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post #1 of 2 Old 11-17-2011, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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1992 Grand cherokee laredo transmission problem

i recently swapped transmissions from my 95 Laredo from a 94 limited. the trans that is in the 95 works however, the trans has been sitting for a while at least 2 years and i did not do anything to it but put new fluid in. so here is the problem. start engine. put into drive or any other gear, and it works. i start driving and it is hesitant to switch to second gear, after fiddling with the position of the gas peddle i found that not pushing it down enough will cause the trans to switch gears from first to second and back down again over and over. next going faster above 2000 RPM it will not go into 3rd until i floor the peddle and release quickly and reapply holding it about 1500 RPM. if i let off to much it down shifts to second and slows the vehicle down. i have not drivin it since the test run for fear of burning it up. what did i not do or what can i do to remedy the problem and if you need more info please ask because i am willing to give more, thanks

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post #2 of 2 Old 11-17-2011, 10:26 PM
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With the time the trans sat around it could be a number of things but if you assumed the internals were ok I would think the T/V cable is too tight. A tight T/V cable will cause gears to hold a long time before upshifting and also make the trans real sensitive to downshift with throttle. Maybe back off/loosen the T/V cable adjustment on the the cable at the throttle body/cable bracket. A couple clicks at a time here because you dont want it too loose, if it gets too loose it will start upshifting too soon and can burn up the trans.
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