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Old 05-24-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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RP Synchromax just got here today for my 2000 TJ, and ironically enough, today was the first time I experienced a really tough shift into first - but it didn't happen just once, it happened 3-4 times on the way home. Had the Jeep for about a month now and I've never felt it before.

Should I be concerned/How helpful will the RP be/Should I do the fluid flush w/ kerosene and all that or just a drain and refill?

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RP Synchromax just got here today for my 2000 TJ, and ironically enough, today was the first time I experienced a really tough shift into first - but it didn't happen just once, it happened 3-4 times on the way home. Had the Jeep for about a month now and I've never felt it before.

Should I be concerned/How helpful will the RP be/Should I do the fluid flush w/ kerosene and all that or just a drain and refill?

Thanks in advance
I'd do a flush my Jeep had the same it's the NV3550 I took it to get checked out I had water in it, my synchros were bad and other things also :/ the RP should help though I did it before I took my baby to the shop worked swell for a week no grinding or hard shifts

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So since this is the first time, should I be worried?
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So since this is the first time, should I be worried?
Just keep it in mind because I put it off for a while and I was starting to grind really bad, Going from neutral to 1st and then 1st to 2nd it would also just pop out of gear randomly. Watch for water in the oil if there is any your transmission may be damaged inside. You may also wanna check your clutch before you do what I did. Do you know if the PO changed out the clutch?
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Just keep it in mind because I put it off for a while and I was starting to grind really bad, Going from neutral to 1st and then 1st to 2nd it would also just pop out of gear randomly. Watch for water in the oil if there is any your transmission may be damaged inside. You may also wanna check your clutch before you do what I did. Do you know if the PO changed out the clutch?
Not sure about the clutch, it doesn't seem weak or anything. I don't feel any grinding though, just doesn't want to go into first every now and again.
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Not sure about the clutch, it doesn't seem weak or anything. I don't feel any grinding though, just doesn't want to go into first every now and again.
Hmm OK well give the RP a try the oil makes all the difference. Trust me before I took my baby in the RP worked swell!

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