I have a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee automatic. In the past 2 months it acts like it has been coming out of drive and into 1st gear. I checked the transmission fluid, it was low, but I filled it back up. I have to pull off the road and put it in park and then back in drive and pull back on the road. That worked for awhile then it kept getting worse where it wouldn't go back into drive...I had to keep pulling off 3-5 times before it would finally engage again. Last week it got stuck in 1st gear and I had to have it hauled back. A mechanic told me it could be a speed sensor so I replaced it...and no luck. He also said it could be a transmission solenoid. Before I put more money into this does anybody have any ideas on what my problem could be?
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Re: 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in 1st gear!
I would drop the trans pan and change fluid & filter. If you find an extreme amount of debris in pan, filter may have become partially plugged, which can lower internal pressure. Only problem is that if there is enough debris to plug up filter, it indicates wear inside unit, which a fluid change will not correct (no chemical will) But, if problem becomes somewhat better after oil change, an additive such as Lucas conditioner may prolong useful life somewhat.Otherwise, have unit rebuilt. good luck
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what trans, 42 or 44 RE?
ask a wrecking yard (has Hollandar data base index)
or ask jeep.
the jeep ZJ
ask in transmission shop on earth> ,they know.
the fsm shows 93 to 98, not 99...
or use google , its free and fast and, there.
" 44re Jeep interchange"
1st hit,even shows the hollander number
5.2 LITER right?
do all gear lever positions work.
drive, all positions , the car moves?.
or do you mean car is stuck in 1st gear in drive.
try to say what exactly happens,.....
what you do, and what IT did.
this is an automatic transmission question?
the question needs to be stated as to a gear or if the A./T TCC lockup clutch is dropping out.
to learn that is hard. to explain, it is felt, get any mech
to tell you. he must drive and it feel it.
dropping out of Overdrive from 4 to 3 gear
or the clutch unlocking,
2 different parts sections of the box do that.
IMHO, Jeep/Chrysler hasn't had a great rep for the transmissions within the past 20 years. In most instances, transmissions should last the entire lifetime of the vehicle when cared for properly. Checking fluid levels regularly, as well as following manufacturer service intervals make the difference. Keep in mind that transmission fluid should be changed just like your oil, but on a very different schedule.The Grand Cherokee being a model plagued with transmission problems especially if you have the four-wheel drive "Quadratrac" transfer-case package. I am not sure sure if this is a "maintenance free" (I hate that term) or "sealed for life transmission" and case. If it is, I feel very sorry for you because like many others, you have been mislead. Transmission fluid does in fact have a service life and the fluid certainly takes a beating. Not only does it lubricate your transmission as oil does for an engine, it acts as a coolant, and it is also a hydraulic fluid to assist automatic shifting in the case of automatic transmissions. Transmission fluid should be changed because old fluid loses viscosity and can become "dirty" due to natural surface oxidation of internal parts. Unfortunately, usually by the time a transmission starts "acting up" or starts making noise the damage is already done. If you have an automatic, the whole transmission will have to be redone or replaced. If it is a manual trans its possible certain components can be replaced. I have had a girlfriend and co-worker who both had these Jeeps with automatic and wound up ditching them because of tranny or xfer-case issues. One jeep started having trans problems at 70,000 miles. :-(
Did you ever get that problem diagnosed? My 2008 Jeep GC recently and frequently gets stuck and does not accelerate past 1st gear. We have to pull over put it into park then shift into D-rive again. Then the transmission accelerates prperly. The only way we knew this was the big trucks on my job site have to do the same thing. A temporary resolve. Hoping it's not the transmission slipping and needing repair.