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Old 07-31-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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I have an '05 with the 6-speed manual transmission. Lately I have been having trouble putting it in reverse. Like I will have to pull really hard and sometimes when I give it some gas it will make this awful grinding noise. Has anyone had this problem and if so how do I fix it because it is really annoying. I have little to no mechanical knowledge so your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 07-31-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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There may be a TSB for your tranny problem but in the mean time, you can very likely eliminate all of the reverse gear grinding by getting into the habit of momentarily shifting into any forward gear and then shift directly into Reverse. That's an age-old technique for shifting into Reverse for trannies without synchronized Reverse gears. I think your tranny has a synchronized Reverse but this technique will help until you can get it fixed.

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Old 08-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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I have the same problem, with the same jeep, just apply a bit of pressure while easing out on the clutch and it will drop in with out grinding.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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x2 what Jerry said. I always go into 1st or 3rd once, then double clutch. its just habit and it seems to work.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:39 AM   #5
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i have the same issue, i was doing the same as jerry for a while but that stopped working, now i have to put it into first and move forward and then put it into reverse.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:14 PM   #6
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Syncro Reverse? I never heard of that and I have been driving for over 40years. Everyone's suggestion of putting it into a forward gear is the only way I know of to stop the gears from moving if you release the clutch in neutral and want to shift into reverse.
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Syncro Reverse? I never heard of that and I have been driving for over 40years. Everyone's suggestion of putting it into a forward gear is the only way I know of to stop the gears from moving if you release the clutch in neutral and want to shift into reverse.
Been driving for over 40 years too but some newer trannies including at least one available on newer Wranglers do have a synchronized Reverse. I agree that simply momentarily shifting into one of the forward gears first is how to stop Reverse from grinding.

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