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post #1 of 8 Old 06-03-2002, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 00 tj and a couple of months ago water got into my transmission, because the seal broke. (and because the mud puddle was a VERY DEEP puddle). Good times.
It was supposed to have been fixed, but it is still gving me trouble sometimes. It occasionally hesitates--skips--when I first take off. I've hit a couple (not hard) trails around since then, and both times the tranny has messed up afterwards. It can't handle the workout. It isn't shifting into 3rd (it is an automatic, which is another post altogether). So I have to stick to town roads and not the highways & interstates (because driving at 65mph has the rpms up around 4). Also, the transmission fluid has bubbles--not a lot, just a few foamy bubbles, instead of a slick, red liquid. I know nothing about it, but a good friend says it isn't normal, and it may be a sign of what is still wrong with the transmission. Or it may be nothing. Either way, my jeep isn't driving right today. Anyone have an idea?


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post #2 of 8 Old 06-03-2002, 02:46 PM
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Auto trannies are way complicated inside, I wouldn't touch the inside of one at this stage in my life. I think that, despite the "can-do" nature of us Jeepers, taking your Jeep to a REPUTIBLE auto tranny shop (see, they have to have their own shops), would be money well spent, esp. for a basically brand-new Jeep. You've already lost one forward gear, I'd say the time is now.

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My bud Dr. Love said that there is a ton of Tranny fluid in there and once its bad its makes the tranny act up. It won't be until you drain all of the fluid and put new fluid back before it drives like normal again.
And I know he's right because Dr. Love fixes all problems.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-05-2002, 12:14 AM
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When you got the water in the tranny from the bad seal was a tranny flush performed? If not can try a tranny flush but with the loss of a gear the tranny probly needs a rebuild, and remanufactured trannies generaly are cheaper then haveing a place rebuild one. And if you have any mechanical ability swapping a tranny is pretty simple.

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The smart thing to do before you spend hundreds on a rebuild would be to drain and refill all the fluid (including fluid in torque convertor and lines) and put a new filter in. Check your pan for particles/metal shavings/whatever else may be in there. If this doesnt help then you are looking at a rebuild. If thats the case go ahead and tell your tranny guy you want a shift kit, quality bands and clutches, a better torque converter, and an aftermaket cooler. If you also want gear selection consider a different valve body. Good Luck

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-05-2002, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I did drain all drain all the fluid, (tonight will be the fourth time), changed out the kit, added cleaner, etc. I'm sure that draining it one last time will hopefully get the last of the water out (assuming that is the problem). It helped last time. 've been thinking of trading anyway, so this incident has just moved my schedule up a few weeks. It's not worth changing the transmission.
Special thanks to Dr. Love, for his help. There's no question too hard for him, I've found <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-06-2002, 04:20 PM
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as nice as they are to have(my cj has one )a jeep aint really a jeep unless its a manual.but then again beggars cant be choosers
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