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Unread 04-06-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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I have a 98 Wrangler and my transmission has been slipping mostly on turns and on hills. ussally after it has been running for 20 mins or so it stop unless i take a sharp turn. I dont have the money to replace the whole transmission what could i do to fix it or what could cuase this.

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Your Jeep has an automatic trans right?

Assuming the fluid level is correct, nothing you can do.

Your transmission is electronic and it not necessarily the clutches that are worn, the electronics can be causing the slipping or even an engine problem can.

You need it looked at by a competent transmission shop.
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Your Jeep has an automatic trans right?

Assuming the fluid level is correct, nothing you can do.

Your transmission is electronic and it not necessarily the clutches that are worn, the electronics can be causing the slipping or even an engine problem can.

You need it looked at by a competent transmission shop.
yes its automatic i posted on a jeep forum also and they said that maybe getting it flushed and getting a new filter can help or fix it.

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another thing i forgot to add was it only slips when i stop or slow down to 1-6mph then when i give it gas the rpms will go to about 2k then it goes into gear so im wondering if it a first gear thing.

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probably first gear clutch is warn the worst thing yiou could do at this piont is to flush it you'll be lucky if she makes it out of the shop after a flush try a bottle of lucas trans additive it may help for a short time but at this piont it's time for a rebuild.
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probably first gear clutch is warn the worst thing yiou could do at this piont is to flush it you'll be lucky if she makes it out of the shop after a flush try a bottle of lucas trans additive it may help for a short time but at this piont it's time for a rebuild.
well its not that bad right now its just annoying because at school its always slipping so im always sitting there revving up my rpms before it gets into gear. you think just replacing the fluid and filter by my self would help it.

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Yes, BUT when you replace the transmission fluid, you're flushing out the junk that's been worn off the plates - and often, that gunk is the only think providing friction between those plates. So flushing it will screw things up even worse.

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Yes, BUT when you replace the transmission fluid, you're flushing out the junk that's been worn off the plates - and often, that gunk is the only think providing friction between those plates. So flushing it will screw things up even worse.

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ok would a transmission shop possibly be able to fix it without having to buy a new transmission i don't have the money.

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No, they'd have to do a complete rebuild.
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Yes, BUT when you replace the transmission fluid, you're flushing out the junk that's been worn off the plates - and often, that gunk is the only think providing friction between those plates. So flushing it will screw things up even worse.
well said the increased fluid flow through the valving and returned viscosity of the fluid will lubricate better and cause the problem to act worse I suggest try some lucas additive might provided a temp fix.

It will require a rebuild if your had a idea what kind of labor and expertise was involved you would under stand why no shop is going to waste time pulling apart your tranny to just replace one clutch when they could do a full rebuild at the same time and it would last. Let's see spend 700-800 hundred replacing one gear just to have to spend another seven hundred to do it again when the next fails which will be soon or 1100-1200 to fix it right the first time. Actually your trans might not be as expensive to rebuild as that most rear wheel drive vehicles are relativly affordable.

Welcome to owning a dodge product please remember in the future trans service with synthetic +4 fluid and filter is required every 15K Differential service with synthetic is also required every 15K and always replace your tires in sets never allow more then a 4/32nd difference in any tires or else damage could occur on any 4wd dodge. Also never buy a Dodge if the owner can't provided maint. records for both of these services for every 15K. These are the rules to owning a Dodge please remeber if your plan on owning a Dodge these are rules to live by. Thank you and we'll see you soon for the rules of owning a Ford.

This is why Diamond Chrysler just sold 35% of there company to GM for 9billion in transmission technology and research.

sorry if I came off condensending just thought it was funnier that way.
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