Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Gearshift cable. Brake transmission shift interlock. Valve body

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. 79).

(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. 80).

Fig. 79 Brake/Park Interlock Cable
Fig. 79 Brake/Park Interlock Cable

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

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

Fig. 80 Cable and Shifter
Fig. 80 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

INSTALLATION

(1) Route replacement cable behind instrument panel and under floor console area to shift mechanism (Fig. 80).

(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.

(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.

Valve body

REMOVAL

(1) Raise vehicle.

(2) Remove oil pan and drain fluid.

(3) Loosen clamp bolts and remove throttle and manual valve levers from manual lever shaft.

(4) Remove park/neutral position switch.

(5) Remove filter from valve body.

(6) Depress retaining clip and pull solenoid wire from case connector (Fig. 81).

(7) Remove valve body attaching screws.

(8) Lower valve body enough to remove accumulator piston and piston spring (Fig. 82).

Fig. 81 Solenoid Wire Connector
Fig. 81 Solenoid Wire Connector

1 - PUSH CLIP IN
2 - PULL
3 - CONVERTER CLUTCH SOLENOID CONNECTOR

(9) Pull valve body forward to disengage park rod.

(10) Push manual lever shaft and solenoid case connector out of transmission case.

(11) Lower valve body, rotate it away from case, pull park lock rod out of sprag, and remove valve body (Fig. 83).

Fig. 82 Accumulator Piston And Springs
Fig. 82 Accumulator Piston And Springs

1 - ACCUMULATOR PISTON
2 - OUTER SPRING
3 - PISTON SEAL RINGS
4 - INNER SPRING (32RH)

INSTALLATION

(1) Verify that park/neutral position switch is NOT installed. Valve body cannot be installed with switch in place. Remove switch if necessary.

(2) Install new seals on accumulator piston if necessary, and install piston in case. Use small amount of petroleum jelly to hold piston in place.

(3) Place valve body manual lever in low (1 position) to ease inserting park rod into sprag.

Fig. 83 Valve Body
Fig. 83 Valve Body

1 - VALVE BODY
2 - CONVERTER CLUTCH MODULE
3 - SOLENOID
4 - PARK ROD
5 - CONVERTER CLUTCH SOLENOID CONNECTOR
6 - MANUAL VALVE
7 - MANUAL LEVER

(4) Use screwdriver to push park sprag into engagement with park gear. This makes clearance for knob on lock rod to move past sprag when valve body is installed. Rotate output shaft to verify sprag engagement.

(5) Position accumulator spring between accumulator piston and valve body.

(6) Position valve body on transmission and work knob on park lock rod past sprag. Be sure accumulator piston and spring remain in position.

(7) Hold valve body in position and install valve body screws finger tight.

(8) Install park/neutral position switch.

(9) Tighten valve body screws alternately and evenly to 11 N·m (100 in. lbs.) torque.

(10) Install new fluid filter on valve body. Install and tighten filter screws to 4 N·m (35 in. lbs.) torque.

(11) Connect solenoid wire to case connector.

(12) Install manual and throttle levers on throttle lever shaft. Tighten lever clamp screws and check for free operation. Shaft and levers must operate freely without any bind.

(13) Install oil pan and new gasket. Tighten pan bolts to 17 N·m (150 in. lbs.) torque. Install gasket dry; do not use sealer.

(14) Connect park/neutral position switch and converter clutch solenoid wires.

(15) Install speedometer pinion gear, adapter and speed sensor.

(16) Lower vehicle.

(17) Fill transmission with Mopart ATF Plus 3, Type 7176 fluid.

(18) Adjust gearshift and throttle cable if necessary.

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