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My transmission will not go into 3rd there nothing there…

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My transmission will not...

My transmission will not go into 3rd there nothing there just neutral

Mechanic's Assistant: When was your transmission fluid last checked?

Fluid is a little high

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

97 grand Cherokee

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have not tried anything

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

When it quite I was driving it and it went into nuertal

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago

Fluid level is always better when just a touch low versus too high.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and
this is the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside
pan. Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just
were a bit low on fluid.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly
appreciate a 5 star rating now before you leave the site and I
will still assist you after you have rated me too if another
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you rate me

Thanks,

Ron

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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again,

Ron

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have some experience with transmissions there is no roten egg smell there was no noise when it into nutral
Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago

You won't get a rotten egg smell from a trans, just an exhaust.

If you follow what I mentioned in my first reply to you, you should come to a conclusion of what is wrong.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me

Ron

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the fluid was ok until it quite now it is over full
Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago

I get it, you still need to run all tests I recommended. We need a starting point, there's no guess work on something like this.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me

Ron

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Transmission Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and instructor replied 7 months ago

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
and keep this link in case you need me again later on.
I don’t get credit for assisting you until you rate me
My goal is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. I may not
always have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but my job is
to get you on the right track, which I always do. I can’t hear,
see, smell or touch your vehicle from where I’m at, so your
understanding of that is greatly appreciated. There are no
magical answers, but I do my best to guide you in the right
direction.

Ron

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