upon installation of coolers, etc.

Mopar® ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent
NSG370 Manual= 4.2 pints (1.98L) Fill to bottom edge of plug hole. Mopar® Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-9224)
Axles
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
Front 216FBI (Model 44) = 4.0 pints (1.89L) Mopar® Gear Lubricant 80W-90 (Trailer Towing Mopar ® Synthetic Gear Lubricant 75W-140)
Rear 226RBI (Model 44) = 4.0 pints (1.89L) Mopar® Gear Lubricant 80W-90 (Trailer Towing Mopar ® Synthetic Gear Lubricant 75W-140)
Power Steering
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
Capacity varies dependent upon installation of coolers, etc. Mopar® ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Brake Master Cylinder
Component
Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part
  Mopar® DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used.  If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available,  then DOT 4 is acceptable.  Use only recommended brake fluids.

Definitions:
SAE Viscosity Rating:
An SAE viscosity grade is used to specify the viscosity of engine oil.  These are specified with a dual SAE viscosity grade that indicates the cold-to-hot temperature viscosity range.  Example SAE 10W-30 = multi-grade engine oil.

Lubricants and Greases: Lubricating grease is rated for quality and usage by the NLGI.  All approved products have the NLGI symbol on the label.  At the bottom NLGI symbol is the usage and quality identification letters.  Wheel bearing lubricant is identified by the letter “G”. Chassis lubricant is identified by the letter “L”.  The letter following the usage letter indicates the quality of the lubricant.  Examples; GC = Wheel Bearings, LB = Chassis Lubrication, and GC-LB = Chassis and Wheel Bearings.

 SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers

 NLGI: National Lubricating Grease Institute

 API: American Petroleum Institute

This page last updated: 24-Apr-2012

 

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