Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington state
'99 WJ auto trans: need tips for daughter please
I hang out a lot on the XJ forum for our '99 and 2000 std. XJ Cherokees. However I just talked to my daughter who lives in central Montana and her 1999 Grand Cherokee's auto trans is beginning to act up. I'm dumb on Grand Cherokees. I read the sticky, search, but have yet to see an actual Transmission Model mentioned. So please indulge me a bit:
What auto trans did Chrysler put in the '99 G. Cherokees? Only one model? What is it?
I'm used to our AW4's, so how does the GC auto trans compare for durability, etc.?
Her's has 82K miles. They've had it since 50K. Doubt it's ever had trans service, so I already advised that. Her complaint is that when cold, it,"slips," (her words), between 1st and 2nd. (Hesitates, rev's slightly, engages, then OK) All is well when trans is warm/hot.
I'm thinking a fluid change, filter change, inspect pan for debris, and see what happens. She works for a GM dealership in the office and their mechanic already said the fluid looks dark.
My main question for this forum is for what to expect from the GC trans since I have no idea what it even is.
Dennis in E WA state