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Old 03-09-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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5th gear just gone...stopped working?

I was on the interstate today in 5th gear and all of a sudden it was like I was in neutral and pressing on the gas. No noises, bangs, explosions, nothing in the road behind me. I was in 5th gear and then down shifted into 4th and went on my way.

Gears 1-4 and reverse are perfect. 2hi, 4 hi, and 4 low all work great. No odd noises, feels just the same as before, no high RPM's.

I was at a friends that just had fresh snow on the driveway and there is absolutely nothing leaking from underneath.

Anyone have any ideas what could have happened? I am a newbie and am wondering what to do.

Do I now have 4-speed?

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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yup you do, its ok I drive a TJ and I curently have a 4 speed and have for over a year, The 5 is just decoration

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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"C" clip that holds 5th gear in place has more than likley poped out, and your 5th gear has slid back on the shaft, There is a repair thread here some were on how to fix it.
I've been driving mine for 5 mounths now with out a problem (other than lower gas millage), hope this helps.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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"C" clip that holds 5th gear in place has more than likley poped out, and your 5th gear has slid back on the shaft, There is a repair thread here some were on how to fix it.
I've been driving mine for 5 mounths now with out a problem (other than lower gas millage), hope this helps.
Same with me.
If somebody asks just tell em 5th gear is overrated
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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I lost 5th too, but when you stick it in 5th it sounds like its coming thriugh the floorboards andd vibrates REALLY well. Drained oil in tranny, had a few shavings in it, enough to maybe fill a teaspoon. Put clean oil in it (90 weight) and staing out of 5th. I wonder how long it will run this way?
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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Tellin ya 5th gear is overrated. I should run you for awhile. I have been runnin mine over a year
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:08 PM   #7
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I havent had 5th gear for a few months.Drives fine gas mileage isnt the greatest but so what.you'll be fine
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:05 AM   #8
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Same thing happened to mine. I had mine fixed and modified at a local trans shop. Not sure exactly how they fixed it. But they said that there is a mod for that transmission to keep that from happening again.
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Same thing happened to mine. I had mine fixed and modified at a local trans shop. Not sure exactly how they fixed it. But they said that there is a mod for that transmission to keep that from happening again.
yup stake the nut and a spot of weld

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