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Experience:  Jeep Certified Master Tech
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I believe it's leaking transmission fluid. After pulling my

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I believe it's leaking transmission fluid. After pulling my boat, it felt like the transmission was slipping. And when I parked it for two days there was an oil like fluid on the pavement under the front axle.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Jeep. The Jeep Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Just that the transmission slips and I have fluid on the ground and it's not motor oil.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just discovered the leak and I do not have an owners manual so I bo not know what type of transmission fluid to add
JA: Dealing with a manual transmission can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with all kinds of transmissions. Is there anything else the Jeep Mechanic should be aware of about your Jeep?
Customer: Yes it has a 4.7 v 8 and it's an automatic with a 170000 on it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello Im chris and I can assist you
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
give me the year make and engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2004 Grand Cherokee larado 4.7 v8 auto 170000 miles
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
you want to know fluid type for trans and what else?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
it takes Mopar ATF+4
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
this is auto trans right?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
i dont know why JA wrote about a manual trans i havent seen one in a 2004
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could the transmission leak by. The front axle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
it could be if cooler lines run over it. It could also be p/s leak if its by drivers side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is to the left side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The. Transmission is slipping
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
is your ps whining?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
is your transmission low? did you check?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not yet just saw the leak
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
check it for me