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#1837 of 2588 1995 Jeep Cherokee Transmission trouble
Jan 06, 2006 (9:50 am)
I have a question about a 1995 Jeep Cherokee auto transmission. I have tried about all I know how to do. Currently, I have changed the fluid and used the suggested Mercon transmission fluid. I used slick 50 as well. I have tried a few other things. Added a cooler. What is it doing? I can drive it for about five hundred feet and then the transmission stops. I can wait for ten min, and then it runs again. I jacked up the rear and ran the tack up through the gears and it worked.
Then it quits again after it goes through the gears. Has the slick 50 jelled it up? I changed the fluid which was dark. I am wondering though, why the sites recommend atf 3 and the book says Mercon. Are they the same? In any case, I need my jeep. What can you tell me?
#1838 of 2588 Re: 1995 Jeep Cherokee Transmission trouble [jmaccarone]
Jan 06, 2006 (2:52 pm)
Always use what the owners manual says. It is not the same, DEXTRON III Mecron is what you're looking for if infact that is what the manual says.
Did you change the filter too? Or just the fluid?
If this were my problem, I would drain it again, have the filter changed and not add slick 50. Slick 50 is used to restore old transmission fluid back to it's original OEM specifications. As for the transmission cooler, I wouldn't add one myself, it typically cools the fluid, perhaps it's over cooling and won't let the fluid remain a steady temp. I hope you're back up and running soon, there's nothing worse than having your Jeep taken from you for what ever amount of time. I almost lost it when mine was in the shop for a weekend. Good luck!
Jan 07, 2006 (1:16 pm)
I've got a '99 Cherokee Clasic. The left side brake and tail lights don't come on, along with the front running lights on the left side. I've replaced all the bulbs with new ones. No luck. I'd rather not take it in, and i'm normally pretty handy with wiring, but i'm stumped. Any ideas????
#1840 of 2588 Re: Wiring Question [jeepster7]
Jan 07, 2006 (4:28 pm)
I cannot be certain, but it may be that a fuse is burnt out. You say all lights on the left side are out, so maybe everything on the left uses the same fuse. I will do some looking in my repair manual if this isn't the case. Other than that check everywhere for loose connections. Good luck.
#1841 of 2588 2000 Sport Strange Electrical Problem help!
Jan 09, 2006 (4:20 pm)
2000 sport with 85000 mi. This just started happening 2 days ago. It will start up just like normal, except the cdplayer,blinkers,wipers,heater,and pwr windows, don't work. When this happens the red airbag light and the red brake light on the dash stay on. The transmission also grinds if you try to put it into gear. The headlights and dash lights still work. If the jeep is turned off then back on, sometimes it takes two or three times, everything works just fine. what could possibly cause this? has anyone else had a similar problem?
#1842 of 2588 Re: 2000 Sport Strange Electrical Problem help! [zgm]
Jan 09, 2006 (5:33 pm)
Stab in the dark here, but could it be a short in the ignition switch?
#1843 of 2588 Looking for New Tires
Jan 10, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I have a '01 4WD Sport bought used, and am looking to buy new tires for it. I drive about 50 miles a day, almost all hwy and really don't do any off-road activities. I live in Chicago, so I like the fact that the 4WD helps a ton in snow, but I also want to keep a smooth ride on dry roads. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way, this site helps a bunch. Keep up with the forums!
#1844 of 2588 Re: Looking for New Tires [astem]
Jan 10, 2006 (5:14 pm)
I haven't had too much experience with all terrain tires, as I tend to buy more aggresive mud tires. I once had a set of BF Goodrich A/T's on a Wrangler and I now have Dayton Timberline A/T's on my '01 Cherokee. Both tires are very quiet on the road, they tackle snow with ease, don't seem to hydroplane very easily and handle dry roads quite well.
#1845 of 2588 Re: Looking for New Tires [mullins87]
Jan 10, 2006 (10:00 pm)
I scorred a great deal at Free Tire Service. They are BFG A/T knock offs. They are called Apachee Trac. They were about 1/2 the price of the BFG's, and they work great off, and on road. Plus they wear like steel. Very deep tread pattern to.
#1846 of 2588 Re: Looking for New Tires [astem]
Jan 10, 2006 (11:35 pm)
Hey there, I will further support the BFG All Terrain's for I have had them on my '98 Cherokee for half a year now. I have gone long distances on the highway (1000km in a day) and through 3 or more feet of snow. They are extreamly quiet, suprisingly actually on the highway and wear very well. Snow is a breeze of course and they are very strong tires, well built. Not to mention they look awesome! They are however, a little expensive, but worth it if you want a good sturdy tire that will last and compliment your Jeep's Style. You will be very happy with these tires if you decide to go with them. Another note they have awesome weight ratings too. Good luck!