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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #1
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Got KJ Liberty 545RFE transmission, sound coming when shifting to "D"

Hi everyone, I'm Emre, I'm newbie at this forum, If I did something wrong or less sorry from the start.

Got 2.8 CRD KJ liberty, 545RFE transmission under. Changed the cases, rings, seals, gaskets of the transmission and tried to work it out that way. When I shift from P to D it sounds like RRRRRRRRRRRRRR and never lasts and never goes forward. I tried to change the all of solenoids it worked. Then I gave it to the customer, 2 days later he called me and it sounds when he shifted P to D, and never lasts and never goes forward. A tow bringing it to me again, what should I do, please help, and thanks!

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Unread 09-29-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
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Torque converters in the CRDs have issues.......... mine is a 05 with 135000 mi and if I don't let it sit and idle/run for a couple of minutes or so after the first start of the day or if its been sitting a while it won't or doesn't like to move.
And even then if I haven't let is run long enough to get the fluid circulated enough it won't unlock the converter and will kill the motor when you try and stop just like it would if it was a manual stopping with out pushing the clutch in.

I had the converter replaced under warranty at about 30,000 when it was doing it before, but the same issue came back in about 10000mi , since then I have just learned to live with it and have put another 95,000 miles on my CRD

Hope this might help you a little bit.
'05 Bright Silver Liberty CRD Sport
'13 Bright White 2dr Wrangler Sahara
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