Originally Posted by lgsahara1997
I just flushed the transmission today because the fluid was black and now it shifts alot better
I'm going to be BLUNT, and your NOT going to like hearing it.
BUT somebody has to say it like it is.
First ~~ All you have done is put a TEMPORARY BAND AID on the Jeep.
The only thing the Flush has done was to put New Clean Fluid in the
Transmission, on top of a Dirty Filter.
Second ~~ Your running 33" tires on a Stock Geared Differential, '3.07',
THAT puts too much strain on the Transmission, causing it to slip / over
heat / burn the Bands and Clutch Packs up. Same as like if you were to
RIDE your Brakes all day, when ever you drive, they would heat up and
Burn down to nothing until you wouldn't have any Brakes.
The ONLY THING you have done, is delay the inevitable from happening
for a short period of time. AND IT WILL HAPPEN, just when, is a roll of
Your options are a couple of things. Continue till you have to rebuild or
replace the Transmission, Decrease your Tire size to a MAX of 31", or
Re-Gear your Differentials - BOTH Front and Rear.
You choose the first option, you will still need to do one of the others
or you will just have a repeat failure of the Transmission.
Jeeps are Great Vehicles, and you made a good choice in selecting one
over any other make / model. But also, they are NOT indestructible.
They will FAIL if set up, or modified incorrectly and expected to perform
without any issues.
You asked, "Is there any way around it?" Yes as stated above only.
You also stated "I was told I had to change the gears and I really just
can't afford that". Unfortunately, it costs Money to operate ANY Motor
Vehicle, and the biggest expense is up keep and preventative Maintenance.
NOBODY likes to SPEND MONEY on what they can't see, but if you want
it to be reliable, it has to be done. If for whatever reason that can't be
done, then maybe a different choice in a Vehicle should be considered.
I know you've heard the saying "Don't drink Champagne if all you can
afford is Beer". Same holds true for a Jeep.
Don't think I'm getting on your case or anything of the sort, that's NOT
the intentions here in the least bit. I don't know you #1, don't know
your circumstances #2, and only giving you MY OPINION based on what
information you have given.
Most of us feel your PAIN, and hope your able to work your way through
it in the least expencive and correct way that you can.