42rle

  1. Don Bulee

    Another Limp Mode Thread - what to check now?

    okay, I'm getting out of ideas.... there has been a few times my 06 rubicon with the 42rle get stuck in 2nd gear, I turned my jeep off and on and it was good to go... a few weeks my jeep got stuck in second gear again but now I haven't been able to get it out of the limp mode.... the oil was...
  2. futhgar

    Diagnosing Transmission Sound on 42RLE Transmission '04 TJ Sport 6Cyl

    Hello everyone! I'm trying to figure out what this sound could mean (in video) when my transmission shifts. I do not get any weird vibrations at all when it make the sound, nor am I getting hard shifting (was experiencing some rough shifting which went away after replacing faulty O2 1/2 Sensor...
  3. Crazyman1304

    Whirring noise coming from under Jeep

    Hey all just looking for some suggestions or clues on a noise my jeep is making. Last year I was having transmission issues throwing codes, getting put into limp mode, etc. Local transmission shop quoted me $2800 for a rebuild so i ended up swapping in a used lower mile transmission from a same...
  4. TrowaB

    Help me fix my mistake

    So I bought my jeep in the summer and have never been able to get it to not kick into limp mode. Like an idiot I decided I was going to take the valve body out. Cleaned her up, buttoned it back up, but now my shifter seems to be fouled up. I tried taking it all back apart and buttoned it up...
  5. J

    Improving 42RLE rear driveshaft angles by removing / modifying the transfer case adapter?

    So as the title implies, is it possible to remove/modify that adapter plate or even the 43rle output shaft to mount NP231 closer to the front of the car? Got this idea when i was rebuilding the NP231 while doing the SYE, that adapter seems kind of huge and mostly filled with empty space.....i...
  6. RustyShackleford

    42RLE no issues, but a snapped snap ring.

    Howdy folks, I decided to service my trans yesterday. Not because I was having issues, but because I haven't done it in the years I've owned the jeep and I felt like it was a good idea. The fluid smelled good and had a nice red color to it. Not burnt or stinky like I've smelled in bad...
  7. C

    42RLE starting off in second gear

    I have 2005 with the 42RLE, 120K miles. Was driving home and the converter started locking and unlocking. Came to a stop and took off again and it started off in second, went thru all the other gears but no converter lockup. Pulled a 1776, 700, and 841 codes. Changed solenoid block twice. Fluid...
  8. rasband

    05-06 NSG370 to 42RLE Non-How-To Brain Dump

    Let's start this off by making it clear: this is not a real "How To" as I have now only been involved in this project once. There's a lot of "figure it out" in this. However I do want to document an NSG370 to 42RLE swap in case it will help someone else later (it also works in the reverse ;)). I...
  9. cr0sh

    What's the general consensus on the 42RLE and P1776 code?

    This code has thrown on me twice, and both time were under similar conditions. I've read a lot about this code, and owners seem to either "throw parts and money at it, plus a prayer or two" - and they may get lucky, or they may not - or they're of the "get rid of it and go with a manual" camp...
  10. Mike_H

    Can a transmission run too cold?

    Wanted to start a discussion about transmission coolers, specifically the Setrab that @mrblaine uses. I know the a lot of guys will just copy him and run what he runs, because of his experience and knowledge. However, He builds jeeps to run in the desert and climb mountains. I'm planning out...
  11. P

    How-to use a PID controller as a temperature gauge and alarm

    This is a look into how I use a PID controller as a temperature gauge and alarm for my transmission. Automotive temperature gauges, even expensive ones are normally pretty poor at low temperatures if they even work at all. PID controllers take a variety of high quality sensors that work over...
  12. O

    42RLE Overdrive Hard Shift

    2003 w/42rle. 76k miles. Hard shifts when downshifting from O/D. Transmission fluid was at correct level when it started occurring. Changed fluid, filter, and gasket with the correct fluid. No change. No check engine light, no codes. I don't mind doing the work, paying for work, and/or paying...
  13. Lax22

    SOLD Price reduced: 2004 Jeep Unlimited (LJ) low miles stock

    Listing this for my friends dad but I have driven and seen this Jeep and can attest to its condition. It’s a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, also called an LJ. This is a 2 owner Jeep, the current owner is in his 70s and bought it from a local dealer some time ago. He has mainly used this as a...
  14. Gary06LJ

    HELP diagnosing transmission problems after swap

    I feel like Im going to have to drop my transmission a 4th time and im trying to hang onto the mantra jeep life. Please HELP. Heres my story/situation: Bought my first jeep back in April, an 06 Red LJ. Couldn’t be happier hitting the trails and finally not relying on my friends with 4x4 to go...
  15. M

    42RLE transmission toast after major leak (need advice)

    Hello to my fellow Jeepers! I have a 2005 stock Rubicon auto with about 149k miles on it. I need some insight on some problems I have been having lately. The following may or may not be all connected. Alright so last summer I had about 140k miles or so and the spark plugs had never been...
  16. F

    Not your usual 42RLE 1st-2nd shift issue

    First off, I think I've read everything available online about 42RLE shifting issues, PCM problems, Wranglerfix fixes, etc. Unfortunately I haven't seen anything similar to the issue I've been experiencing, which brought me to become a member of this great forum (long-time lurker). My '06 LJ...
  17. DaddyZSmith

    Need suggestions on 42RLE replacement transmission

    Update: Do not buy from the site I listed. I found a bunch of reviews through Google and they are not a good company. My torque converter and tranny has taken a crap on my '03 TJ with the 4.0 & 42RLE. I don't think I'm going to rebuild it, but instead am going to buy one that comes with a...
  18. srv1054

    What kind of mileage are you getting out of your 42RLE?

    I'm curious to as to what kind of miles everyone expects or seems to be getting out of their 42RLE Auto transmission's before having to do a rebuild/reman/replacement of them? I'm not the first owner of our 05 TJ but the previous owner did not list any transmission rebuild or overhauls just...
  19. B

    Limp mode and codes P0700, P1776, and P0740

    I’m pretty new to all of this Jeep related stuff and also a first time buyer, my 2006 Rubicon has been recently gone into what is called “ limp Mode “, threw codes such as P0700 , P1776 , P0740. I was recommended to switch out the Valve Body With Solenoid pack and as well torque converter...
  20. Mora

    Slipping Transmission?

    So, I just bought my first Jeep. 2005 Wrangler, SE. 4.0L Automatic Transmission. It has 65k miles on it. I’ve only had it for 2 weeks. I noticed when driving that when I was in a drivethrough for food, the car would randomly accelerate at times. I was going up a hill to my buddies place tonight...