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Old 04 Dec 2009, 11:55 pm
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Hi everyone,
I frequent a couple different jeep forums and do most of the maintenance, and repairs on my 85 cherokee.

However, my wife has an 03 pt. cruiser with the 2.4l, automatic transmission. Typically she takes it to Jiffy Lube. And honestly i am not sure how often, or what else she has done to it.

Due to my alternator going out i took her cruiser to work today. As i was leaving the parking lot, It went in reverse just fine. But when i put it in drive all it did was rev the engine. Did not move, until i got it to about 4k rpm. The engine light came on but not a tranny related code. I drove it to the local parts store that knows me well and when we checked the trans. fluid it was good. But when i went through the gears and back to park, the stick had no fluid on it.

WE added just under 2 quarts of tranny fluid. If you put your hand under the drivers side while it was running, you get a nice shower of trans. fluid. The counter guy told me it is most likely the fluid lines. That the clamps are known to cut the hose. I plan on putting the car on jackstands in the morning. But my long winded question here is. Should i go ahead and replace the filter while i am under there? I have been searching here for about an hour and reading alot of dead ended threads.. But i did learn the transmission is a weak link. So i am aware i will be told to go get it flushed with the machine. That is not something that can happen this week. Should i fix the hoses and leave it parked until i can get it flushed?

Any advice will be very helpful and appreciated.

I also know that my grammar and punctuation are horrible. So any grammar Nazis please be kind. I went to portland public schools.. lol
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Old 05 Dec 2009, 04:49 am
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If I read it right, you were low on fluid due to hose leaks, and you've put fluid in - and fixed the leaks?
Drive it. You just did a partial flush....
Schedule a flush - if you're sure leaks are fixed.
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