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Old 07-12-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Angry Shifter knob wobbles and steering wheel shakes!

I have a 97 jeep wrangler sport 4.0 5-speed. I took my jeep out off roading yesterday. I didn't go mudding just climbing and exploring nothing major, but when I came back into town my jeep was acting funny. When I let off the clutch and it starts to pull the shifter knob wobbles back and forth a few times and I hear a clinking noise under my feet, and when I start speeding in each gear the steering wheel starts shaking up and down really bad, but when I push in the clutch and let it coast it rolls smooth it just does it when I hit the gas. Thanks!

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Check the transmission mount. If you look at the center of your transfer case skid (belly pan) there are 4 bolts in the center of it. These are where your transmission mounts.

The mounts are notorious for ripping , especially old ones. Just put a jack under the transmission and jack up. You'll be able to see from the back side of the skid if the mount is toast.

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Old 07-12-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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I tried jacking it up in front of the skid plate but I am scared I might break something i started to lift it up a little but nothing really lifted it just kind of pushed up in the middle. How much pressure can I put on the trany before I break something when pushing it up. I looked at the bolts and the look fine but i noticed their is a little dent and a big scratch in the skid plate right in between two of the bolts but the bolts look fine. I'm not sure what I am looking for when I'm lifting it up. Thank You!
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Auto or manual trans???

Also can you please take the time to fill out your jeep profile so others can help you with future questions.

What your looking for or at is the transmission/tcase mount. It is between the skid and the trans/tcase...and is bolted to both the skid via those 4 little bolts you see on the bottom of the skid and 2 bolts to the trans. By jacking the trans/tcase up you are lifting the trans/tcase away from the skid looking for seperation of the rubber/metal mount.
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Auto or manual trans???
He was talking about clutching and 5 speeds in his question pretty sure that entails a manual transmission.
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He was talking about clutching and 5 speeds in his question pretty sure that entails a manual transmission.
*cough* point was to please fill out jeep information in jeep profile.

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*cough* point was to please fill out jeep information in jeep profile.


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I jacked up the transmission in front of the skid pan, and saw the rubber part that was mounted to the skid pan. I only jacked up the transmission about an inch I didn't want to mess anything up and im not 100% sure what I am doing. The rubber part was still attached to the pan and there was a hollow part running through it running from door to door and had a little rod running through the center of the opening attached to the bottom of the transmission and as I was jacking it up that rubber part just kept stretching and I didn't see the two bolts that go to the transmission, maybe because I didn't jack it up far enough. so the rubber part was attached to both parts. thanks

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