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The shifter is moving from Drive to Neutral and make grinding or creaking noise while I'm driving. Some times wen the jeep is park and I shift to reverse does the same noise. Fluids are ok but the tranfer need T-Fluid or some kind of grease? N0.2 Trans Cable/Linkage Thanks!

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  • paulmenjr Jan 02, 2009

    It a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee automatic Trans 4x4 all time.
    Wen I shift the 4x4 on low, and then I shift from park to reverse or drive gives no noise take it right way. Today I drain some Trans fluid,
    and came out black like oil. I 'm thinking of changing the T-Filter and Fluids.


  • paulmenjr Jan 02, 2009

    Thank You Guru

    Happy New Year !


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Though you did not say, I'm going to assume it's a stick shift.
Shifter popping out of gear nearly always indicated an internal transmission problem (likely worn synchros) Either way, trans needs to be replaced or rebuilt. Transfer case is supposed to be filled with good grade auto transmission fluid, though some people opt for gear oil (but it gets really thick in cold weather). You may aslo have a t-case problem if you ran it low, but it is not related to shifter problem!

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  • Richard Scordino Jan 02, 2009

    Ok... its an automatic, If it's an aw4 (used on L6 engines) There is a drain plug on the pan. If it's a 727 (larger chrysler trans) there may not be a drain plug. Yes... change the trans fluid. Most of these have no way of draining the converter (holds half the trans oil) So, I recommend that you change oil & filter, drive a day or so then do it again.(just the oil) The first time, use the cheapest oil you can find. The second time, I use the best available and add a quart of lucas trans additive with it. I actually use B&M trans oil, usually found in auto trans equipped race cars (full synthetic). It's expensive. If your problem seems to be cured after ching oil, consider going to synthetic on a third change in about a month (use additive again as well) That way the remaining oil will be more stable. Likely you will find a substantial amount of fine metal on the pan magnet. This is normal if unit has not been serviced in a long time. If there is a large amount of reddish non-magnetic debris in pan or on filter, that is clutch material. clutches are paper thin...once material flakes off them, unit must be rebuilt. Changing fluid at that point may help but will not fully cure problem... it may buy you a little time.But unit is not worthy of doing sucessive fluid changes.

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