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post #1 of 3 Old 04-09-2017, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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transmission issues

this is my issue....i have a 89 cherokee 4.0 AT i did a motor swap to a 4.0 inline 6 out of a 95 jeep wrangler, she starts and runs beautiful accept she wont go in drive 1st2nd no problem 3rd same good but in drive nothing she wont move i have to drop to 1st2nd and manually shift till 3rd put her in drive she goes but no power she wont even kick down a gear to gain speed....ive check fluid, linkage, drive line, torque converter, now keep in mind its a 89 transmission on a 95 block if that makes a difference

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-10-2017, 05:23 AM
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The Cherokee AW-4 AT transmission is controlled by a separate computer controller. The symptoms suggest that the trans is fine, but that there is a wiring issue such as failed/damaged wires or wire plugs, something is unplugged, or the Transmission Control Unit computer is faulty.

Did you adjust the kickdown cable using the Service Manual instructions ?

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Look here and make sure both of those plugs are connected.

Also, if you missed hooking up the grounds at the dipstick tube stud, or it's heavily painted, that could cause issues.

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