zj trans slipped, then restart and go another 1/4 mi
Hey everyone! New here, but I did check the forums for this problem...The day before my trans slipped, I used my zj to move my broke 69 ford and a saturn across my yard. I had to jerk on the truck to get it to slide on its stuck wheels, using 4lo. Didn't get hot, and drove fine the rest of the day. When I drove home from work the next day, it took off ok, but seemed funny on the shift into 2nd or drive, and just revved like it was in neutral, after 1/8 mile. (I saw thread like this here- but it was never resolved) I stopped for a count of 10 seconds, restarted it and drove another 1/8 mi, and it did the same thing. I stopped, did a 10 sec count, started it back up and it went a lil ways. I started turning it off and coasting for 10 secs in neutral, and restarting. Did this for 2 miles, till i got to a big hill, then got a buddy to tow me home. After sitting 3hrs before the tow home, it acted no different. When i go into reverse, I hear what sounds like a p.s. pump low fluid growl (its NOT the PS pump)I didn't stop long enough to "cool" anything. It seems to me that fluid is not circulating enough-a restriction either at the filter, or a check valve I read about by the cooler, maybe? I had an escort as a kid that flaked off oil crud into the pan. Same deal. When the oil light came on, I shut it down long enough for stuff to fall off the pickup, then drove a ways. The xj trans fluid (atf+4) looks and smells fine. Any ideas? I'm severely strapped for cash at this time, but as a jeep and sooby owner, I am very mechanically inclined, and willing to try anything. gonna check trouble codes now..thanks for any input!
Nahh, I stopped doing that when I was a kid and broke stuff all the time. The only jerking that was done was from the slack in the chain, which was intentional. Think it's a fluid pumping problem, due to the growling it made when in reverse, but right now I'm dropping a motor back into my outback, and just giving the ZJ dirty looks outta the corner of my eyes. I have a 1990 xj with no title, but it runs. Are the automatic transmissions the same? Oh, forgot to mention- the ZJ has 254,000 mi on it, and it's all original. When I got it last August, it always seemed kinda sluggish on the throttle, like something was holding it back, and it just took more gas to get it to do anything. I thought it was a sticky brake caliper (my jeeps always came down with that prob) but in neutral, it coasted fine. I downsized the tires a size, back to stock (narrower and a lil shorter) and seemed to roll and drive much better.