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Unread 06-20-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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1996. ZJ Limited V8 clutch problem?

Hi guys,

I live in Zagreb, Croatia, so I dont have a lot of friends who drive Jeep Grand Cherokee, so please help me

Well, the problem is very simple, I dont have experience with automatic transmission, and my Jeep 5.2 V8 does have automatic transmition, but this is the problem:

When I have to start moving (press the pedal in D - drive mood), sometimes (not always), the front of the car shakes very nasty and it seems like it has a problem to shift gear.

It doesent happen very often, and this shows sometimes also when I am driving about 40-50 km/h and press the pedal (power) and RPM goes but not speed , if you understand me .

It is like you have a lazy clutch on manual transmition.

So, please what could be the problem so I can find parts and replace it.

Thank you!

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Unread 06-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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anyone? pls help
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Unread 06-27-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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Are you saying like it's slipping in gear? When you push the gas, it revs but the transmission doesn't engage?
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Unread 06-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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It sounds like you have a slipping transmission. You can look into the writeups about transmission band adjustments, which aren't TOO hard, or take it to a transmission shop and have them rebuild it and install a shift kit which is DEFINITELY worth your time/money if you can find someone to do it right.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #5
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Yeah it sounds bad like some metal is comming and revs go up but car dont, and it is sometimes when I push the gas pedal to the ground fast. When I drive normal it never shows.

2corndogduff transmission band adjustment? what is that?

This is my first automatic transmission car, so I dont know how it works exactly.

Thanks guys!
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Unread 06-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
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Totally cliche, but this should give you a good primer on auto transmissions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_transmission
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