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View Poll Results: Are you having a problem with your JK Automatic?
I have NO problems, my transmission works great 261 90.31%
I am starting to have problems requring a visit to the dealer 14 4.84%
My transmission is a constant problem and has already been to the dealer 14 4.84%
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Unread 07-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #76
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2007 jk auto trans 32500 miles and runs great!

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Unread 07-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #77
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Mine used to do the same when I "backed" my trailer up my slanted driveway and usually just dropped into 4lo--no problemo-


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I also have the shuttering in reverse when backing up my steep driveway with the boat hooked up. other than that it shifts and works great.dealer told me that it was common and said that the reverse gear really wasn't designed to tow any amount of weight. understandable i suppose, its a jeep not a pickup. i commend him for the honesty, and believe he'd take care of it if it ever became a real problem, and im tired of people complaining about how under powered their jk's are. under powered compared to what? a pickup? of course, its a jeep. when i compare it to my old tj, its a big improvement. just my 2 cents.
Now I don't have to since my regearing-

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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #78
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I know this is an old thread; but, my Jeep now has the torque converter shudder when clutch is trying to lock up under 40 mph. I have an 2008 JK Rubi 4 door w/ auto trans and 109k miles. My mechanic suggested some Lube Locker "red" to help resolve the shudder. I'll try to remember to report back if that helped resolve shudder.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #79
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I know this is an old thread; but, my Jeep now has the torque converter shudder when clutch is trying to lock up under 40 mph. I have an 2008 JK Rubi 4 door w/ auto trans and 109k miles. My mechanic suggested some Lube Locker "red" to help resolve the shudder. I'll try to remember to report back if that helped resolve shudder.
A problem like this might be corrected with a programming change. There is typically a pulsed signal to soften the engagement, and as stuff wears, it becomes more noticeable.

Fresh correct fluid might not hurt either, if it's old. In the old non-lockup days, none of this stuff was very critical, hydraulics just clunked the stuff in and out and the TC took up the slack. Such is the price of progress.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #80
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Occasionally I've had my jeep sort of search for a gear when I've had to stomp on it to avoid a situation in city traffic, seemed like it free reved and I let up on gas and then it shifted. Also sometimes it won't kick down until I practically floor it when driving up a hill at interstate speed. Going to get the fluid changed at next appointment 50K.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 05:35 AM   #81
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:18 AM   #82
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Occasionally I've had my jeep sort of search for a gear when I've had to stomp on it to avoid a situation in city traffic, seemed like it free reved and I let up on gas and then it shifted.
That may be a symptom of low ATF???

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Also sometimes it won't kick down until I practically floor it when driving up a hill at interstate speed.
If you have cruise control set & the torque converter clutch is locked up, that can occur. I squeeze down on skinny pedal & turn off the cruise control & it kicks down to 3rd gear right away. Also, this helps avoid the 5K rpm kick down to 2nd gear.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:23 AM   #83
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A problem like this might be corrected with a programming change. There is typically a pulsed signal to soften the engagement, and as stuff wears, it becomes more noticeable.
That is my next step, if this magic fluid doesn't solve the problem.

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Fresh correct fluid might not hurt either, if it's old.
Had ATF changed just 10K miles ago when I had the RubiCrawler installed and the transmission shifter position sensor replaced.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #84
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More problems then time... first car was a93jeep wrangle loved it wanted a newer one when they came out i currently have 88k miles now. .. at 35 the dealership had to rebiuld my motor lifters where tapping told the dealership on 4 occasions they where tapping didn't listen to me ended up taking them a month and a half... couldn't explain to me why they where tapping what caused it or that it wouldn't occur in another 35k mile lucky for me that hasn't happened. While in reverse or going up hills with any sort of incline my car will sudder/vibrate/shake only way i can think to discribe with our having every person on here drive my jeep. It is currently in the dealership because it for suck in 4x4 and the bushing on the channel which controls the linkage broke and my wonderful"sarcasm" jeep is now suck in 4 high and the dealership is starting my lifetime powertrain and motor doesn't cover it. So yes I'd say i have had lots of problems with my jeep
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