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#56 of 1100 Changed Transmission Fluid, now it slips
Jul 21, 2007 (11:57 am)
I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ovverland. I just changed the transmission fluid, dropped the pan changed both filters refilled and now the transmission is acting erractic. It seems slips/shifts erratically 4 and it gave me a check engine light that was incorrect ratio in second gear.
Things I did.
ATF +4 (Although it was synthetic)
Checked level, thought it was high so I removed some and it still has the same condition
I'm kind of lost as to what to do next, I hate to go to a repair shop with my tail between my legs... Any ideas??
#57 of 1100 Re: Changed Transmission Fluid, now it slips [ternink]
Jul 23, 2007 (7:53 pm)
sounds that you put the o ring on the filter instead of the valve body like you should put a little grease on the o ring to hold in place install pump filter
#58 of 1100 Re: just replaced transmission solenoid pack [eric091572]
Aug 13, 2007 (6:43 am)
I agree with you Eric. I also have an '05 5.7L JGC and I am very disappointed with it. I just got my "starter issue" (just one of a multitude of problems) resolved and now my transmission is acting up. I've had it in the shop a total of 16 times in 2 and a half years and now it's going back again. I'm beginning to think I need to trade mine in on a Toyota as well.
Aug 18, 2007 (11:56 am)
hey people.. i purchased a 94 JGC limited... 2 weeks later it was limited to how far i could push.. i need a trany... anyone in upstate NY(albany area) know of anyone respectable for that kind of job... or have a damaged Jeep i could pull a trans off ? in bad need here... the guy that sold it to me realy #%% me w that one..
kind regards to all
#62 of 1100 Is it my transmission?
Feb 25, 2007 (7:29 am)
A few months ago I started to have an intermittent problem with my '01 Grand Cherokee Laredo. When making left hand turns (especially coming from a full stop)I would accelerate and you could hear the engine rev but I'd be standing still for a second until it seemed to catch and then I'd lurch forward. Twice it happened to me while backing out of a space. The day I was to bring it into a local mechanic after work, we had a snow/ice storm. On the way to work I shifted into 4WD and immediately started to smell something burning. I shifted back into 2WD and continued onto work. However, I could hear it was still in 4WD. I live less than a mile from work so I continued on. After work I was waiting for a light and when it turned green I stepped on the gas and I heard a bang and felt a jolt. I thought I was hit in the back but there was nobody behind me. I began driving and I could still hear it was in 4WD. I went right to the mechanic and gave them this info as well as the original problem of the hesitation while turning left and backing up. $1800 later I was told they replaced the transfer case and it was fine. I picked it up and within a few days I was having the same original hesitation problem again. I called them and was told to bring it in. They adjusted something and said it was fine. A few days later we had another snow storm. My husband was driving and he put it into 4WD and again there was a bang and a lurching as though we were hit in the back. Again we could not get it out of 4WD even though the gear shift indicated it was in 2WD. Again we brought it back to the mechanic. He kept it for a week as we had some family problems and didn't need it back right away. He said he and two other mechanics drove it around all week after making more adjustments to the transfer case and now it is perfect. I picked it up yesterday and was only about 1/8 of a mile from the mechanic when I began having the hesitation problem again. This time it was with right hand turns and well as when stepping on the gas from a stop position. It is worse than before and almost constant now. He told us when we brought it in the first time - when we asked if this was a transmission problem - that our transmission was fine. I am so sorry we didn't bring this to the dealer in the first place. Anyway, my husband will not allow me to drive this now, he feels it is unsafe. Now we have to bring it to the dealer and probably pay another couple of grand to fix this.
Has anyone else had these problems? Does it sould like two seperate problems or are they related? Is it the transmission? Does it sound like a transfer case problem? What the heck is a transfer case? Help!
#63 of 1100 Re: Is it my transmission? [janpre]
Mar 05, 2007 (3:48 am)
Update on the above. I brought the Jeep to the dealer on 2/25. Today is 3/5 and they still have it. I talked to the mechanic on Thur. last week and after having it for 4 days, he said it needs switch AND it probably has electrical problems. He said he'd get back to me after he knew more. By Sat. we heard nothing so we stopped by the dealer to see if there was any other news. We were told that they were driving it around and were only able to experience the hesitation problem once all week. I find this so hard to believe since it happened 7 times to me just driving it to the dealer from my house - I actually counted to be sure it was really happening. Anyway, he says it is almost impossible to diagnose since it is so intermittent. He didn't mention the switch or the electrical problem and when we asked about the transmission, we were told that it may not be that but if it is, it will cost about $3,000 just for that. I am so desperate for any info anyone can give me about this. I can't believe they can't figure out what is wrong with it. Right now they seem to be speculating that it is an electrical problem. The only problem I've had was that my seat warmers did not work, and haven't for over a year, but since I never use them, I didn't really care. Now I am wondering if this was an indication of a bigger problem?
#64 of 1100 42RE transmission
Mar 13, 2007 (1:06 pm)
I can't help you with the 4WD issue but I have a suggestion for the revving before it goes into gear. Try this: change the transmission oil and filter ASAP. My 2000 JGC would come out of gear on left turns and would delay in upshift. The vehicle has mostly highway miles; <100K miles on the trans fluid change(it's allowed in the handbook). I had a trusted wrench change out the fluid and filter. When he dropped the pan, he found lots of material, probably from the friction plates. Anyway, new fluid and filter and the problem is 99.9% gone. From what I understand, this transmission is an old design, like the 4.0 litre engine. In fact, up until 99, the trans required tightening of the bands(see Haynes). I THINK that the extra material in the pan is related to the design on the design of friction surfaces. The moral of the story, try the fluid and filter change before you spend another buck. I think it'll do more than all of the rest of the work you've done. Also, don't rely on the 100k service interval on the transmission. Change the fluid and filter at 30k and no more. PS A Durango with the same issue and trans went to the same wrench. They did the fluid and filter and the issue resolved itself. The Durango had 180k miles on it.
#65 of 1100 Re: Is it my transmission? [janpre]
Mar 30, 2007 (7:41 pm)
I had the same problems w/ my 2000 JGC. Left hand turns. It hesitated almost everytime. Sounded like the most bizarre thing to me. And sometimes when coming to a complete stop it would lurch into gear. I was going to have it looked at and one day decided I couldn't wait, looked at the fluid & it seemed low. So I added just a quart of an ATF+4 transmission fluid. It is what Chrysler puts in all their transmissions, and almost immediately I noticed that the left hand turn issue was gone. Now it hasn't done anything major like stalled on me yet or felt like I've been rear ended but I'm afraid its headed that way. Personally I would have a good local transmission shop look into rebuilding it for you before I spend over $1000 on it again. I then had the transmission fluid completely extracted and replaced fresh, havent changed the filter yet, the guys at the shop advised that it could be bad stirring up all the metal shavings inside. They sucked out the fluid with their fancy vacuum machine and it was supposed to be better to keep metal from getting all jammed up in there. Which it probably already is anyways. But nonetheless it works OK for now. I've recently heard kind of a grinding noise sometimes when stepping on it hard and that worries me, so I've constantly got my eye out for something to start going majorly wrong. But at that point I think I'm going to suck it up and say new trans time. I don't feel like its an electrical problem. Jeeps are known for that issue, but if its anything like mine, it acts more like a mechanical problem, otherwise adding fluid wouldn't have helped. PS transfer case is what engages the 4WD part--transfers power to the front wheels also.