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#686 of 1101 Re: 1996 jeep cherokee automatic [handsomerob]
Aug 01, 2010 (6:08 pm)
I have a 2003 Grand Cherokee. Over the last year, beside the check engine light being on. I'd step on the gas and it wouldn't get out of 1st gear. It would go a week or a month and the problem would disappear. I'd pull over, shut down the car, wait 5 minutes and the car wouldn't have any problems, sometimes for a day, or again for a week.
So I went to town on the accelerator as you suggested. Didn't do anything. Parked the car, came back a few hours later and it know works fine. Not sure if almost spraining my knee, from beating up the pedal worked. Keep you posted.
Do you pound on the pedal, when the car is on, off, in drive. Please advise.
#687 of 1101 2003 Grand Cherokee transmission problem
Aug 01, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Has anyone had a problem with the transmission not shifting out of 1st or 2nd into 3rd. It can happen sometimes, but then go away. No rhyme or reason.
Also the average gas mileage is only 11.5 mostly city driving. Any thoughts. Thinking its due to the problem with the transmission, but not sure.
Hooked up to the computer, says that the transmission is fine..maybe the solenoid or something associated with the computer.
I'd really appreciate someone diagnosing and letting me know what the fix is. Even violently worked over the pedal, due to a post that said its possible that the solenoid is dirty. Have approx 81k miles on the car..
#688 of 1101 same problem
Aug 01, 2010 (6:38 pm)
My 1993 JGC will run fine until it gets warm and then it will not go into first at a stop sign or light. Sometimes it will jump in and out of first as you take off but if you grab the shifter and manually pull it into first is grabs and then you shift into second and third and it works fine. Not sure how getting hot works in the transmission and causes the problem...but it is pretty consistent. Has about 140,000 miles and the last time the transmission was serviced was at about 75,000. Wonder if it is a mechanical problem or electrical....am thinking of having the power flush to see if that helps. Any ideas? Stomping on the gas pedal is done with the car turned off...right?
#689 of 1101 Re: 1996 jeep cherokee automatic [champion09]
Aug 02, 2010 (5:00 am)
Hi, Basically I pound the pedal on , off, in gear, out of gear, had to do it on several occaision before the problem completely dissappeared, but now the box works fine.
#690 of 1101 transmission problem
Aug 08, 2010 (8:57 am)
i have a 93 grand cherokee the tranmissions wont hold fluid when i start offf its changes gears fine after a few minutes it wont change gears cant fugure out why any suggestions
#691 of 1101 tranny problems
Aug 08, 2010 (9:23 am)
When you say it won't hold fluid where does it go? I mean without fluid all bets are off. Can you manually shift into gears with the shifter? If you have a major leak then that has to be fixed first.
#692 of 1101 jeep transmission question
Aug 12, 2010 (5:30 pm)
can anyone tell me if a select trac tranmission out of a 93 jeep cherokee will work in a 97 jeep grand cherokee that also has a select trac transmission
#693 of 1101 Automatic Trans - where can the fluid be going
Aug 13, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I've a 95 Grand Cherokee that sat for 2 1/2 years. With a new battery it started right up but was low on transmission fluid and the trans was slippling. Added fluid and it ran great for two days then started slipping again. Checked and fluid was low again, refilled. Did not see any leakage.
This cycle went on for about a week - can not see any leakage. Now it won't go forward in any gear and the fluid is again very low. I can't figure out where it's going . Any ideas??
#694 of 1101 Re: Automatic Trans - where can the fluid be going [chesapeake3]
Aug 13, 2010 (1:10 pm)
Leakage could be from the tranny, the hydraulic hoses from the tranny to the radiator or in the radiator itself. I'd check the hoses and the radiator. (I had the hoses leak on me and had to replace them.)
#695 of 1101 Re: Automatic Trans - where can the fluid be going [chesapeake3]
Aug 14, 2010 (2:18 am)
Very strange. Has the vehicle got a sealed bellhousing? If so try cracking a few bellhousing nuts, see if the tranny fluid leaks out the gap, as the seal between torque converter and box may be gone. If not, and there is no smell of burnt tranny fluid, it is a mystery for sure where it's going.