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#803 of 1100 Re: Cold days........ [jeep32]
Jan 25, 2011 (1:21 pm)
I have an 8 cyl 2005 grand cherokee laredo. The car has always had what I call "surging" problems, sometimes worse in colder weather. Mechanics have no answer. Had tuneup & tran flush 2 yrs ago-did nothing. Someone waiting w me said they got rid of their cherokee because of "surging" issues & bought a compass. Service was never any help. Gas and trani additives seem to help for awhile. The cherokees may be working according to jeep but there is definitely a design problem. This will be my last jeep product-miss my old 87 cherokee & 2000 grand cherokee limited! I may write to Chrysler after this. Good luck.
#804 of 1100 Re: Cold days........ [sstrad]
Jan 25, 2011 (10:41 pm)
As I said once before on this forum, try stamping violently on the throttle pedal. Mine does the same as yours sometimes when its cold and this seems to cure it. In fact it cured a problem of changing gear when it shouldn't also...
#805 of 1100 Re: Transmission over temp [jeepgirl6]
Jan 31, 2011 (11:46 am)
1. Ignition/Starter Click, non start Condition.
2. Lose main power for 10 seconds, and then come back. However car will not start. Trans Over Temp light will flash in main console.
DEALER REPLACED: First the Ignition Switch, (Same as 1 and 2 above 2 weeks later). Then the Starter. When it wouldn't start again..(this time about 3 weeks)
I took it back and told em (dealer) that if they said it was the alternator (alt doesn't matter for ignition problems), was going to sue them for the labor and parts allready done. Must have worked. Bottom line, they said when they changed the starter it was all corroded, heavily. (orig bought in MI). So then they checked the wiring harness into the starter and found that it was melted a bit. Therefore if the starter was that corroded, it was possible it sent more amps down the line than normal. They fixed that part of the harness, and since then, no problems. Mind you I never got to see any of the parts, nor fixed it myself... but that seems to have solved me. Ignition... probably ripped off. Starter? I have seen enough of these that tells me that possibly Jeep put on a substandard starter that leads to all these conditions back up the line. Anyways.. still holding breath.
#806 of 1100 Re: Transmission problems [rwengr]
Feb 07, 2011 (9:03 am)
i have a 95 laredo and i replaced the tranny in it but still not new i had a problem filling the torque converter but than figured it needed to be in neutral but now it makes a weird clicking noise in it when its trying to shift everyonce inawhile so i let off of it and it will normall shift through it but i can gigure out wat the problem it with it
#807 of 1100 Re: 42re vs 43re [jginger]
Feb 07, 2011 (9:07 am)
how do u figure out if its a 42 or 43 or wat really would appreciate the tip
#808 of 1100 1995 5.2L 3speed trans
Feb 17, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I just bought a Cherokee for cheap with a trans problem. I have not really gotten into it yet but meanings how this is my first jeep i wanted to ask some advice. During acceleration it does not want to upshift. You press the accelerator down a little ways and you go just fine but when you would think the trans would shift the rpms just climb. you can trick it into shifting when you play with the rpms. get it above 3k and take your foot from the accelerator until the rpms drop blow 1.5k and then put your foot back into it. other than that i am happy with it so far. Any ideas what it might be?
#809 of 1100 Re: 1995 5.2L 3speed trans [diymarine]
Feb 18, 2011 (7:44 am)
According to my 97 jeep shop manual the potential culprits are: throttle linkage or gear linkage stuck or misadjuster, front band out of adjustment, governor component electrical fault, clutch or servo malfunction. Given age of vehicle I would check linkages and adjust band. Believe it or not your trans will do funny things if it's low on fluid. I made that mistake once. My mechanic said you have to check fluid level HOT.
#810 of 1100 Re: 1995 5.2L 3speed trans [diymarine]
Feb 18, 2011 (3:51 pm)
When it idles, does it idle normally or does the rpm fluxuate.?
#811 of 1100 Re: 1995 5.2L 3speed trans [nneal]
Feb 18, 2011 (6:49 pm)
Just discovered today that when it is in gear and i am at a light it feels like the trans grabs now and then. The rpms drop from the load but the rpms never go above idle. And my fluid level is good. I will look into linkages when i get some light. Thanks
#812 of 1100 2005 Grand Jeep Cherokee
Feb 21, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Help PLEASE!! Bought my Jeep in July 2008, its a 2005. Had 29,000 miles, now has 69,400. Check engine light came on, said it was the transmission, had that checked & was told its a cell?! Check engine light went off jeep okay. Started to hear a slight vibration, turned off radio and heat to listen and didn't hear but felt something out of the ordinary,just 10 days ago sounded like drivers front tire was going to come off and thought I had a flat tire, a tie rod, (just guessing)stopped my mechanics, he took it for a ride, heard the noise, put it on the rack and said I honestly don't know. The noise comes and goes and feels like a "thud" while driving. I'm at my whitts end and don't want to be taken advantage of, being a female. This is my second Jeep, love them but this is annoying and scary. I'm afraid to get on the interstate. Any suggestions ppppppplease.