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Transmission not shifting correctly

The transmission will not shift into first gear and take off in over drive you have to start it in 3rd gear on the colum and take off till it shifts into 2nd and manuly shift the colum into OD to get it to shift up then when it down shifts it wiill shift thru every gear except first buy itself but when u drop into first the truck seems to be in neutral unless u restart by down shifting the colum what do u think is causing the problem and what would i need to do ot fix the problem i would greatly aprecieate it thanks

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    i also have this same problem and i keep getting told to check these parts 1. pressure solenoid and pressure sensor (located in trany) 2. the control module / computer (located under dash or center console) or 3. the shift solenoids (also located in trany) if you have any luck post it if these don't work b/c these parts add up to be about the same as a rebuilt trany with warranty (note new trany will not help a bad module)

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock May 11, 2010

    Is this a Grand cherokee, with a column shift?

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It sounds like you have a shift linkage problem. Did this start after going off road? If so, check for damage. You MIGHT be able to do some repairs yourself but would be better off going to a transmission shop. If the problem didn't start after off-roading or other damage, there are several possible issues that could be causing the problem: 1) A broken band; 2) a bad vacuum modulator; 3) leaking vacuum lines; 4) blockage or broken springs in the valve body. In any case, you are better off going to a reputable transmission shop.

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