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Old 07-13-2015, 12:11 AM
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

Here is what I am in for:

-Transgo 5-45RFE Shift Kit
-Mopar Trans Solenoid (I opted for the updated design for just a little extra cash)
-Auto-RX (I have some for my Yamaha R6 and some for the 5-45RFE)
-FilterMag Trans Pan Filter
-B&M Drain Plug Kit
-Fel-Pro Gasket

There goes my last paycheck!

I got a new oil catch since I replaced my oil with Royal Purple ATF+4, AKA the expensive sh*t, not even a thousand miles ago. One i have it in the new catch in a controlled environment (the garage with no falling debris, leaves, etc) I will put it through a funnel with filtration. I replaced the filters with updated Mopar filters previously at the same time, so those will stay also! Fingers crossed!

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Old 07-13-2015, 05:50 AM
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

After my rebuild, i was faced with a pressure switch message. (there are 5 pressure switches in the solenoid block, which give their state to the TCM, so that the TCM knows that a solenoid does its job). I also had to drop the transmission pan again, with all new fluid. ATF+4 at that time cost me USD 30 a litre, so i also kept the fluid and filtered it before re-use. Its time again to change the fluid and just ordered new last week and paid USD 20 a litre, so that is much better.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:04 AM
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

Everything has arrived! I just need to pick up the gasket and I will be all set. Unfortunately, I will be out of town for the weekend and may not get to install all of this in time. We'll see!

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Old 07-19-2015, 02:04 PM
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

I am about mid way through this right now. I have the valve body off and am preparing to take the solenoid off as well as install the shift kit. Man, what a pain!

I always forgot how much taking the pan off sucks; the cats are on top of half the bolts so I'd always recommend a joint elbow extension. Then, the front drive shaft is right on top of the solenoid connector which you need to disconnect before dropping the valve body. Also, I wanted to filter and reuse the fluid, I'm not comfortable with that anymore. More money to spend.

I wish i had a second set of hands, why does everyone have to be enjoying their sundays!?!
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

I did enjoy my sunday afternoon working on my motorcycle.
Using a good filter should be enough to re-use the fluid.
How did the installation of the shiftkit go, all went well?
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:22 PM
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

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I did enjoy my sunday afternoon working on my motorcycle.
Using a good filter should be enough to re-use the fluid.
How did the installation of the shiftkit go, all went well?
I got caught up in a few things concerning work, so I got pulled aside from my Jeep. And hey, I did work to my R6 today too! Not sure what bike you have, but I did some side work on the bike.

As for the kit, it seems all straightforward, but I had to go get a T25 to take the valvebody apart and that is where my work ended. I will resume tomorrow or maybe find a way to take it all inside tonight to work things out.
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

Yeh, you have to split the valve body to be able to get to the piece which locks the low/reverse switch valve into the valve body. Best is to do this job in a well lighted place on a clean cloth on a table. There are 7 small plastic check balls inside the valve body and they can fall out when you are not carefull. Keep the side, where the TRS/solenoid block mounts, up, and you will be fine. Still quite some fluid inside, so be prepared. (so donīt do this on the Sundays table cloth, or you will be sleeping next to your jeep in the garage).
Only use lint free cloth to clean any parts, because the small particles can cause problems in the passages.
When it comes to installing the TRS/solenoid block, put all screws in, but start by tightening the two screws which holes are marked with a small triangle.
O, my motorcycle is a Suzuki C90. Just changed the fork oil today. On many bikes there is a drain screw in the lower part of each fork, but Suzuki thinks this is not necessary, so both forks have to be removed to change the oil.
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

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Yeh, you have to split the valve body to be able to get to the piece which locks the low/reverse switch valve into the valve body. Best is to do this job in a well lighted place on a clean cloth on a table. There are 7 small plastic check balls inside the valve body and they can fall out when you are not carefull. Keep the side, where the TRS/solenoid block mounts, up, and you will be fine. Still quite some fluid inside, so be prepared. (so donīt do this on the Sundays table cloth, or you will be sleeping next to your jeep in the garage).
Only use lint free cloth to clean any parts, because the small particles can cause problems in the passages.
When it comes to installing the TRS/solenoid block, put all screws in, but start by tightening the two screws which holes are marked with a small triangle.
O, my motorcycle is a Suzuki C90. Just changed the fork oil today. On many bikes there is a drain screw in the lower part of each fork, but Suzuki thinks this is not necessary, so both forks have to be removed to change the oil.
Dang, I would have never realized this. To begin, I can tell there is quite some fluid in there, I can feel it! I brought it inside and it's sitting on its table ready to be worked on. I'll make sure to watch out for those pieces and I would never have known to tighten specific bolts first, so I really appreciate it.

Taking both forks off though, huh? That's always a fun job! I just changed the oil and filter, a ten minute job but getting all the fairings bolts and pieces off isn't ever exciting either!
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

Just see that i wrote it wrongly. The side which must face up when opening the valve body, is the side with the mounting screw heads, not the side where the solenoid block mounts to.
Attached page shows where the two triangles are for the two screws which must be fastened first.
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

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Just see that i wrote it wrongly. The side which must face up when opening the valve body, is the side with the mounting screw heads, not the side where the solenoid block mounts to.
Attached page shows where the two triangles are for the two screws which must be fastened first.
Awesome, that PDF helped a ton!
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Re: 05' JGC WK Stuck in 3rd Gear!

Again I got caught up in weekly life and was taken aside from the Jeep. I did get some more work done including a full cleansing of the pan (including the removal of some old gasket), installation of the B&M Drain Plug, and did most of the shift kit. I just have to remove and replace the solenoid and clean up as I go!



I would like to add that when I took my pan off (remember I dropped the pan and changed the fluid not long ago), there were still some small pieces of metal from where and the magnet had a good deal of gunk on it. That being said, the Filtermag pan magnet is CRAZY. I had it a half of a foot or more away from the pan and it shot out of my hand! I can't wait to see what it picks up.

I also chose the placement of the drain plug to avoid any contact with the valve body and the dipstick which can get in the way if you're not careful on placement.



And the work station, so to speak...
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This new magnet is placed on the outside of the pan?
How are the accumulator pistons? On mine i had some tipe of pitting on one of them, no idea how that happened. Seemed as it was caused by cavitation.
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