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My 07 jeep grand transmisson shift slow when it is cold outsidewhat is the cause

When it is 50 degrees outside or above no problem

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This is normal, the oil is cold and thick. wait a few minutes for the transmission to warm up of a morning, also consider servicing the transmission and replacing the oil.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013

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SOURCE: 95 jeep grand cherokee, hard starting, backfires, when cold

get a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze .. if you don't already use it and add it to the gas.

Robert

P.S. in minus 40 i don't even get out of bed... minus 23 here last nite... isn't winter grand

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: OD light on 97 Jeep comes on when it's cold outside

Calvin...... You need to treat your Jeep to a new THERMOSTAT. The Overdrive is connected to the engine coolant temperature and if the engine is n ot warmed up properly, the Overdrive will not engage. Try to get a thermostat from the Jeep dealer so you will have exactly the right one, some of the cheapoie ones will not work right. Dave in Iowa

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SOURCE: 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo starts fine but moves slow...

Have the tranny checked out.

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No just put the factory recomended fluid.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: shift indicator light 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There are two parts to it, a voltage resistor, and the EL panel itself.

You need to remove the console first. There are 2 screws under the front rubber pad, two under the cup holder, two in the bin. Remove those six first, take the storage bin out, then slide the rear cupholder out, remove the two screws under the cup holder, and one in front of it.

There are a total of 6 flat screws, and 3 self tapping screws you have removed.

Put the parking brake on, shift the tranny to N, and the transfer case to the middle position if equipped.

Remove the entire console. Slide the shifter beezel as far up vertically as you can. There are 4 clips you ned to remove to do it.
You will see a blue and black wire running into the back. Follow those wires to the resistor. You will see a transparent EL panel attatched to the resistor by two clips.

Usually, one or both of these clips has come loose, causing the light to work intermittantly. Clip them back on, and turn on the headlights to confirm that the light works correctly now.

Re-install everything in the opposite order.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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