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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
creeperjeeper8
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Check Engine. Transmission problems

Hey guys,

Sorry for being a bother to ask what might be a stupid question, but i have a 97 ZJ with 183000 miles on it (hell yea!). On my drive down to Virginia Tech for the semester, my transmission was starting to have problems on the highway by not shifting out of what i think was 3rd. Now after the drive, the check engine light came on and the transmission is really having problems deciding when to shift up....especially out of third.

i got the check engine light checked out at sears and they said it was the governor valve, which im under the assumption is way more of a DIY job like all of the other things on my jeep have been.

Is this a typical thing, and my beloved "black betty" is actually dying? or is there anything i can do?

Thanks guys!
MS

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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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Go to youtube and search for gov pressure solenoid ZJ. There are a few tutorials.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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Is it something I could do on my own you think or is it gonna have to go to a shop?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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Is it something I could do on my own you think or is it gonna have to go to a shop?
Did you watch the video?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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that's what I think is the best tutorial. doesn't seem too bad but that's always how I feel until I start working on it haha
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Unread 01-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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I like this one too
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