U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 10-28-2011, 07:08 AM
Location: California
243 posts, read 908,720 times
Reputation: 107


Just picked up this 04 Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 with 117k miles, automatic.
No issues, but when it shifts between gears, its a bit of a bigger jump than normal. Basically my head will move back and forward a few inches. If I press the gas while on the road to kick in the passing gear, the jolt is more extreme.

No grinding noises, nothing else seems to stick out as an issue. Just shifts hard. No issues when driving, very smooth.

Clearly it need some work and it could be anything. I need some education here to understand it better so I dont get taken advantage of by someone who says I need a while new transmission verses something that may be less.

It is worth it to bring it to a national chain like AAMCO or deal with the local reputable transmission business?

Quick reply to this message

Old 10-28-2011, 10:05 AM
Location: North Pole Alaska
886 posts, read 4,557,929 times
Reputation: 804
You are better taking it to a local mechanic. I have never had good luck with the national chains.

I would start with a few inspection items first.

What does the fluid look like? You can pull the dipstick and wipe it off on a clean white paper towel. It should be bright red almost pink in color. If not then it is burnt.

You can start with a fluid and filter change. If that does not cure the problem and the fluid is dark then you more than likely have an internal problem.
Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2011, 09:36 PM
Location: Tulsa, OK
5,988 posts, read 9,972,402 times
Reputation: 36679
I retired from the business before your Jeep was built. Older models had a throttle valve cable that could be adjusted. I suspect that yours is electronically controlled but it may still may be adjustable. check with a local shop.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top