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#320 of 329 Re: transmission problem [csett]
Jan 23, 2012 (6:04 pm)
I'm also a rurual letter carrier w/an 06 wrangler and had all of the above problems. It took me 8 months but we finally figured out it was an O2 sensor. It sends mixed signals to your computer and your transmission. If your jeep is like mine it has 4 and just one of them going out can cause a heap of trouble. I had the transmission rebuilt, and was told by one dealership I needed a new computer but thank goodness I didnt buy that yet. Even after the transmission was rebuilt it was still stalling to shift into second. I FINALLY went to my fourth dodge dealership and was told it was a down stream 02 sensor. We had it replaced about a month ago and everything (knock on wood) is running perfectly. The mechanic also seemed to think that there was nothing wrong with my transmission from the get go, that it was just this sensor. My check engine light never came on for it either. Maybe that will help ya!!! Happy mailing! )
#322 of 329 Re: Think it's transmission trouble? [asr52497]
Jun 05, 2012 (2:05 am)
I have exact same problem. 97 wrangler 4.0l auto trans with no noise in park or neutral. Drive reverse first and second grinding noise. Transfer fluid normal in color and smell. Just started today. I'm not driving for fear of damage to transfer. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
#323 of 329 Re: transmission problem [megbutla]
Jun 22, 2012 (5:16 am)
I am a rural carrier too,and have been having the same problem. Just took my 06 wrangler to dealership and had $600 worth of work done. Said the seal between the transmission and transfer case needed replaced and had the transmission fluid and filter changed.Ran fine until yesterday on my way to work. The first time the check engine light came on,02 sensor was the code that came up,check engine light has came on 4 times and each time shows different codes. So your solution makes sense about a 02 sensor sending mixed signals. I will try a new sensor and keep my fingers crossed!
#324 of 329 Re: transmission problem [yellow06]
Jun 23, 2012 (7:13 am)
Crazy that you posted that yesterday! I had to take my jeep back to the transmission shop today. The o2 sensors worked for a few weeks but everything has just gotten worse. Now not only is it shifting hard but its not wanting to shift out. Thankfully im still under warranty thru them. Will let you know what they say. Ive been fighting with this problem for a year now!!
#325 of 329 Re: 2004 Wrangler Transmission Noise [nomad443]
Sep 16, 2012 (4:33 pm)
It sounds like you have a phenomena called neutral gear rattle. When you disengage the clutch the transmission stops rotating, so no gear rattle. When you engage the clutch in neutral the transmission is turning at engine speed, and with a constant mesh manual transmission the gears will also be turning but with no load since it's in neutral. The engine has torsional vibrations from the firing pulses of the engine, and this causes the gears to rattle. Gears must have some backlash in order to work, so the torsional vibration from the engine can make them rattle. The clutch dampers are tuned to reduce or eliminate this rattle, but as the clutch damper springs wear and lose friction/damping they may not work as well. Also, low trans. oil level or too low viscosity oil can add to it. It is not damaging.
#326 of 329 Re: transmission noise, 3rd and 4th gear [joewoods2005]
Jan 23, 2013 (3:13 pm)
1992 Wrangler YJ with a 4.0. AX5. Same thing for me. It's like a thump-thump-thump....like you're driving over a highway rumble strip. But only in 3rd gear. It starts exactly when I shift into 3rd. One guy at Pep Boys said it might be bad teeth on the 3rd gears. Sounds good to me I guess. 1st 2nd and 4th and 5th sound fine.
#327 of 329 06' Rubicon Transmission Issues
Jun 16, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Having problem with a 2006 Jeep Rubicon automatic transmission.
Shifting hard (bang) from 1st to 2nd. It is only happens on an initial start of the Jeep and then it runs fine and shifts through the gears normally. If I shut the Jeep off and restart it, it will happen again.
Can anybody help?
#328 of 329 Re: 91 Sahara 4.0 Transmisson Trouble [boss45]
Sep 04, 2013 (5:09 pm)
I have a 1997 wrangler 4cyl 5 speed and I'm experiencing the same issue. Shifts fine when tranny is cold and after warm up it gets really tricky sometimes having to turn engine off to get it out of neutral and restart, then it shifts fine as long as you are moving. What did you determine was the problem with yours ? Which tranny does yours have, Peugeot or American made?
#329 of 329 Considering Joining the Jeep family
Sep 18, 2013 (5:28 pm)
I am considering being a part of the Jeep family and looking for a newer model Jeep 2009 or later. However, I ran into a friend that used to sell cars and he literally freaked me out about Jeeps, reliability problems and he told me to look for the 2014 models that should be more reliable. (BTW, he does not sell cars anymore!) Having said that, I am looking at the newer models 2010+ and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions/tips moving forward? Any good/bad experiences w/ Jeep older than 2009? Anything I should watch for?