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#354 of 1101 Re: Grand Cherokee - transmission problem [kutluay]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:16 pm)
$4000 is a little on the high side. My 2005 4x4 automatic would cost $3400 to replace the transmission.
Its in the shop right now - fortunately I have an extended warranty that I bought last month, that -should- cover it (or most of it)
If your jeep only has 51K miles on it, it should still be covered under the original manufacturers 70K warranty, if you have all of your regular service receipts to show youve maintained it on schedule.
My jeep was a former rental, so the 70K waranty didnt apply, and I needed to get the extended warranty.
#355 of 1101 Re: Grand Cherokee - transmission problem [mtylerjr]
Aug 19, 2009 (5:18 am)
Thanks for the answer... I bought the car last year - it was 48K miles at that time... Is there any chance that still it's covered by 70K warranty? How can I check it? any ideas?
#356 of 1101 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Aug 25, 2009 (10:55 am)
I noticed a problem with my transmission seems like it is slipping and is getting worse. It does not happen all the time but has happened 3 times over the past 2 weeks and only happens when I am traveling 45 to 55 MPH. The car feels like it is going to stall and then it has a slipping feel for the next few minutes. I bought the car new in 2000 and was consistent in having all the service checks done. Vehicle now has about 125,000 miles and I have no intention of replacing it but I need to be sure the problem is diagnosed properly and not just have someone want to put in a new transmission. I am not mechanical and need some ideas on what could be the problem. For starters, is it the transmission?
#357 of 1101 TPS: Trans problem on 2005 Grand Cherokee
Aug 29, 2009 (5:43 pm)
I have done the research and read the posts, The Trans "slips" and will not shift into overdrive, sometimes will not shift when it is supposed too. I hope it is the TPS. Now I just need to know where it is and how do I change it? Please tell me if you have done this fix so I can get the old lady off my back and out of MY Tahoe!!!
#359 of 1101 Transmission Slipping
Sep 01, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I have a 2005 JGC 4x4 with the 5.7 L and recently, yesterday afternoon, I was out picking up lunch and when I was pulling out of my parking space the transmission did not engage immediately. The engine reved up to about 4k rpm's and after about a 5 second hesitation it finally engaged. This occured the next few times I had to stop and start again; didnt notice any kind of slipping while driving, just after stopping. I took the jeep to the closest place I could find, unfortunately it was a dealership, and after reading the computer codes and changing the transmission fluid/filter they have come to the conclusion that the whole transmission needs to be replaced, go figure. They are trying to tell me it is going to run around $4500 to fix, but I dont see how the transmission just goes out after showing no warning signs other than what happened yesterday. I obviously dont have an extra $4500 laying around; anyone experience anything similar and find a less costly fix?
#360 of 1101 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Possible Transmission Problem [mtylerjr]
Sep 03, 2009 (2:03 pm)
Mytylerjr, did you ever get a proper diagnosis? I have an '06 JGC 4WD with the EXACT same symptoms. Also has the same mileage....59k. If you ever got to the bottom of it, It'd really help me out to hear what the problem was! Thanks.
#361 of 1101 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee Possible Transmission Problem [blueridgeatl]
Sep 03, 2009 (3:39 pm)
Well, blueridgeatl - the news isnt good.
It turns out that some major bolt to the master output shaft had been improperly tightened in the past (the transmission mechanic said he suspects that it was when the vehicle was first assembled(!)) and simply worked its way loose, got stripped and was alowing the master output shaft too much travel and shaking, and things got stripped.
The gears themselves were fine (no wear after 59K) but the master output shaft and collar (and torque converter) were all damaged from the tranny moving around too much.There were other contamination issues. The warranty company sent two inspectors out to see the damage.
In the end, I needed to have the entire transmission replaced, for $2750.
Since the failure started just 4-5 days after I bought the vehicle, AND I bought an EasyCare "Total Care" extended warranty, I would have thought it was covered.
EasyCare however, balked, and said "Too soon - must have been preexisting, we're not going to cover it" and the dealer said "the jeep was sold "as-is" with a 3rd party warranty - you need to work with the warranty company" - I am apaprently out of luck.
Obviously I have been complaining to both parties, and I think they may be actually reconsidering my claim, and -may- still cover part of it. I am still waiting to hear back from a manager at EasyCare, and the dealer claims they have heard that there is a "Maybe 60% chance they will cover some of it as a special circumstance" - but I am still waiting. I very much hope they cover all or most of it - or I will be detailing this experience onthis and several other forums, to make sure people know.
The good news is, after replacing the tranmission, the jeep runs GREAT.
Im sorry that I dont have a magic, cheap fix to reveal to you. I wish I had had one.
Sep 03, 2009 (7:31 pm)
I just bought a 89 JGC and the transmission just started to make a popping noise as if it were hitting somethoing else in the transmission box. It makes the noise in drive, reverse, 2wd, 4h, and 4l. I have cut the engine off and left it in neutral and when i pushed it it still popped. Any Comments Or Suggestions On What This May Be?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!
#363 of 1101 Re: HELP!!!!! [lolli9988]
Sep 07, 2009 (6:48 am)
Since you hear the "popping" when you're in N (i.e., transmission disengaged), that suggests to me that it is not your transmission at all. Does the sound change with vehicle speed, turns, etc.? Please provide more information.