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STUCK IN FIRST GEAR

Discussion in 'Performance & Tuning' started by KLDNKIDS, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Jan 15, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    KLDNKIDS

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    Hi,

    Hoping someone can help, and potentially save me a lot of money.
    I bought a second-hand Jeep from a guy who specialises in Jeeps.
    I noticed early on that going up hill, the Jeep would LURCH into a higher gear, rather than move smoothly.
    Two weeks ago the jeep was stuck in first, and after driving for about 15 minutes at 10 mph at 2500 revs, it finally clicked into second gear and no more problem.

    Took it to a mechanic who serviced the vehicle and replaced the transmission governor sensor. Car drove fine for a few miles, then the engine light came back on, and once again, in the mornings it is sluggish in first, but as long as I take it slowly... it does finally get out of first and clicks through the other gears no problem. There is no more lurching in the higher gears, which is great, it is just when it is in first that it is a problem. If the car is warm, and I come to a stop signal...it is slow on the take-off, but fine after that.

    I have been told I might need a new transmission :( It has already cost me $460.

    I am doing all I can not to be paying ridiculous amounts of money on a new transmission.

    PLEASE help?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jan 15, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! Sorry, I'm not sure what would cause that.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    Thanks Chris :)
     
  4. Jan 15, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    Kerry,
    First, welcome to the site. Second...if the engine light is coming on the system is recording a code. What is the code(s) recorded??

    My first look would be checking the TCU. It could cause this exact issue. Still, I would want to know what the codes are.

    Good luck!!
     
  5. Jan 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    I wish I had some idea of what 'Codes' are. I'm guessing they indicate more precisely what the problem is.
    TCU? I don't speak in initials...so I guess I will be Googling to work this stuff out.

    Thanks so much for your response ;)

    Cheers
     
  6. Jan 15, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    Kerry,

    The codes I speak of, known as OBD2 (On-board Diagnostic) codes, are diagnostic codes stored by your Jeep's (or any modern vehicle's) computer system. These can often (but not always) pinpoint a problem for you. As you don't know what the codes are I am going to assume you also don't know that you can often get these codes read for free at your local car parts store. (HINT)

    And get used to looking up the acronyms used. These are not Jeep specific and there is a bunch of them. The TCU is a Transmission Control Unit.

    Some light reading: https://www.quora.com/What-are-symptoms-of-a-bad-transmission-control-module

    Once you get the codes, look them up here: http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowledgebase/article-39.htm

    Not all codes mean bad things...

    Hope something there is of use.
     
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  7. Jan 15, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    You're brilliant, thanks so much :)
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2017 at 5:21 PM
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    :cheers:
     
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