1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Q&A
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: delayed transmission up shift
I have a 1997 Grand Cherokee with 188,000 miles. On cold days- under 50 degrees, the first time the vehicle is driven out of the garage, the shift from second to third gear is delayed. It stays in second for an extra 3 -5 seconds than normal (automatic transmission). After it shifts from second to third the first time, there is no more delay. This event is recurring. Is this problem due to a shift solenoid problem or a clogged transmission line or filter? Or something else? - Gman11
Check the fluid level first, then check for any trouble codes in the transmission control module. If those are OK you can try replacing the fluid and filter, but I suggest a diagnosis first to avoid waisting money on un-needed repairs - munkyrench
kind of late but did you ever find the problem? i have the same problem changed fluid and filter. it will stay longer thatn 3-5 seconds sometimes i have to step off the gas for 3-5 then it will kick in - Visitor
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