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#142 of 329 Trany pops out in first
Dec 20, 2008 (7:40 am)
I am thinking of buying a 2000 Wrangler Sport with a 5spd, only 64k on it. Transmision seems to pop out of first gear while takin off or......when it gets warmed up or there are more than one person in it it will not pop out. Otherwise it shifts fine. My boss (the owner of the Jeep) is around 400 lbs and when he drives it, it has never popped out of gear for him. If anyone can help that would be great! Please email me for the quickest reply. mldeandahotmail.com
#143 of 329 Re: Trany pops out in first [mldeanda]
Dec 20, 2008 (9:59 am)
Please email me for the quickest reply. mxxxxxxahotmail.com
First, it's really not a good idea to post your email address in a public forum.
Second, the idea here is for everyone to be able to benefit from the questions and answers. Taking it to email makes that a little difficult.
Third, it's a known issue. I'd guess that the reason it doesn't jump out with your 400lb boss driving, or with a bunch of passengers, is that the gears are being held in mesh due to the heavy load on them.
The fact that it will also stay in gear when the transmission is warmed up, and therefore when the lubricant is thinner and less viscous, indicates that changing to a synthetic oil might provide some temporary relief, though it won't be a permanent fix.
So, either negotiate a reduction in price to allow for the transmission to be fixed, or an increase in wages to achieve the same, or plan to put on several hundred pounds over the holiday.
#144 of 329 Re: Stuck in Neutral [mac24]
Dec 20, 2008 (11:47 am)
The mechanic had replaced the flywheel and installed a new clutch. It was a real headscratcher. I took it to the transmission shop and they said nope...but they were able to get it out of neutral and through all of the gears. But when it warmed up then another crazy noise was heard in the front part of the engine. It was a pretty bad knocking that sounded a lot like ignition pre-fire but wasn't. I had it towed to the eingine shop, the place that sold the motor to the shade tree mechanic that installed it and everything else. As it turned out the shade tree guy didn't compress the harmonic balancer enough, he used the wrong bolts somehere arounfd the timing chain and the belts to pully to alternator wasn'rt aligned properly. My new shop said they couldn't believe how loose stuff was. Anyway got it back running after 9 years.
#145 of 329 Re: Stuck in Neutral [mohrling]
Dec 21, 2008 (7:38 am)
Glad to hear you have it running again (and always beware of the shadetree mechanic!).
#146 of 329 2004 Wrangler Transmission Noise
Dec 29, 2008 (8:11 am)
Purchased a 2004 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0, 5 speed, in April this year, 24,000 miles. Carfaxed it and it was clean. Car dealer replaced the ring & pinion for me. My question is what causes the transmission noise (?) when the clutch is released? When the clutch is depressed it stops. How to describe it? Grinding may be too harsh. Vibratiing? Chattering? The mechanic at the used car dealer claims it's the meshing of the gears. The service manager at the local Jeep dealership said the same thing. He even said the "new ones do it". Is this something to worry about? Is this American quality? Or is it "just a Jeep"? Thanks for anyone's input.
#148 of 329 Slipping out of gear
Jan 25, 2009 (1:56 pm)
I have a 88 wrangler with a 6" lift, but the transmission was never lowered. I recently broke the u joint straps twice in the last month, and will be switching to a new yoke and u bolts, but when I tried to drive home with the just the front wheels engaged it kept popping out of 4 wheel. I am worried that the worn yoke and broken straps may have to do something with the tranny too, not just the lift with no dropped tranny. Maybe too much vibration?
Any ideas? Thanks.
#149 of 329 Re: Slipping out of gear [alskdjfhg]
Jan 26, 2009 (7:39 am)
Yes, I suspect the vibration from your wildly misaligned propshafts is causing it to jump out of gear.
You need more than new a new yoke and 'U' bolts, The straps are breaking because they're being overloaded. If the 'U' bolts are strong enoughto remain intact then the 'U' joint will be the next to break.
Go HERE for a good explanation of your problem and how to fix it.
#150 of 329 02 Sahara Wrangler
Jan 31, 2009 (10:29 am)
My transmission is hard to shift, especially when it is cold. It ets somewhat easier when the motor warms up, but even then its hard. Any suggestions?
#151 of 329 Re: 02 Sahara Wrangler [jtmathman]
Jan 31, 2009 (8:13 pm)
Your transmission may be filled with the wrong type of gear oil. I suggest that you drain it and refill it with the correct oil.