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2001 Grand Cherokee: my transmission is stuck in first gear…

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Hi, I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee, and I suspect that my transmission is stuck in first gear. Can anybody tell me how to resolve this?
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6/19/2010
Jeep Mechanic: b5demon, Technician replied 8 years ago
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try disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it to reset the transmission control and see if it shifts ok then
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
hi, no just tried that and that didn't work
Jeep Mechanic: b5demon, Technician replied 8 years ago

does reverse work and was it acting up at all before this? is the check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes reverse works fine, and no this is the first time, I just took it to the shops and on the way back it just wouldn't go through the gears (its and auto by the way). As far as I can see there are no check engine lights ot error codes.
Jeep Mechanic: b5demon, Technician replied 8 years ago
ok that is weird it should be turning on the check engine light if it is not shifting it could be a transmission controller issue but unfortunately it really need to be checked with a scan tool to see exactly what is causing it not to shift
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok appreciate your time
Jeep Mechanic: b5demon, Technician replied 8 years ago
no problem sorry i couldn't be more help
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
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