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1997 4.0 dose not shift unless done manually HELP!!!!

My 1997 grand cherokee 4.0 does not shift unless done manually. whats the problem or part ineed?

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Ck your linkage at your throttle body if thats ok look on your transmission the throttle pressure works off of your throttle linkage. hope this helps Phil

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