Help identifying this loose and slow 32RH leak

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Already tightened up but just curious what it is or what purpose it serves.

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I would get a copy of the FSM for your year of TJ and look up 32RH front band adjustment …. That’s the nut that adjusts the front band… be careful with it, You can screw up your transmission!
 
Almost ,in that area, its the shift shaft seal. Did mine a few months ago and traced the leak for a few months before the fix.
 
Almost ,in that area, its the shift shaft seal. Did mine a few months ago and traced the leak for a few months before the fix.

The shift shaft seal may be what’s leaking, but what he’s got circled is the front kickdown band adjustment screw… I have adjusted my frontband and replaced my shift shaft seal on my 32 Rh..🤫

https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/32rh-leak.50193/
 
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Any harm in tightening the locknut down. It doesn’t even feel much more than finger tight.

Have a feeling I’ll be getting it looked at soon.
 
Any harm in tightening the locknut down. It doesn’t even feel much more than finger tight.

Have a feeling I’ll be getting it looked at soon.

Like I said, get a copy of your FSM from the resource area… It’s not the nut you have to worry about, It’s the screw. There’s a procedure for tightening the screw Which tightens the bands in your transmission…

Read this thread…
https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/32rh-leak.50193/
 
Awesome. Thanks 97JadeTJ. The nut is what is loose. Not touching the screw but probably should get a band adjustment done on the next fluid change
 
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If it was finger tight I would adjust the band.

Have done it on hundreds of Ford transmissions but not on my 32RH yet. Would guess its the same procedure. Torque the set screw part to a certain in/lb, back it of a specified amount, and then tighten the nut while holding the screw.
 
Awesome. Thanks 97JadeTJ. The nut is what is loose. Not touching the screw but probably should get a band adjustment done on the next fluid change

I'm not sure when your next fluid change is but if it's not within the next few easy miles I'd get it done ASAP. With a loose lock nut you never know how far out of adjustment is has gotten nor how long it's been out.

Of course there is a chance it's not out of adjustment at all but I wouldn't take that chance.
 
I'm not sure when your next fluid change is but if it's not within the next few easy miles I'd get it done ASAP. With a loose lock nut you never know how far out of adjustment is has gotten nor how long it's been out.

Of course there is a chance it's not out of adjustment at all but I wouldn't take that chance.

Thanks all for chiming in. Getting the band adjusted Thursday at my jeep specialist. Sucks that it about 25 miles away. Love how the two dealers close by won’t touch anything older than 2012 now.
 
Thanks all for chiming in. Getting the band adjusted Thursday at my jeep specialist. Sucks that it about 25 miles away. Love how the two dealers close by won’t touch anything older than 2012 now.

It's not a hard job, but you have to torque it to 72 inch-lbs, which can be challenging to do with the transmission in the jeep. Then you have to back it off 2-1/4 turns, and then tighten the hold down nut without having the adjuster screw turn. I've done it with the trans in the jeep but I only felt good about it because I hd done it several times with the transmission out of the jeep.

If you want to see what's going on inside as you do it, this video is queued to the relevant section.
 
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