1999 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
I was out last weekend playing with my new jeep and managed to get it stuck in some mud and water. It was submerged for about 15-20 min running with the muffler just under the surface. After being tugged out I went through a small mudhole to get back on the trail and the transmission seemed to slip out of gear in the middle of the mud. I pulled it back a few feet to dry ground and checked the fluid, and it seemed fine. I waited for a few minutes and started it up and it took off but seemed to stay in first or second gear. Then it just seemed to go into neutral, and I could not get any gears. I could start out in park and go through all the gears as if nothing was on the other end. I tapped the gas lightly while in drive and after a second the transmission started to engage very slightly, but then went back to neutral (or something)
The engine and tranny was running perfect on the freeway and around town for a few hundred miles. I just bought it from the orig owner with 82000. Never off road (until last weekend) It is stock and with 31in tires. It does sit low to the ground but nothing appeared to be bent, broke, or disconnected when looking underneath at the tranny and underbody. I am considering changing the tranny fluid first and see if that helps. Please
have the same problem?
Friday, December 12th, 2008 AT 10:37 PM