Jeep Cherokee 'Losing' Transmission Fluid

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Dear Bob,
I recently purchased a used 1996 Grand Cherokee and immediately started having transmission problems. The dealer replaced the transmission and torque converter. My problems have not ended. It seems to act as if a clutch has been pushed in when it changes from first to second gears at times. This is an automatic. It revs really high before going back into overdrive after climbing a hill. I t is also using about a quart of transmission fluid per 1000 miles. It has no leaks and the exhaust is wet with fluid and does not smoke at all. If you can help with this problem I would be a most happy 4-wheeler.
Kevin P.

Kevin,
If it is "using one quart per 1000 miles" and not leaking, then where is it going? The transmission is not linked to the exhaust system! It has to be leaking, but maybe not while it is parked. What might be happening is that one of the shaft seals is leaking and when the transmission is spinning, it is throwing the fluid around under the car. Transmissions DO NOT CONSUME fluid. If the fluid is down, I guarantee that it is leaking somewhere. If the dealer installed this item, then there should be a warranty. If you are unsatisfied with the results, call your regional rep and see if the work can be performed at another dealership.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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