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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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2006 liberty diesel transmission problems

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It seem that my transmission completely disengaged ( for lack of any other way to describe the phenomena) while I was driving on my way to work this morning on the freeway. It didn't come out of gear, per say, it just all of a sudden ceased transferring power from the engine to the wheels (BTW- I drive full time with the transfer case in full time 4 wheel drive). I coasted to the offramp of the freeway and pulled off to the shoulder. I put the transmission into 'PARK' and that worked. I checked the transfer case by first positioning it into 'NEUTRAL' which caused the jeep to roll forward predictably. Then I positioned the transfer case into each position from '2WD' all the way to '4WD Lo'. Each time in each position, the transfer case engaged as it should have normally. Now when I tried all of the transmission positions ('R' 'D' '2' and '1'), the vehicle wouldn't move forward and acted as if it were in 'N'-Neutral and the engine would just rev up as I applied the throttle. I think I hear a high pitched but subtle whirring whining sound as I rev the engine. The engine seem to run normally. I checked the transmission fluid and it is at the correct level and didn't have any abnormal smell, look or consistency. I can't think of anything else and from the looks of it, it sound like I have a major transmission problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that I've been told that in some newer transmissions, plastic bands are used instead of gears. Did I break a band? Ok, I'm ready for any and all input and advice from my fellow 'Jeep Forum' peeps. Help......

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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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One broken band would cause it to lose one gear not all. It sounds like the torque convertor went bad if you get no action out of it in any gear that is one common item it could be a shaft but that doesn't seem right if it happened as you were driving down the road.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks..... I appreciate the input.
Sounds like I just need to take it in and let an expert charge me lots of money.

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Unread 02-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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It makes sense that it might be the torque converter like GrapeApe mentioned. I wonder how much that's gonna cost.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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It makes sense that it might be the torque converter like GrapeApe mentioned. I wonder how much that's gonna cost.
I agree that chances are very high that you are looking at a torque converter issue.

Have any friends (or friends of friends) that turn wrenches for a living?
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