Was just told I need a new transmission and engine! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By rgreen65
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 10-08-2019, 06:00 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Was just told I need a new transmission and engine!

Took my 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X to the shop because it was not shifting past 2nd gear. Had a check engine light on, but had been going on and off due to O2 sensors having trouble sometimes. Was told I needed a new transmission and engine because of these codes...anyone had anything similar??

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2019-10-08 at 5.58.07 PM.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	220.6 KB
ID:	4179177  
dc_teacher is offline   Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 06:32 PM   #2
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
TerryC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 7,019
Quote:
Originally Posted by dc_teacher View Post
Took my 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X to the shop because it was not shifting past 2nd gear. Had a check engine light on, but had been going on and off due to O2 sensors having trouble sometimes. Was told I needed a new transmission and engine because of these codes...anyone had anything similar??
How many miles on the vehicle? Has the transmission ever been serviced?

__________________
Terry

35" Baja MTZ P3's - Level 8 Tracker Pro 5 Wheels - Dynatrac ProGrip Brakes - MetalCloak 2.5" GC Suspension, 6Pak Edition - Griffin Attenuator - Artec Front Axle Armor - Nitro Axle Sleeves - JCR Vanguard Bumpers - Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers & Bombshell Diff Covers - RockHard 4x4 Skid's & Sport Cage - Genesis Dual Battery Kit with G Screen - SPOD - Zeon 10-S - VisionX headlights - Traildash 2 - Morris Mule Trailer
TerryC6 is offline   Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
AZchip's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by dc_teacher View Post
Took my 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X to the shop because it was not shifting past 2nd gear. Had a check engine light on, but had been going on and off due to O2 sensors having trouble sometimes. Was told I needed a new transmission and engine because of these codes...anyone had anything similar??
Need more info. What test did they do to determine replacement?
__________________
2015 Jeep JKUR
WRDX629
AZchip is online now   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-08-2019, 06:37 PM
Thread Starter
  #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Jeep has 147,000 miles on it. Had the transmission lines replaced about a year ago. It was inspected, flushed, and replaced fluid.
dc_teacher is offline   Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZchip View Post
Need more info. What test did they do to determine replacement?
They based it on what the computer came out with on the scan for the transmission. For the engine, they did an engine block test. Some sort of blue fluid that turned yellow when connected to head gasket.
dc_teacher is offline   Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #6
Supporting Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
TerryC6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Hesperia, CA
Posts: 7,019
Average lifetime of an automatic transmission is around 150-200 thousand miles. High temps will shorten the lifetime dramatically.
__________________
Terry

35" Baja MTZ P3's - Level 8 Tracker Pro 5 Wheels - Dynatrac ProGrip Brakes - MetalCloak 2.5" GC Suspension, 6Pak Edition - Griffin Attenuator - Artec Front Axle Armor - Nitro Axle Sleeves - JCR Vanguard Bumpers - Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers & Bombshell Diff Covers - RockHard 4x4 Skid's & Sport Cage - Genesis Dual Battery Kit with G Screen - SPOD - Zeon 10-S - VisionX headlights - Traildash 2 - Morris Mule Trailer
TerryC6 is offline   Quote
Old 10-08-2019, 07:10 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally Posted by dc_teacher View Post
Was told I needed a new transmission and engine because of these codes.
Those codes alone do NOT mean any need for replacement.
Wrangleur is offline   Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 12:21 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
YnotAJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: La Verne, Calif.
Posts: 3,687
I guess you better trade it in on a new JLUR.
__________________
2014 JKUR, Leather and everything inside, 4 inch OME springs, all Alpine arms, Adams front driveshaft, Falcon 2.1's, Adj track bars front and rear, heavy bumpers and winch, ICON rims and 315-70-17 BFG KO2's, ARB diff covers, ProComp LED's, 2 Bernese Mtn dogs.
Previously 2001 XJ lifted 5, SYE, True-tracks F & R.
CJ7, 304V8, auto, loaded, Detroit rear, and more.
90 Bronco,, 76 Bronco,, 70 Bronco
YnotAJeep is offline   Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 12:51 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
rgreen65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: S. Georgia
Posts: 6,152
Sounds like you need a second opinion from another shop.
Shark_13 likes this.
__________________
2003 Light Khaki TJ Rubicon, Manual, Soft Top
2015 Anvil JKU Sahara, Auto, Hard Top - Traded
2017 Chief JKU Chief, Auto, Hard Top
rgreen65 is offline   Quote
Old 10-09-2019, 06:35 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
MoabCarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Metro Detroit MI
Posts: 681
The 3.8L with that many miles on it - doesn't sound unreasonable that it needs an engine and trans but I'd get a second opinion to be sure. I believe the engine test they did indicates where coolant and oil are mixing together, which is a bad thing.

Personally, if it were my Jeep with that many miles, I wouldn't be putting massive amounts of money into fixing that weak motor and trans. I'd either replace the motor/trans or upgrade to newer model Jeep.

__________________

Red Rock 4-Wheelers EJS Trail Gunner
2001 TJ 4.0 Auto
2007 JKU LS3, PR60s, too much to list....
2012 JKUR bone stock
2018 Tacoma TRD Off-Road
MoabCarl is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.