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Jeep Wrangler Mechanic - Transmission

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jbert27, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. jbert27

    jbert27 NES Member

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    Have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with some transmission shifting funk. Anybody know a shop that won't be a ripoff and technically competent? South Shore area? - Jim
     

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    I used to go to a shop in Halifax. They are a mile or 2 from Walmart.

    Great guys, took my cars there for 10 years.

    I think it is called Perry's.

    Check them out. I dont know if they do transmission work.
     
  3. Christian

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    That's the place on Rt. 58 by the Hanson line correct? If so it is a busy shop, I travel by it on the way to work and there seems to always be non-stop flow of cars waiting their turn to be worked on. I tried talking my mechanic brother into working there as it's local to him but he's burned out and left the profession, hoping it's a temporary thing.
     
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    Yes. Great, honest guys. We had A LOT of work done there over 10 years.

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    Trans filter and fluid change ever?
     
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    check your trans fluid level. pans rot and leak on those often.
     
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    I use Center Support Transmission in Halifax.
    My mechanic recommends them. And I found them reasonable and fair priced
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep them in mind in the future.
     
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    Offroad elements in Abington is a jeep place well liked by Jeepers. No personal experience with them, but they have a stellar reputation on the MA jeep pages.
     
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    Trying to empty the OPs bank accounts? [rofl2]

    OP IIRC someone here works at a shop that does a fair amount of Jeeps, unfortunately I can't for the life of me remember who it was. Maybe they'll chime in if they notice the thread.
     
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    Auto or manual? I read a story recently about somebody with a newish JK that had a blown manual tranny. There is some issue with the manual transmissions for certain years where they aren’t available to buy anymore. The law says parts must be made available for 10 years or something, so Jeep had to buy it back. Dude was pissed!
     
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    Thanks all for the suggestions... It's an automatic. The pan did rot out and that's been taken care of. Fluid? Will need to double check that. Thanks again all.
     
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    Perry is a stand up guy. i do a lot of work on jeeps. Im not a transmission guy as far as diag goes. i dont have to correct tools to do pressure testing and such. Removed and replaced many . What type of problem are you having.
    Pans rot so do the lines....
    1. Check fluid level and condition
    2. Trans fluid and filter change seldom fixes anything.

    Speed sensors, pressure solenoid and such can be problems.
    Pro built in Holbrook has done right by us for many years.
     
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    i dont know what they get for mechanical work but called them about doing a lift install we just did not have time to do and prices where pretty good.
     
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    Wasn't trying to take a jab at whatever their pricing is, just making an observation that Jeeps are like Legos for offroaders. I know I wouldn't be able to trust myself walking into their shop with a Jeep and a bag o' cash. [laugh]
     
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    I have been busy removing some lift kits because MA inspection says to high.
    So note to you jeep guys and mass inspection be careful how high you go
     
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    No kidding , after the transmission, will be visiting that place. The website does has some candy;)
     
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    Dave’s automatic transmission right near the Fore Rover Shipyard. And is it shuddering? The 42rle is known for that.
     
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    Yes it does shudder and seems to slip as revs jump during acceleration. Not something to ignore?
     
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    Nope. It’s most likely the torque converter. The transmission guy will tell you for certain. The 42rle should not be in a Jeep. I’m hoping I have time to pull mine to rebuild it this summer. A life of big tires and getting it hot hasn’t helped
     
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    Stock Jeeps are not really well suited to big tires and more weight.
    Some say real jeeps died by the 70s ?
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