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I have a 1998 grand cherokee laredo 4.0 4wd that went through very deep water . all fluids have been replaced . it runs fine. but now will not shift into drive or overdrive

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Check the fluid level in the transmission and if it doesn't look red have the fluid changed again and if that doesn't help then I would have the transmission replaced, due to the fact that it had water in it and that will make the clutches burn out and the bushings spin

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All fluids may have been replaced but were the filters also done and fuses and relays checked you also may have damaged the unit before the fluid replacement was done

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