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First of all I know this topic is well covered and I did find what I need to know using the search function, but I need your opinion.

I have 2010 JK auto, it has about 10k miles on it and this weekend I'm going to change all the fluids to synthetic. This is going to be the first time I change the fluids ( except engine oil, do that every 3k).

My questions is, should I just drain and refill my tranny oil or should I also change the tranny filter?

I have an AUX aftermarket tranny cooler so I figure it will take an additional quart of oil, does that sound about right?

Since the Jeep only has 10k miles on I figure engine flush is not required to go from regular to synthetic.
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Your factory automatic transmission fluid is already synthetic...ATF+4

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I'm going to change mine to Amsoil, which I think is better the dealer stuff.

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Your factory automatic transmission fluid is already synthetic...ATF+4
Right, but should I pull the change the tranny filter?

I'm doing a little wrench time with a Jeep, installing rockers, HID lights, and all the fluids.
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10K seems way too early to change tranny fluid and filter. I forget what the manual has to say about the schedule but I know its way down the road. I changed my fluid at 55k and am still running the origional filter.

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Right, but should I pull the change the tranny filter?

I'm doing a little wrench time with a Jeep, installing rockers, HID lights, and all the fluids.
I guess I would if I was dropping the pan. ATF+4 is pretty good stuff, but it's your call.

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It is early but I thought original oil might have metal shavings in it, knowing Chrysler assembly quality it might have an empty beer can.

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Your going to get alot of mixed opinions on this. It is very early to change the tranny fluid, BUT, if you are going thru the pain of dropping the pan, my opinion is to change the filter while your in there.

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Thanks, I might do this tomorrow. How is your day tomorrow?

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Way too early for a trans fluid change and you already have syn fluid in it. However, if you want to do it, go ahead and change the filter while you are at it.

FWIW I use an external filter and change the fluid by disconnecting the hose at my aux cooler, crank the engine over, add some more fluid, and repeat until done.

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