How do you adjust the bands on a automatic transmission for a 1995 Jeep grand cherokee laredo, stright 6 motor? I think that may be my problem, because the transmission slips when I pull out from a slight inbankment or if I pull out and stomp it. If that may not be the problem i was thinking that it may be the torque converter. Have never had any problem out of it before until a few weeks ago and now for the past few days it has seemed to have gotten worse. Thanks for your time.39586.2233074884
Hello, here is the procedure to adjust the bands. It is usually a leaking lip seal that will cause clutch slippage,
The front (kickdown) band adjusting screw is located on the left side of the transmission case above the manual valve and throttle valve levers.
CAUTION: If Adapter C-3705 is needed to reach the adjusting screw , tighten the screw to only 5 N·m (47-50 in. lbs.) torque.
The transmission oil pan must be removed for access to the rear band adjusting screw.
I hope this helped if so an accept is appreciated
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Reply to itsajeepthing's Post: I took it apart and fluid looked great no burnt smell or metal shavings, But the lock nut for the set screw for the band was loose, I tightened it up like you said. Can you tell me how the seal is suppose to look? It doesn't look damaged, but I want to be sure that is not my problem. Do you think that it could be my torque converter?
I do not think you have a torque converter issue, that would be a completely different set of complants.
Lip seals are not serviced with the pan off. They are attached to the clutch pistons inside the trans.
Thanks for the advice it was a great help but after a little more input i fixed the problem, and it runs great.