Join Date: Oct 2011
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Ok, update on what I thought was the transmission. It's not the transmission, it's a throttle issue.
Had it happen 3 times recently and the past two were the worst. Doing about 45 mph on a country road, usually going uphill I give throttle to keep speed going up the hill. The problem is the engine does not recognize the throttle. The Jeep doesn't stall, it just doesn't take the increased throttle. Did it this morning, I slowly pushed the pedal down to accelerate with nothing happening. This lasted about 3 seconds when I finally almost got my foot to the floor the transmission does a real hard downshift and the throttle kicks in to jolt me back in my seat. From there it drives normally.
So, what the hell can this be? I'm taking it in again to fix the windshield, so for sure I'm going to be harping on this issue. Unacceptable.