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Jeep is in drive moving forward and it stops moving forward, but the engine is still running.

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  • Richard Scordino Sep 06, 2010

    Sounds like a transmission problem...is it full?

  • mabooth Sep 06, 2010

    Vehicle was serviced a Jeep Dealer, they changed the transmission filter and fluid. It was fine foe about 2 1/2 weeks. Was in a parking lot the vehicle was in drive moving forward, the vehicle motor was still running but stopped moving forward. I moved the gear shift into all gears and it still wouldn't move forward.

  • mabooth Sep 06, 2010

    It is automatic and 4 whell drive all the time.

  • Richard Scordino Sep 06, 2010

    is it full?

  • mabooth Sep 06, 2010

    What do you mean by "Is it full"?

  • Richard Scordino Sep 06, 2010

    have you verified that the transmission fluid level is full???

  • mabooth Sep 06, 2010

    The transmission fluid and filter was changed after the first time it did this and it was fine for about 2 1/2 weeks then it did it again. The fluid was full before it was changed, that was the first thing we checked

  • Richard Scordino Sep 07, 2010

    Changing the fluid after there is a problem nearly never fixes the problem, especially when dealing with an automatic transmission. You need the dealer or a competent transmission shop to do a diagnostics on that. There really are no "at home' repairs or things to test there.

  • mabooth Sep 08, 2010

    Jeep dealer is the one who changed the fluid and filter and said that was the problem.

  • Richard Scordino Sep 08, 2010

    If the dealers diagnosis is correct, then ask yourself one question....why isn't it fixed???
    Obviously they were not correct...ya think?

  • mabooth Sep 08, 2010

    That is why I was asking for suggestions.

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If you still have any warranty on the vehicle, bring it back to the dealer and have them go over it again. If not, or if you don't like the dealer you are working with, bring it to a good transmission shop
(check references...some trans shops are not reliable).
As I mentioned before, transmissions and their control systems are not user friendly items and really need a pro to diagnose properly.
The problem you are having can have many causes spanning internal pressure loss or mis-direction to an external control malfunctioning. A good shop will put a "flight recorder" scanner on the unit and run it to see where the problem is and also knows that certain readings can be misleading but also knows what causes those readings.
Most general repair shops do not have the equipment or expertise to do that and many dealers would rather just replace a unit with a factory rebuild rather than invest the time involved and expense of hiring a transmission specialist to do rebuild work.
I went to school to learn automatic transmissions but in running large shops, the only units I ever bothered with were my own...i used that info to deal intelligently with the outsource shops I used. That way, I managed to provide my customers with only the best work, preserving my reputation.
After you have a diagnosis done, you have any questions, ask and I'll help if I can!!!

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