I drove all day with no problems. At the end of the day, I pulled into my driveway (very steep) and tried to put the Jeep into reverse...no go. Drive works fine. I thought it may be linkage...does anyone have any ideas?
Just got home to take a look at the Jeep (my wife made the above post). Anyway .... the jeep runs absolutely fine in drive. All shifts seem good and normal. Reverse is a no go. THe back-up lights come on and there is a slight whirring when the gas is depressed. There is a little movement but the vehicle doesn't travel.
Any ideas? Bands? If its a band, can just the band be replaced or are we looking at a rebuild?
Also, last week I had the shifter detent recall performed. Could something be messed up or shifted?
Any slippage when you are going into overdrive? (Try turning it off and back on as your driving and see how it shifts)
I had a slippage (more of a real rough shift) going to overdrive then lost reverse gear all together. (After i lost reverse and drove a bit i had a grinding noise that lasted about 10 seconds, it made it home but it got replaced)
I believe the reverse gear is part of the overdrive unit.
Gearshift linkage damaged/out of adjustment
rear band is out of adjustment
valve body malfunction
rear servo or front clutch malfunction
overdrive unit direct clutch malfunction
(According to 42re service manual)
- Joe -
'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I6 4.0L
242TC - Extreme Engineering 2" Front Lift/1.75" Rear Lift - ES9000 Shocks + JKS BPEs
Moog Cargo Control Springs
Magnaflow Converter - Dynomax Muffler
235/75/15 AT Uniroyal Liberator Tires
I ended up taking her to a reputable transmission shop for further diagnosis ... They dropped the pan thinking that an "o" ring may have slipped off the selenoid. This was not the case ... and the bands were good shape and properly tightened. So ... you guessed it ... rebuild.
However, I did pick up a 12 month/18K warranty and its picking up $1100.00 (the cost of my dead trans being replaced with a used one) and I'll be applying it towards the rebuild. So its not as horrible as it could have been.
We should have her back on the road Monday or Tuesday.
Sorry to hear that. The tranny's hooked up to our I6 are the worst. I had a MOPAR rebuilt tranny put in back in April. Runs good now.
Do yourself a favor and have them install an external transmission cooler. If you plan on keeping the ZJ longer, it's a worth while investment IMHO.
BTW how much is the rebuild going to run you?
-Michael- 1997 TJ
White Custom Long Arm with Blue Torch Fab Stretch
Wagoneer Dana 44 Front End w/ ARB, Currie Rockjock 60 Rear w/ Detroit, 37" Baja Claws, Poison Spyder Tire Carrier, Competition Corners, Flat Fenders, Front Stinger, Full roll cage, GenRight Fuel Cell, Snyper Fab Rocker Skids