Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Only 4 1/2 year old thread....
I'm having a problem with my '97 TJ 4-banger that seems related to the torque converter. Basically the clutch won't engage at stop, when the engine is warm (seems to work normally when run while the engine is cold). Of course this means every time I come to a stop light, the engine freaks out and stalls. I have to throw it in neutral when coming to a stop. Sometimes when I put it back in drive to go, it stalls out again unless I give it a little gas at the same time.
I know nothing about auto transmissions (except how to check the fluid). The fluid level is good and it's clean. The tranny was rebuilt about 18 months ago. I've looked at the brake switch. It seems fine (it's moving normally), but I have no idea how to remove it. It did throw a code a couple of months ago - P0740 or P0743 or something like that. Checked fluid, cleared the code, and it has not come back. I took a look at the solenoid wires. They're attached, is all I can tell. It looks like they're just stuck in there - not sure how to pull or re-attach. Maybe I should check for signal on them, but I don't know what to look for ...
2001 TJ Sport 4.0L w/D44 rear
RE 2" BB rear, OME 2 1/2 over springs front, OME shocks, JKS 1.25" Bodylift, JKS 1" MML, 33x12.5 BFG MT