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Jeep Liberty won't move

I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty. It started jerking forcefully when I stepped on the gas. Luckily, I was just ready to pull into my house. Now it won't go forward or backward, either in 4WD or 2WD. When you give it gas, it doesn't move, then it jerks a few inches and stops. Sometimes it doesn't move at all. I'm guessing it's the transmission, but any other ideas?

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    kathy fedelia Nov 16, 2013

    Transmission fluid was checked and fine.



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It does sound like a broken trans or maybe even a rear differential

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