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Old 04-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question A few problems.

Well i have a few problems that i could use some help with.

First let me say Ive been a jeep owner for a little over 2 months now so i am still learning the workings of my wrangler. (2000 wrangler sport, 113,000 miles, all stock that i am aware of)

Ok so problem numero uno. Often when im shifting from park to reverse or reverse to drive (auto) my jeep lunges pretty good. I checked the u joints and they do not seem to have any play in them. Any ideas?

Second, I recently broke the exhaust hangers after the axle and before the axle (big woop) but as i was under there i couldn't help but notice that when i moved the exhaust the transfer case shifted along with it. Not much but it was noticeable. Should there be a little movement in the mounts or should everything be pretty solid? I am sure the leverage i had by moving the exhaust made it easy to move it all side to side but i would not think i would be able to move the assembly by hand. hmmmm......Maybe related to my lunging when changing gears?

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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im not really sure if they are related, when i was putting on my lift 2 weeks ago i noticed that i could move my t case also, it turns out that it is on a beefy rubber mount and that is what allows it to move / flex a bit so i think your alright there... and i would try using a product like trans x and see if that helps at all, just out of curiosity do you know if the transmission fluid had ever been changed ?

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #3

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My old auto jeep cherokee had that problem. I changed all the crossmember bolts out and tightened them up real good. It still lunged every time i shifted to and from park,drive,reverse, just not as bad.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
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check all the transmission/T case mounts. sounds like one is either gone, or worn out.

(I'm not certain how they are all setup on a Jeep. but no you shouldn't be able to move the T case.)
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
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hmmm, well now i know what im gonna be looking at this afternoon :/
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
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Also just bought a 2000 TJ, 4.0L inline 6, 5 speed tranny with 36,000 miles. Ran fine for a few days, then I let it sit for about a week. Had some heavy rain during that period also.

Anyway I got in it today and could not shift into gear. Tried with the motor running and off with same results. Then I remember how I would sometimes have to rock my old MGB years ago to get into gear. Tried it and it slipped right into gear and away I drove. Only thing I've noticed that could indicate a problem before this happened was 1st gear seems a little sticky, as in kind of jerky, even when I feather the clutch.

Any ideas? What does rocking the thing do exactly? And does it indicate a serious problem, or is it just a jeep thing?


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