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Old 02-18-2014, 10:24 AM
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Auto trans done?

I wrecked my 03 rubicon into a telephone pole. The insurence company totaled the vehicle and I bought it back to put my axles, transfercase and lockers on my new TJ. The transmission worked perfectly at the crash site, I was able to drive the jeep out of the ditch it was in. When I got it back, the transmission did not work. Nothing happens when you put it in gear. Nothing. No grinding banging, clicking, nothing. I have two suspisions:
1: one of the several tow companies towed it incorrectly and did not put the transfercase in neutral and burned up the entire transmission

2: when I hit the telephone pole and cracked the radiator, all the transmission fluid ran out and there is no fluid to run the automatic transmission.

Would I hear or feel anything happening when I put it in gear if there was no fluid in the transmission? I don't know very much about automatic transmissions, they kind of baffle me. I know you can easily ruin one by incorrectly towing it. Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:30 AM
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Update: the transmission seems to be holding pretty well when I put it in park. Not sure if that's any help at all.
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