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post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2011, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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HOT OIL CHIME

I was out on the weekend and I was in 4 High climbing a steep grade and my chime started going off I have had every thing checked and replaced and it still chimes. I have come to the conclusion that when you are climbing a steep grade that the oil ends up in that back of the pan and it sets the chime off. 2010 4 door jeep wrangler. Any ideas or comments.
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You are supposed to be in 4low on pretty much anything besides flat slush road/trail. 4hi creates too much heat.

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I had some issues with this last weekend. Up until then I hadn't been doing much driving in the mountains on forest roads, and hadn't been up there yet with my 33" tires. Additionally the dealer reflashed my Jeep for the J31 recall in December.

I was getting the Hot Oil light in 2WD, 4H and 4L. So it can happen anytime. Normally it clears itself, but it sounds like you are having issues.

Like many others, I am going to spend the money and install the aftermarket transmission cooler. Do a search and see the pics of how a Jeep can burn up if the oil actually does overflow.


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I was out on the weekend and I was in 4 High climbing a steep grade and my chime started going off I have had every thing checked and replaced and it still chimes. I have come to the conclusion that when you are climbing a steep grade that the oil ends up in that back of the pan and it sets the chime off. 2010 4 door jeep wrangler. Any ideas or comments.
Not likely engine oil. You're looking at tranny fluid overheating, a common problem and easily remedied with an aftermarket cooler as suggested above.
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There's also an aftermarket transmission pan you can get for the JK that holds more fluid, and can handle steeper angles.

http://www.rockkrawler.com/pages/cat...p?r_itemID=337
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