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Price $15000
Rating 4
Pros It's an auto with OD
Cons OD is too tall, it's a clunky trans but it's not so bad
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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 :laugh:
 

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Price $1
Rating 3
Pros Shifts nice, coasts well on highway
Cons Not as durable as the 54 in the v8 Grand cherokees
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Comments: Its the stock tranny on my WJ and it does what it needs to do, shift the car
 

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Price $0.5
Rating 3
Pros Smooth shifts
Cons OD is needed alot on the highway and I only have 245s and 3.73 gears
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Comments: This came in my Liberty, shifts smooth but 245/265s make the shift pints kind of odd and confusing.
 

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Price $1
Pros None
Cons None
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Comments: So far no issues with this transmission.
 

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Price $50
Pros Great
Cons Great
Recommended yes

Comments: asdfasdf
 

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Price $13900
Pros this transmission offers an overdrive for highway or around town cruising.
Cons cant handle everything
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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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Price $20000
Pros Gives me more than one ratio between my engine and wheels.
Cons Doesn't have a Rubicrawler
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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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Price $100
Pros Not much "get up and go"
Cons none
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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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Price $2850
Rating 3
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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Price $1
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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Price $1
Pros none
Cons none
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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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Price $0.02
Rating 5
Pros Overall reliable, efficient, convenient, really good offroad and on
Cons none
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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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Price $3500
Rating 4
Pros Chrysler reman
Cons Is still a 42RLE
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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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Comments: 42RLE Transmission in LJ

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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