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After nearly a 120,000 miles my transmission went out on me driving home from work yesterday...I had to limp home popping in out of 1st and 2nd gear... :tear:
 

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JBGPIN said:
After nearly a 120,000 miles my transmission went out on me driving home from work yesterday...I had to limp home popping in out of 1st and 2nd gear... :tear:
Auto or Manual?
 

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What kink of fluid were you using? Were you running a tranny cooler? How often did you change your fluid? 120k isn't too bad for the type of 0ff-roading the Jeep was used for. That does suck about it going out, especially around the holidays. Guys at work give me a hard time because I change mine about every 10k but it makes me feel better!

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Its an auto...I used some of the Thules last year...to keep it running smoothly and it worked but not this time...I changed the fluid about once a year or maybe 15 to 20 thousand miles...I guess this will be my Christmas present to myself... :(
 

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Are there any shops out there that build up the auto trans for us? i.e., there's lots of businesses that specialize in "performance" type trans builds for trucks and stuff - wondering if there's similar for Jeep transmissions.

Did the 2003 us the 42RLE? (4 speed) I'm drawing a blank as to what year the 42RLE was first available.

I NEED to get a cooler installed - I have one, and it's been on the shelf in the garage for about 3 years. :lildevil: :dhorse:
 

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........Did the 2003 us the 42RLE? (4 speed) I'm drawing a blank as to what year the 42RLE was first available.
Yes my '03 has one. Now, I'm getting nervous because I have 110K on mine and I didn't get it until it had 80K on it. I have changed my fluid and filter 3X since.

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I NEED to get a cooler installed - I have one, and it's been on the shelf in the garage for about 3 years. :lildevil: :dhorse:
I know that I need one but, I have put it off out of laziness. I am going to pay the piper, I am sure. I even replaced the radiator a month ago and now cold weather is here and and I am garageless. :oops:
 
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