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Old March 15th, 2010, 19:15
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i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

I GOT A 1998 AND MY AIRBAG LIGHT SEEMS TO CUT ON AND OFF AND NOW ITS ON ALL THE TIME I USED TO SMACK THE DASH AND IT WENT AWAY LOL NOW ITS ON ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT, ALSO IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON AND TURNED OUT TO BE THE TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR????? OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I RESET IT AND IT WENT AWAY BUT COMES BACK AFTER AWHILE DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT WHEN ITS ON IT DOSENT GO INTO OVERDRIVE WTH!? LOL
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Old March 15th, 2010, 19:40
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

You need to have the codes pulled. There will be one or more in the airbag module and the same in the pcm.

Turn off your caps lock!
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Old March 15th, 2010, 19:45
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

can i get the codes for the airbag system i never ran the comp on it for the airbag???
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Old March 15th, 2010, 19:53
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

A lot of parts stores will pull the engine related codes for free. The airbag codes probably won't show up on the same scanner, it takes a more expensive higher end scan tool to show airbag codes.

The airbag light may give you a clue if it flashes for a few minutes before turning solid. Typically a number of flashes, then pause, then another number of flashes, usually indicating a two digit code.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 20:10
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

where could i get a scanner to use for that code. and got any idea about that transmission range problem
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Old March 15th, 2010, 20:12
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

There also was a recall on the airbag module when they were mounted under the passengers seat and the solution was to move it under the center console. I also had this problem and all i had to do was clean the plug behind the gauge cluster and put a little grease in it because they like to vibrate out of place over time.

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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:04
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

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...clean the plug behind the gauge cluster and put a little grease in it...

^^^^ That's the fix right there.....
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Old March 16th, 2010, 09:11
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

what's up with the caps? u mad bro?
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Old March 28th, 2010, 20:11
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

I'm supposed to be replacing my transmission range sensor. Did you have to replace yours? Difficult job?

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Old March 28th, 2010, 20:27
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

My last jeep did that too. When the light is on the airbag won't deploy. Thankfully, i was off when I hit that Mercedes! Five minutes before that the light was lit up. My newest Jeep did it once but its because when i unhooked the airbag to change my cruise switches out i didn't get the plug all the way in!
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Old March 28th, 2010, 20:28
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

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I'm supposed to be replacing my transmission range sensor. Did you have to replace yours? Difficult job?

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Clean you NSS. The plug is different than the older model but its the same removal and cleaning procedure.

http://www.boyandjeep.com/tech-artic...switch-rebuild
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Old March 29th, 2010, 05:24
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

I agree with flexdxj. A "transmission range sensor" code is often related to the neutral safety switch.

Try cleaning/greasing/adjusting your NSS.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 07:25
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Re: i got two problems with my 1998 XJ a trans issue and airbag issue

If the transmission is not going into overdrive, it could be the TC solenoid....
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