Transmission problem - Jeep Cherokee

Sheridan, AR

#197 Jan 28, 2012
i just bought a 2002 grand cherokee and my tranmission when your going to a red light and staring to slow down my jeep makes a bump noise from second gear to first it is a automatic transmission what is wrong with it

London, UK

#198 Feb 4, 2012
Hi Guys,

2004 Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD (I'm in the UK).
When moving the gear selector from P to D I hear a low 'thud' and the left rear of the vehicle lifts approx 2 inches. The engine light is now on and the vehicle will not change out of 1st gear (I guess from reading lots of the posts on this site that this is 'limp' home mode).

I found a post indicating a possible sensor problem.

Anyone had the same problem?

Montague, MI

#199 Feb 13, 2012
so i just put a transmission in my 1997 jeep cherokee sport the last one went out on me no big deal i thought, after replacing the transmission every thing hooked up except for one electrical connector under the hood its a black connector on the jeep harness and a gray one on the transmission... the wont plug in to each other i am assuming that that plug controls the shifting bc it wont shift threw gears unless i do it manually by moving the shifter from 2 to 3 to drive... is there a correct coontroler that i can swap out to fit??? any feed back would be very appreciated thanks

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

#200 Feb 13, 2012

Mcallen, TX

#201 Feb 14, 2012
My girlfriend has a 2000 Cherokee Laredo with about 190k into it, once u drive off its seems to have a hard time kicking in to 2nd gear untill it revs to 4500 rpm, then it shift up without a problem...when you stop,the same thing up to 4500 rpm...should I change the tranny oil or what could it be...thnx people..

Andover, MN

#202 Mar 18, 2012
keith_JaxFl wrote:
I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. After I drive and the Jeep heats up, the overdrive turns itself off and then the light "trans over temp" comes on the dash. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
please let me know something if you figure something out. My 99 is doing the same thing and I cant figure it out.
dro jeep

Hayward, CA

#203 Mar 25, 2012
melissa wrote:
I have a 99 jeep cherokee bought used a few months ago.feel like we got jipped, but paid 3700 for it. It has around 175,xxx miles on it, we have had to do some work on it; but one thing we can not figure out and we haven't spared the money yet to take it to have diagnostic test done- but i did take it to a transmission shop and they said it was no problems in the transmission; but thought it had something to do with the engine/fuel intake?? What the problem is IS that it will not pick up speed fast. It doesn't seem to have shifting issues, it just takes time to shift into gears, like if you step real hard on the gas pedal and expect to go fast, quick, it will start to go, but then sorta draw a blank, and the almost just leave you almost like"floating"..then it like starts to gradually pick up speed. The best way to drive this jeep is to drive it slow and gradually pick up speed. has anyone had any problems like this, or have any suggestions on what it can be?? maybe some ideas that we can try doing b4 taking it to a shop? I did buy some enging cleaner stuff you put in your gas tank thats suppose to clean your fuel or something, but no improvements.....also- i have a wiring? issue with the tail lights? they seem to work somtimes, along with the blinkers etc...sometimes I have 1 tail light, other times they both work.? any ideas?
the light issue might be the plugs ontop of the back window unplug them and replug them again(my license plate lights were out turned out the plugs werent making goood connection

Calgary, Canada

#204 Apr 16, 2012
I am also having the exact same problem word for word. I don't want to drop a bunch I money if it's not necessary to do. I bought the jeep in January at 180km and it was running fine, but the past month or so it started to whine a bit then progressively got worse. And today I drive it only to find out it won't shift out of first gear and my rpm revs high and still it won't shift. I was told that tranny is going on it. Could it be something small to fix? Or is it going to got me 3k to fix it?
Ben wrote:
I also have an '02 Grand Cherokee 4.0 6cyl. Trans has always made a "turbine" whinning noise when you stomp on the gas (for the past 3 years). All of a sudden the other day it will not shift out of 1st gear unless the tach is up to 4k-4500, then shifts into higher gears, but will not shift back down into 1st when you stop.
It's also giving engine code P1762 - Govoner pressure sensor too high.

Phoenix, AZ

#205 Apr 21, 2012
Hey my brother gave me his jeep cause Im getting my license and his car is like yours It shifts but it doesn't go faster than 20mph well my other brother is a mechanic and he told me I need a new transmission so Idk if this helps but i have the same car as you

Since: Apr 12

Fort Morgan, CO

#206 May 16, 2012
So I am thinking of buying a 1999 jeep cherokee. The tranny is out. I'm thinking if I put a new one in I should be good to go. Anyone know how much a transmission is? Should I buy the jeep?

Honolulu, HI

#207 May 28, 2012
I have a 2005 jeep rubicon with an automatic transmission. The check engine light comes on and it goes to second gear and won't come out. I disconnect the battery cable, it clears the computer and then it works fine for a while. Has anyone out there had the same problem or can help me? A guy looked at it with a computer and he said it scanned lock up converter.
Chuck h

United States

#208 Jul 4, 2012
I have 2002 jeep grand Cherokee 4.0 liter when cold takes forever to shift from first to second then when warm acts like its sticking in second or third. Now my check engine. Light is on. Please help.

Deland, FL

#209 Jul 15, 2012
i have a 2003 jeep wrangler 4.0l inline 6 automaticwith 72k i am having some problems hopefully some one can help me out i pulled out of my drive way went to the end of the road stop at the stop sign every thing has been acting fine no slipping no funny noises just would not got forward at all nothing give gas and just revs up so i to put in reverse it worked check the fluid clean and right were it should be please help i am banging my head

Doha, Qatar

#210 Aug 4, 2012
Thomcycle wrote:
I have a little different problem that everyone seems to have; mine doesn't seem to start out in first gear most of the time. If I put it into drive it seems to be starting from 3rd gear. If I start out in L1 it seems to start out in 2nd gear and I manually shift into drive (3rd gear). At the same time this started happening I was losing fluid but no leaks. Is there some sort of vacuum operated switch that might be cracked??
i have grand cherokee sport have a prblem in trnas code 0734 in 4gear ratio,when reach in 4thgear it will shift but have could be the transmision speed the way my odometer also not working and have engine ligt on..any one have


#211 Aug 10, 2012
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 5.2L V8 4x4 which doesn't change gears between first and second very well. Especially when it's cold it takes forever. I already changed the fluid and filter of the transmission, but that didn't help much. Anybody an idea?
christian flynhi xj

Colorado Springs, CO

#212 Oct 12, 2012
Gecko wrote:
I have a different Problem, and its not with a JEEP... its a rare 1981 VAM (Mexican AMC) Gremlin, Engine and trans are basicly the same as the Cherokee. The problem is that it runs fine cold or hot, but it has a ticking noise that is comming out of the tranny, u can only hear it when its parked, mostly when the gear is on drive or reverse. The original trans died 3 months later when that sound apeared but it was much louder. Someone knows what couses this soft ticking sound???
I experienced the same problems with my cherokee and so have many cherokee owners. There is no spark no power to the fuel pump guel gauge dont work battery gauge dont work and no spark. where the engine and transmission connect the fly wheel look on top of tranny on driver side and you will see a sensor which is called the crank sensor either buy another one or first try taking it off and cleaning it really good with wire brush and parts cleaner then put it back on and see if there is a difference. If it works then you sould be fine for a little bit but i would recommend getting a new one soon.

Mount Pleasant, UT

#213 Oct 17, 2012
I have a 2000 jeep Cherokee that won't shift out of second gear. How do I go about fixing it?

United States

#214 Oct 18, 2012
I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (Automatic transmission). When I was backing out of the drive-way today, I heard a loud "bang".like I backed into something? Got out and saw nothing. Tried to drive away and the vehicle felt like it did not want to go into gear. It "chugged" and lurched a few times. Eventually, I just put it in neutral and once I got going, it drove fine. Not sure of the problem? Perhaps transmission or something in the axl/drive train, gear? Very concerning! Any thoughts of what this is?

Clinton, SC

#215 Nov 8, 2012
I have a or jeep grand cherokee with a 318 when I first start it and the engine temp is cold the motor revs fine but the transmission will not pull in any gear it is a automatic if I may add but when the transmission warms up it starts shifting. But the motor starts missing really bad like the throttle body is overloading I have adjusted the overdrive cable or the kick down and nothing change other than the way the throttle pressure feels any suggestion on what this issue could baby and don't say a new transmission because on my budget it's not affordable I wad thinking maybe the overdrive or governor sensor but maybe someone could point me in the right direction if so please email me at [email protected]

Chelsea, AL

#216 Nov 17, 2012
I have a 1999 jeep grande Cherokee and Its having problems shifting into 2 nd gear the rpms just go up when i press the gas ....whats wrong please help!!!!!

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