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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

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It wasnt the transmission. After inspection, they located the problem. The tech at the previous Jeep dealer who did my oil change put 2 O rings on the oil filter instead of 1. This created a gap that allowed oil to flow out. When my check engine light came on and the engine suddenly stopped delivering power, it was going into "self preservation mode" to protect the engine.

They did a complete oil change, fixed the problem, and ended up having to clean the entire engine compartment cause there was oil everywhere (the dealer that performed the botched oil change paid for that).

My question is, when my check engine light came on I looked at my EVIC and it showed my oil life at 53%. Shouldnt it have said something closer to 0%. Especially since I was within a month of an oil change anyway

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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

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It wasnt the transmission. After inspection, they located the problem. The tech at the previous Jeep dealer who did my oil change put 2 O rings on the oil filter instead of 1. This created a gap that allowed oil to flow out. When my check engine light came on and the engine suddenly stopped delivering power, it was going into "self preservation mode" to protect the engine.
That's good news. I'd consider that a feature, not a bug.

Great that it's only an oil change and a detail of the engine compartment than a transmission.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:10 AM
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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

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UPDATE:

It wasnt the transmission. After inspection, they located the problem. The tech at the previous Jeep dealer who did my oil change put 2 O rings on the oil filter instead of 1. This created a gap that allowed oil to flow out. When my check engine light came on and the engine suddenly stopped delivering power, it was going into "self preservation mode" to protect the engine.
It's nice to know that this feature exists. Now we know that if the same behaviour (check engine light, car won't go over 30/35mph) occurs to check the oil level.

I wonder if the guy changing the filter actually put two O-rings on the filter or if the original O-ring stayed stuck to the car when the old filter was taken off...
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:53 AM
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I wonder if the guy changing the filter actually put two O-rings on the filter or if the original O-ring stayed stuck to the car when the old filter was taken off...


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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee without any apparent transmission problems. I've had the reflashes done but no actual problems. I actually think the tranny issue is blown out of proportion by a few unlucky ones. The lighter duty 8 speed tranny isn't new either, it was new to the Jeep but it has been used in the Chargers / 300C since the 2012 model year with the SE (optional) and the SXT (standard) trims.
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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

Although I researched my 14' Altitude purchase in great lengths, I still pulled the trigger on it back in April. I read nearly every negative post regarding the 8spd trans but made a firm conclusion. Many posts created were repeats from people with the trans issue just venting about the same issue in a different written way.

I think a lot of times an easy target is the trans. But for the most part, there are probably many internet readers doing searches about the JGC like many of us have prior to purchase. The problem is they don't get the chance to read the end result. They click on a link pointing to a forum like this with real users and only see thread titles, or read the first few posts. Not knowing the actual end result. Hence, creating a negative impression for the person researching.

Again, I'm glad to see the real issue from what originally was thought to be the trans.


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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

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It wasnt the transmission. After inspection, they located the problem.
Glad to hear it turned out to be a minor problem. Human error will always be with us. Nice that the Jeep has a 'self preservation' mode.


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It wasnt the transmission. After inspection, they located the problem. The tech at the previous Jeep dealer who did my oil change put 2 O rings on the oil filter instead of 1.
I cannot understand the thought process that resulted in two o-rings.

I don't think it was a 'tech' ... maybe a semi-trained monkey

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I cannot understand the thought process that resulted in two o-rings.

Doesn't sound like there was a thought process.
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Re: 11k miles and blown Transmission

If you possibly can - at all costs DO YOUR OWN OIL CHANGES , it's a piece of piss and your ride will love you for it , and besides you will save coinage & have peace of mind it was done properly

Glad you got it sorted in the end brother

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If you possibly can - at all costs DO YOUR OWN OIL CHANGES , it's a piece of piss and your ride will love you for it , and besides you will save coinage & have peace of mind it was done properly

Glad you got it sorted in the end brother

agree completely, I do it mainly as a time saver and piece of mind. 20 minutes instead of a few hours of bumbling fools who could care less. but $50 for a full synthetic oil change with Amazon dropping the oil jugs and filter on your door step does save over what a dealer would charge. ive tried letting them do it and just too many screw ups and waiting around
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