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Unread 01-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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About a month ago I let my son take my jeep to the store. He called me saying that the jeep wouldn't move. The jeep has a tr999 tranny 3 speed. When I got to the location I checked the fluid. It was a quart low. I put in tranny fluid, drove it around about 400 ft and it started to make a winding noise. I towed it home and it sat for two weeks. I pulled the pan. Not much metal on the magnet, no smell to the fluid. Today I replaced filter and added fluid. Drove it for three miles and it ran smooth. No noises or slipping. I'm hesitating to drive it further. Any ideas. Input would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 01-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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i dont have much input or experience at all, but I'd say just keep driving it and get some heat into it and keep an eye on it. You got a tranny temp gauge? Sounds like maybe an issue with the pump.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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Just make sure you check the fluid level while it's at operating temperature and idling in NEUTRAL, not in Park. Checking fluid level while in Park will give an inaccurate reading.

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Unread 01-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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would do a complete flush
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Unread 01-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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Smell the fluid.Is it burnt smelling?I had a 4l80e that was driving around for a month ready to take a dump.Burnt and smelly.Had another one that just dumped reverse,that's it.My buddy had a Dodge Ram with a 46re that stopped going forward about a mile from my house.They towed it to me.The fluid was chocolate brown and would gag a maggot.I did a hillbilly flush with a bucket and a case of fluid.It lasted 3 more months.But i'm not much of an auto trans guy.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #6
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Look for leaks, check coolant for oil, replace filter and then add new fluid. Make sure you get the right type. If was low that would explain it not moving. If you do not have a burnt smell to the fluid I would take it in for a trans tune up. You might just save it.
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Just make sure you check the fluid level while it's at operating temperature and idling in NEUTRAL, not in Park. Checking fluid level while in Park will give an inaccurate reading.

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Unread 01-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #9
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Mine did the same thing when I first bought it. Added fluid, drove it around, checked it daily for a few days and then once a week for month and I have not had any trouble since
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Unread 01-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for all your input guys, just a little nervous about future problems but yet excited my jeep might be ok.
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