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#133 of 1101 Transmission/Engine Fire! Transmission Overheated
Feb 09, 2008 (12:32 pm)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2. I was pulling a trailer up the hill and I noticed that the transmission wasn't dropping to a lower gear and had a slight shudder. It bogged down to about 15 mph when a neighbor flagged me down that flames were coming from under the Jeep. Opening the hood they were coming up behind the engine. We were able to put the fire out with snow and I let it cool down and it ran again to drive the mile to my house.
Is this a problem with the transmission or transfer case? I dropped it down in to 4X low but I still wasn't getting the low-end torque. A similar problem happened 2 weeks ago and then I noticed that putting it into low gear going down hill did not slow the Jeep down much. Thanks...Sing
#134 of 1101 Re: roll away jeep [amberb]
Feb 15, 2008 (7:55 pm)
My 94 JGC is doing the exact same thing today. When it's in park, it starts rolling slowly, even if you leave the emergency break on. Did you ever figure out what it is? I had my transmission rebuilt 2 years ago, and the warranty just expired last month.
#135 of 1101 Recall on your problem
Feb 15, 2008 (9:35 pm)
I'm pretty sure there is a recall for your slipping problem. I'm not sure how that works with one that has been rebuilt...Sing
#138 of 1101 transmission problems
Mar 03, 2008 (5:16 pm)
anyone with advice i am open
well i got in my 2003 jeep grand cherokee 4.0 auto and it didnt want to shift out of first gear tried to do it manually still didnt work never showed any previous problems
#139 of 1101 Re: Transmission/Engine Fire! Transmission Overheated [singleytools]
Mar 07, 2008 (10:55 am)
I'm sure that the transmission was overheating badly. Automatic transmissions don't like to overheat. When they do, there can be band failure (bands engage gears), hardened seals, and varnish build up. I have seen many Jeeps that have automatic transmissions on fire because of an overheating transmission. You were lucky to put out the fire. Sadly, you have to pay for a transmission rebuild. If you ever do towing or offroading, I suggest you install a transmission cooler.
#140 of 1101 94 Jeep GCL
Mar 08, 2008 (6:18 am)
First post here,I have a tranny problem,seems that the car engine revs up
really high put only moves slow,rpms go up but no love.I have checked
the trans fluid (ok) Jeep acts like the parking break is on while moving
foward or in reverise...any ideas?
#141 of 1101 Re: 94 Jeep GCL [canu]
Mar 10, 2008 (1:59 am)
By reading alot of pages here sounds to me like a bad TPS could be
a good start and check.
#142 of 1101 GCL transmission cooler leaking/clogged?
Mar 10, 2008 (1:43 pm)
Got a 99 Jeep GCL.....have had many issues with her recently 98,000 miles ,took into garage to look at this steaming or smoking thing that has progressively gotten more and more frequent over the last 3 months.Sometimes with no rhyme or reason (except that my vehicle is running and in parked position)this white smoke will come creeping out from under the hood.Spouse has checked it out several times with hood up says it appears to becoming from transmission cooler not radiator.No odor noted to it.Garage guys checked it out today and said they cant see any problem with it and that it is snow getting up in there (i live in Ohio where it does snow frequently in winter but i swear i see this smoke even on days when its not snowy)
Reason i am worried about this is cuz i just sunk(yes,sunk!) almost 2000.00 on a rebuilt transmission on it about 7 months ago and a friend mentioned to me if the transmission cooler has a blockage than it could cause the transmission to overheat and ruin it,which would not be cool at all.Before i pick it up i would love to have some advice from you all,something maybe my mechanic is missing????Thanks