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Lazy shift 2000 Jeep XJ 4x4 transmission

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My 2000 Jeep XJ is experiencing a lazy shift from First gear to Second gear. It’s not slipping, but has a 5 second pause before a positive shift.
I’m confident it doesn’t need a full rebuild.
Anyone here have experience with a good kit that could cure the lazy shift response?
Mike R
Tulalip Washington
35 Miles Northwest of
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Sounds to me like you have a lack of pressure. This can be caused by wear on bushings and seals. I have never done this on an AW4, but you can upgrade the spring in the reserve servo in the valve body. That is one of the items changed out in shift kits to give a better pressure. If you do this, you will have to drop the pan, change the filter while you are at it and change it out. It is a large (reletavely) pointing down on the valve body and replace the spring with a heavier one and O rings
I would go to a local transmission shop that rebuilds the stuff they work on. I have done that and got individual parts
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