Transmission would shift out of first gear and when it did it shifted hard

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ANGELA VARNER WATKINS
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  • 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
As 2CarPros knows, I have had a lot of problems recently with my vehicle. The running part of the vehicle seems to be doing okay. I am, after all the work on my vehicle, the horrible idle, bogging, flooding, and much more, now I seem to be having a transmission problem? I have "never" had a problem with it ! I was driving it and it did not shift out of the first gear when it was suppose to, so I let off the gas and gave it a second and it finally shifted, but rough. Then I noticed as I was slowing, the downshifting was rough. My vehicle does not seem to be doing this all the time. This has just started and I wonder if with all the rough idle, and problems I have had lately, maybe the transmission filter might have picked up some trash? I have never had the filter or transmission fluid changed. I know transmissions sometime can have a simple vacuum line loose and cause issues, but here again, am at a loss. I must drive my vehicle next week on a three hour trip to the heart doctor in Birmingham, Alabama in heavy traffic in up and down small mountain type terrain. Not good on the old gal!
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 AT 5:41 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Have a transmission professional look at this, it may be a wiring issue or internal problem.
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 AT 7:04 AM
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JOHNNY G.JR
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Time for a fluid change and trans. Service
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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 AT 6:37 PM
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KEN
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Hi ANGELA,

Yes definity service the filter and fluid to see if that helps first.

Here is a guide to let you know what you are in for

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 AT 9:26 AM

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