A few problems. - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
AtcoTrailsINC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Camden County NJ
Posts: 442
Send a message via AIM to AtcoTrailsINC
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?

AtcoTrailsINC is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
Tjlongworth's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Avon CT
Posts: 65
Send a message via AIM to Tjlongworth
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 ?

Tjlongworth is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #3

WF Supporting Member
DerekM's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Orem, Utah
Posts: 450
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.
2001 TJ, 4.5" RE, 1" BL, 35" KM2. Black is good.
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
DerekM is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
mrcarcrazy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland/Odessa, TX
Posts: 4,363
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.)
#2 Jeep http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/99...ld-819418.html
99 Sahara, automatic.
mrcarcrazy is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
Tjlongworth's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Avon CT
Posts: 65
Send a message via AIM to Tjlongworth
hmmm, well now i know what im gonna be looking at this afternoon :/
Tjlongworth is offline   Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 1
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?


nola2010 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to fix all vacume problems and how to locate the problems. Captaincoop1220 YJ Tech Forum 50 02-23-2013 01:19 PM
problems with the 07 rico_w JK General Discussion Forum 10 11-23-2009 03:39 PM
major 88 wrangler problems please help 88wranglerLa YJ Tech Forum 5 11-09-2009 09:43 PM
Fuel injector cleaner caused major problems. NEED HELP!! dwilliams59 YJ Tech Forum 2 03-14-2008 11:52 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC