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Old 04-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Tj not shifting

I have a 2005 TJ and am having some issues with the trans. This truck only has 55k miles on it When I get on the throttle it seems like it doesn't want to shift into 4 th gear. When on the highway the rpms go sky high and I have to completely get off the peddle to get it to shift. Has anyone else experienced this? Please tell me it's nothing to serious but I have a feeling it is. Thanks in advance guys and gals.

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I can't help, but a lot of the guyss on here are alseep by now so you should get lots of help in the morning in the mean time, how about some info on the jeep? Year, transmission, engine, lift, sye? That kinda stuff will help the experts on here
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Im no expert so dont take me like one but check your TV cable and adjust it if necessary. Mine became mucked up with sand and dust at the trans connection and was sticking causing my tranny to hold gears and downshift waaaayyyy early while slowing down.
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Is it a 5 or 6 speed
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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It's a 4.0 auto 2005 stock tranny
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Im no expert so dont take me like one but check your TV cable and adjust it if necessary. Mine became mucked up with sand and dust at the trans connection and was sticking causing my tranny to hold gears and downshift waaaayyyy early while slowing down.

The 4 speed auto does not have a TV cable. It is computer controlled. Sorry, but the 4 speed auto is a piece of junk. It does not sound good.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Get off the gas peddle. You are forcing the down shift. That's normal.

It's not a truck.
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It has nothing to do with me being on the gas peddle. That what I was trying to convey. It's when I let of the peddle that the tranny won't down shift. It will hang around about 4000 rpm until it finally shifts. And yes it is a truck. Everything here in Texas that isn't a car is a truck.
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Am i understanding this right but your downshifting at 4k rpms and thats late?
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Sounds like it's time for a new tranny or a rebuild. I'd opt for new or different type. Standard maybe?
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Sounds like it's time for a new tranny or a rebuild.?
x2. my 42RLE lasted ~50k miles.


The symptoms you describe cannot be fixed by you...unless you're a transmission mechanic, and if you were, you wouldn't be posting here. Take the vehicle to a dealer or other trans shop that has experience with the 42RLE. They'll charge you to drop the pan and look for metal shavings stuck to the magnet, pieces or brass shavings in the fluid. If you have any of those, open your checkbook and bend over. It could be a simple fix, maybe a new switch/solenoid or something...or you could be looking at a full rebuild or new trans in the $1500-2000 neighborhood.

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