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post #1 of 11 Old 02-24-2015, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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lost reverse

after a bit of snow wheeling i tried putting it in reverse but nothing happens. the jeep goes into drive just fine and seems to drive fine without missing any gears in normal drive but once put into reverse it seems as if it is in neutral and doesn't do anything. ......... could this be a linkage that is out of place causing this to happen cause i messed with the linkage and they all seem to be attached properly ???? i couldn't find what else might be a simple solve before i take the trans out..... any suggestions???
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-24-2015, 08:12 PM
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mine did the same thing, lost reverse for no reason. no warning no grinding no weird noises.

glad it was under warranty, blown reverse/first clutches. replaced the tranny under warranty.


hope your's is less catastrophic.
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i hope thats not the case cause i don't see any way of how it happened but who knows until i will probably open it up soon
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I had the same exact issue. R was lost, all other gears seemed to work just fine.

blown reverse clutches. Full rebuild, no warranty for me.

Did the ATS HD torque converter while it was in for the rebuild...I wouldn't do that again. I have seen and felt do difference in it and actually the first one they sent me was defective.

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Just curious.... How are the auto trans clutch packs just blowing like that's? Are the seals giving out or is some part breakin?
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Just curious.... How are the auto trans clutch packs just blowing like that's? Are the seals giving out or is some part breakin?
Something is breaking as far as I know.

My trans guy, rightly or wrongly, said rebuild...it wasn't just replace a part.

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Something is breaking as far as I know.

My trans guy, rightly or wrongly, said rebuild...it wasn't just replace a part.
about how much did it cost you to rebuild it?
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about how much did it cost you to rebuild it?

$2k

He said he cod get a manufactured rebuild from Jeep w a 1 year warranty for $3k plus $500 to install.

I opted for the rebuild. He said his rebuild would be just as good. So far so good.

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$2k

He said he cod get a manufactured rebuild from Jeep w a 1 year warranty for $3k plus $500 to install.

I opted for the rebuild. He said his rebuild would be just as good. So far so good.
more than likely I'm going to get a used trans with low miles on it and put it in my jeep, because i don't see the difference in rebuilding mine when i can just get another one a lot cheaper
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Tried that once. Got a used trans and it ended up going out within 1500 miles. Should have just rebuilt the original one. Instead I ended up paying twice. Be very selective on what used trans you put in. Don't get burnt like I did.
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more than likely I'm going to get a used trans with low miles on it and put it in my jeep, because i don't see the difference in rebuilding mine when i can just get another one a lot cheaper

I gave this some thought. When my trans went out there were a couple for sale in the $500 to $800 range. Nothing local so shipping would have been at least another $100. Then $500 for the install.

All that for a crap shoot on the Trans. You have no idea how it was used or abused.

That's why I elected for the rebuild. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

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