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Old 04-27-2010, 07:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy Live and Learn..water = bad news

Well, ive really done it this time guys

Went out on some well known trails the other day and well got high centered in ruts in a puddle that was almost touching the body (i know its not that deep).

Spent more then a few hours stuck, lucky my Girlfriends friends dad and friend came out to yank me out. I owe them some beer as a result

Oh well the story goes simply got pulled out and was excited to head home when ....bummerrrrrr tranny wont budge in gear shes slipping bad. Fluid is milky with water. I swear its odd that water got in but i guess cause i was sitting there for so long it was a ticking bomb. Do you guys think i should flush it myself or have a shop professionally flush it? We towed the jeep in neutral out of the woods about a quarter mile and then i had it flatbed towed home from there. Im hoping that the attempt to move after being pulled out didnt do any damage...... She wouldnt move at all...

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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What type of tranny?

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Sorry, its the 3 speed auto. 32RH i believe. Im highly surprised that water got in the breather. I am suspecting a seal or something else let it in. Im thinking about getting it flushed at a shop today...hopefully all is well
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aw man that's a bummer... I think you should flush it yourself. I'm not familiar with Jeep autos but I know with some of the Chevy transmissions, one "flush" doesn't get all of the fluid out. So, if you have it done at a shop they might not get all of the old, watery fluid out. You can flush it at home twice to make sure you get all of the old fluid out and then you know it was done right. good luck.
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yea its a bummer for sure... im leaning towards the flush from the shop because they use a machine that removes the fluid from the torque. After they do it i guess ill check it often and keep an eye on the fluids color then change it myself after a little. This would really suck if the tranny was toast. stupid f'ing breather hole. If i didn't love the auto off road i would ditch it for a 5 speed.
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Ehhh, no bueno on taking it to a shop.

They're gonna charge you a whole lot of $$$ to do something you can do yourself.

If perhaps they'd offer a 100% money-back guarantee, I would take it to them but I doubt that's the case.

Either way, good luck. Bummer
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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Personally I think you are on the right track. getting all the old out is a necessity. You may still be SOL. But the machines do a much more complete job than you can do by hand.

This is the one spot where a manual in a jeep is > than a auto.
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You will want to drop the pan just not flush the system as some shops do. Usually when the auto get water in it, it will go into limp home mode.
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Update....


Well took it to the shop yesterday to have it flushed. went to school... got a phone call from the shop...goes like this..


Me: hello..
Shop: hey uhmm I cant do anything for you..
Me: Oh? why not?
Shop: Well..we tried to take it for a test drive, it went into gear but well it wouldn't shift rite at all and didn't even make it out of the parking lot.
Me: Why did you try and drive it? i told you it had water in the tranny. Did you perform the flush?
Shop: No we didn't flush it. You need a new tranny...i can recommend a buddy of mine who could help you.
Me: Ill be at the shop in a few.

Hung up..Keep in mind i had the jeep towed less then a block to the shop to avoid driving it. it hadn't been driven in that state at all. I made it clear to them that its not going to drive and the situation with it they told me they would flush it. Why in f'ing hell would they try and test drive it is beyond me.


needless to say i gave them a piece of my mind and had the jeep towed to another shop where they are taking the pan off and flushing it...hopefully everything will be ok or damage minimal. What do you guys think my chances are?

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