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Transmission/engine my reverse went out on my 1999 jeep an now when i drive the engine starts to smoke and it looks like antifreez are some kind of oil is on the engine

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    mike ryner May 11, 2010

    You have to have the trans in neutral when checking the trans fluid on this jeep.

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First things first...check your fluids! Automatic trans. fluid : park brake applied, engine running in park, check dip stick. Fluid should be at full mark and brite red with no smell of burn. Report back with fluid condtions, a little leg work goes a long ways...

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