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4x4automatic: stuck in 3rd gear from start.

I bought itused, knowing it had issues (figured at the very less, it rolls) I can manuallyshift to and from, what I think is, 2nd gear but the car will not shift on itsown. I’ve checked the transmission fluid when I 1st got it, and it was old,replaced it, and it has stayed nice and brilliant. 4x4 doesn’t have any issues.Been driving it fine without any other issues (Except for the fact that it will hold a charge) I was told by some other jeep owners the trans is either totaled (expensive fix) orit’s a matter of fixing/replacing the kick down (cheap fix). Any thoughts?


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It does not make a difference if the kickdown cable is out of adjustment. If the cable is out of adjustment, the jeep simply won't shift into higher gears, but it will always start in first gear. I believe that the tranny has been neglected and not had an oil change(before you did it)in a long time. The clutches in the tranny will fuse together and give you your simpton.

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