Originally Posted by late_chief
Looking to buy a 97' TJ with a 6 cyl. 5 speed. It pops out of first gear, the guy says its the synchros. How hard is it to replace/fix this problem? can it be done in the garage or is it something a trans shop has to do? Has any one done this job before? any advice is appreciated. thanks
Welcome to WF.
In my opinion, it's not a do-it-yourself job (unless you know what you are doing) and it should go to a trans shop. It could also be a simple re-adjustment of the linkage too and that would be much cheaper to fix. Get a professional to evaluate it or deduct $1000 of the price to compensate for potential repairs.