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Old 09-02-2014, 01:17 AM   #1
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Rolled 08 JK - Won't Drive

Hi all,

I'm new here, and tonight, without getting into too many details, a friend of mine rolled her 2008 4-door, 4 wheel drive JK onto its passenger side. No one was hurt, and I have a question -- it wont move when put into drive (regardless of transfer case position).

Here is the pertinent information:

It stayed there for about an hour and thirty minutes before we could get enough cars to pull it back onto its wheels, and once it was on its wheels, there was some oil in the airbox (which I think is expected). Also I noticed there was differential fluid spilled onto the rear passenger side tire. Various lights were illuminated in the dash... traction control, ESC BAC (I dunno what that is) and maybe a few others (can't remember, and I don't have the keys to go see).

Like I said the jeep won't move when put into drive, it revs up just fine like nothing has happened. There are no strange grinding noises from the transmission, but I do remember a thud when we put it into 4 high.. but it wasn't fierce enough to make me think twice about it. Do any of you know what's going on? I worked in a Ford service department for 9 years so I'm mostly mechanically inclined, but Jeeps are foreign to me.

Any information would be very helpful!

Thanks!

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Old 09-02-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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Hey Ozi, did you check & top off the tranny fluid?

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Old 09-02-2014, 01:57 AM   #3
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Negative. I'll definitely check that tomorrow.

Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:07 AM   #4
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Well good luck Ozi, I put one over a couple of times and everything runs out. First thing to do once you get the rubber on the terra firma, top off the fluids.

If that's not it, I'm sure that you will have plenty of good advice from those who know more than me soon.

Good luck man, nice of you to come here looking for help for your friend
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:08 AM   #5
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Possible the shifting linkage has separated or broken. Does the shifter move freely or does it feel like it's clicking between gears when moved?
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #6
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I checked the trans fluid level this morning without cranking it -- there wasn't any on the stick (no crank because no oil, we hadn't thought of that last night before we started it).

I didn't have too much time this morning, but I also got under it just now to see if the linkage is ok. There didn't seem to be any damage. Maybe it got jostled loose when we righted it? Which side of the transmission is the linkage? I checked both sides but didn't see any obvious problems.

You guys rock.

Thanks a ton.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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I couldn't edit my previous post, but which trans fluid should we get? I know it matters, versus motor oil.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #8
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transfer case linkage link?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:16 PM   #9
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There should be plenty on the stick with it not running. You need to fill it. Mopar ATF4 is what you need. I'd get this taken care of then worry about the linkage.

Also, check the oil level and coolant level. Sounds like the rear diff needs a little love, too. Get those done before trying to move it.


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Old 09-02-2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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Sounds like a drain and flush is needed for the tranny (Automatic correct?) and possibly change filter on Trans (if Applicable)
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:39 PM   #11
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If the torque convertor lost fluid/front pump lost prime, it could possibly take a while of running the engine to replenish the fluid for normal operation to be restored.

I have not yet taken a Jeep auto trans apart, but I can tell you that some transmissions need to be run in neutral (not Park) to restore fluid to the front pump assembly.
On some Chevy tranny's there was a know issue of a faulty front pump check valve that would not retain fluid in the pump (allowing the torque convertor to drain back also) with vehicle parked on an incline. It could take up to an hour of idling in neutral to restore trans operation enough to get the vehicle moving again.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:00 PM   #12
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It was the lack of trans fluid that made it not move. We fixed it.

We also refilled the diff, so that's good to go too.

Thanks all for the help!

P.S. Does anyone know a good place to get a replacement door? I had to bang out the door to get the window to close.

Here she is. Bertha. Go big or go home.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:21 PM   #13
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Glad you got it back in action. You might try ebay or craigslist for doors.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #14
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I think she's gonna wait on the door haha. This one was the only one on eBay and none on CL down here where we are. It's also the wrong style, she just has manual windows.

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:13 PM   #15
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"Without going into details" is usually code word for drinking and raising hell when things turn expensive. While drinking and driving on the street is never a good idea, I don' t have a problem with someone cutting loose in their rig off road. It's just going to get expensive for them if things go bad.

Not to say that's what happened here or anything Glad you guys got it worked out.

(Ask me how I wound up with mud on the inside of my brand new Jeep with 700 miles on it and I will refer you to the above )

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