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Zis

Kogarah, Australia

#43 Jul 29, 2009
Hi,
I have spoken to a mechanic and asked what could be possible reason for troublesome TRANSMISSION issue when it cannot reach from 1st gear to second gear smoothly and struggles to go above 30-40 km?
the mechanic assumed that it could be "SOLENOID" or SOLONOID issue in the Transmission. I have no idea what this means.
Hope if anyone knows anything about it.
elmagico

Albuquerque, NM

#44 Aug 17, 2009
Matt wrote:
I have a 98 Jeep Cherokee and the transmission started acting up last week. Bought it in 2004 and had 66K miles on it and currently has 100K. It started out with not shifting into 3rd when it was supposed to and I could hear the engine reving up. Took it to get the ODB2 read and the code came up 720 for speed sensor. The sensor was replaced and was not the problem. Now the car has trouble in 2nd gear and just races with zero power. These cars are garbage.
Might be the O2 sensor. mine will do the same thing. for a quick fix I disconnect the battery for a min or two when it acts up. this resets "something" and it runs fine after that. I have the problem when I drive to a much higher than my normal elevation,, so once in a year or so I do this.
I priced out the sensor and they're a little pricey, so I stick with my cheap fix. works every time.
cody

Pioneer, CA

#45 Aug 23, 2009
hi my name is cody my 89 jeep cherokee is acting weird when i let go of the gas it seems to shift down and it is weird like extreme compression. when i am in overdrive and i push the pedal to the floor it wont downshift at all i got to shif it myself the same in third it wont shift down so i will be bogging at like 30 miles an hour in overdrive going up a hill it seems to keep popping out of gear going down the road in overdrive too like ill leave the pedal were its at and then it will rev really hi and then not go i hafe to push the pedal down harder for it to go back into overdrive any ideas let me no pleas
kenny

Port Orchard, WA

#46 Sep 6, 2009
got a 00 grand cherokee. yesterday a was turning on to the freeway and the first gear (what i assumed) starter whining really bad. when shifted to second. nothing. took it home. did EVERYTHING. drain and refill front and rear diff. drained refilled tcase. and replaced the tranny filter and gasket. also was drained and refilled. started it back up and still whining in first gear. i noticed that when it shifts to N it whines real quick then stops. so now im thinkin something with electric hubs or maybe bearings. the whining gets very fast paced so i dont know what to do next, what do you think?
gas

Lebanon

#47 Sep 11, 2009
I have a 2005 gtand cherokee laredo, after driving it for about 70,000 miles i've had a transmission problem: each time i putted in Drive gear it looks like it is stuck on the 3rd gear and my tiptronic stopped working. After several attempts to fix it, i've replaced it. but now and again i have the same problem which is suddenly as i am driving the transmission tiptronic stop shifting and the jeep is stuck on 3rd gear.
Any ideas, because i feel i want to put it on fire!!!!
Steve

Southfield, MI

#48 Sep 26, 2009
i have a 98 laredo and it makes a loud noise when i shift it. sometimes it doesnt go into gear and sometimes it does, but not for a long time. any ideas?
dave

AOL

#49 Sep 30, 2009
i have a 95 grand cherokee and it wont shift out of drive,but you can shit it manually
dave

AOL

#50 Sep 30, 2009
hi i have a 95 grand cherokee 4x4 and it wont shift out of drive when i shift it manually it works fine any ideas
Clea

Los Angeles, CA

#51 Oct 21, 2009
You may find this hard to believe but other than my 1995 JGC transmission being hard to shift sometimes when I'm at about 25-30, I have to mash on the gas and it finally changes gears and then it's okay. What's hard to believe is that although it's in park, it backs up or rolls backwards. I have never seen anything like it in my life! I parked it in my stall and came out the next morning and it was halfway out of the stall! Thank God there was not a car behind me. It's almost like the twilight zone, a haunted truck! Help!!!
tanobrat

Japan

#52 Nov 19, 2009
Me three, how did you guys fix yours?
tanobrat

Japan

#53 Nov 19, 2009
alr wrote:
<quoted text> me too
me three
tanobrat

Japan

#54 Nov 19, 2009
i have a 98 cherokee sport auto. from park to D it's either in 3rd or 4th gear. whats up with that? sometimes if i shut the engine off then turn it back on it will go into 1st upon putting it into Drive. It's intermitent. Don't know what to do. I have to manually shift it into first then to third and or D, skips out on 2nd. When slowing it doesn't shift down. wtf? I'm at my wits end with this. the trany fluid looks and smells alright.
any suggestion?
would be nice to read how people fixed their trany's here.
Cluck

Douglas, AZ

#55 Dec 16, 2009
Clea wrote:
You may find this hard to believe but other than my 1995 JGC transmission being hard to shift sometimes when I'm at about 25-30, I have to mash on the gas and it finally changes gears and then it's okay. What's hard to believe is that although it's in park, it backs up or rolls backwards. I have never seen anything like it in my life! I parked it in my stall and came out the next morning and it was halfway out of the stall! Thank God there was not a car behind me. It's almost like the twilight zone, a haunted truck! Help!!!
Hello - I just there was a recall for my Jeep in which the same thing happens. It is possible for it to not completely engage in Park despite it feels as if "all is good". Then off your vehicle goes rolling backwards - or could even pop into reverse.

I went to the Jeep website and typed in the last 8 of my VIN and it said to bring the Jeep to the dealership and they'd have to install something which would keep this from happening.
Charlie

Owosso, MI

#56 Dec 30, 2009
I have a 98 Cherokee Sport and the check engine light is on. The local auto parts store says it has to do with the transmission. Everything seems to work fine except there is no indication on the dash to tell me what 4wheel drive gear I am in. Is there a sensor or something which could cause both these things? Thanks.
Therese

Traverse City, MI

#57 Jan 17, 2010
Clea wrote:
You may find this hard to believe but other than my 1995 JGC transmission being hard to shift sometimes when I'm at about 25-30, I have to mash on the gas and it finally changes gears and then it's okay. What's hard to believe is that although it's in park, it backs up or rolls backwards. I have never seen anything like it in my life! I parked it in my stall and came out the next morning and it was halfway out of the stall! Thank God there was not a car behind me. It's almost like the twilight zone, a haunted truck! Help!!!
I don't have this problem but just read about it in the Haynes Manual. It's probably the shift linkage. From the sound of it, if the linkage is off, the selector switch (shifter) won't work right, so when you think you're in park, you're not. I would recommend getting yourself a Haynes Manual because it'll probably tell you how to fix it.(Mechanics might rip you off unless you know one really well)
sam

Vancouver, WA

#58 Jan 21, 2010
Jerry wrote:
I have a 2004 Cherokee Laredo with 55,000 mis. When driving, there is a whining sound coming from beneath, sounds similar to a high pitched turbine. In neutral, it cannot be heard either at idle or when revving. My son described it as sounding like a remote control car is racing beneath the Jeep.
Sound like anything you're familiar with?
Thank you very much for your help
hey i dont have a jeep but my ford escort did sorta the same thing....it was a 5spd and it would make a high pitched sound only when in gear and accelerating......i didnt know what it was and soon after my trans quit on me...make sure you have fluid in the tranny or change if it needs it.........hope it helps
lalo

Uruapan, Mexico

#59 Feb 3, 2010
hey Andrew I have the same problem with my car so can you help me? when it is hot it dosent work fine.
matty a

Big Bear Lake, CA

#60 Feb 6, 2010
please help i have a jeep cheerokee 1993 4.0 liter 2 wheel drive with an aoutmatic trans. and when i shifted into park i heard a loud knock and now my jeep is stuck in drive and wont shift into any other gear i have no idea whats wrong
Hasad

Flushing, NY

#61 Feb 20, 2010
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.
My 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo is doing the same exact thing. i already had the transmission change. problem came back. did u fix your problem. I would appreciate it if you can email me at hasadb@gmail.com.
95SportRuss

United States

#62 Mar 16, 2010
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??
HELP
I have the exact same problem...have you ever figured out what causes this to happen?

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