Jeep won't go over 45mph

Asked by May 20, 2015 at 02:20 AM about the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD

Question type: General

So my jeep overheated and I had the head
gasket changed and now it won't go over 45
mph shifts fine just won't go past 45mph it
isn't running rough or anything and I am at
a loss with it please help

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Do you have a check engine light on the dash? It's probably an issue with the engine or transmission that's putting the vehicle into limp mode to prevent further damage. Have the codes scanned and that will help narrow down the issue. A lot of times when your engine overheats, it can damage the automatic transmission fluid and cause issues with the transmission. You will want to at least change the transmission fluid.

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