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#623 of 1101 Gearbox malfunction
May 24, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Hi guys, I have a 2000 model Grand Cherokee 4.7 v8. It seems that it wants to slip out of overdrive when it wants, and changes down to 2nd also. As I understand it, this is a bands type autobox and therefore there must be some ajustment possible. Anyone have any other ideas? Where would I get the information on what the proceedure is? A Chysler shop breakdown manual or something? Could I download it online? Or does someone who works as a mechanic at a Jeep dealer know how to do this and could tell me? Thanks in advance for any info.
#624 of 1101 Re: Gearbox malfunction [handsomerob]
May 24, 2010 (4:00 pm)
mor than likely you need to replace the solenoid pack as there is no band adjustment on the trans all shifts are controlled by the computer
#625 of 1101 Re: Gearbox malfunction [tuggajb]
May 28, 2010 (11:01 am)
Hi, thanks for that information. Is this solenoid pack something I can fit myself? And, is it a gearbox out job? pretty heavy!
#626 of 1101 Re: Gearbox malfunction [handsomerob]
May 28, 2010 (11:23 am)
no just remove pan an filters here is link to look
#627 of 1101 94 JGC lost overdrive
May 29, 2010 (12:30 pm)
The shop I bought it from replaced the tranny with a used one. everything worked fine for a month. Went to pick up some fishing gear, at 65 mph there was a bad thunk , the tach went above 3000 and then came back down to 2000. I checked the fluid , there was a pint too much. I removed it. haven't had OD since. It also shudders, in reverse every once in a while.
#629 of 1101 Transmission slips in first gear only when hot
Jun 01, 2010 (10:02 am)
I have a 93 GC with a 6. Sometimes when it has been driven for awhile it will not go into first. If I use the shifter and manually put it into first position it works fine. I then shift it into second and it goes in with a jolt unless I am accelerating. So I have started driving like I have manual shifter and all is great. What would cause it to sometime not go automatically into first when I come to a full stop. It takes off like I am in second and then sometimes it jerks a few times into first. As I wrote this only happens when I just leave the lever in Drive. Always shifts fine if I use the shifter to place it in first. I am scheduled to have all the fluid replaced and new filter. A total flush and replace. Does anyone think this will help? Is there any adjustments to bands etc. with this years Tranny?
#630 of 1101 Re: 1996 jeep cherokee automatic [cole15]
Jun 05, 2010 (9:05 pm)
i have a 1996 jeep grand cherokee limited v8...my trans was doin same thing so i got a used one and when i took the old one out the planitary gear..had all the gears stripped off of it...if u do change yours make sure and flush the trany cooler and line..i made the mistake of not doin the and now im back at square one ...good luck
#631 of 1101 Re: 1996 jeep cherokee automatic [bluntime_6905]
Jun 05, 2010 (11:11 pm)
Hi Guys, I have to report an amazing story. My faulty transmission is now miraculously fixed, and without spending any money. I was hunting around to find out where I could get a solenoid kit from, as was advised this was probably my problem, when a guy Called Steve Burnett from Cheshire in England suggested I try something. Stamp on the throttle peddle violently and repeatedly for a minute. I did this, and god damn it, it worked. Now I have faultless changes, and the car doesn't slip out of overdrive or change down when it feels like it. The reason, I am told, by this guy Steve, who I am very greatful to, is that as the box is computer controlled, some of the connections which operate the actuators, on the throttle system can get dirty. The violence gets the dirt off!!!!! A superb suprise for me, no money spent on solenoid kit, or a costly rebuilt. And guys, I just was wondering how many people had payed for a rebuild or new box, when in fact the problem was this? Think about that. Lastly, thanks for any advice given, as I'm sure there are other problems with theses symtoms.
#632 of 1101 Re: grinding from start 99 gc 4.0L selec trac [jasond1]
Jun 07, 2010 (5:38 am)
I have a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo...a few months ago my jeep start making a really funny noise and I am not sure if it is the transmission. I had the motor and rear end replaced last year and they both have about 40,000 miles on them. The transmission has 155,000 miles on it and was serviced last year.
When accelerating from a complete stop it starts making a noise of a stick in a fan until you get to about 30 mph then it stops until you accelerate to pass someone and then it will start back up until you let off the gas. When accelerating at a very very slow pace it works fine. The transmission is not skipping or shifting hard. Fluid levels are good. No service engine light is on.