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Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  I have been rebuilding automatic transmissions for 25 years
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When making a sharp turn the gears change and sometimes drop

Customer Question

When making a sharp turn the gears change and sometimes drop out until I pull over and restart the engine. When i come to a sudden stop or start it will start off very slow and not go over 35 mph. . If I sit for a while and then start off or back up or if I make u turn it takes a few seconds to catch a gear.
JA: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?
Customer: Yes but not all of the time . I took it to a garage and they checked the signal and didn't say that it mentioned the trany.
JA: What is the model/year of your transmissions?
Customer: The transmission is on a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't tried anything so far. Everyone that I have taken it to and the auto stores that I have gone to have all said that it sounds like it is low in fluid. I an very nervous about adding fluid. I have heard that too much would be worse than not enough.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Whenever I have a problem. I can cut it off and then cut it back on after about 10 sec. and it runs fine.
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

it does sound as if you are low on fluid.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

what engine do you have?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

how many miles is on the jeep?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

you say you had it checked,,,can you give me the trouble codes you got when it was scanned?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
The engine is a 3.7. With 142k miles. I bought it with 98k 1 and a half years ago. I don't know what codes they got when they scanned. One mechanic said it was about the gas cap being bad.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

ok

from the way you explain..it does seem to be the fluid

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 25 days ago.

sense it does have 142k miles,,you may want to replace the transmission filter and make sure you get it full of fluid.

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