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Old 04-09-2019, 07:20 PM
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96 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 4x4. It was shifting very poorly, jerking and hesitating etc, pulled the pan and found the shavings youíll see in the pictures. My plan is to buy a rebuild kit, new torque converter and service manual for the 42re, it is my understanding thatís the transmission I have. My questions are, does anyone know where I could send the valve body to and have it rebuilt? Also, with the amount of metal seen here.. should I be concerned with having to source hard parts or anything that a rebuild kit would not come with?

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Old 04-09-2019, 07:46 PM
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You might get 100,000 miles more out of that trans or 1 mile , but, shavings like that on the trans pan magnet are not uncommon . It might be worth your time to swap filter and fluid and drive it . But if it was slipping bad or missing gears etc Iíd condemn it as well.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:17 PM
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You might get 100,000 miles more out of that trans or 1 mile , but, shavings like that on the trans pan magnet are not uncommon . It might be worth your time to swap filter and fluid and drive it . But if it was slipping bad or missing gears etc Iíd condemn it as well.
well I bought it with a busted t-case, and was told it happened while doing about 50 or 60 mph. To be specific about how it was acting.. when Iíd go from park to drive or reverse it would go into the gear veeery aggressively, not quick Iíd just have to keep on the break hard or it would start rolling. trying to drive it was bad..it would change gears back to back and hard. Sometimes it wouldnít go into overdrive and as I shift into park it it sounds and feels like a spinning part is hitting against something..almost like a slight grind as itís going into park. Definitely could not drive it fast or far..so Iíve already gotten it out and the overdrive off of it.
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What fluid do most people use now? Iíve read conflicting things about using dexron 2 like my dipstick says and atf 4 I think is what Iíve seen others say. Iíll be filling it from empty so I want to do it right
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Clean that thing up change the fluid and filter, adjust the bands, then do it twice more in 6 month intervals. That thing will go another 100k.
Will never shift like a Cadillac, but it's a jeep.
Mine was worse than that when I got it , 6 yrs ago, didn't even have a filter (thanks to the free check the PO had done at AAMCO but they were nice enough to leave him the screws in the bottom of the pan.) Also wasnít shifting at all so put in the solenoids from a junkyard (since changed out 2x),
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Clean that thing up change the fluid and filter, adjust the bands, then do it twice more in 6 month intervals. That thing will go another 100k.
Will never shift like a Cadillac, but it's a jeep.
Mine was worse than that when I got it , 6 yrs ago, didn't even have a filter (thanks to the free check the PO had done at AAMCO but they were nice enough to leave him the screws in the bottom of the pan.) Also wasnít shifting at all so put in the solenoids from a junkyard (since changed out 2x),
alright, thanks for the feedback. Why kind of fluid do you run in yours?
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AW+4 . These are real fussy you must run exactly what they call for.
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AW+4 . These are real fussy you must run exactly what they call for.
well my dipstick says dexron 2 but I did read about a Chrysler service bulletin that said they changed it to atf+4..but Iíve also read that is not correct and you should still use the dexron.
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ATF +4 is what I meant. Not sure but I don't think they ever used dextron, I do know if it's NOt supposed to have it do not take the chance.
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