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When you try to go up a hill and you kick down the accelerater there is no shift into a passing gear to keep the RPM's up ????

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There is a cable that hooks to the throttle mechanism on the fuel injection system, called a kick down cable. When you press down on the gas pedal it pulls the kick down cable and downshifts the transmission. I would start by checking this cable. Make sure that the cable is not broken.

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1:kick cable. (and or vacuum modulator, Hill)
2: TCM brain does all that magic. (PCM data (load, rpm,etc)
and some early years, are 1/2 and 1/2 , yes.
ill look up yours now to see which.
i look at FSM page 75+
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

shows it has a Governor, so if it fibs about trail speed, sure no passing gear.
ok page 87 shows TV cable.

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TV cable dead, or adjusted wrong. end to end, and detent valve at trans case. must move full range.
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only a signal, TCC lockup wire from PCM to clutch lock sol.
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