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Old 06-07-2019, 01:15 PM
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I have 2016 Jeep Cherokee (3.2L - Automatic 6CYL 4WD) and can't get straight information from my dealer. They recommend a differential fluid change every 30K (I'm at 60K) but there's no reference to that in my owners manual. They also printed out a maintenance schedule for me at the dealership and there's no mention of flushing the differential fluid. Do I need to flush the fluid or not?

Oh, my 4WD service light just came on.
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Welcome to the forum. You've posted your request for the KL Cherokee in the wrong forum. Try here:

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Those of us in this forum discuss the XJ Cherokee.
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Welcome Chuck. I'm moving this thread to a spot where it will serve you better.

That said, always go by the manufacturers REQUIRED services. Many dealers use the term "recommended" to sell you services more often than truly needed.
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A lot depends on your use. Lots of towing? Extreme off-road in dust/sand? Fording deep water? These can reduce the frequency of diff oil changes, but otherwise I agree with cruiser.
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No towing or off-roading. Just a lot of highway driving. 20-24K per year in mileage.

Also, just got word from the dealer that the PTU needs to be replaced. Something about the "actuator binding."

The Jeep is barely 3 years old, 65K mileage, a few months out of warranty and now this.
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No towing or off-roading. Just a lot of highway driving. 20-24K per year in mileage.

Also, just got word from the dealer that the PTU needs to be replaced. Something about the "actuator binding."

The Jeep is barely 3 years old, 65K mileage, a few months out of warranty and now this.
Get the factory involved. contact customer service/satisfaction about the PTU.
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Okay, the OP is posting in the wrong forum. This is for the KL 2014-2019 Cherokee. The OP’s avatar says he has an XJ.

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Originally Posted by ForcedInduction View Post
Okay, the OP is posting in the wrong forum. This is for the KK 2014-2019 Cherokee. The OP’s avatar says he has an XJ.
They're in the correct forum. Avatar is incorrect.

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I did... and so far the news is promising. I'll update when the repair is complete. Thanks!
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I did... and so far the news is promising. I'll update when the repair is complete. Thanks!
Great.

Hey, did you change your avatar to KL Cherokee?
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Great.

Hey, did you change your avatar to KL Cherokee?
Yes. Hoping I got it right this time.
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Yes. Hoping I got it right this time.

You did!!

As a moderator, I tried to change it and it didn't work!!!
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I did... and so far the news is promising. I'll update when the repair is complete. Thanks!
Wonderful news! Hope it all works out to your satisfaction.


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