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post #1 of 7 Old 08-25-2011, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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I think my wife broke the jeep...

I need a little help for some trouble shooting. My wife took the jeep to work one day last week and called me to say that she was on the side of the road and the jeep just stopped. I go up there and find that it will not catch any gears, and notice a pool of trans fluid under the jeep. Inspection shows that a hose had broken between the radiator and transmission and alot of the fluid had leaked out. I put on a new hose and fill up with transmission fluid and off we go. But now there is a BIG slip between first and second, and it even takes 4-5 seconds for the jeep to shift into drive once I shift from neutral. I may take it in and have the transmission serviced to see if that helps, but I am afraid they will tell me I need a rebuild. So what kind of damage could have been done by driving 70mph down the interstate while the tranny was dumping fluid? Anything I can try to look at/fix other than taking it to the shop for a transmission service? Could that have affected any of the sensors for it to have been run dry?

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Thanks for any advice, I have never had a transmission issue before and feel kind of lost, and worried that I am going to have to have a rebuild or new transmission put in.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-25-2011, 10:44 PM
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OK, your wife did not break the Jeep, she was just driving when a hose blew. If you had been driving the hose still would have blown, so it is no ones fault.

You may just have air in the system,if that is the case a service should fix it. That would be the best case, the worst case is she just kept ramming on it when it would not go and burnt your tranny up. Then yes it is all her fault and forget the first part of this post.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-25-2011, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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How can I find out what Transmission I have and what type of fluid will work best?

When I refilled it took 3 quarts and I added ATF +4

Is that the right fluid?
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-26-2011, 07:57 AM
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If it was low enough to not drive at all it will need more than 3 quarts. I usually have to use 6 quarts on a 42RE.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-26-2011, 08:59 AM
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remember to check the fluid on a level surface in NEUTRAL. Cycle the shifter through all the gears then stop in NEUTRAL and check the fluid level, it will read high in park as the pump does not circulate when it is in park.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-02-2011, 06:27 PM
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OK, your wife did not break the Jeep, she was just driving when a hose blew. If you had been driving the hose still would have blown, so it is no ones fault.

You may just have air in the system,if that is the case a service should fix it. That would be the best case, the worst case is she just kept ramming on it when it would not go and burnt your tranny up. Then yes it is all her fault and forget the first part of this post.
Ooooooooold thread but I feel like this needed to be heard by many, it gave me a great laugh

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-03-2011, 09:36 PM
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Well I for one enjoyed that certain post. Thanks for bringing it back up.

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