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Does when shifted to reverse once hot, acting like the

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Does when shifted to reverse once hot, acting like the torque converter locks up
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: That was supposed to be dies
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Only changed fluid and checked wiring, cleaned iac
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Jeep Mechanic should know about your Jeep?
Customer: Works perfectly when cold or cool rainy days
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.


What is the year make model and engine of it please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
02 jeep grand Cherokee, 4x4, 4.0l auto, select shift
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I see, thanks. Do you know if there are any trouble codes stored?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Once it had a code for tps low input voltage but only that code
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I see, thanks. Are you able to keep it running with a little acceleration while in reverse? Normally the TCC won't lock the converter when the vehicle isn't driving in a forward gear.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sometimes yes, but it will ping and want to die orbiting it dies instantly
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That was supposed to be otherwise
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I see that you had cleaned the IAC valve, do you know if it is moving when the PCM commands it to? (when put in reverse). Possible that it is not moving or not moving fast enough.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did not check that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sometimes I can idle in reverse and it's fine but after a minute or so it will start to feel like the torque converter is locking up then it wants to die
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

I see, thanks. That would fall under the "starts and then stalls" in the diagnostics. Which would be testing of various sensor readings and sometimes fuel systems. Hard to pinpoint a problem like that without testing.


If you accept my additional service request for your email address, you can give me your email in a private info box and I'll send you the test instructions in a PDF file, the file is rather large.

You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the “ENTER CONTACT INFO” section so that I can see it, Thanks