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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 07:15 AM
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CJ moves under own power! (Updated)

Having received my torque converter (hopefully the right one this time) on Friday, I spent the weekend putting the Jeep back together with the new tranny.

I fired it up last night for the first time in over a month! I've never had a new tranny before, so it's pretty nerve racking listening to the slight screeches and chirping. I filled with 2 gal. of fluid, then turned the motor over in neutral for about a minute. Then filled some more. Then test drove. Then checked the fluid again. The test drive went okay. It feels very different than the last tranny, though I can't really describe it.

So now it's a quick appointment at the tranny shop, get my front driveshaft lengthened, and I'll be 4wd again! Woo Hoo!
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Congrads. It is a nice feeling when somthing goes right. And when you are without jeep for a while, it is a great feeling when it is back on the road again.
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Make sure the kickdown linkage from the carb to the tranny is adjusted properly. It is the life of the tranny. It determines the upshift speed and internal fluid pressure to the clutches.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2003, 07:04 AM
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Re: CJ moves under own power! (Updated)

Edit: The tranny would up shift through all three just fine. But it wouldn't down shift - it'd try and take off in third gear. I made it to the shop manually shifting, and they guy said the governor was hung up (lube wiped off during cleaning and rebuild). So he dumped a little "magic juice" in the tranny, and now it runs great! I accidentally balled a tire from a stop sign. It's never done that!

Oh, and I was very meticulous on the shift and kickdown linkage. It's as right as it can be. It's so nice not to have stack shifting and slipping any more!

Edit #2: cjeep - Hey Jackie! I have kept in mind your story of people racing with the 999s, if they were built right. So I had this one built with extra goodies. I hope it'll last! Anyway - thanks again for letting me stop by that day. Next time I'm in NC I'll give you a buzz!
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