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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#571 of 1101 Re: 1999 jeep grand cherokee trans problem 4.0 [dayneseditz]
Feb 06, 2010 (5:39 pm)
I don't know why, but I can't seem to locate your original post about when you had your transmission replaced and what the dealer had to say about the same problem cropping up the second time. From what I remember, you had said you checked the TPS (throttle position sensor) and it checked out ok (correct me if I'm wrong). There is an article about the kickdown cable adjustment at link title.
In earlier posts you mentioned having electrical problems, which I wasn't aware of at the time I read about your transmission problem. Was the electrical problem ever fixed? If it wasn't, that could most likely be carrying over and affecting your transmission operation as well.
Also, have you had a garage read the codes from the TCU (transmission computer) with a DRB scanner? That can analyze and check many of the components without taking the transmission apart. Some mechanic shops have that scanner, so going to the dealer is not always necessary.
#572 of 1101 Re: Transmission Problem? [xelvis66x]
Feb 21, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I found this video link title on a 95 JGC and thought you might be interested even though the problem might not be the same as yours. It has some good tranny views.
#573 of 1101 Re: Transmission Problem? [nneal]
Feb 21, 2010 (6:48 pm)
they have the trans that is all computer controlled when it dosent shift right first try tps as that sends signal to trans computer to tell it to shift properly instead of a cable
#574 of 1101 Re: Grand Cherokee transmission problem [jtdl]
Mar 02, 2010 (1:29 pm)
good thing with jeeps are they have a relay that goes to the transmission that could go bad b4 the transmissions does relays bout 80 bucks i think replaced mine while ago b4 i had this problem!
#575 of 1101 '94 jeep grand cherokee tranny prob
Mar 02, 2010 (7:14 pm)
I have a problem when I get to cruising speed and descelerate the car shudders a bit. Does not do it all the time but the guy I bought it from pointed out that the end on the trnsmission throttle cable was in poor shape and he jerry rigged it to stay put. Is it possible it is not adjusted right to cause this problem?
Mar 09, 2010 (6:21 pm)
daghters 97 jeep grand cherokee laredo didnt want to shift above 2nd gear changed fluid and fiot came out of it for about 5 mins right back at it
Mar 09, 2010 (6:52 pm)
did not want to shift into 3rd changed fluid and filter helped for about 2 miles interested if tps may be an issue
#578 of 1101 Re: bondobandit [bondobandit70]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:49 am)
Shifting is controlled by computer evaluating a number of inputs from various sensors and then controlling an output solenoid. The problem could be with any one of these sensors and/or the output solenoid. Replacing these is a lot less expensive than replacing a whole transmission.
Check out this link which explains the operation of the transmission for the standard transmission used by a '97 Grand Cherokee with the 6 cylinder engine.
#579 of 1101 Re: bondobandit [bondobandit70]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:54 am)
Your other reply is knowledgeable, but sometimes it is not so complicated. I have a 97 JGC (175K) 2 wheel drive that was acting funny last year so I changed fluid and filter. It improved some, but not much. I let a mechanic have a last look at it before I took it to the salvage yard. The problem was not enough fluid!! I was very cautious because I didn't want to overfill it. He put 2 more qts in it and I've been driving it ever since. He said you got to check it HOT
#580 of 1101 05 Jeep Cherokee/ turning off
Mar 17, 2010 (1:42 pm)
I have an 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I also have had this problem... a handful of times and I've only had my jeep for a year. I didn't really consider it that huge of a deal because I've been driving slow, stopping most the time. I didn't realize it was a real problem, I just considered it weird! I am also struggling with my transmission I have a 4.7L and when it shifts, mostly 2nd and 3rd gears it slams into gear with a super rough shift. My boyfriend and his Friend looked into it, (my boyfriend is a mechanic and his friend is a head tranny guy at a transmission shop) and couldn't find anything wrong. They cleaned a piece and it's been a little better but not much. What is going on here!!