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Old 02-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Cold shifting.

I have a 5 speed manual. Anyone else ever have the jeep slip out of gear when it's real cold? Or it's real hard to shift it into reverse. After I drive for a few mins it gets easier. Just wondering if I'm the only one that has this problem.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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No my 97 does the same thing when its cold out in the mornings. Its just cause all the metal sleeves are very tight together and the oil is cold and therefore thick.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Btw how do you like your Goodyear Duratracs? Im putting a 4 inch lift on in a few weeks and have been deciding on which is the right tire to go with.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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I love them. Got them about two years ago and have put about 40k miles on them. I still have maybe 3/8" or 1/2" of tread left. Ill prob buy another set this summer when I get new wheels. You won't be disappointed if you get them.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info! Yeah thats all Ive been recommended for a truly all terrain tire that still has a good tread life to them
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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I let mine warm up before going out and about. We generally get -20c on average so the tranny is really stiff to shift.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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If you warm your jeep up for a few minutes before you leave one thing I used to do in my old YJ is put the T-case in neutral and in first gear and letting the clutch out. This gets everything in the tranny moving and warms up the fluid a lot quicker. Don't forget to set your parking brake if you go back inside.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #8
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Good info! I may try doin that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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Switching your transmission's gear lube to a good synthetic like Redline MT-90 might help its shifting.

So far as it popping out of gear, do you have a body lift and/or a t-case drop installed?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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I know it's lifted. But I don't know if they dropped the case or anything. It was this way when I bought it from a private seller. 4" suspension lift.

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