SHUDDERS AND DIES WHEN IN REVERSE

  • Tiny
  • seanlove1981
  • 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 115,000 miles

My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 2WD shudders and dies if I put in in reverse and press the gas pedal. The faster I reverse, the more violent the shuddering is (for a couple seconds) then it dies. I can't find any related posts.

Background. Just this week I had an oil/lube/filter change, a front end brake job, and a new battery installed. I did not notice the problem until after these things were done, but I have never throttled my car in reverse either. Just did it to check the brakes in reverse. Any thoughts. PRAYING it's nothing major!

Thanks for you time!

Sean in Oklahoma :)

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:04 AM

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  • rivermikerat
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Have it scanned for transmission codes.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:06 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Do you have a check engine light?

Start by having the transmission checked out-

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:07 AM
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  • seanlove1981
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No lights on. Runs perfect in all other gears and runs in reverse fine as long as I don't press the gas too hard.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:11 AM
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  • seanlove1981
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Can transmisions be worked on or adjusted, or would be most likely be a replacement. Just curious of your thoughts!

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:18 AM
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  • rivermikerat
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They can be adjusted a little. VERY little.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 1:43 AM

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