Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Millen Area,Georgia
Could be a few minor things wrong with it.........
For 1,it has a cable adjustment on the throttle,you will see it at the throttle linkage,there will be 2 cables coming off the throttle arm,1 is the gas pedal,and the other is the kickdown cable..this kickdown cable also controls the shifts on the trans,such as how long the gears stay in that gear until shifting to the next...you will see the adjustment on the cable up by the valve cover...try changing that a little one way or the other and see if that helps..there is a little button to push and adjust it in or out of the bracket...i have the same year 2.5 YJ auto too and have had to adjust that a few times.
Another thing could be linkage adjustment...i'm not quite sure what you are saying,but from what i am reading you are shifting it into "D" and it seems to slip a bit into gear?..if so...then the shifter linkage could be loose or out of adjustment and not putting it all the way into drive.
Another possibilty is the previous owner could of had it in deep water and water is in the trans fluid and causing it to do funky things....i know this first hand..lol..i've had mine the river quite a few times and had to flush the fluids out and refill with fresh and that solved some minor shifting issues...the fluid still looks like new,but has water content in it
If you decide to change the fluid,you need to flush the old fluid out so there is no water left anywhere in the valvd body and torque converter...
Drain your pan....then take the return line off at the trans....use a clear hose that will fit over the end of the return line tight,maybe even add a small hose clamp to make it stay on there and have a drain pan or bucket to catch the fluid....
Fill the trans up with fresh fluid,then hopefully have a buddy to help...let him start the Jeep up and only let it idle,if you rev it up it shoot fluid out the hose crazy fast and pobabl;y soak you and everything else around the area(ask me how i know..lol)..watch the fluid come out of the hose until it is the new fresh fluid,then put it all back together and top off with fluids....
I wouldn't let it run long while pushing the old fluid out and run the pan dry,do it a few times and only let a few quarts at most at a time drain before shutting it off and adding a few more quarts to top it off and continue the process untill new clean fluid comes out.
These transmissions have a vent hole right behind the torque converter on the pump housing,it's low enough that it easily takes in water.
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