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Auto trans when hot don't wont to shift RIGHT!!!

I have a AWD after changing the elec motor on the 4.W.D box.Now when it gets hott it won't gear down right an starts to nutral out.When going from 2 to drive.It don't slip it juist stops pulling.I can stop an cut it off the start it right back up.An some times it will do right til i stop agin.If i lave ir running sitting still an move the shiffter up an down a couple of times then it will move back an forth for a couple mins.then start all over agin.

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Did it change gears before you change the motor

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I read that 10 times,
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IS THAT IT, stalls means engine RPM is 0
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no year, no joy for us or you... impossible. all answers USA spec cars. and nobody ever says,,, so......

nor engine size stated, or trans box name.

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wont, implies and A/t box. which one?

the 42RE.? (ill answer for this box)

keep in mind, im blind, i cant open car, nor drive it.

nor see under that hood.

wild guess, 2004

click WJ here. \' (end of my post)

then click trans case 2

see that and the 2 transmissions>

now my wild guess, 42RE

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  2. fuses blown (yes, test them )

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because the pistons could be stuck in 1 of 5 places
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