What happens if the transmission on a Jeep Grand Cherokee overheats?

What happens if the transmission on a Jeep Grand Cherokee overheats?

Overheating is the worst thing that can happen to your Jeep Grand Cherokee’s transmission. An overheating transmission will drastically shorten its service life. If you suspect that your transmission is overheating, doing something about it now can keep you from an expensive transmission repair later.

What causes slipping in a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Here are the most common symptoms of an overheating transmission: 1. Slipping Slipping is a condition that occurs when your Grand Cherokee’s engine revs higher than intended as the transmission’s internal components fail to transfer the energy to the driveshaft (s). An overheating transmission is the most common reason why a transmission will slip.

Do you need an external transmission cooler on a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

As long as your Grand Cherokee is stock and used in the way the manufacturer intended, you shouldn’t need to add an external transmission fluid cooler. But, if you are towing or live in an extremely warm climate that tests the transmission constantly, an external transmission cooler can help keep your transmission cool.

What should I do if my Jeep Grand Cherokee is overheating?

In the Cherokee XJ you should fill the radiator with coolant and let the engine work and reach normal working temperature for at least 5-10 minutes. then, install the radiator cap in place, turn off the engine and fill the coolant bottle to the max. In the Grand Cherokee WJ there is a screw that should be open, we will publish an article soon.

How does the cooling system on a Jeep Cherokee work?

Your Cherokee’s cooling system works by cycling the engine coolant from the engine through the radiator. The water pump pushes the water through the entire system. The thermostat opens up once the engine reaches operating temperature and allows coolant in. If any part of this system fails, your Cherokee will eventually overheat.

What causes the radiator on a jeep to overheat?

Check the radiator cap – a radiator cap that won’t hold pressure might cause overheating problems. If you replaced any of the cooling system components (besides the fan/fan clutch) you should bleed the air out of the system.

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Ruth Doyle