I reached for the foot brake, couldn't reach it, and fell out the door. Report posts and comments that fall outside the guidelines. It kept rolling, picking up speed and forcing my body to begin slipping out the door. The switch provides a ground when tranny is in reverse. Some how the cover is shorting the computer because th … e screws are to tight, Mine is a 1996 Cherokee Limited. When you go to neutral, it drives forward but doesn't shift through the gears.
The main problem we found on a similar switch for a different vehicle is that you will need to get a wiring harness from another similar jeep that is an original 5 speed. If that doesn't fix it I will opt to ignore the error. When this same message started to display on and off, I ran to the dealer. Pull off the plastic cover than unplug the leads to computer. This will wear out the … clutches and stuff on the inside. I've been driving like this for months. This is done by putting the vehicle in Park first.
Drive at low speed because you will feel that it's very low geared. Hopefully this will solve your non-reverse. Posted on Aug 17, 2008 if your trans is slipping when driving or if when you shift from park to reverse or drive it has a delay it doesn't necessarily mean the whole transmission is going. All of our Transmission Rebuild Kits are guaranteed to fit if you use enter your Jeep Grand Cherokee into your Year Make Model selector. It is apparently an inherent defect in the transmission. The message still displays, but I don't have to hear it.
Jerry's linclon-Jeep dealer had my vechilce for two weeks and said nothing was wrong with the transmission, I gave them amocco's diagnotic report. We are still having the same problem. Dealer stated it was a known problem with Chrysler. We have never towed anything nor had it on anything other surface other than a paved road. As for all the gunk and metal shavings, friend, you better have another tranny standing by in your garage when this one stops working completely. Look for broken wire, bad ground at your lamps.
It's time to either rebuilding your transmission or just installing a good used one. I jumped up and watched the vehicle crash into a neighbor's garage and stop. Should have only one or two wires at most running to it. The vehicle's wheels rolled 12 inches from my head. By the way, follow the reverse process to reestablish normal mode Hope it will help Dan Dec 21, 2009 Screwed into the transmission, on top or on one side. .
They four wheel function also failed functioning first time tryed to use. I can provide more info if requested. We dropped the pan and it was nasty, like I have never seen, magnet filled with gung metaal shavings. By actively helping the moderators with this you ensure that the community continues to be a worthwhile and knowledgeable resource for car repairs. I have also found out from several different transmission specialists that chrylser Jeeps have an inherent problem with their transmissions. I also talked to a Jeep mechanic who said its no good.
Do not try it on dry surface preferable on mud, snow and wet surface. Unplug the 4wd Switch Sensor on top of the trasfer case. The Wikipedia page for the first generation indicates that it is likely to be a both being similar enough to be included in the same entry on the page. It was towed to the woodstock garage Jeep dealer. Vehicle would not shift causing hazard while driving. Check also our 1996 Jeep Cherokee manual transmission catalog.
My wife drives the Jeep and takes the highway to work. Try get lights on before hastily condemning switch. Here us a simple solution. I don't know the dollar cost damage to the garage. We sell only high quality used Jeep Cherokee automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. Its probably similar to how you can't tow a quadratrac jeep with a car dolly.
Could be something as simple as low or leaking fluid, a solenoid, a gasket. The warning message varies with frequency, displays once or twice a month, sometimes all day for a week. I saw that the vehicle was in reverse, rather than park, as I had left it. Other drivers were blowing thier horns. There is no way to place the Jeep in two wheel drive.
After a year and two new switches, the message goes non-stop. But being that it was new to us, we did not know the difference between a good or bad transmission. Read the following guidelines, and if you think it still is relevant, message the mods to free it from the spam filter. I ran to jump into the car, landed chest first on the driver seat, with my legs dangling out the door. We look forward to helping everyone with their car repairs and questions, but please take the time to read this sidebar. We provide incredibly reasonable prices on quality parts.