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Old 12-27-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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93 YJ Won't Shift from 5th to 4th

I recently purchased a '93 YJ (4 cyl/5spd). It has an issue with the transmission that I'm hoping someone on the forum can help me with as it's my 1st Jeep and I don't know much about their common issues or quirks. The issue that it has is that it won't shift from 5th to 4th gear. I have to shift from 5th to 3rd and then 4th. It shift with no issues from 1st through 5th......just can't go from 5th directly back down to 4th.
Any insights or info regarding this issue are greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-27-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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If the problem changes with engine RPM it may be the synchros in the transmission. If not it may be in the shift tower itself. I do not have a lot of Jeep transmission experience but these are two common problems associated with manual transmissions.
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