Trouble code question

Tiny
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  • 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE
Six cylinder two wheel drive automatic 168,000 miles.

My check engine light turned on and was able to get the trouble code 37 and checked my Haynes book for what it said and got something about a torque converter clutch. In the book it gave no clear answer about what action should be taken. I am planning on a road trip this weekend and was wondering if I should hold off or not with the trip or what quick action I should take to get it taken care of?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 10:01 PM

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Tiny
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There are seven different mil code number 37 listed. These are generic in nature. You need to have the OBD2 codes read to narrow this down, otherwise you may end up chasing your tail.

It would not surprise me if they are all related to a solenoid problem or a transmission relay.

Try to get the codes in obd2 format (poXXX).

In addition to this I will need what model; Grand Cherokee Laredo, country sport etc.

And which transmission is in this.

I would not go on a trip as you may end up in fail-safe mode.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 6:34 AM
Tiny
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Well it is a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a three speed automatic transmission.
I was able to look up the trouble codes in my Haynes manual and it said there was a problem with the torque converter clutch, but I am not sure what that means really.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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The seven descriptive codes need to be uncovered.

You have the MIL code.

The MIL code is further broken down by the obd2 compliant codes to the left in POxxx form. You either need to get these codes for me to be able to help narrow this down and keep in mind testing will be needed or I can guess at something.

The blue dots show the code, the red dots show what test procedure is needed. See how each one is a different test procedure? Now you see why I need the OBD2 codes.


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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 6:14 PM

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