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#175 of 329 2006 Wrangler Automatic Transmission Problem?
Jun 04, 2009 (6:44 am)
Bought a brand new 2006 Wrangler Unlimited (my 3rd new Jeep Wrangler) and have had a problem with the transmission when the weather begins to get cold. Symptoms are, when temp goes to around 50 degrees (and car is still cold from start-up) there is a problem when I stop and begin to accelerate. The downshift to first gear is not immediate (2-3 second lag) at which time you can feel the trans re-engage and all is well until the next stop, although when very cold there is sometimes an abrupt hard upshift from from first to second. In late spring, summer, and early fall all is well which makes me believe temperature is the contributing factor here and not a mechanical one, as the transmission is smooth shifting and normal at all other times. When I returned my customer rating sheet to Chrysler noting the problem, I was contacted by their engineering staff and they seemed to know about this. They were familiar with these symptoms which lead me to believe I was not alone with this.
My question is; is/was this a problem that led to a service bulletin fix such as software corrections. My Jeep has only 11,000 miles and is still under warranty and there is no sign of problems with the fluid. I am reluctant to have transmission pulled because of this intermitant problem which I can live with. Thanks
#176 of 329 1998 Wrangler Sport Auto Tranny Issue (?)
Jun 08, 2009 (4:36 am)
So, maybe a couple weeks ago, I noticed a sound. The only way I can describe the sound is either like when mud dries and flies off your undercarriage while you're driving or maybe like a rusty bolt rolling around in the back. I wrote it off as something like that, until I cleaned everything out, checked underneath and didn't find anything loose, and the sound hasn't stopped...
Fast forward to a couple days ago, I notice that I'm super sluggish when accelerating from a stop, like there is absolutely no torque. Once it catches second its fine, and it's fine at cruising speeds.
I don't know if the sound is connected to the issue or not; Lord knows with the luck I've had lately, the whole bottom is probably about ready to fall out of it. I'm just hoping I don't need a new transmission. Any ideas?
#177 of 329 Re: 1998 Wrangler Sport Auto Tranny Issue (?) [thegrlfrmtahoe]
Jun 08, 2009 (6:21 am)
Sorry, I'm just a driver and not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination. Had a '98 Sahara before trading up to a '04 Sahara and never experienced anything you've described. My only suggestion would be to take it to a REPUTABLE 4wheel shop and get their take on the problem. Good luck!
#178 of 329 Re: 1998 Wrangler Sport Auto Tranny Issue (?) [thegrlfrmtahoe]
Jun 08, 2009 (12:30 pm)
When was the last transmission fluid change?
Perhaps a fluid change with some good fluid would help.
Jul 11, 2009 (7:46 am)
I have an 04 Wrangler. it is not very good on the highway as it continues to shift in and out of 4th gear. I have the 4.0 engine and the tires are not very big 31 x 10.5 x 15. the mileage on the jeep is 61K. Compression is good in all the cylinders. But going up average hills on the interstates (Alabama) it will shift down into 3rd at 60 mph. Is there an auto 5 speed that will rectify this or what is the next step/move?
#180 of 329 jeep auto transmission
Jul 20, 2009 (8:20 am)
i own a 1987 jeep wrangler laredo and i have been having a really bad leak in my transmission , it pours ATF all over the ground and i have tried replacing the gasket on the pan and that didnt work, any one have any experience with this?
#181 of 329 1987 jeep auto transmission
Jul 20, 2009 (8:23 am)
i have a 1987 wrangler and i have the auto trany, it has been leaking ATF like crazy so i replaced the gasket and it didnt help, any sugestions
#182 of 329 Re: jeep auto transmission [long44]
Jul 20, 2009 (9:37 am)
I haven't done it myself, but I understand that positioning the gasket properly is VERY critical. And if there is any warping of the metal, you have more serious problems.
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#183 of 329 Re: 1987 jeep auto transmission [long44]
Jul 21, 2009 (3:33 am)
It would also help if you said from where on the transmission the fluid is leaking.
There are many other places besides the pan joint that it can appear from.
#184 of 329 Re: 1987 jeep auto transmission [mac24]
Jul 21, 2009 (12:04 pm)
well i pulled it apart yesterday and realized now that it leaking from the linkage rod on the top of the tranny, i pulled the rod off the get to the seal and when i hooked it back up now it wont shift at all and it wont even start.