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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2021, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Broken bolt on 3-4 accumulator spring housing

Hello Everyone! Recently I bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with the 5.2L V8 and 44RE transmission. Everything on it was running great(other than the steering of course) until it completely stopped downshifting into first gear. (Please go to my other post about what's going on with it, any advice or tips help because I still can't figure it out. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/...first-4442167/ ). I went into the transmission to change the 3-4 accumulator spring hoping it would help but when I was putting the cover plate back on one of the five bolts broke from me tightening it too much. I have a picture of it but I'm not able to post pictures on this forum yet. I've looked all over the place but I haven't found anything about them. Would anyone happen to know where I could get a new one or what size they are so I could make a new one? Or what torque spec they're supposed to be at? Thanks!


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-09-2021, 10:48 PM
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You need a thread Guage to determine the screw thread. Get them at harbor freight

The screws are standard. You can get them at a site like boltdepot.com

That transmission needs to come out and be overhauled

Highly unlikely it is all ok on these old jeeps



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post #3 of 8 Old 09-10-2021, 02:48 AM
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That transmission needs to come out and be overhauled
Sudden loss of first gear and transmission going into limp mode on 4xRE- series transmissions is almost always an electrical issue - if manual 1st works, it's almost guaranteed to be sensor/ solenoid/ wire harness- related.

If manually selecting first gear won't get you into 1st, and changing the sensors and solenoids won't solve the problem when in D, then it's time to look for mechanical issues.

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What Timo said 100%.

As for your broken bolt, take out one of the non-broken ones, take it to the hardware store and match it up.

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I have a spare valve body in my garage with a full set of valve body fasteners, but I live across the ocean so there's not much point mailing just one bolt, way too expensive.

Not sure if you can easily find a torx- head bolt with the pre-installed washer, but as long as you get a bolt that is the same length + a small washer it should work just fine even if it has a cross head or hex head.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-10-2021, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Ok awesome thank you everyone! I’ll measure it as soon as I can get back in there and find a new one

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-10-2021, 07:47 AM
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Just going by memory from my rebuild and Googling info. A good guess would be that they are #10-24 machine screws about 0.55 inches long. Tightening torque is 35 in/lbs. As mentioned before you can take one of the good screws to a hardware store or parts store to match up. The Lowes by me has a thread checker mounted every few feet on the bolt aisle. 35 in/lbs is well within the torque ability of almost any drive type if you can find a torx head.

Edit: Just found some confirmation that the filter bolts (same thread as the accumulator bolts IMS) are #10-24 so a little more confident in that guess.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-10-2021, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thank you, I’ll get one of those as soon as I get the chance and if that doesn’t work I’ll take the good one to a hardware store

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