First time posting here but a long time lurker. I picked up a 1997 TJ a bit ago and have been loving it. Got it from a buddy who rebuilt the engine last summer, and the thing runs like a champ.
Until yesterday, I either never noticed this or it wasn't there. All of a sudden when turning either left or right while off the accelerator and without having the clutch pressed in, I hear this grinding noise. In addition, it has become almost impossible to shift down from 3rd to 2nd, even while double clutching.
My initial thought is a bad synchro, but I was hoping for some other ideas before I tear into it and start pulling stuff apart.
It doesn't do it at all while pushing down the accellerator, or while the clutch is pressed in. It also doesn't appear to do it in 3rd or above.
The clutch was replaced last summer as well.
And second random question, there weren't any fuses in the Air Bag fuse slots in the glovebox, I'm assuming that there should indeed be 2 fuses there, correct?
Any help would be appreciated, want to enjoy this Indianapolis summer as much as I can!