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Unread 05-31-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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1997 v8 tranny issues

hi, i just bought a 1997 zj v8 up country edition with 80,000 (yes you read that right) miles. the tranny acts weird from what feels like first to second. its perfectly fine after that. it started acting up when i started driving it home. mash the pedal down after 20 mph and it squeals the tires and it really starts to move. oh and it has quadratrac.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Adjust the tv cable and see how it does
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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Check the dipstick while running warm in neutral.

Then adjust the TV/Kickdown cable under the hood as mentioned.

Have you dropped the pan and changed the fluid and filter?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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the dipstick looks fine... fluid is a light gray. i have no idea how to adjust the TV cable on a v8 one. idk much about these ones, just about the 4.0 zj's
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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the dipstick looks fine... fluid is a light gray. i have no idea how to adjust the TV cable on a v8 one. idk much about these ones, just about the 4.0 zj's
If I'm not mistaken your tranny fluid should be a reddish color. Light pink at the least if you put a drop on your hand.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/th...tment-1356382/
Write up on tv cable adjustment
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #7
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Absolutely would pass on the light grey fluid, it makes me think of bearing desintigration you definately should get a look at the pan magnet the trans may be on its way out.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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grey is not good. Red or pink. need to get her looked at.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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Great. Nothing like wasting 2500 bucks. Hopefully I can find a used tranny for it
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #10
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taking it to the local aamco to see what they think is wrong.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #11
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AAMCO? That might be the next bad thing to happen.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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It's basically the only tranny shop around my area so that kinda sucks.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:11 AM   #13
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mash the pedal down after 20 mph and it squeals the tires and it really starts to move. oh and it has quadratrac.

Now that I have a hard time believing, you sure it's not your fan belt squealing?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #14
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Well it moved even with the tranny being bad. Had it rebuilt and it's doing alot better
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