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Old 10-21-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Rough Shifting

Im new to the Wranglers. I just bought a stock 2000 2.5l with 103xxx miles on it about a month ago. It has been running great since i have had it. But i have noticed that shifting has become a little rough between 1st, 2nd and 3rd. When I first bought the car I didn't notice it at all, just started noticing resonantly. I don't know if it the cooler weather or if Im shifting too fast or the transmission fluid? I tried slowing down my shifting and that helped but it still rougher then i would like. My old 1993 Ford Ranger with 210xxx miles on it shifts smother then the Wrangler.

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Old 10-21-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Cold weather definatly makes the shifting rougher. I would change the oil in the tranny to be sure there is good oil. Make sure to use the correct oil, I believe it is the GL5 not GL3 like most gear oils.

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
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I have a 2000 wrangler 4.0 with a manual transmission that is starting to shift a little rough , i wanted to change the fluid but need to know what tool to remove the drain plug. its not a normal socket or bolt and nothing i have would work. please help, thx
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
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I have a 2000 wrangler 4.0 with a manual transmission that is starting to shift a little rough , i wanted to change the fluid but need to know what tool to remove the drain plug. its not a normal socket or bolt and nothing i have would work. please help, thx
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My '02 Sahara is a little notchy going in to second and third if I force it, but if I wait a second it falls in to place. I'm sure it could use a fluid change, and that's what I'd recommend for you to try first.
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My '02 Sahara is a little notchy going in to second and third if I force it, but if I wait a second it falls in to place. I'm sure it could use a fluid change, and that's what I'd recommend for you to try first.
I shift my TJ's trans like a truck driver not like a sports car and it eases into each gear w/o grinding. If you force it past the syncros constantly the trans will fail sooner than later.

Colder weather makes the fluid thicker and the syncros rotate slower taking it a little longer to line up the gears. Changing the oil will help some but just be patient.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #8
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Im going to try changing the Transmission fluid and hopefully that will help. I just order 4q of Redline MT-90.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:03 PM   #9
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Definitly transmission fluid. I had the same problem for about 2 weeks, changed the tranny fluid a couple days ago and it's good as new

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