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Replace governor switch on 1994 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.0

Hi, My automatic transmission is slipping and I read about someone else who had same problem replacing governor switch and doing 2 tranny flushes. Said it fixed the problem. Wondering how I replace switch and where it is located and if anyone else has any great ideas short of tranny rebuild or replace from a shop? Thanks!

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    Thank for the quick feedback on this question. I'll give it a shot.

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Governor switch? Never saw one on a Jeep! The only governor in your vehicle is inside the transmission and non-servicable without teardown. Slipping is a product of low pressure usually due to internal wear and seal failure. Do a trans fluid change. If the fluid is very black and there is a substantial amount of debris inside pan and on filter, it may be a lost cause. To buy a bit more time, the only additive I've ever had any luck with is made by lucas oil products. Follow directions on bottle. If it works better after that, Change again in about 2 weeks. If not, start saving up for a new unit!!
Good luck

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