I went mudding with my Jeep for the first time last sunday.
In the last mud hole, I finally got stuck, so I tried backing out and succeeded.
After that, I stopped right before the hole. When I tried to give it a second attempt I started spinning and digging myself, so I tried doing back and forths. I knew this was not good being a manual transmission (or any transmission at all for that matter), but I figured the Jeep could take it for this time.
Anyways, 10 seconds later, the tires stopped spinning, I felt unnatural bumps, and the stick shift also stopped working.
It's like the clutch pedal is pressed all the time, but I'm not even pressing the pedal. You can switch from the neutral position to full on third gear position without pressing the pedal, and it will still be on neutral.
There was also a smell that one of my buddys told me was the clutch.
So, what do you guys think might be broken? The clutch? clutch pedal? Shaft? Transmission?
Thanks a lot!