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dfoxfish 07-04-2011 09:53 AM

97 Grand Cherokee Limited trans problem
I have a 97 gcl that had tranny problems. I bought a wrecked 98 gcl. Both had 4.0 engines. They appeared identical except color. Before I could pull the tranny myself, I fell and tore my rotator cuff and couldn't do the work myself. I found somebody to switch it out for me for the left over engine and body. I know nothing about the 98 since I bought it from a junk yard. I could only assume it was okay. Problem is, it wont go in 1st gear, I have to manually put it in 2nd then shift it up to 3rd by hand. It also doesn't go into OD. Is there a TCM in this model that controls shifting, or do I have another bum tranny?

dfoxfish 08-30-2011 06:55 PM

Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Limited trans problem
never mind....wait, no one responded anyway. but i figured out the problem myself.:thumbsup:

gc4x4 11-27-2011 08:46 PM

Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Limited trans problem
Yeah, I didnt have any luck with used transmissions myself, parts place shipped me two bad trannys for my 98 and once i fought them to get my money back, i just had the tranny rebuilt which came with 12 month 12k miles warranty since i plan to keep the jeep. If you plan to keep the car then do NOT buy used transmissions, otherwise your going to be taking a chance.

coopdawgdfc69 03-25-2015 03:21 PM

Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Limited trans problem
What was the problem? I have a 1994 grand Cherokee limited that won't shift out of 1st gear... please help.......:(

Frango100 03-25-2015 06:49 PM

Re: 97 Grand Cherokee Limited trans problem
You first needs to find out if there is any fault code stored. But most probably the problem is the governor pressure solenoid and or transducer. They are normally changed as a pair.

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