Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
2007 Grand Cherokee Lurches forward when put in DRIVE
I'm having an interesting problem. When I put the car into drive, the car sometimes lurches forward for a second like it "kicking in" sometimes its VERY violent and sometimes it doesn't happen at all. I keep my foot on the brake and whether or not Im pressing down hard or softly, the same issue occurs. The engine temp doesnt really matter, it will do it when it wants to really I cannot find a corrolation between useage and when it does it. it does it when its warm and when its cold (but more so and more violently when it's cold).
I warm the car up before I drive it all the time, I dont slam it into drive the moment I start it up. I also do not slam it into drive when I'm rolling. I stop COMPLETELY before going from reverse to drive.
Anyone have this problem too on this car or any other car? Again, the intensity is random and there are indeed times in which it shifts perfectly smoothly from Reverse to drive (or park to drive).
The car also seems to lurch forward from 1st gear to second gear. This happens whenever the car lurches going into drive too. It's intensity too is random.
thoughts and previous experiences?