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Old 07-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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First malfunction!

Hey guys, just wondering if you can help me. I was driving my jeep today (94 6 cyl, manual) when i went to shift from 5th to 4th gear. i noticed it was kind of stiff, but when i went into neutral between the shift, i couldnt get it into any of the other gears. it feels like there is a plate blocking the places where the shifter would go to move it into gear. i mean i can push as hard as i want to to try and get it into gear (ANY GEAR, even reverse!), but nothing. it is stuck in neutral right now. any info? thanks guys...

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like linkage or a damaged striking rod. Will it grind, like the clutch is not releasing? That's another possibility.

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nope, no grinding, no nothing, just cant get it into gear at all... my dad seems to think its the slave cylinder gone bad possibly. anybody else?
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Can you shift it with the engine stopped? Or is it the same deal? If you can it's probably something with the clutch, if you still can't it's the tranny.
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i cant shift at all, whether its on or off... i hope its not the tranny...haha
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i cant shift at all, whether its on or off... i hope its not the tranny...haha

Have you tried pumping the clutch to get pressure in the system. Have you checked the master cylinder for the clutch. Did you need to add any fluid. My 87 Cherokee used to get air in the system and wouldn't shift. I drained and bled the system and it worked fine until it picked up air again. Couldn't get it to work up here (6500 ft elev.) Gave it to my son who lives at 1000 ft. where it is warmer and he has had no trouble.

My bet is on air in the system and not being able to build or keep pressure.
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Have you tried pumping the clutch to get pressure in the system. Have you checked the master cylinder for the clutch. Did you need to add any fluid. My 87 Cherokee used to get air in the system and wouldn't shift. I drained and bled the system and it worked fine until it picked up air again. Couldn't get it to work up here (6500 ft elev.) Gave it to my son who lives at 1000 ft. where it is warmer and he has had no trouble.

My bet is on air in the system and not being able to build or keep pressure.
i havent tried that, but i was planning on replacing at least the slave cylinder, but most likely both the slave and master to be on the safe side... maybe ill try when i get home from work to pump it and see if i can shift any... thanks guys, all this info is greatly appreciated
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #8
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It really sounds like a linkage problem to me. Crawl under there and have someone move the lever and see what you can find out.
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thnks for all the input guys... ill try all these different things when i get home..
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It really shouldn't be the clutch, or slave cylinder or any other part of the hydraulic system for that matter - with the engine off; the tranny should have NO problem going from neutral into another gear clutch or no clutch.

It's either the shifter, or something is messed up inside.
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yeah... i think something is messed up inside unfortunately... starting to price new and rebuilt trannys... man... haha

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