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TJ and LJ Lubrication and Fluids

2003 to 2005 TJ Lubrication and Fluids

I don't know if this list is applicable to the 2006 model year, but I suspect it is.

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

Lift Gate

Mopar® Engine Oil

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

Amount

Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

50/50 mix

10.5 quarts (9.9L)

Mopar® Antifreeze/Coolant (MS-9769)

Ethylene-glycol base coolant with organic corrosive inhibitors (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology – HOAT)


Engine 4.0L/ Filter

Amount

Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

6 Quarts (5.7L)

5W-30 or 10W-30 (preferred) Dependent upon temperature range and usage

 

Purolator “Pure One” PL16470

Wix

Wix (Extended Length)


Transfer Case NV241

Amount

Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

4.2 Pints (2.0L)

Mopar® ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid


Transmission

Amount

Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

Auto = 8.0 pints (3.8 L) service

17.6 pints (8.3L) overhaul

Additional capacity dependent upon installation of coolers, etc.

Mopar® ATF+4

NV3550 = 4.2 pints (1.98L) Fill to bottom edge of plug hole.

Mopar® Manual Transmission Lubricant

Penzoil or Quaker State Synchromesh


Axles

Amount

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

Amount

Fluid, Lubricant or DCX Part

Capacity varies dependent upon installation of coolers, etc.

Mopar® ATF+4

 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-2014

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