1998 Grand Cherokee overdrive whines

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Asked by Sep 06, 2007 at 06:07 PM about the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 4.0 Grand Cherokee with 144,000 mile makes a whining sound when it shifts into overdrive. If I push the OD button to turn off the overdrive the noise stops or if I let off the gas it seems to stop also. I thought it was a differential at first but it seems to be isolated to the OD.
Any ideas?

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Sounds like the front pump on the transmission is cavitating, or sucking air, because the transmission filter has become clogged. Try having the transmission fluid and filter changed and I think you will solve the problem.

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Thanks a lot, I'll give that a try and let you know what happens. Do you recommend using a synthetic fluid?

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I just had a transmission replaced on my 97 " JEEP LAREDO..all new fluid, filter, ect..my jeep is doing the very same thing. It is a used tranny, not brand new...and its not the transfer case( I just had that checked today ) I am thinking TORQUE CONVERTER ?

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PRESSURE SENSOR POSSIBLY AND PRESSURE SELENOID

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