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#1035 of 1101 Jeep Grand Cherokee poor performance in snow and rain
Nov 07, 2012 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that I've been driving for about 4 years, all year-round. Up until the end of last winter, I had no problems driving in most weather conditions, from heavy snow to ice; for the most part I only needed to use the four wheel drive in the worst conditions. However, mid-winter last year, my check engine light came on, and I brought it to the local garage. I found out that I had to get my torque converter replaced, which I did. From around that time, I've noticed that the jeep seems to have a lot more trouble "gaining momentum" from a complete stop, and driving smoothly through relatively docile conditions. Many times, I've come to a stop sign, and tried to slowly start moving again, which always worked in the past, but it still seems to have trouble getting traction (or something; I really don't know much about cars). This includes instances where there is much less than a quarter of an inch of snow, and little or no ice, and cases where it is raining. To my embarrassment, there have been a few times where other cars go by me with ease as I try to get through conditions that I believe I easily could have gotten through in the past. FYI the tires have all been replaced and are of good quality, so I've been assured that it's not likely to be due to worn out tires. I'm planning on asking a local mechanic about this problem soon, but I'd appreciate some second opinions. There have not been any major snow storms since I got the torque converter replaced, but I am worried that the jeep might get stuck even with four wheel drive on, if anything more than a mild storm comes through (and this is new england, so it's expected, although last year we had a VERY mild winter).
P.S. I'm sure this is related in some way, although not directly, but since the torque converter was replaced, the jeep seems to have some problems switching gears. Instead of shifting from exactly 1 to 2 or 3, the rpms indicator seems to hang a little bit lower or higher, and shifts at weird times. Also, most frighteningly, a few times when I've tried to accelerate quickly, as in going onto the highway, the jeep went straight into the red area of the indicator and stopped accelerating. I've been trying to save up money to get this looked at and maybe maintenanced again.
#1036 of 1101 Re: Is it my transmission? [janpre]
Nov 07, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Hi there, I know this was quite a while back, but did you ever find out why your jeep was having trouble moving from a stop? I seem to be having similar problems in snow/rain conditions, although I don't have any of the problems you had with four wheel drive.
#1037 of 1101 Re: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Transmission Problems [txjeepgirl]
Nov 07, 2012 (6:32 pm)
":2. After coming out of a stop, or even putting my foot on the pedal after slowing down, it has a hard time grabbing the gear and getting out of first and the engine strain is very audible. Once it shifts out of first, I have no problems.
Hey there. Did you ever figure out for sure what was causing this? Any feedback would be appreciated!
#1038 of 1101 Re: 2006 Jeep slippage [rozfineart]
Nov 07, 2012 (7:19 pm)
Hi there. I know this was quite a while ago, but did you ever figure out exactly what the problem was? I'm having similar issues on days with inclement weather, and I'm pretty sure it's not the tires, especially considering that I had to have the torque converter replaced last spring. Thanks!
#1039 of 1101 Re: Question about 4x4 problems(possible transmission) [rozfineart]
Nov 07, 2012 (7:35 pm)
Could you please tell me, how did this turn out for you? Did you figure out what was wrong?
#1040 of 1101 Re: O/D kicks off on highway [culbo]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:22 pm)
Okay, I'm having the same problem, exactly. How much does this sensor cost and can I get a shade tree mechanic to fix it?
#1041 of 1101 Re: 2007 jeep grand cherokee [biganth30]
Nov 14, 2012 (5:21 pm)
I am having the same issue. the sensor was replaced for the tranny but didn't change or help. tried contacting Jeep (VERY RUDE). so have another guy looking at it. any ideas??
#1042 of 1101 96 jeep grand cherokee
Nov 18, 2012 (10:41 am)
the idol climbs slow as it sits and warms up...sometime up to 2000 plus rpms. while driving it has a whining sound which disappears when i step on the gas. but when im not on the highway...i dont have to step on the gas much becoz of the friggn idol. this drivn me fn crazy....help !!!!!!!
#1043 of 1101 Re: Transmission [jctank33]
Nov 18, 2012 (2:56 pm)
Try replacing your speed sensor and see how that do.
#1044 of 1101 2003 Jeep Cherokee Overland Trans problems
Nov 19, 2012 (8:16 am)
We have a 2003 and had a problem and codes suggesting trans failure because of codes PO723.733,734 Incorrect gear ratio and it would not go more than 25 mph, had the trans rebuilt and found a bad pump and replaced the solenoid assembly,torque converter etc. These codes were set when the car sat for a while or over night, but after it warmed up it drove fine. Well got all that done for $1800 and the Jeep still does the same thing with the same code. The shop has had if for 3 days now and can not determine the problem but now looking at the TCM and computer. They told me this morning that when it sits the line pressure at start up is super low but when it warms a bit or runs for a while it goes to the normal setting
So you guys have any helpful ideas we need to check?