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post #1 of 2 Old 03-12-2004, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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backing up, reverse slightly revs but no movement

i have a 1993 Grand Chreokee Limited 5.2L with 73k miles. When I am parked in a stall and want to back out sometimes, the engine would rev and not move. In order to fix this, I need to put it in drive and roll forward a bit (1-3 inches) and then put it back into reverse and reverse would work fine. Think this is a major problem? Since I don't reverse too often, the fix doesn't bother me.

Another problem I have is, in the morning right when i am about to take off from a parallel space, i just put it in drive and go. I get into drive and i feel the transmission engage, but when i step on the gas, it feels like MAJOR slippage or really sludgy.. that's the best i can describe it.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-14-2004, 08:10 AM
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It may just be low on fluid. Check hot, on level ground, idling in neutral, not in park. Very important, as checking in park can show full and still be down a quart or two.

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