Transmission problems?! - Page 2 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 22 Old 04-13-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Scrubz23
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Weiner
Posts: 12
I'll talk to my step dad about it, maybe he'll get up and look for once (lazy). If not I'll try and maybe save up some money and take it to a mechanic and see if he can find out what's wrong. >_<

Scrubz23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 22 Old 04-13-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Scrubz23
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Weiner
Posts: 12
Also, are you sure it's not just my transmission blown?
Scrubz23 is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 04-13-2011, 03:33 PM
rlcii77
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Middleport
Posts: 257
I am thinking that it's your trans. cooler lines leaking. As previously stated, start at your radiator & follow the cooler lines from the trans' cooler on the front of your radiator back to the trans.. It seems that these lines are a common thing to start leaking after this many years.

You have to get this leak fixed, considering by your description, "Leak is pretty rough after I drive it around" or you will defiantely end up needing to rebuild/replace your trans.. I am also thinking that once you get the leak fixed & you get the proper fluid level in the trans., that you may be in good shape, hopefully. Make sure that when it pops out of gear or seems to be stuck in a too high of gear that you do NOT rev the engine up because the trans. may decide to shift down & it WILL SLAM in gear & possibly cause much more damage. Don't ask...
rlcii77 is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 04-13-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Scrubz23
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Weiner
Posts: 12
Yea I haven't been, I was worried I would end up blowing the engine up haha
Scrubz23 is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 04-14-2011, 08:10 AM
gabrod72
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,395
Hopefully from the commentary here you've nailed down the some crucial steps to troubleshooting things like this... 1. Visual Inspection, 2. Confirm findings and 2nd Visual Inspection, 3. Identify problem and fix it. It all starts with getting a flashlight in your hand and following the fluid leak to the source. If you're not lifted it may be easier to put the vehicle on jackstands or ramps so you have some room underneath it.

_______________________________________________
WARNING: Lo barato sale caro (Cheap things often lead to more expense)
gabrod72 is offline  
post #21 of 22 Old 04-14-2011, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
Scrubz23
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Weiner
Posts: 12
My step dad says the tranny is just blown.
Scrubz23 is offline  
post #22 of 22 Old 04-14-2011, 12:42 PM
gabrod72
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,395
If he took it apart then sure, but you can't tell that by looking or testing while it is leaking at the lines. The best advice I can give you is this: START by fixing the leak... this should fix it since it seems it was driving ok before the leak right? If you still have hesitation or problems shifting, then change the fluid, gasket and filter (pretty easy to do just RTFM.) This will cost around $35 for everything if you DIY. If you still have issues, then maybe your tranny is blown - then again, have you looked at the transfer case? Don't give up, I've seen people pay lots of $$$$ only to have the same problem re-surface. If you go to a mechanic, the WORST thing you can do is tell them what is wrong.... let them diagnose and troubleshoot the issue. EXAMPLE: You're vehicle is clanking and driving like crap whenever you turn or accelerate and you know your shocks are blown - so you take it to an honest mechanic and say you need shocks - he replaces them along with new bushings - what if you told him what the vehicle is doing and he finds your shocks are good and only need new bushings???? Think about it.

_______________________________________________
WARNING: Lo barato sale caro (Cheap things often lead to more expense)
gabrod72 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Transmission problems duckmans83 WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 3 01-02-2011 03:01 PM
Transmission problems andrayder ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 8 10-26-2010 10:11 AM
new transmission, same problems jeffp2152 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 13 02-24-2010 01:14 AM
Transmission problems. HELP! jmack549 WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 9 10-30-2008 11:01 PM
transmission problems 01gt ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 11-14-2007 05:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome