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post #1 of 9 Old 08-16-2017, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Weird shifting issue

94 zj limited with 42re

I have had this issue since I bought my zj months ago and have just dealt with it, but it's getting quite annoying.

My tranny shifts just fine for the most part, except almost 99% of the time when it shifts from 1st to 2nd it seems like it almost immediately shifts into 3rd. And it drives me nuts because I lose all momentum. I haven't dropped the pan yet and changed fluids and all that and I know that's a no no but I honestly just haven't had time or cared enough.

Basically I just want to know what could be causing this and what to possibly expect when I get to finally looking at my tranny.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 10:35 AM
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The exact thing happens with my 93 Dakota PU. It has done it for years(ever since I pulled it out of the woods and paid a lady $200 for it.). I'm used to it and the 3.9 V6 powers trough it so it has never been problematic.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 11:04 AM
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Adjust your TV cable.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 11:54 AM
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Yeap, TV cable would be my primary suspect. Check the adjustment, adjust if needed, and make sure it is connected at both ends.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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That's kinda what I was thinking but how do you properly adjust it? I've messed with it in the past and I either get it to where it's too slow to shift or too fast. Is it just kind of a sweet spot kinda thing?

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 03:33 PM
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Yup, adjust a little at a time and find the spot you like.

I tend to adjust so it will hold a gear until just shy of the rev limiter when you floor it, which is a little more aggressive than normal.


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post #7 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well I know what I'll be doing today. Thanks guys I'll play around with it and get it to a spot I like.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-20-2017, 06:34 PM
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Do a search on you tube. There are a couple of videos that make proper adjustment easy.

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P.S. here is a link.
https://youtu.be/FsXDlKAuZGI

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post #9 of 9 Old 08-21-2017, 01:19 AM
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You basically want it adjusted so that the TV-cable is tight at full throttle. If your Jeep hits the rev limiter at full throttle and you need to ease up a little on the throttle to make it shift, back up the adjustment a little.
Be careful with the TV cable end link at the throttle body, the plastic clip with the ball-and-socket joint breaks very easily.


Factory adjustment IMO is too "soft", it does create smooth shifts but won't give you enough line pressure at heavy or full throttle and causes some slipping during shifts.
I've installed a shift correction kit, with max. line pressure increased about 15%, and combined with a "tight" TV-cable adjustment my 46RE shifts smoothly at part throttle, but gives firm shifts at heavy-to-full throttle like it should. Way better than factory.

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