Question about 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stuck in 1st gear!

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?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 6,982 Answers

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

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will a 99 transmission fit in a 95 jeep grand cherokee, both 2 wheel drive


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?

http://www.smartpartsauto.com/automatic_transmission_44re.html

44 is 96-98

42 answer , amazing on a real jeep forum

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/transmission-went-out-my-95-zj-what-other-year-42re-will-swap-1319686/#post12927031

2000 has TCM shifted box.

why not read the full tag on the side of the box
for what it REALLY is.

it wont lie!

Jan 07, 2016 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why won't the transmission shift?


do all gear lever positions work.
REV
1st
2nd
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.

May 05, 2015 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2005 jeep cherokee gets stuck in kick down intermittently


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.

Oct 20, 2014 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo transmission shifting problems


  • A/T or M/T (auto or stick, gee)
  • if A/T is this the 42RE box>? are you in DRIVE? or 1 or 2 gear.
  • does rpm rise above 3000 rpm > at your attempt? if not ,its a bad engine (weak)
  • is the shift linkage even shifting correctly (movement top and bottom)
  • check levels yet. (and for pink ./red AFT not black-metal flake
  • change the filter yet? or skip service. at 50k miles. ?????
  • check all fuses yet>?
  • using a basic OBD2 scan tool are there any tranny DTC errors?>
  • does the FSM stall test pass? in 1st.? and reverse?
  • if stall fails, slips , then tranny bad. if not its really stuck in 1st gear.
The TCM commads the gear change, there is no valve body brain.
the TCM shifts to second with good inputs to the TCM
if the TCM sees bad inputs it will tell you, SCAN IT.

Sep 14, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee just whined loudly while driving, and while in gear, doesn't shift/drive, any ideas what it might be?


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. :-(

May 12, 2014 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Shifting


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.

Aug 05, 2012 | 2008 Jeep Cherokee Grand

1 Answer

I have a 1996 jeep grand cherokee limited. when you first get in the car and drive it drives fine then all the sudden it will act like it is not in gear. no lights will come up. when i slowed down it...


Check the oil levels in the transmission, if it is low, this will stop the gears engaging, hence not driving at all, this is a safety mechanism on the transmission, DO NOT OVER FILL IT WITH OIL, this will destroy the transmission

Feb 04, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Shifting lever doesnt lock


Likely the shift detent mechanism is broken. It's inside the unit and can be reached by removing the trans pan. It should be just inside where the shift lever goes through the case.

Mar 17, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo wont drive when put into gear


No, not with out a lot of work. Electronics are most likely different on the 2 also.

Mar 11, 2009 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS


Check the condition of the tranny oil on the dipstick. If it's black and smelly, the tranny clutches might be worn out. Make sure you have enough fluid in there first. Check the fluid with the car engine running and the tranny in park. The level should be between the 2 marks.

Nov 19, 2008 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

Related Topics:

578 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...