2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fluid Specifications

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Jeep manufactured the Grand Cherokee in 2001 with a 4.0 L six-cylinder engine and a 4.7 L eight-cylinder engine. Both model engines operated a four-wheel drive, which includes the transfer case and differentials. The fluid recommendations cover the transfer case and differentials, engine oil and transmission, and the hydraulic systems.

Oil and Transmission

  • Use 6.1 qts. of SAE 10w30 engine oil for both model engines. The transmission code (located in the owner's manual or on a sticker beneath the hood) 42RE uses 12.4 qts. of synthetic multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid, and the transmission code 42RFE uses 14.1 qts. of the same oil. The levels reflect a total fill-level for the transmission. Check the fluid level before adding transmission oil with the engine running and hot to ensure you do not overfill the transmission.

Transfer Case and Differential

  • The Grand Cherokee offers Quadra-Drive and Vari-Lok, which allows for improved control while operating under four-wheel drive. The front and rear differential on both model engines with Quadra-Drive or Vari-Lok uses SAE 75w140, and the ones without use SAE 80w90. The transfer case uses synthetic multi-vehicle ATF. Fill levels for the different boxes depend upon the size of the transfer case, engine and differential, but they all have fill-plug holes. The boxes are full when the fluid is flush with the bottom of the fill-plug hole.

Hydraulic Systems

  • All variations of the Grand Cherokee call for standard power-steering fluid in the power-steering system. The brake and clutch hydraulic systems use DOT-3 brake fluid. All three have individual reservoirs marked with "full" and "add" lines to ensure proper levels are maintained. Check the fluid levels and keep at no less than half-full when bleeding any of the three systems.

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