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Old 02-09-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Transmission Problems@ 95,000

I've got a 2007 4door x model I bought brand new that now has 95000 miles. I have not taken this thing off road more than 5 times. My transmission guy tells me He's got to "open her up". He checked the transmission filter and "all kinds of bad stuff " was in there.

A couple months ago I had a dealer flush the transmission fluid. Yeah yeah...shouldn't of done it...take it back to the b*****ds that screwed it up.

Aside from that....
Should I be having these kinds of problems?
I can't believe cars these days can only go 90k and need a new tranny.

Anybody else have transmission problems?

I'm probably looking at $3k worth of work and am just looking for a little context.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:27 AM   #2
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Sounds like a load of crap to me. What kind of problems were you having that caused you to take it to your "transmission guy?"

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I would have asked to see the filter with said "bad stuff" but I know that doesn't help now
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I've got a 2007 4door x model I bought brand new that now has 95000 miles. I have not taken this thing off road more than 5 times. My transmission guy tells me He's got to "open her up". He checked the transmission filter and "all kinds of bad stuff " was in there.

A couple months ago I had a dealer flush the transmission fluid. Yeah yeah...shouldn't of done it...take it back to the b*****ds that screwed it up.

Aside from that....
Should I be having these kinds of problems?
I can't believe cars these days can only go 90k and need a new tranny.

Anybody else have transmission problems?

I'm probably looking at $3k worth of work and am just looking for a little context.

Thanks,
Matt
I think the folks here will need a little more "context" before your question can be answered. For example, you don't mention whether you were having problems with the transmission. Were you having a problem? If so, what was the problem?
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I assume it's an automatic?
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Just a question here, but why wouldn't someone want their transmission fluid flushed?

From the context of the OP's post, it looks like this is a bad thing...
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have you not had it serviced before the dealer flushed it? that's begging for trouble.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:10 AM   #8
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I've got a 2007 4door x model I bought brand new that now has 95000 miles. I have not taken this thing off road more than 5 times. My transmission guy tells me He's got to "open her up". He checked the transmission filter and "all kinds of bad stuff " was in there.

A couple months ago I had a dealer flush the transmission fluid. Yeah yeah...shouldn't of done it...take it back to the b*****ds that screwed it up.

Aside from that....
Should I be having these kinds of problems?
I can't believe cars these days can only go 90k and need a new tranny.

Anybody else have transmission problems?

I'm probably looking at $3k worth of work and am just looking for a little context.

Thanks,
Matt
It's been my past experience, that if you don't change the transmission fluid reguarly from the start, don't do it at all. I work 57 miles from my home, so needless to say, it's not uncommon for me to rack up a couple hundred thousand miles on a vehicle in a hurry, so I started the practice of changing my transmission and other drive train fluids every 25,000 miles. I will agree this may be overkill, but my last two vehicles never visited a transmission repair shop. Before that, I would do as you did and change it around 100,000 miles or so. Two of the three vehicles I did that too, were being repaired shortly after. I know this doesn't help now, but maybe something to consider in the future.
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I think the folks here will need a little more "context" before your question can be answered. For example, you don't mention whether you were having problems with the transmission. Were you having a problem? If so, what was the problem?
of course...sorry.

Yes, it's an automatic.
Symptoms:
Soon after the "flush" the car started doing a "hard shift" when it would drop from 3rd to 4th during acceleration, like going up a long hill when the car would drop to a lower gear.

Last weekend, after about an hour on the freeway it went into 2nd gear and stayed there...limp mode. I learned that turning the car off would reset it. I was able to get the car home and took it into my transmission guy the next day.

My Transmission Guy...I trust...he was recommended very highly by someone at my church. He spent several days trying to diagnose and solve the problem without "getting inside".

I still wonder about frequency of transmission problems with these rigs. Are you starting to see more Tranny problems on the forums?

I bought it 2007...year 1 for this model...and I have put many highway miles on it. Maybe I'm among the first to put this many miles on this rig
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Some of the JK/JKU auto's (42RLE), 2007 thru 2011 have had a problem with "HEAT" and Chrysler has issued a recall/TSB (J30) to ASSIST with this problem, but

There has been almost no reported troubles with FLUSHS and filter contamination--

Course on a specific forum you will only hear about the problems--not the high percentage of success's

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I've got a 2007 4door x model I bought brand new that now has 95000 miles. I have not taken this thing off road more than 5 times. My transmission guy tells me He's got to "open her up". He checked the transmission filter and "all kinds of bad stuff " was in there.

A couple months ago I had a dealer flush the transmission fluid. Yeah yeah...shouldn't of done it...take it back to the b*****ds that screwed it up.

Aside from that....
Should I be having these kinds of problems?
I can't believe cars these days can only go 90k and need a new tranny.

Anybody else have transmission problems?

I'm probably looking at $3k worth of work and am just looking for a little context.

Thanks,
Matt
If you are the original owner, you should be eligible for the lifetime powertrain warranty which covers the tranny.
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Could be a stupid question, but I like to eliminate the simple stuff. Did you check to make sure the proper level of fluid was in the transmission after the flush?
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2007 Manual Transmission 103,000 miles in same boat

This week I have started having difficulty accelerating. The RPM's increase but I don't seem to be getting anywhere. There is also a bad smell coming from the car. I'm taking it in tomorrow - but was just doing a little searching for info today to see if others had similar issues. I had taken my car in not long ago, before the flipping of 100,000 miles and the end of my warranty, because it kept popping out of first gear. The mechanic said he couldn't reproduce the problem and so nothing was looked at further. So frustrating - its going to cost me a fortune.
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This week I have started having difficulty accelerating. The RPM's increase but I don't seem to be getting anywhere. There is also a bad smell coming from the car. I'm taking it in tomorrow - but was just doing a little searching for info today to see if others had similar issues. I had taken my car in not long ago, before the flipping of 100,000 miles and the end of my warranty, because it kept popping out of first gear. The mechanic said he couldn't reproduce the problem and so nothing was looked at further. So frustrating - its going to cost me a fortune.
Sounds like it could be either the valve-body, or possibly a pinion bearing or something.
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This week I have started having difficulty accelerating. The RPM's increase but I don't seem to be getting anywhere. There is also a bad smell coming from the car. I'm taking it in tomorrow - but was just doing a little searching for info today to see if others had similar issues. I had taken my car in not long ago, before the flipping of 100,000 miles and the end of my warranty, because it kept popping out of first gear. The mechanic said he couldn't reproduce the problem and so nothing was looked at further. So frustrating - its going to cost me a fortune.
Popping out of first gear? Sounds like you have a manual trans. The OP of this thread, which is a year old by the way and he hasn't been back since, had an automatic transmission. Are you sure it's not a bad clutch? That could explain the smell.
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Sounds (smells) like you lost your clutch. The popping out of 1st gear is a 'known' problem that several people including myself have had. Luckily, my 08 has a lifetime powertrain on it. Mine would only occasionally pop out of first, but it usually did it at the worst possible time. I had to leave it with the dealer for over a week with the mechanic driving it back and forth to work every day. It finally happened to him and I got my tranny rebuilt. There is a TSB on the JOG problem.
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Thanks for the responses. Oops - I didn't see the year of the posts. Your input will help when I get it looked at tomorrow. Unfortunately, I got mine before the lifetime warranty was part of the deal. I'm going to try to talk to the place I took it to - twice about the clutch problem before warranty expired though - doubt they can do anything about it - but figure its worth a shot
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D'oh! Didn't read close enough and see it was popping outta gear!

Sounds like clutch!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #19
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similar tranny problem '07 jk 97,000 miles

hi all...

here's my deal:

about 10 months ago, i climbed mauna kea (almost 14,000 ft above sea level).. my tranny alarm went off and it took me longer to get to the top.. no problems noted.. pink fluid, no burning smell..

this happened 2 more times on subsequent climbs.. i then put in a flexlite transmission cooler and have not had any alarms since...

back in may 2012, i experienced this: as i started a climb (on a steep highway), the jeep bucked.. and the check engine lite came on..

it was a gear mismatch error.. reset it... no problem for another month..

then while on the highway, in cruise... and in 4th gear.. suddenly it downshifted to 3rd... on its own.. the check engine light came on.. i pulled over, turned off... restarted.. the light remained on.. but i was ok to drive.. no problem.. same error code..

then about 2 weeks later, the same event.. this time more pronounced.. same error code...

now again, the same thing only worse.. this time it went crazy between 3rd and 4th.. finally ending up in 2nd or 3rd gear... so i can't really go more then 40-50 keeping rpms around 4000-5000...

error code again is p0734.. gear 4 incorrect ratio..

i've got an appt for monday at the dealer...

will keep you all posted..

so far i'm driving it as city driving... doesn't come out of 2nd or 3rd.. sometimes i can't tell which.. ;(

oh, the fluid has been a constant pink with no burning smell... and i did a PM on the tranny (filter change, fluid change).. 2 years ago and again about 3 weeks ago...
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #20
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Same problems at 67k miles

Unfortunately I started having the same kind of symptoms but at 67,000. Had it looked at but the dealer couldn't reproduce the issue (normal for me). This week (at 69,500) it did it again and for awhile it would not move at all after I pulled over put it in park and then back in drive. We were on a road trip of course and were 200 miles from home. We ate lunch and went back to the car and it slipped right into drive as though nothing ever happened. We took off and about 50 miles later there was a loud bang and lurch at about 75mph, it began to decelerate then picked right back up and seemed normal. That lasted about another mile then bang, did it again, huge smoke out the rear and permanent neutral. My wife said there was a lot of swearing in addition to the smoke. Funny, I don't recall that.

This car too had been mostly highway and on road snow use. In other words never abused. Had it towed to a dealer and rented a car. After complete disassembly the diagnosis was a disintegrated planetary gear that basically gutted the rest of the tranny when it finally let go. The only upside is that it was a certified pre-owned with an 80k warranty and Chrysler stepped up to completely replace the trans for a $100 copayment. I hope you have a warranty too. Otherwise, it's a $3k-$4k repair if done at the dealer. Good luck !!!
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:33 PM   #21
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My 2010 JK transmission locked up right after work in my parking deck. 93000 miles, only a small shudder of a warning when I pulled in to work that night. Got out checked everything, no leaks, oil looked good, recall had been complete and it had been serviced twice. Fun thing, my 5 year warranty timed out last week. So now I am out about 4500 for a new tranny. Only been off road lightly a handful of times. Other guys beware of the dreaded 90k.
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I've heard it said a lot of times, if you go a long time without changing the tranny fluid and then you change it your toast. Your tranny came to love that thick black goo that used to be transmission fluid. There are even some places that won't do a flush with vehicles over certain mileage unless you have service records. Sorry you're having problems, I had my tranny replaced at the dealership, mine was a stick so I replaced the clutch too, very expensive, had 140k miles on it though. Now I have a 100k warranty on it. If you go to local Joes Tranny shop to save a buck and he goes under often your warranty goes out of business with him.

Jeep Tranny's and Clutches are probably one of the worst of their kind, sad but true, still love Jeeps, but they really need to listen to owners and retool some of the crappy parts they put out.

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