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I was wondering have a 96 jeep grand cherokee love the jeep

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i was wondering have a 96 jeep grand cherokee love the jeep its the 6cyl i lost reverse and top gears all at once. is this a spent transmission or is there a more likely problem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I'll try to help with your Jeep question. It sounds like you have a failure of your direct clutch inside the transmission. It would require a complete tear down to repair and would likely cost more to rebuild than the Jeep may be worth.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank u just thought it was weird to lose reverse and top two at same time figured it could be electronic
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

The direct clutch is responsible for reverse, 3rd and 4th

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there a place he can start before total rebuild maybe a control module selenoid the jeep never exhibited problems just started after parked for awhile(he is in college) so long periods without driving vehicle. And nothing
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

This transmission only uses electronic control for up-shifting and overdrive range. The clutch that I mentioned is the mechanical component that is active in R, 3 and 4. If it was an electronic problem it would only have 2nd and Reverse. With reverse out too that points to mechanical failure of the Front clutch (direct)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank u very much great experience
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

No problem, I hope you received excellent service. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks

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