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Product Information

MSRP: $26,000.00
Average Price: $3,251.05
Manufacturer: JEEP
Yes: 28 / No: 9

Automatic 4-speed Overdrive


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Steven Frand
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Steven Frand's Reviews
03-16-2019, 11:45 PM
42RLE Transmission in LJ

Comments: 52000 miles on my 42RLE in my ‘06 Unlimited Rubicon. CIL/MIL light came on yesterday with DTC P0740. Now this morning I also have P1775. I took it in for an early AT fluid change. Mechanic found aluminum metal flecks in the bottom of the pan. How much time do I have before I need a transmission rebuild?

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Nee's Reviews

05-27-2015, 06:03 AM
Price: $3,500.00
Pros: Chrysler reman
Cons: Is still a 42RLE
Recommended? Yes

Comments: At 85K tranny pump lost prime. Would bang into gear. Had dealer replace with reman unit. 3 year 100k warranty. Have 25k on so far and alittle shy of 2 years. So far so good, but still a 42RLE

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BlackWidowWJ09's Reviews
05-26-2015, 03:51 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Stock Transmission
Cons: Stock Transmission
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Stock Transmission

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Airstreamer67's Reviews

11-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Price: $0.02
Pros: Overall reliable, efficient, convenient, really good offroad and on
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've driven with this tanny since buying my 03 Wrangler in 03. The only problem I have experienced was at about 25K miles when the tranny developed a little "bump" while coming to a stop and downshifting. The dealer quickly fixed it under waranty. Since then, it has performed as well as any tranny I've ever owned.

I really like it offroad. When going through the mud gettng to my hunting spots, it allows me to pay attention to what I need to do to keep from getting stuck without worrying about a clutch, shifting or anything else. Combined with my front-axle Aussie locker, this tranny allows the Jeep to be the mud warrior it was designed to be when it was developed in the late 1930s and proved itself as one of the most valuable Allied tools in WWII. This tranny enhances bad-road performance and well represents the Jeep that went to war so many times in the 20th Century.

On the highway, the overdrive gear allows my Wrangler's straight-6 engine to comfortably keep up the pace at relatively low and easy RPMs.

In the city, it is smooth and effortless while negotiating heavy traffic.

I'm glad I bought it.

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corvette1099's Reviews
07-24-2014, 12:43 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Recommended? No

Comments: Not that great of a Transmission, I've had nothing but problems with it but one input isn't like the input of 100 people.

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jpdude999's Reviews
07-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: none
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Stock tranny, I can't complain yet. I'll probably keep it and install the Rubicrawler to get my ratio down.

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Coyote1's Reviews
06-30-2013, 12:28 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Love the overdrive...
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far so good, might put a oil cooler in line at some point...

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TPuls's Reviews

01-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Price: $2,850.00
Pros: 3 speed with overdrive
Cons: Not very tough, clunky, harsh shifts once in a while
Recommended? No

Comments: I bought my TJ with 12k miles on it, and the transmission seemed fine at the time, but a year and a half later when it had 28k on it the thing started shifting funny when coming to a stop. (It would neutral from second then drop into first)
My dad has worked for Chrysler for going on 30 years, and is currently in the plant where this tranny is built. So I was able to talk directly with the engineers and guys at the plant to help figure out what was goin on.
Well after a dealer maintenance dept, and 2 tranny shops said the L/R clutch packs were goin out, I ended up replacing it for $2850!
Needless to say I was a bit upset.
I contacted Jeep customer service thru email and phone, and they said they couldn't help out at all.
Really Jeep? With that low of mileage, the thing shouldn't have even needed serviced yet by your standards. The least they could've done was chip in a bit.

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jeremysaal's Reviews
11-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Durable
Cons: -
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Stock transmission, which is durable and reliable.

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colemanjk's Reviews
08-13-2011, 03:13 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Not much "get up and go"
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: As I said, it doesn't have the proper requirements for passing other vehicles. It stands up to all towing requirements though.

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weidmaier's Reviews
04-24-2011, 11:17 PM
Price: $550.00
Pros: makes the jeep move...
Cons: blew it mudding
Recommended? No

Comments: easy to swap but broke it fairly easy


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UnlWrnglr's Reviews
03-14-2011, 11:43 PM
Price: $20,000.00
Pros: Gives me more than one ratio between my engine and wheels.
Cons: Doesn't have a Rubicrawler
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Came with the Jeep. Pretty fond of it. I'd like a tranny temp gauge and cooler but all good things in time. For now I'm more than happy wheelin an automatic

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camera-man's Reviews
03-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Price: $13,900.00
Pros: this transmission offers an overdrive for highway or around town cruising.
Cons: cant handle everything
Recommended? Yes

Comments: there are some tougher transmission out there but i think this would be a great start for someone who needs better gas mileage and torque.


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deerassassin22's Reviews
03-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Great
Cons: Great
Recommended? Yes

Comments: asdfasdf

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ArmyVet717's Reviews
02-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: None
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far no issues with this transmission.

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jafstl38's Reviews

10-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Price: $0.50
Pros: Smooth shifts
Cons: OD is needed alot on the highway and I only have 245s and 3.73 gears
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This came in my Liberty, shifts smooth but 245/265s make the shift pints kind of odd and confusing.


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compcrasher86's Reviews

09-06-2010, 04:33 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Shifts nice, coasts well on highway
Cons: Not as durable as the 54 in the v8 Grand cherokees
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Its the stock tranny on my WJ and it does what it needs to do, shift the car

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kittyhawk's Reviews
08-30-2010, 05:56 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: came with jeep
Cons: weak
Recommended? No

Comments: Came with jeep.


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2006_Sport's Reviews

07-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Price: $15,000.00
Pros: It's an auto with OD
Cons: OD is too tall, it's a clunky trans but it's not so bad
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's an okay transmission, if it wasn't a pain to swap in an AW4 or manual I would have done it already. Clunky and slow shifting with a stupid tall OD ratio.

I entered 15,000 for the price because that's how much I paid for my Jeep that it came in

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03JeepX's Reviews
07-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: it shifts
Cons: shift points are a little weird
Recommended? Yes

Comments: it shifts

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