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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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1998 ZJ 
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Jeep Problems Trans/TPS Help!

Hi all!
So I'm having some issues with my jeep . About a few years ago I started to notice the trans shifting a little harder. Not a big clunk, but more noticeable than usual and its usually on the 1-2 shift. Its smoother when I press the gas harder. But the other day i went over a muddy patch of grass onto the road, and as I got to the pavement it almost wouldn't shift. I heard a slight grinding noise but couldn't tell if it was related. When i let off the gas and pressed back on it shifted, but it almost felt as if it would stall. I drove it for about 3 miles and no other problems. The fluid is a tad low, but looks clean and pink. Also it seems to not be accelerating as fast as it used to and the mpg dropped from 17-18 to 16.3 in a bout a year. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on whats going on. I was thinking either the Tps or a speed sensor, or perhaps a trans cable adjustment. I'm going to scan it as soon as I get my obd2 back , but I don't want to throw parts at it.
thanks for reading!

Jeep specs
98 ZJ 42RE
97,000 miles
plugs, air filter, changed recently
battery 3yrs old
fuel pump about 3years old
never did a trans filter change (found that out yesterday from my dad ugh)

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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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it's PINK or is it clear red on a towel?
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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clear red. it looked pink on the stick.
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