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89 jeep shifting at high rpm never hits over drive

Was messing around yesterday with my jeep changed fuel filter then woke up and went to store all of a sudden it shifts at high rpm and feels like it never hits od .. i changed trans filter and fluid today and well still shifts really hard and at high rpm please help cant afford major repairs right now with this economy ??

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I have a 89 four door that i was driving down the road and was doing just fine i stopped and filled it up and know its doing the same thing but it almost red lines before it shifts wats goin on

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Check to make sure that you somehow did not disconnect or move any linkage that goes from the carburetor (or injection air inlet if you have f/i) to the transmission. on many vehicles this linkage controls internal trans pressure and can influence shift points and application harshness. Your post indicates that you were sleeping when you changed the filter...Don't work on cars unless you are awake!!!
PS: If you have f/i, you would have to be underneath the car...did you somehow cut a wire or catch trans linkage when lifting it?

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