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Old 06-22-2016, 01:39 PM   #11
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Ok so you are missing the question here. I no longer have the Cherokee and the owners manual for that particular car did say to tow in 1.
well, i've never heard of any vehicle with the D, 2, 1 selection, that had 1 for towing.
unless it was for a short pull, on a steep grade.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:46 PM   #12
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Since you have a fairly light trailer, just put in D and go.

If you find the transmission downshifting a lot (dropping a gear, then going back up a gear, then dropping a gear again... and continuing this process), use the "-" to downshift and hold it in that gear. If the transmission still hunts for a gear, use the "-" to drop another gear.

Letting the engine run at a higher RPM, in a lower gear, is better for everything.

The "+" and "-" on your Jeep allows you to restrict the transmission to which speeds/gears it can use. You're setting the "ceiling". When utilized, the transmission will operate normally, except it won't go into a gear higher than you set with the "+" and/or "-". Try it out anytime, towing or not. You'll figure out what it is doing pretty quick.


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Old 06-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #13
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Here's a direct fit trans cooler for your jeep.

https://www.amazon.com/Derale-20561-.../dp/B004XOO6C2


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Old 06-22-2016, 03:56 PM   #14
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I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 4 door unlimited and am towing a 1600 lb pop up camper. The dealership says I don't need a transmission cooler as I am towing all flat land. My question is I only have drive and a plus and minus sign that I have no idea what that is for. I used to tow in 1 on my Cherokee but the wrangler does not have that so do I just tow in drive? Any help would be appreciated.
I'm a big Jeep guy. My wife had a 2012 Unlimited & I have a 2013 Rubicon.

If your Jeep has a factory tow package it already has a cooler. It's also rated to tow 3500 with the 3:73 diff.
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I'm a big Jeep guy. My wife had a 2012 Unlimited & I have a 2013 Rubicon.



If your Jeep has a factory tow package it already has a cooler. It's also rated to tow 3500 with the 3:73 diff.

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Keep it in D too. Our Hybrid came in at 3200# and we had no issues towing it.



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Jmsx2 in post #6 OP states he does not have a factory tow package. Therefore he should add one to help cool the trans.
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Jmsx2 in post #6 OP states he does not have a factory tow package. Therefore he should add one to help cool the trans.

Yep. Then he'll need a cooler.


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You do know you can monitor your transmission temp in the smart center on the dash, right? Also, the owner's manual tells you in detail how to use the manual shift mode on the transmission. Comes in handy when off-road.
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