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Jeep Grand Cherokee help!

My 2002 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 is shifting hard from first to second. It has 120,000 miles on it. Should I do a filter and fluid change or just work with the bands?? Any suggestions would be grand!!!

I would try a fluid and filter change first.

When was the last time it was changed?

Does this transmission actually have bands that need to be adjusted periodically?
I was under the impression that this type of technology went out the window many years ago.
Perhaps transman can give me some reality on this issue.

i’m not sure when the last time fluid/filter was changed or even if it was changed at all?? I just bought the Jeep a couple weeks ago. I