Well my wife was on her way home from work when she started loosing momentum on the highway. She pulled over to find a couple of puddles of oil under the car. When I got there, the car started up fine but there was transmission fluid pouring from a lil spout coming form the tranny. I found a hose that had come free from the spout and put it back on, but the car does not move when shifted into any gear. What do you think my first step should be?
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I am assuming that you have no issues with the engine whatsoever, then the only possible areas to check would be: 1. axle gear ratio - to my knowledge a Wrangler would be 4.11 while some Cherokees could be anywhere from 3.54-4.88; 2. flywheel - a lighter flywheel could cause the engine to loose easily its momentum hence difficulty on an a rise.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
This can be caused by a number of things, like a dirty transmission filter, sticky solenoid valve, or worn out transmission fluid. I would recommend that you change the fluid and filter as this should resolve the issue. Seafoam makes a transmission treatment that will not harm your transmission, is compatible with all fluid types, and resolves issues such as the one that you are experiencing. I would recommend that you use a can of it when you have your fluid and filter changed. Most people never change their transmission's fluid, and this is a major mistake, it would be the just like not changing your engine oil, causing premature damage. Transmissions do not require that you change the fluid as often as the engine oil, but nevertheless it is a fluid and does break down after extended periods of use.
you are probably low on transmission fluid. top it off by the dipstick while running in park. and you should be fine if it reads full, then your fluid needs to be changed or your filter is clogged. replace as necessary.if the problem continues after the fluid and filter have been changed then its time to have the transmission replaced or services. good luck.
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LAST FIX IS THE COMPUTER LOCATED UNDER THE SPLASH GUARD AT THE DRIVER FRONT WEEL
YOU CAN GET IT REBUILD FOR $150 BUCKS