Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Gearshift cable. Brake transmission shift interlock. Transmission valve body solenoids

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Transmission and transfer case > AW-4 automatic transmission > Removal and installation > Gearshift cable. Brake transmission shift interlock. Transmission valve body solenoids

Gearshift cable

REMOVAL

(1) Shift transmission into Park.

(2) Remove shift lever bezel and necessary console parts for access to shift lever assembly.

(3) Disconnect cable at shift lever and feed cable through dash panel opening to underside of vehicle.

(4) Raise vehicle.

(5) Disengage cable eyelet at transmission shift lever and pull cable adjuster out of mounting bracket. Then remove old cable from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Route cable through hole in dash panel. Fully seat cable grommet into dash panel.

(2) Place the auto transmission manual shift control lever in "Park" detent (rearmost) position and rotate prop shaft to ensure transmission is in park.

(3) Connect shift cable to shifter mechanism by snapping cable retaining ears into shifter bracket and press cable end fitting onto lever ball stud.

(4) Place the floor shifter lever in park position.

Ensure that the pawl is seated within the confines of the adjustment gauge clip.

(5) Snap the cable into the transmission bracket so the retaining ears are engaged and connect cable end fitting onto the manual control lever ball stud.

(6) Lock shift cable into position by pushing upward on the adjusting lock button.

(7) Remove and discard the shift cable adjustment gauge clip from the park gate of the shifter.

Brake transmission shift interlock

REMOVAL

(1) Remove lower steering column cover. Refer to Group 8E, Instrument Panel and Gauges, for proper procedure.

(2) Remove lower steering column shroud. Refer to Group 19, Steering, for proper procedure.

(3) Remove tie strap near the solenoid retaining the brake transmission interlock cable to the steering column.

(4) Disengage wire connector from solenoid.

(5) With the ignition removed or in the unlocked position, disengage lock tab holding cable end to steering column (Fig. 57).

(6) Pull cable end from steering column.

(7) Remove the floor console and related trim.

Refer to Group 23, Body, for proper procedure.

(8) Disconnect the cable eyelet from the bellcrank (Fig. 58).

(9) Disconnect and remove the cable from the shift bracket.

Fig. 57 Brake/Park Interlock Cable
Fig. 57 Brake/Park Interlock Cable

1 - IGNITION LOCK
2 - LOCK TAB
3 - CABLE END

INSTALLATION

(1) Route replacement cable behind instrument panel and under floor console area to shift mechanism (Fig. 58).

(2) Insert cable end into opening in steering column hub under ignition lock. Push cable inward until lock tab engages.

(3) Connect the cable end eyelet onto shifter bellcrank pin.

(4) Place gear selector in PARK.

(5) Push the spring-loaded cable adjuster forward and snap cable into bracket.

(6) Adjust the brake transmission shifter interlock cable. Refer to the Adjustment portion of this section for proper procedures.

(7) Verify that the cable adjuster lock clamp is pushed downward to the locked position.

(8) Test the park-lock cable operation.

(9) Install the floor console and related trim.

Fig. 58 Cable and Shifter
Fig. 58 Cable and Shifter

1 - SHIFT MECHANISM
2 - LOCK-TAB
3 - IGNITION LOCK INTERLOCK
4 - STEERING COLUMN
5 - SOLENOID
6 - WIRE CONNECTOR
7 - LEVER
8 - MOUNT BRACKET
9 - SHIFT CABLE
10 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 11 - TIE STRAP 12 - PARK/BRAKE INTERLOCK CABLE

(10) Install tie strap to hold cable to base of steering column.

(11) Install lower steering column shroud and ignition lock.

(12) Install lower steering column cover.

Transmission valve body solenoids

REMOVAL

(1) Remove transmission oil pan drain plug and drain fluid.

(2) Remove pan bolts and remove oil pan.

(3) Remove oil screen bolts and remove screen (Fig. 59) and gasket. Discard the gasket.

Fig. 59 Oil Screen Removal/Installation
Fig. 59 Oil Screen Removal/Installation

1 - OIL SCREEN BOLTS
2 - OIL SCREEN

(4) Disconnect solenoid wire connector (Fig. 60).

(5) If all solenoids are being removed, mark or tag wires for assembly reference before disconnecting them.

(6) Remove bolt attaching solenoids to valve body and remove solenoids (Fig. 61). Do not allow any valve body components to fall out when solenoids are removed.

(7) Clean oil filter and pan with solvent and dry with compressed air.

(8) Remove old sealer material from oil pan and transmission case.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position solenoids on valve body and install solenoid bolts. Tighten bolts to 10 N·m (7 ft. lbs.) torque.

(2) Connect feed wires to solenoids.

(3) Install new gaskets on oil screen and install screen. Tighten screen bolts to 10 N·m (7 ft. lbs.) torque.

Fig. 60 Solenoid Wire Connectors
Fig. 60 Solenoid Wire Connectors

1 - SOLENOID WIRE CONNECTORS

Fig. 61 Transmission Valve Body Solenoids
Fig. 61 Transmission Valve Body Solenoids

1 - VALVE BODY SOLENOIDS

(4) Apply bead of Threeebondt Liquid Gasket TB1281, P/N 83504038, sealer to oil pan sealing surface.

Sealer bead should be at least 3.0 mm (1/8 in.) wide.

(5) Install oil pan on transmission. Tighten pan bolts to 7 N·m (65 in. lbs.) torque.

(6) Install and tighten oil pan drain plug to 20 N·m (15 ft. lbs.) torque.

(7) Fill transmission with Mopart Dexron IIE/Mercon.

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