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I just put in a third aw4 trany in my 1995 jeep xj and it still slips in drive i put in a new tork converter can it be stuck in between two gears

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I usually don't deal with Jeeps but if you have the same problem with 3 transmissions you may have a different reason for your problem. Your shifts may be controlled electrically. I read of many problems caused by a part called a PCM. It might be worthwhile to ask a dealer or parts store if your Jeep uses one.

Second, is there a chance that the POSI clutches in the rear end are slipping and you are blaming the transmission? Are there transfer clutches in the transfer box? Perhaps the slippage is in that part and not the transmissions.

Finally, when you removed the other two transmissions did you open them and see evidence from slipping bands? All of your transissions may have had adjustable bands or clutches and there would be metal fragments in the transpan and the magnetic drain plug.

Well Good Luck, maybe you will fix it.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009


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its covered in the SM, read that chapter yet.
on newer cars if the Tranny overheats or engine both can go to LIMPHOME< but your car is not even close to new, is it?
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chapter 21 and 8w are free to read here any time you wish
posted over 300 times the Jeep Bible (SM)

click XJ

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