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My 1998 jeep grand cheokee 4.0 automatic. the gear change from 1st to 2nd seems to be slipping and makes a grinding noise up to 60kph, someone sugested I change fluid and clean filter?

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Generally by the time you start hearing noises and slipping, changing the fluid is a bit late.
Of course you could try that but after you get the pan down, if you find an excessive amount of fine metal on the pan magnet or other non magnetic debris in there, all of that came from soft parts inside the unit that are failing.
At that point, you could decide to have it rebuilt or you could try changing the fluid and adding lucas trans conditioner just to see if it gets any better. Sometimes doing that will buy you a little time but no chemical, regardless of how good it is will replace worn parts.

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