2007 Jeep Cherokee transmission slipping

2007 Jeep Cherokee transmission slipping

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Since: Dec 08

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 4, 2009
I have a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is at 37,000 miles and has started having a slow acceleration and no acceleration at some points for up to 5-10 seconds then bam it goes. It doesn't feel mechanical it feels almost like something is loose, maybe even electrical. When it did it the longest the traction control light started flashing. I also have always noticed that when first start it and back up it doesn't want to move. I always buy manuals for this reason I hate auto trannys. Anyone have these problems? And no Chrysler doesn't make junk.
Wage defender

Shirley, IN

#2 Mar 4, 2009
Have you ever checked the fluid level? My Stratus did the morning sickness thing,and it was low on fluid.Not sure where it went but it was low.

Since: Sep 08

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#3 Mar 4, 2009
I know the transfer case is suppose to be drained and refilled at 30,000 miles per "scheduled maintenance"??? That is about all I have....

Since: Dec 08

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Mar 4, 2009
I will check this immediately my wife has it at work, which is only a couple miles. That seems like a quick turn around on trans fluid. Thanks for the input if its low i will post it. Any other input is appreciated. I have never like the feel of the all wheel drive in it. I found that it only feels right when the tow and load button is on. I just though it was sort of trick they used to increase fuel economy for us lead foots, I know some other brands have that.
JoeDirt

O Fallon, MO

#5 Mar 4, 2009
sounds like a low fluid issue to me also. if not you could have big problems brewing.

Since: Dec 08

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Mar 4, 2009
Fluid is fine got an appointment tomorrow morning. Still under warranty atleast
Archeral63

Anderson, IN

#7 Mar 4, 2009
It may be a weak solenoid in the valve body causing the tranny to shift slow. This is a rare problem in the 45RFE tranny. the valve bodies are from an outside vendor.

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Since: Feb 09

Adams Ma/Westfield In

#8 Mar 4, 2009
Sometimes the connectors that they use get corroded. I think their suppliers and have a few different makers of the connector. depends on which one they used that day
TirediftheBS

AOL

#9 Mar 4, 2009
double O 300 wrote:
I have a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is at 37,000 miles and has started having a slow acceleration and no acceleration at some points for up to 5-10 seconds then bam it goes. It doesn't feel mechanical it feels almost like something is loose, maybe even electrical. When it did it the longest the traction control light started flashing. I also have always noticed that when first start it and back up it doesn't want to move. I always buy manuals for this reason I hate auto trannys. Anyone have these problems? And no Chrysler doesn't make junk.
Our 06 did that..warranty replaced tranny.....gl

Since: Dec 08

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Mar 4, 2009
Well I told my wife to get the grand Cherokee because everyone I knew who had one said they would always own one and a lot hard bought different years. I guess I might have got a bad one.
TirediftheBS

AOL

#11 Mar 4, 2009
double O 300 wrote:
Well I told my wife to get the grand Cherokee because everyone I knew who had one said they would always own one and a lot hard bought different years. I guess I might have got a bad one.
Wife loves hers , Warrenty did cover the trans .

Since: Oct 08

Toledo, OH

#12 Mar 5, 2009
Have same exact problem with our '07 Grand as well. Has 19K miles. Goes into the dealership next week for this.

Since: Dec 08

Tipton, Indiana

#13 Mar 5, 2009
TNAPWife wrote:
Have same exact problem with our '07 Grand as well. Has 19K miles. Goes into the dealership next week for this.
Could you found out what model of tranny it is ???

Since: Oct 08

Toledo, OH

#14 Mar 5, 2009
I'll find out and let you know 1994 Seniority.
Jim140

Clinton Township, MI

#15 Mar 5, 2009
double O 300 wrote:
Well I told my wife to get the grand Cherokee because everyone I knew who had one said they would always own one and a lot hard bought different years. I guess I might have got a bad one.
if you call the dealer ask them if they have any soft recalls. these r recalls that r covered by Chrysler but they only will cover if a customer complains about it. They also call it a TSB...

Since: Dec 08

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Mar 5, 2009
I took it to a local dealer and found out they hadn't filed the right papers when I bought. Since it was a warranty that the dealer offered to take me from 36,000 to 70,000 it wasn't in the system. Southtown Dodge apologized and said they would have it in effect next week. So I have to wait, but I've dealt with other places that would have tried to say that there never was a warranty, so I don't mind waiting. My family and I have been buying there for a while and I really happy with the place.

Since: Oct 08

Toledo, OH

#17 Mar 9, 2009
1994 Seniority wrote:
<quoted text> Could you found out what model of tranny it is ???
Dropped my Jeep off over weekend. They just called and said they are replacing my Shift Module. Tranny itself is okay. All they could tell me on transmission is; DGJ-5speed Auto W5A580. No idea what that means but hopefully it answers your question. LOL!
bush an 1994 senority

Kokomo, IN

#18 Mar 9, 2009
double O 300 wrote:
I have a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is at 37,000 miles and has started having a slow acceleration and no acceleration at some points for up to 5-10 seconds then bam it goes. It doesn't feel mechanical it feels almost like something is loose, maybe even electrical. When it did it the longest the traction control light started flashing. I also have always noticed that when first start it and back up it doesn't want to move. I always buy manuals for this reason I hate auto trannys. Anyone have these problems? And no Chrysler doesn't make junk.
maybe you was in the snow or ice when this happen, or it could have be slipping on some oil spilled by some japanise cars.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2009
bush an 1994 senority wrote:
<quoted text>maybe you was in the snow or ice when this happen, or it could have be slipping on some oil spilled by some japanise cars.
Might be

Since: Dec 08

Tipton, Indiana

#20 Mar 9, 2009
TNAPWife wrote:
<quoted text>
Dropped my Jeep off over weekend. They just called and said they are replacing my Shift Module. Tranny itself is okay. All they could tell me on transmission is; DGJ-5speed Auto W5A580. No idea what that means but hopefully it answers your question. LOL!
Yes it does help the wa580 is our transmission we manufacture and assemble..:) That module is supplied to us by a german company to our plant for assemble.. Hope the replacement module helps.

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