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SOS
Troy, MO
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Posted - 18 November 2013 10:30  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
My TJ sat for a couple months during the build, when I drove it out the garage it was slipping out of gear. I checked the fluid level and it looked low. It only took a quart to hit the full line, and it completely solved the problem. I found it odd that one quart could make such a difference. Testing the clearances of my lift kit this weekend, and I noticed at hill climb angles (not excessive) my TJ slips out of gear as if it ran out of fluid again, when I back down it engages again. The auto-trans appears rebuilt, and I wonder if the oil pickup has been messed up. Anyone ever experience something similar to this?
SOS
Troy, MO
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Posted - 18 November 2013 15:52  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Has anyone seen a diagram or photo of the sump pick-up tube? I will have to drop my trans pan to verify its all there. Cant find any photo's yet. I need to correct this before Washita.
JN JEEP 2
Centralia, IL
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Posted - 18 November 2013 16:13  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Look into getting a mopar deep trans pan.

Increases capacity by a quart and should eliminate your issue.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sja-opa999/overview/make/jeep

Used to be able to get a mopar branded one for about $70. I did a quick google and did not find one.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Mopar-Performance/312/P4007886AB/10002/-1?parentProductId=753058

Not sure which year or trans you have, but this fits a 32rh (999)

Edited by - JN JEEP 2 on 11/18/2013 4:21:06 PM

SOS
Troy, MO
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Posted - 18 November 2013 16:35  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
I don't remember my last TJ (97) starving out of fluid like this 01 does. I usually ran out of balls before my (97) ran out of fluid. Does everyone buy these deep pans now?
SOS
Troy, MO
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Posted - 19 November 2013 8:53  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Ok, since I am going to pull the pan anyway, I ordered the steel mopar pan that adds a quart to the capacity. I will install it Thursday night, and test it this weekend. I will attempt the hill I broke the front U-joint on last weekend and let you know if it is solved.
Thanks
marvin
Fenton, MO
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Posted - 19 November 2013 22:31  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Hope it works. I had put a Skyjacker deep pan on my TJ and it made a huge difference. I was always loosing gear out in the quarries at Badlands. Put the pan on and next trip...no problems.
SOS
Troy, MO
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Posted - 26 November 2013 19:47  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Good call JN JEEPN2, that did it. I bought the Mopar pan for $63 eliminated the slip issues. My Jeep is ready for Washita this weekend, I dont expect any issues with the transmition.
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