How long did your 42RLE automatic transmission last before it blew up?

How long did your 42RLE automatic transmission last before it blew up?

  • 0-49,999 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50,000-99,999 miles

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • 100,000-149,999 miles

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • 150,000-199,999 miles

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • 200,000-249,999 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 250,000-299,000 miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 300,000 or more miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9

lfhoward

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Wow, 279k is awesome! Are you running any larger tire size or have you towed much?
 
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My KJ has had a pretty easy life, lol. It's all stock. A/T tires but not oversized. Not much towing. I commuted long-distance on the freeway daily for 12 years so not much stress and strain except for driving in the extreme summer heat and dust here.
 

Offroad Bob

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Mine made it to 195,500 before it grenaded ! Not cheap to fix but as "R" says, they aren't worth much but it sure is fun driving one ! I've seen some people in traffic give me good look as it's pretty nimble and fairly quick in the 40 to 65 mph range (on flat ground)> All mine transmission did was go into limp mode, stuck in high gear. After 5-10 min cool off it would work for a couple of miles and repeat. Hard to start out in top gear. Sometimes it would shift manually and that is how I made it to the shop. Now it is smooth as any transmission I've ever owned. Usually can't feel it shift.
 
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