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Old 08-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Manual tranny probs???

I'm driving to work the other day. Stop at an intersection. People behind me (of course) and the Jeep wont go back into gear??? I turned the engine off but still no way to get it into gear? It's been acting just fine up until now. I haven't had it out playing around for a few weeks and even then I'm not hard on it.

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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How's your clutch? Oil in tranny?
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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Mine does the same thing from time to time. I just go from neutral to 3rd, 2nd then into 1st. Usually does the trick. My problem is my clutch, it's been on its last leg for a while but the funds just aren't here yet to fix it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Redsand... I really don't know? 4.0 litre motor. This is my first Wrangler and I haven't had it long.

Piepuncher... clutch seems to be working I haven't had any trouble with the trans at all until now.

X... The problem is I can't get it into any gear at all. Even with the motor off. When it first happened I got it into 5th and let out the clutch a little... it started to move so I took it out and tried to get it into 1st but no dice??? Ive owned manuals before but I've never run into any thing like this??
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Check the fluid for the clutch.

Sounds like your clutch is not disengaging.
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Redsand... I really don't know? 4.0 litre motor. This is my first Wrangler and I haven't had it long.

Piepuncher... clutch seems to be working I haven't had any trouble with the trans at all until now.

X... The problem is I can't get it into any gear at all. Even with the motor off. When it first happened I got it into 5th and let out the clutch a little... it started to move so I took it out and tried to get it into 1st but no dice??? Ive owned manuals before but I've never run into any thing like this??
What year is the Jeep?
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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Sometimes My six speed in my '05 didn't want to go into gear. I would just let out very slowly on the clutch about 1/3-1/2 way while applying a little pressure on the gear shift and as soon as things would start to turn in the tranny it would go right in.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #9
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water dog... its a 1997
jkp..... the fluid is right where it should be.

I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and tear it down. I was hoping someone would have an easy fix. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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Sounds to me that the clutch may not be disengaging fully which may be a slave or maybe a master cylider issue- slave is mounted on the bell housin of the tranny and the master is for the clutch pedal- check the fluid in the master- if its good, have someone push the pedal in and see if there is movement in the fluid- if it appears normal im thinkin the slave cylinder is going out---but it may be possible your syncros are bad in the tranny---im not good with them though-
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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I was having a similar issue but it was just hard to get into first some times. I also had a rear freeze plug going out and decided to drop the transmission. In the process, this is what I found.



Yours might be worse and that's why it may not be going into gear. If you look at the springs, you can see one is broken but is still in tact. I replaced the clutch and all is well. I did it yesterday. Also put new plug in. Getting tranny off is easy but a second set of hands would be very helpful getting it back on!
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Try pumping the clutch and see if that helps. If so, it's the master or slave cylinders.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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I very highly doubt anything is wrong with the clutch or the tranny...in very basic terms, the gears need to be lined up in order to get it to go into gear. All you would have had to do would be to roll back just slightly and it would have been enough to get it to go into gear.

nothing is wrong with it...it just happens sometimes.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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. With the issue the op is sayin ita possible thst the slave or master is going out. Dont think clutch or tranny is the issue-
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
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The OP said it doesn't go into gear at all, with the engine on or off. I am in the middle of replacing my clutch right now, the pilot bearing had worn the teeth all the way off the pressure plate and was pressing directly onto the clutch plate. Even when my clutch was fubar, I was able to shift it into any gear I wanted with the engine off.

I don't claim to be an expert with this stuff, but it doesn't sound like anything with the clutch not disengaging, or the master/slave cylinder. Am I wrong in my thinking, or did everyone else miss that it doesn't shift even with the engine off?
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #16
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eboven, you are on the right track with this. CallmeVic can't select gears with the car turned off and that means that it wouldn't be a clutch or even hydraulic issue. I would check the shifter/linkage as a first step and if that doesn't shed light on it it's time to move into the trans.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #17
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We ever figurethis out?

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