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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee after shifting out of 1 to 2nd it skips

This is the only time it does that. just brought it 2/14 add Lucas because the fuild look old. this didn't work yet HELP?????????
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  • Araton Summerson Feb 20, 2009

    the problem is no more. the cruise control cable that attaches to the throttle was broken. we reattached it and everything is fine. my jeep drives like it only has 8,000 miles. i still will be changing out the F/F,and pan gasket

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

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I'm getting that you have a shift problem? Lucas is good stuff but if trans oil looks funky, change it and filter THEN an additive. You can only drain pan, so converter still has a lot of old fluid in it. If it starts getting any better after change, do it again in 2-3 weeks. Other than that, trans problems are usually internal and require teardown and rebuild.

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  • Richard Scordino Feb 20, 2009

    Sorry I didn't help you enough, but the problem you posted was very thin on info. Next time you post give as many details as you can. I probably don't deserve the high rating you gave me but I'm glad its better now!!!

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