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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Trans OD issues

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96 cherokee 4.0 200k but 40k on rebuilt trans. No tow or plow. Accelerating onto tollway, won't accelerate beyond 55mph, then with more throttle RPM jumps 1200+ to about 3K with no response from trans (speed) - seemingly slipping. Pull over, smell burned trans smell. Fluid full but burnt. 1st-3rd gear fine, but seemingly won't shift into OD, and still smells hot/burnt. Likely bad trans/losing OD or possibly TCM or something else?? What to do?? Work truck without means of replacing it right now, but no work without it. Help! Thanks!

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Unread 02-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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My 96 cherokee does the same thing. If you find a cure let me know thanks. I've had no luck with mine yet.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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Have you changed the fluid?
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Unread 03-01-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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Converters smoked from the sounds of things.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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Sounds like something a tear down will fix. When the Trans goes into OD the TCC (TC clutch) engages and gives you OD. If the fluid is dark/burnt smellin and don't go into overdrive then it sounds like the clutch is possibly done and/or there is a problem in the valve body. To be sure get a professional diagnosis.
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