97 Grand Cherokee for my Daughter
Posted November 21, 2011 - 01:17 PM
I bought a 2000 F150 from my son a week ago Saturday. He said the tranny was going out. He had had it rebuilt about 15 K ago. And it seemed to want to hunt for a gear between 30 & 40 mph. I really thought it was the Torque Converter lock up for overdrive(I wonder if they replaced the torque converter) with the rebuild? Iput it on the interstate for 42 miles each way for a week, and now it's shifting fine?
Posted November 21, 2011 - 01:41 PM
Good luck with your project
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Posted November 26, 2011 - 09:35 AM
XJ's are great too. Owned a 98 Classic for a while. The 4.0/AW-4 combo is great and one of the best engine/transmission combos on the road. 200k miles on this combo is nothing unusual. Saggy rear leaf springs are very common on the XJ.
Posted November 26, 2011 - 09:52 AM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 09:57 AM
Daniel, I found parts for a starter at the local starter/generator repair shop. Cost me $10 instead of $95 for another starter.
Forgot to update...had to use the Cat payloader to raise my parts Cherokee off the ground & block it up to get to it's starter. Was raining a few days and needed to get the Jeep out of the shop for a tractor repair, so finally just got wet getting the parts starter out. It works like new still. But Kenny, I thought of the same thing & will stop by a starter rebuild shop & get me a starter drive for the original starter. I have 2 such shops nearby. I had forgotten about them.
Posted November 26, 2011 - 10:08 AM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 01:55 PM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 02:13 PM
This would probably be your best bet. On these older transmissions seals and O-rings get hard and take a set. When this happens all kinds of strange behaviors can start especially if someone hasn't been diligent about servicing the transmission .
I may go join a Jeep forum to see what they say.
Good luck with your problem,
Posted November 26, 2011 - 02:46 PM
An OBDII code reader might help you nail down the problem. Do you have one? Is it throwing a code and displaying the SES/Check engine light?
I would suggest www.jeepforum.com, www.naxja.org or www.bionicdodge.com as two places to use for reference. I am a mod in Jeep section over at Bionicdodge so look for Boris!
Posted November 26, 2011 - 02:55 PM
Posted November 26, 2011 - 05:49 PM
- mikebramel said thank you
Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:08 PM
Ok guys, maybe someone can shed light on this. The transmission acts up still. When shifting from 1st to second, it feels as if it's slipping, but kinda pulls the engine. Almost like it's trying to go in both gears 1st & 2nd . Let off the gas & it goes on into 2nd. 2nd to 3rd is fine, and OD works for a half hour, then OD lockout light comes on. Found the transmission module under the dash. Swapped the one from my parts Grand & nothing changed. Would this be a valve body/solenoid problem? The trans in my parts Grand worked perfect before the case got cracked, so it's parts will likely still be fine. I may go join a Jeep forum to see what they say.
i would change the tanny filter and fill with new fluid . a buddy had one and it got to where it didnt want to shift and then when it did it felt funny. we pulled the pan off changed the filter (it was bad ) and put it back together and he is still driving it 4 years later with no problems .