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#978 of 1101 Transmission fail...Maybe???
Jun 15, 2012 (10:37 am)
I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that has about 210,000 miles on it. I bought it and drove it for about 4,000 miles before it started having some problems. One day I was towing a trailer and the engine started to get really hot and overheat. I pulled over and coolant was leaking out all over the ground and boiling. Ever since that day the Jeep has been overheating for everyday use. I drove it for about 4 months like that always being very careful to not let it get past a certain point and to keep the coolant full. I recently went to a mechanic to see what the problem was. They checked to see if I had a blown head gasket which I didn't thank goodness... They also hooked it up to a computer to check if it was the transmission. They said it wasn't. So the next thing they said it might be was the temperature gauge. I agreed to change the temperature gauge and it seemed like everything was fine. It ran great for the next 5 days! Like it never had a problem. All the sudden the other day I was driving it and I lost all power.
When I push on the gas the RPM's go way up but the truck moves like a slug. I can so about 15-20 MPH and thats it. As I was trying to get it home I had to climb a hill to get it to the house it only made it half way up and stopped. I put my foot on the brake and waited a moment then I got it to go the rest of the way. At this point I am to scared to drive th truck anywhere because I dont want to get stranded.
Has anyone had this problem before or know what it might be?
#979 of 1101 Re: Transmission fail...Maybe??? [thedeltakat]
Jun 15, 2012 (6:32 pm)
To actually boil the coolant does not indicate a problem with the temperature gauge. Something is blocking the passage of water and it's probably a faulty thermostat, usually found between the engine block and the radiator hose. Your driving difficulty is no doubt a fault in the solenoids in the gearbox that get seized up due to overheated and burned gearbox oil.. The oil should be changed annually. It will be necessary to drain the old oil from the gearbox and probably fit a new set of solenoids (not expensive - at least here in Mexico) as a kit. i hope this helps.
#980 of 1101 Re: Transmission fail...Maybe??? [taffy3]
Jun 18, 2012 (8:56 pm)
Your message was very helpful!I actually got the thermostat fixed not the temperature gauge. my bad.... I havent driven it in awhile. I started it up today and drove it around the block and it seemed to go just fine. It did pull a little and have some trouble shifting into the gears. Then when I got back to the house to park it it started to make a whineing noise from underneath the truck. I think it was coming from the driver side. It only made the noise if I was in drive or reverse. If you still think it might be the burned gearbox oil and the solenoids I will be very happy!
Thank you so much for your advise! Seems like every mechanic wants to do the most expensive thing to fix it.
#981 of 1101 Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee transmission slipping [mval09]
Jun 21, 2012 (5:40 am)
I have a similar problem. I just bought a 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland and my transmission takes 3 - 6 seconds to engage, but the problem is not consistent. So as you can imagine, the dealer cannot replicate the problem and the computer isn't recognizing any issues. One day I backed out of my driveway, stopped, put it in drive and it shifted so hard that the car died. It's the only time that has happened, but at least once a day, the hesitation on engaging occurs. I put it in drive or reverse and will just move slowly with the engine reving up, then I let off the gas until I can feel it actually fully engage. I'm about at my wits end. I only have a few thousand miles on it.
#982 of 1101 Re: 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Transmission shifting problem [jeepbaby1]
Jun 22, 2012 (2:07 pm)
I also own a 2008 Grand Cherokee with 3.7 litre engine which is having the same issue. Were you able to determine the root of the problem? If so, what was the solution?
Jun 22, 2012 (6:45 pm)
It ended up being my ignition and shifter module both.
#984 of 1101 2012 Grand Cherokee With A Shudder
Jul 06, 2012 (7:03 am)
My 2012 Grand Cherokee has 7600 miles and from day one experienced odd transmission issues. I have the Hemi V8/Overland package. About 1 in every 6 starts the vehicle lurches forward as if the trannie wasn't all the way in park. Dealer says "thats normal". When traveling at highways speeds the vehicle seems to be in a constant battle with itself as the cylinder deactivation and the transmission try to find a happy place. If you gently accelerate from 60 to 65, the transmission shudders; so much so passengers think that I am unsteadily applying the gas. Typically I use the cruise control on highway driving to help reduce the issues. Driving in traffic is another story. In daily driving when shifting from park to drive or drive to park, the transmission engages hard and often sounds like two weights dropping on top of each other. Dealer again says "sensors indicated all is normal". Often there is vibration during acceleration and gear shifts tend to "drop" into the next gear vs. modulate into next gear. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
#985 of 1101 Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee With A Shudder [chrisl1968]
Jul 06, 2012 (1:36 pm)
Hi have a 2011 JGC Limited with Hemi V8 and experience the same problems - exactly. I have been to the dealer and the reloaded some sort of software, but it has not fixed the problem..... Not sure where to turn...
#986 of 1101 97 jeep grand cherokee laredo
Jul 12, 2012 (8:28 am)
Can anyone help i have a 97 jgcl 5.2 all wheel drive has a shutter when pulling out hard or when going up a hill slow starts making a grinding sound and acts likes its in neutral stops pulling till u let off the gas then gose agian
#987 of 1101 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [kiggins]
Jul 13, 2012 (11:02 am)
Did you ever get your Jeep fixed....I also own a 2011 Limited with a Hemi and have taken it to the dealer with the problem you described only to be told that the engine was built that way...hmmmm! I have also had problems with the cruise control engaging intermittently beginning about a month after I purchased my JGC as well as key issues. This past Monday I took my jeep in and the Dealer again told me they could not recreate issues I was talking about and finally after much discussion they found a problem with the keyless start and was given two new fobs/keys. The following day I again came across the cruise control issue and drove directly to the dealer did not shut off my jeep and got the service manager to come and see that I had recreated the issue. He immediately told me it was the win
module....they have order it and will see if this fixes the problem. The transmission problem is still an issue! Can you provide me with the number I can call at Chrysler so I won't be sent through a bunch of hoops! Have your issues been fixed?