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I'll call Take-5 and ask if they did, in fact, put a new gasket on to seal the bottom plate on the transmission, or RTV. We'll go from there.


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I'll call Take-5 and ask if they did, in fact, put a new gasket on to seal the bottom plate on the transmission, or RTV. We'll go from there.


Thank you both, Clovis
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Thanx for all your good counel. I suspect you've read the results of my experience. If not, to cap it off; I had the wheel speed sensors on the driver's side replace - both bad. I also had the transfer case oil drained and new added - this I believe was causing the `bumping, grinding' of the front end at startup due to the gears not meshing smoothly. I did have a SERVICE 4WD pop up on my dash some time back. With this all taken care of, all the warning lights on the dash, including the SERVICE 4WD message all went away and the Commander is driving like new. So, thanx much for your time and counsel. Regards, Clovis :-)

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Hello Big Blue:
This past Monday had engine oil changed (added RoyalPurple synthetic oil added), filter and had them lube lower front ball joints (are those the ONLY lube points on the entire chassis?). Had PCV Valve replaced. And to answer your concern about the sealant for the lower plate on the transmission: I asked the mechanic what he used. He replied, "I used both a gasket and the sealant/caulking(?) because you have to wiggle the place to get it back on and somtimes the gasket will tear. By using the RTV as well, it ensures against any leaking." I asked him to check the bottom plate on Monday and he said there's no `weeping.' Any thoughts? Regards, Clovis

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WOW! Beautiful! :-)

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I'm getting 12.3 - 12.7 mpg. with my 5.7 HEMI. I remember when I got it 9 yrs. ago, I was getting 13.8 - 14 mpg? Anything I can do to improve this? New oil/filter/lube/air filter/PVC Valve - no change. Although we `do' drive 60 mi. round trips on highway (@ 50-55 mph) for grocery shopping, we do a lot of stop 'n go with so much traffic in the suburban and Hill Country areas of San Antonio, TX.

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This past Monday had engine oil changed (added RoyalPurple synthetic oil added), filter and had them lube lower front ball joints (are those the ONLY lube points on the entire chassis?). Had PCV Valve replaced. And to answer your concern about the sealant for the lower plate on the transmission: I asked the mechanic what he used. He replied, "I used both a gasket and the sealant/caulking(?) because you have to wiggle the place to get it back on and somtimes the gasket will tear. By using the RTV as well, it ensures against any leaking." I asked him to check the bottom plate on Monday and he said there's no `weeping.' Any thoughts? Regards, Clovis
Clovis;

If it is not visibly leaking transmission fluid, I would not be overly concerned about it. If there was a leak, you'd almost certainly see the fluid on the ground - that's what happened to me 2 - 2 1/2 years ago, when I had my transmission fluid changed; I noticed it the same evening that the work was done and took it back the next day.

Just keep an eye on it for the next few days; As long as you don't find any tranny fluid on the ground when you've been parked for a while - or even parked overnight, I'd call it good.


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I hope you only put the RTV on the transmission pan to seal it and not a gasket. It comes without a gasket from the factory and is not supposed to have one. I was told this just yesterday by a certified Jeep technician when I asked him about mine leaking. He told me if you put a gasket on the 545RFE (that is the trans on a HEMI) transmission pan that it is guaranteed to leak. He said to only use the RTV that is made for transmissions. And I'm glad the info I gave you about your wheel speed sensor was correct.

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huh? i have a gasket on mine because it made draining the pan easier. I have since replaced the pan with one that has a drain plug and re-used the gasket. I have no leaks.
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huh? i have a gasket on mine because it made draining the pan easier. I have since replaced the pan with one that has a drain plug and re-used the gasket. I have no leaks.
Reference what I spoke about in my previous post; When I took it back to the dealership, they put the old gasket back in that they had removed - no more leak.


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huh? i have a gasket on mine because it made draining the pan easier. I have since replaced the pan with one that has a drain plug and re-used the gasket. I have no leaks.
Just telling you what the Jeep tech told me. You can do what you want.

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