Originally Posted by itty bitty
I have a tough time getting into second gear until I've driven a mile or 2. After that its smooth sailing. Shifts every gear including second no problem.. in fact very smooth and quiet... What is the deal... I'm climbing under in a couple days to look at a few things, this issue is on the list. The jeep specs are. 93 yj 4.0 5spd..... It simply won't go into 2nd gear. I have not tried to force it.. I just skip it for a few miles and shazzam! It works great...
So stumped..... Last I checked it had proper amount of fluid...
Fairly common issue from what I hear, cannot remember what they say is a fix necessarily, but this is what Ive done. Change the fluid to full synth, and double clutch or hold it firmly but not forcing against 2nd till it goes in, I do this till it warms up.
At least in mine it seems to be a syncro issue; not sure if new ones will fix it, but its not worth the effort for me to do any more to it till it fails.