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jasonjsl 12-04-2010 08:15 PM

44re tranny help...
My buddy and I just finished replacing the tranny (44re) on his 98 jeep grand cherokee 5.2. First ill let you know ive never done a tranny before... We got the old one out and the new one in. Before i got there today my buddy told me he may have stripped the threads on the oil cooler line that goes into the tranny.upon firing the jeep up...everything seemed ok,then i notice a puddle on the floor. Yep, the tranny is leaking at the tranny housing where the line im assuming the internal threads into the tranny housing need to be repaired. Next issue...While the jeep is running, there is a loud distinct noise coming from the underside between the tranny bellhousing and the engine itself...First guess would be cracked flex plate? Or hopefully, the torque converter to flex plate bolts are just loose? Will this "knock" result in the tranny fluid being too low? Lastly, the tranny cycles through all the gears smoothly until it is put into park. When its put into park theres a winding grinding noise as if the truck isnt fully in park then after a brief seccond or two it clunks into park? Maybe a fluid level issue as well? Maybe linkage issue? I need some input before i have to tear this sob apart again...any thoughts/ideas would be greatly appreacited.

thanks guys,

jasonjsl 12-05-2010 02:43 PM

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56 views and no advise? lol cmon guys i need help!

Chaoul1 12-05-2010 03:07 PM

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Make sure you Shift Link Cable is tight. Check your fluid. You never know.

jasonjsl 12-05-2010 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 312389)
Make sure you Shift Link Cable is tight. Check your fluid. You never know.

check,check and thats for sure.

Chaoul1 12-05-2010 05:44 PM

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What was the mileage on this 44re Tranny?

jasonjsl 12-05-2010 06:27 PM

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new or old?

Chaoul1 12-05-2010 06:30 PM

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On the new one you just installed.

jasonjsl 12-05-2010 07:43 PM

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ya know, im not exactally sure. I have asked him this myself and he doesnt know...he said he would check the paperwork?

jasonjsl 12-07-2010 10:42 AM

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95_V8_ZJ 01-01-2011 11:55 PM

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just realized the date on this, but o well...
ok.. yes on the inspection cover being bent. no matter how gentle u r with it, when u are removeing it, it bends... stick a flat screw driver in between where it looks bent, and pry it away from the torque converter... check the bolts ont he torque converter. it will be bad if those come loose.

the linkage is adjustable. crawl under and manually put the trans in park and see if it still whines... make sure u have someone on the inside standing on the brake..

jasonjsl 01-02-2011 07:12 PM

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thanks everyone for the input!

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