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PTWarrior66 04-24-2011 02:13 PM

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

Jerry Bransford 04-25-2011 08:46 AM

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.

PTWarrior66 04-26-2011 03:53 PM

I'll try that, but what is the ATF?

Jerry Bransford 04-26-2011 04:24 PM

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.

solman 04-26-2011 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by PTWarrior66 (Post 1203229)
I'll try that, but what is the ATF?


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