Reader Question: Hello,
I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. I have never had any problems with my vehicle up until a few weeks ago when I was driving to work and I heard a loud whining noise form the transmission (so I thought).
I took it in and they replaced the transfer case. When my parents took my truck home, they said that something was not right. Now my transmission fluid is burnt, reverse, first, and second gear work fine, but drive is hesitant and very sluggish.
I have been told that it could just be a sensor.
What is your take on it?
I am not really sure what to think about it to be honest. I would need to drive it and hear the noise myself to really be sure. You did not mention anything about the shifting and slipping problem you now have before you had the transfer case repaired.
Is that right? So is this a symptom of the transfer case replacement? If so, I would go back to the transmission shop and have them take a test drive with you. You might have had transmission problems from the beginning and there might have been nothing wrong with the transfer case.
If the transmission fluid is burnt smelling and black looking you probably need a transmission overhaul. I doubt this is a sensor type of problem.