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Thread: Radiator fluid level going down and trans fluid level going up

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    I havenít started drinking, yet..,

    One on the left is the old (1 month and 2k) the one on the right is new.

    Engine oil is right at the same mark it always is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    IMG_1877.jpg

    I havenít started drinking, yet..,

    One on the left is the old (1 month and 2k) the one on the right is new.

    Engine oil is right at the same mark it always is.


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    Any issues with slippage? I think the only part of that system that holds enough fluid to make it jump that much is the torque converter. Wonder if you have a pump issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post
    Any issues with slippage? I think the only part of that system that holds enough fluid to make it jump that much is the torque converter. Wonder if you have a pump issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Your checking it with the engine running and in neutral or park. I assume you are but just making sure cause that make a big difference if the motor is on or off
    This is the first thing I thought of too

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalSgt View Post
    This is the first thing I thought of too
    Yeah, in neutral engine running.


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    I went back to square one, and Iíll keep better numbers on this one. I pulled 3.25 quarts out with a vacuum pump thru the dip stick hole until it it wouldnít get any more fluid out. Iíve added 2 quarts and 10 oz back in, brought it up to the 168 degree mark where it always holds and it is holding right at the top hot hole when I checked it In Neutral. Running and shifting fine.

    Iíll keep watching it and see what it does. If it werenít for the boiling over and pulling all of that additional fluid out incident that started this whole issue, I would have thought anything of it this evening. Now I guess we wait and see what happens over the next couple thousand miles and see if it repeats itself or if I had added to much back in the last time after pulling so much out. The good thing is it is still running perfectly fine. The bad is the truck arrives this week and itíll be next summer before I put a couple thousand miles back on it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    I went back to square one, and Iíll keep better numbers on this one. I pulled 3.25 quarts out with a vacuum pump thru the dip stick hole until it it wouldnít get any more fluid out. Iíve added 2 quarts and 10 oz back in, brought it up to the 168 degree mark where it always holds and it is holding right at the top hot hole when I checked it In Neutral. Running and shifting fine.

    Iíll keep watching it and see what it does. If it werenít for the boiling over and pulling all of that additional fluid out incident that started this whole issue, I would have thought anything of it this evening. Now I guess we wait and see what happens over the next couple thousand miles and see if it repeats itself or if I had added to much back in the last time after pulling so much out. The good thing is it is still running perfectly fine. The bad is the truck arrives this week and itíll be next summer before I put a couple thousand miles back on it.






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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    Well, the truck arriving isnít completely bad news, third times a keeper


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    I think the two problems are unrelated. The trans fluid and engine coolant have separate dedicated radiators on the 2015 jkur, and it is unlikely you have any mixing of fluids, given the normal trans behavior. I noticed when i first got my 2015 jkur that it evaporated coolant faster than I expected leading to low coolant levels which apparently happens with these rigs, even when running normal engine temps - maybe this is what you're experiencing.

    Regarding the transmission fluid boiling, have you checked for mud or leaves in the radiator fins obstructing airflow? Strange things happen to oil when it boils, which might explain the unusual fluid levels after.


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