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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #150 on: February 24, 2022, 05:59:44 PM »
I vote TCC
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #151 on: February 24, 2022, 06:59:54 PM »
i bought all the ATF+4 in my zip code that was available on the shelf.... i guess its time to start stocking 5 gal buckets like i do in gear oil. 




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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #152 on: February 24, 2022, 07:20:56 PM »
also, the HD kit i got came with a " Lock-up Spring  (Heavy Duty) Upgrade"  and the internet could not tell me its location, i gave up trying to find it. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194073381775

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #153 on: February 24, 2022, 10:01:00 PM »
soleniods are common issues. no cracked accumulator pistons when you did the upgrades? I remember that being a thing from my Dakota days
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #154 on: February 25, 2022, 05:22:09 PM »
the govenor pressure sensor / solenoid is the well known failure in the 42RE and apparently a big snap ring breaks and you loose reverse and then 4th. 


neither were issues in both transmissions i have. 

i have found one or two threads that describe exactly what i have by the poster, but no clear resolution ever posted. 

ill try the TCC solenoid and brake switch next time its back in the shop.  had to put the snow plow back on today. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #155 on: March 09, 2022, 07:32:42 PM »
new shoes mounted today.

tire machine wires pretty good- plenty of room for a 35 or 37

these measure out at about 33"

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #156 on: March 18, 2022, 11:28:49 AM »
empty equipment trailer behind this unit almost deleted the trailer hitch.  apparently more structural rot than i had though. 

wonder if the dealer will put a new hitch on for the exploding gas tank rear collision fix recall, or if crusty rotten brokenness deems it safe enough not to replace.

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #157 on: April 15, 2022, 03:23:26 PM »
tried some seat covers as ZJ seat bottoms are impossible to find in 2022

better than $29.95 rando ones but not sure worth the 109$ i spent.  bottoms fit nice, backs are too loose.  bottoms need better side fastening.


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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #158 on: April 15, 2022, 03:27:08 PM »
TCC solenoid came in and i have a 5 gal bucket of sny ATF+4 now.


im really starting to think its a valve body problem.  i have another 42re i could rob the valve body from and it can be changed from underneath.  i guess i have to think if i should do that first or second.  i guess its only fluid and pan gaskets

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #159 on: October 11, 2022, 01:56:00 PM »
spare trans on the bench and pulled apart, a few you tube videos later jeep on lift, valve body pulled.

plan is to swap valve bodies, adjust both bands, replace governor and pressure sensor, replace lockup solenoid and harness, fresh filter and fluid. 

reverse band was about 2 turns too loose.... not sure what that means meh. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #160 on: October 11, 2022, 04:53:22 PM »
might be fixed or at least more better?


it just kinda lugs a little bit now in reverse now but doesnt lock up and clank / stall any more.


asked will if he has a fancy scan tool i can borrow



one thing thats different.  if you do a rolling shift from drive to reverse, it doesnt go into revers unless you hit gas. 


found one thread said fix was pump replacement.  maybe scan tool will say if pump pressure is low?
bah


at least i didnt break it worse doing all what i did. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #161 on: December 05, 2022, 08:17:11 PM »
pulled in today, fluids topped off


no codes but has 2 monitors not set, wont pass.  evap and catalist.  cant remember when last dead battery was but has to be weeks and hundreds of miles ago so thats a bummer. 

sticker up, i guess it will get a buffalo trip to hopefully set monitors. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #162 on: January 16, 2023, 12:48:52 PM »
fresh red sticker, whoohoo

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #163 on: October 30, 2023, 08:55:11 PM »
has sat since may this year

put a fresh battery in it
aired up a tire, 2 quarts of atf, washed windsheild and dash

first trip to buffalo and back tonight excellent performance!