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2005 auto Jeep Wrangler-56 K miles-bought brand new

Drove home today, parked, went out to go back to school, gears actually sort of slide...unbelievable...never driven hard at all....will not go into gear

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  • rlerwin Mar 15, 2009

    I parked my 2005 jeep wrangler X (auto trans) when I came back the gear shift moves but the transmission does not engage Vehicle starts all lights indicate vehicle is operating proper Jeep has 29000 mile on it Fluid levels are fine - Is it possible cable came loose? If so where does it connect on trans. I am having a heck of a time following the cable from the gearshift to the trans. I sure miss the old days of levers and rods


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Hope this helps - I had same problem, shift lever moving but transmission not engaging. Turned out the shift cable had slipped off the transmission shift lever on the front upper left side of the transmission Looks like cheap plastic retainer was used, based on what is left on the lever, going to jeep tomorrow to get part so I can reattach cable. Part worth 50 cents, but will most like cost me 10 bucks Anyone want to buy a low mile "cherry" wrangler I am p---ed Political statement follows - They want us to bail them out again so they can deliver more high priced shoddy vehicles Plastic on critical parts are for toys

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Trans fluid is full right? If it's full, when was the last time trans oil was changed? NEVER go by manufacturers interval they couldn't care less if your trans dies. Change fluid every 25K. It's way cheaper than a new unit. If you read manual, "severe service" is just about anything more than sitting in your garage!!
About slipping...if unit is full and change does not help, you need a rebuild. Only trust a reputable shop to do this. Ask people you know before turning it over to just anyone! It's a machine...sometimes even with the best care they break. If it broke get the best people to fix it.

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