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#27 of 329 01 Jeep Wrangler popping out of 3rd when down shifting
Feb 22, 2010 (4:00 pm)
In June we changed the clutch on my 2001 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0L. Shortly after that the throwout bearing started making noise which we will be changing once again some time this week. However it has started popping out of 3rd gear when down shifting. Does anyone know what might be causing this? It did it for the first time on Saturday and popped out 3 to 4 times in a row when exiting the highway. I let my husband drive it home and the same thing happened to him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since this is our first manual transmission.
#28 of 329 Re: 01 Jeep Wrangler popping out of 3rd when down shifting [cccjparks]
Feb 22, 2010 (4:42 pm)
This is almost certainly caused by internal wear in the transmission, usually on the relevant gears themselves.
The gears are designed so that when they're under load, either driving or being driven, they force themselves to stay in mesh.
If they become worn or allowed to move out of alignment you can get the symptoms you're experiencing.
However, and this is very much a long shot, it may be that since this occurred shortly after the transmission was removed and replaced, that console and/or boot around the shifter is misaligned and not allowing the gear to be fully engaged.
You might want to try removing the console and boot to see if that's the case.
If not, then you'll need to tear down the transmission when you remove it to attend to the release bearing.
#31 of 329 Jeep Wrangler Transmission Trouble
Oct 22, 2011 (11:37 am)
#32 of 329 transmission trouble
Jan 31, 2007 (10:49 pm)
I have a 1998 wrangler 4cyl 5 speed. at highway speed it just quit pulling in 5th gear all other gears are fine has anyone else had this trouble . thanks
#33 of 329 Re: transmission trouble [rgreen1]
Feb 01, 2007 (8:15 am)
When you say, quit pulling, what do you mean? Can you engage it? Any noises? Do you just feel like you have no power? Have you done any mods to it?
The AX-5 is a decent transmission for the 4cyl, albeit a bit weaker than the AX-15 found in the 4.0L engined Jeeps. But it is reliable in my experience.
I had no power in 5th gear either, but 33's will do that. So I regeared to 4.88.
#34 of 329 Re: transmission trouble [erickpl]
Feb 01, 2007 (6:52 pm)
Yes I can engage it but it will not pull the jeep its like it is out of gear. and only in 5th gear . I was on the highway around 60mph when the motor just reaved up like the jeepwas out of gear. thanks
#35 of 329 Re: transmission trouble [rgreen1]
Feb 23, 2007 (9:12 pm)
Your 5th gear snap ring came off and the gear slid down the output shaft. Mine did this too. This eventially causes the 3/4 syncronizer to separate if it is not fixed.
#36 of 329 Transmission problems?
Mar 08, 2007 (2:10 pm)
I have a 97 jeep wrangler, 4cyl. 5 speed. I just got back from college and my sister has been driving my jeep the past few months. I noticed a whining sound in first, second, and third gear today. My origional thought was power steering fluid, but that all checked out. Has anyone else had this problem? Fourth and fifth geer are fine.