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Old 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Transmission band adjustment help

Just picked up a 95 wrangler, 4cyl, auto.........First line of business was to change tranny fluid and filter and also adjust transmission bands. After adjusting the bands to the specified torque of 72 inch lbs and putting new fluid in the jeep feels like it is binding when in reverse. Drive works great and has more power than it did before the adjustment but reverse feels like it is binding up or dragging....also the vehicle wont cost freely when put into neutral. I know the breaks aren't sticking because I raised the vehicle and spun the tires freely.....Any suggestions on how to fix this or what the problem is? Any help would be appreciated greatly.

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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its not u-joints or anything like that? you sure its the trans? how about the diffs?

its a different problem then a person normally has, thats why i ask

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure its the transmission because before I adjusted both the inside and outside bands, reverse worked fine but drive was slipping.....Now that I have adjusted the bands drive works great but Reverse feels like it dragging/ binding.........I am just trying to figure out what band adjustment would cause reverse to lock up the way it is.........
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i read another thread where the guy had to drive it a bit to get it feel normal again. maybe that is what you need to do?

funny, two threads about adjusting hte bands in one day. it feels like we are on a grand cherokee forum
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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Did you back off the specified number of turns after tightening to 72in/lbs? After tightening you have to back off on them.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #6
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No I didn't try that, the Haines book I am going by says to back them off 4 turns BEFORE you tighten them....maybe that is a typo in my book....Gonna start from scratch today, tighten them then back them off after.....I read somewhere else online that your suppose to back them off afterwards.....thanks for the advice, gonna give it a shot and see what happens.
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Ya sounds like a typo. What what backing them off beforehand do?
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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Thanks for the heads up 87. I checked a friends repair manual and it did say to back them off aprox. 2 turns. I tried it and it drove and shifted great! I can't believe 2 little turns on an adjuster could make such a large difference. I have been busy and havn't been online, but I just wanted to post this in case anyone else ran into this problem. thanks again for the help
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Thanks for the heads up 87. I checked a friends repair manual and it did say to back them off aprox. 2 turns. I tried it and it drove and shifted great! I can't believe 2 little turns on an adjuster could make such a large difference. I have been busy and havn't been online, but I just wanted to post this in case anyone else ran into this problem. thanks again for the help
My Haynes book from '87-2000 says back out the adjustment screws(not locknuts) 2.5 for front band and 4 full turns on the rear.

Are these the numbers you used? I'm thinking Haynes is giving factory specs, but if these bands are worn, and we're taking up the slack by adjusting. Wouldn't we want to go a little tighter on the bands?

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