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Old 04-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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My 1998 TJ Automatic Trans is stalling

This has happened twice now. The first time I tried to put it in 4wd and it stalled.

Now today, just backing out of my driveway, I shifted to drive and the engine died...I turned the key and it turned right back on, and I drove it all around going 50+ just to see what would happen, it worked fine.

I got it about a month ago and it's been sitting and maybe has 40 total miles on it in that time, I haven't touched the fluids or anything since I bought it.


What could be the issue and is this a major concern

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Have you checked if it has enough ATF in it? The transmission ATF level has to be checked in a certain way... engine and transmission fully warmed up, engine running, shift through the gears then shift into Neutral (set the parking brake!), then check its level with the rear-most dipstick on the passenger side of the engine. Don't check the level with it shifted into Park.

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I'll try that, but what is the ATF?
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Your transmission requires either ATF+3 or (better) ATF+4. Nothing else but that. It's the wrong stuff if it doesn't say ATF+3 or ATF+4 on the front label.
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I'll try that, but what is the ATF?
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