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.
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.
Don't poke the bear
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.
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.
"We don't call you son 'cause your bright"
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.
A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
Originally Posted by bigsquat View Post
Originally Posted by YJames90
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
I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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