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JeepGC60thAE 12-24-2011 08:17 PM

Trans rebuilt-something isnt right
I just had my transmission rebuilt on my 01 WJ quadre-drive. The dreaded 545-rfe. My jeep has 146k miles and everything has been maintained properly. The CEL is not on.

When i picked my Jeep up from the tranny rebuild, I immediately noticed a vibration/rubbing and growling sort of sound from the underside. It is most noticeable in reverse, and at low speed. It seems to be worst when going up hills, or when accelerating hard. I do notice vibration at all speeds and throttle position. It really depends on how much throttle is applied at any given speed how bad the vibration is.

My guess is a U-joint? I don't know much about transmissions, etc. , so I don't want to just throw parts at it hoping to solve the problem. The transmission rebuild hurt enough!:eek:
It just doesnt feel the same as it did before the rebuild. It seems like it's losing power. The engine sounds like it has to work harder, and it doesnt seem to accelerate as quick as before.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Frango100 12-24-2011 11:35 PM

Re: Trans rebuilt-something isnt right
What was the reason for the tranny rebuild? If there was debris in the pan, also the torque converter has to be serviced or replaced. Vibration is always hard to pinpoint. But when the vibration was not there before the rebuild, it could have to do with one of the propeller shafts. The front one you can easily remove and testdrive again, to see if there is any change. They always say to mark the propeller shafts before removing them, to be sure that they are put back in the same position as they where, to prevent vibration.
Also check if all bolts are tightened underneath, because they have to remove a lot when removing the tranny.

DrLocke 12-25-2011 10:17 AM

Re: Trans rebuilt-something isnt right
I am not understanding why you don't park your WJ in front of the rebuilder's shop and demand that they make it right. Does it not come warranteed? Do they not guarantee their workmanship? It sounds like it is their problem.
Did you cancel payment on your CC?
Just thinking out loud.

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