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Old 04-06-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Metal on Metal in R 1-3, but not 4 and 5

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My first post, so hopefully I don't screw this up. I just became a second time Wrangler owner and first TJ owner (95 Sahara formerly that was totaled the month I made the last payment).

New vehicle is a 2000 Sport (4.0) w/manual transmission, and has 95k miles. Car shifts great and the gears feel tight. There is a metal on metal sound (doesn't sound like grinding gears, but who knows) that occurs in Reverse, first, second, third, but not in fourth or fifth when moving. No sounds when it's not moving, but sound it if clutch is depressed in 1-3 while moving. Bearings, clutch, transmission, or other? Taking to a shop this week, but wanted to get thoughts before I took it in. Would be good with investigating and fixing myself if I had a better idea of what it could be and what I am up against. Symptoms don't make sense to me, but I'm sure it will to someone here.

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Is the shifter hitting the tub's sheet metal flooring under the console? Is there a body lift or a drop kit installed between the transfer case skidplate and frame?

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Is the shifter hitting the tub's sheet metal flooring under the console? Is there a body lift or a drop kit installed between the transfer case skidplate and frame?
Bone stock. The noise does not happen when shifting into gear, rather once it is in gear. Wasn't sure if I made that clear. I can't understand why it would not happen in 4th or 5th, but I don't know that much about tranny's. If the gears feel good and tight, what could make noise that is specific to individual gears?


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So it's at the shop and they tell me that the throw out bearing is bad and the transmission needs to be rebuilt. They are fine with me purchasing a transmission and having it shipped there to be installed. If I'm planning to go to 35's at some point, what's a good choice?
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I would get a second opinion and if the transmission is bad replace with what came out
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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Replaced transmission, throw out bearing, pressure plate, and clutch. All is great now.

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