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Old 03-26-2014, 01:13 AM   #1
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Jeep Stalls Drifting Backwards

Don't know if this is normal, or some sort of safety feature (although it would seem counter-intuitive for safety)...

I was listening for a noise the Jeep is currently making (insert Jeep joke here) when I pulled into my driveway, which is on an upward incline. I got about halfway up and took my foot off the accelerator and allowed the vehicle to naturally lose forward momentum, until it stopped going forward and began to drift backwards.

After drifting backwards into the street (maybe 15-20 feet?), I went to hit the gas and nothing.... There were no warning lights on the dashboard lit up, everything else appeared normal, but the car was "dead". I placed the car into park and started the engine, which all sounded normal. When I placed the car back into drive, it took a few seconds to engage (ABNORMAL) but eventually did engage and was able to function normally.

I tried to duplicate this event and was able to duplicate it exactly the same, so it wasn't a "One-Time" thing. Let's hear it from you guys....what's up with that?

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I'm guessing your driving an auto?

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I think it doesn't like you calling it a car. Jeep's are very sensitive that way.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:32 AM   #4
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Well this is a jeep forum we cant help you with your car whats the jeep doing?
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:37 AM   #5
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I just hate kittens.

Yes, it's an automatic Jeep.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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Did you still have it in Drive when you drifted backwards? I don't think Auto's like drifting backward in drive
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:06 AM   #7
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My 2014 JKURX did this the other day. (its my first auto lol) Im so used to driving a stick. I think it was just a stall.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:26 AM   #8
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I think it doesn't like you calling it a car. Jeep's are very sensitive that way.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:02 PM   #9
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Yes, it was in drive. I am just imagining being out on the trail and trying to take a hill and needing to drift backwards to take another line...I guess I will need to remember to put it in neutral or reverse?
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How steep are these hills? Your torque converter should prevent this from happening under "normal" conditions.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:09 PM   #11
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What year is your jeep?
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:34 AM   #13
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No TSB for this. Would have to check for codes and see if there is a new flash for the TCM.
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It's the skateboard in the back throwing off the balance of things, Powell boy....


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