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Old 09-22-2012, 07:58 AM
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Post '00 TJ grinding when shifting?

I am new to this forum, and I joined because I have a question.
I am looking at buying a 2000 TJ sport. I took it for a test drive yesterday and noticed that while shifting, it will grind in almost every gear unless I shift really slowly and take my time between gears.
Has anyone had a problem like this before? What could possibly cause this?
I don't want to buy it if I have to replace the transmission right away.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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Not sure if there is a problem but after driving wranglers for over 10 years I do know you cannot drive it like a sports car. I drive it like a truck and shift slowly. It's not a power daemon anyway and learned to stop rushing my life away.

Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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^^ what he said. The transmissions aren't your 05 ford mustang type. It's a jeep. When shifting, pause for a second in neutral, then proceed to shift into gear as usual. Sure, not as fun. But you don't get any grinding!
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