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Tranny in my 1998 jeep wrangler takes off in second gear from dead stop if i punch it it will kick into drive it shifts fine after you start to move

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The trans in your vehicle is a 3 speed auto,A904 model,also designated the 30RH or32RH.The trans is totally hydraulic,no electronic controls with the exception of tcc apply,aka,lockup.The vehicle shifts from throttle pressure and a governor.The governor is inside the tailhousing of the trans and is responsible for the road speed signal in this trans.If the valves in the governor start sticking,the vehicle will take off in 2nd gear.The valves can be cleaned,and sometimes jarred loose,but the more pressing concern is why are the valves sticking?The valves will start sticking when other parts of the trans starts making metal.So the governor sticking can sometimes be the symptom of a larger problem.Pull the trans pan and look for metal,and if so, how bad?One way to clear the governor of debris is to find an abandoned road or parking lot.At a complete stop,engage Reverse gear,and back up as fast as you dare.I have backed cars up at 20-30 mph before,but wouldn't recommend you to.This can blow debris out of the governor hydraulic circuits,and free the governor valves as highest line pressure inside the trans is obtained in Reverse gear.Good luck.

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