2002 JEEP CHEROKEE OVERHEATING TRANSMISSION

  • Tiny
  • ValerieB
  • 2002 Jeep Cherokee

Transmission problem
2002 Jeep Cherokee V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 62000 miles

To make a very long story short, I had the 60,000 mile service done at a local place. They put the wrong filter in the transmission, and it blew on the way home. (2 miles) They " replaced" it with a " new" transmission, and it has overheated and I have had no transmission four times since. I live in the mountains, and it's fine for a few miles in town, but if I go off the mountain and come back up, it overheats. It is now at the Jeep dealer (has been since Tuesday) and I am without a vehicle once again. They can't get it to overheat, but they haven't driven it up the mountain, either. I am sick and tired of not having a car (my only one) and am at my wits' end. Anything I might be able to tell the Jeep people? HELP!

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 9:03 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

I would be concerned that the external transmission oil cooler is part blocked and may be the cause of some of your troubles.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 5:34 AM
  • Tiny
  • ValerieB
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Thanks for your reply. They actually flushed out the lines the third time I had it in there. It overheated and it was spilling transmission fluid, and had no power to get over a speed bump. When I took it to Jeep on Tuesday, they found water in the transmission pan, flushed it out, and up the hill I went. What happens is that the transmission shifts really hard and then the Check Engine light comes on. I just wanted to get home, and I barely made it into the middle of the driveway, when it was smoking so badly that I got out for fear it was going to blow up. Jeep can't find any burnt transmission fluid.

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 9:35 AM
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  • MarkyZ
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Toss in a bottle of Lucas Transmission Fix : )

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 AT 4:04 AM

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