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Grand cherokee: need to know if its possible to change/replace

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need to know if its possible to change/replace the 42re kickdown band without removing the transmission. I know it can be done on some transmissions. I dont want to know how bad of an idea it is etc etc. I am having slippage and howling in 1st gear. Good reverse. Getting ready to do the filter and adjust the bands but if I see that the band is toast Id like to just go ahead and replace it.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.
no you can only replace it by disassembling the transmission on that particular transmission. so yes you need to remove it in order to replace it.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

I have found the split band for it. Do you have any experience in using these

Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.
do you have a picture of it that you can upload on here?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.
i am familiar with those however the installation is still the same for them. you still need to remove the transmission and dis assemble it partially to install that band.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

That sucks. Hopefully the adjustment is just out. It feels like it is stupid tight. I think they were drunk when the last guy worked on this thing. Tooo many bud light caps found under the hood. Thanks.

Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.
no problem have a good evening. if oyu could take a moment to leave me a rating it would be appreciated.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 11 months ago.
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