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Old 01-12-2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Jeep Wrangler YJ Shifter stuck

I got in my jeep wrangler yj 4cyl 5 speed and noticed the shifter would not move. It only does that when its cold, it's about 10F. I have to hold down the clutch when I start it because its stuck in gear but, the stick is in the neutral position. Atleast, I think it's in gear. She starts right up with no problem. The stick moves about 1/4 inch in any direction. I am pushing about 65 pounds on it and it wont budge. When i let off the clutch a little, it bogs down but wont roll. Is the transfer case just froze?

any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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From what i have read on this, it is most likely the trans fluid. Its seems a lot of people have shifting problems in extremely cold weather. The solution from what ive read is to change your tranny fluid and go with a 30w instead of the 90w or whatever is in it.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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could have ice in there. Have you checked for water before it started reaching below freezing temps?
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:09 PM   #4
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Not yet, I'm not sure where the drain plug is located. I did take off the 2 rubber boots and when I removed the seal at the bottom of the stick it had rusty water drops around it. It may have alot of water in it. When I drive for 20-30 min. at about 60mph black oil drains into the passenger side floor board. that may be why the water drops were rusty, all the oil drained out? I only had the jeep for 3 months and its my first vehicle so I'm new to this. I need a whole rebuild kit to stop the leaking, right? I will look for the plug tomorrow and see what comes out when I drain it. what type of fluid do you recommend refilling it with?
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cold , froze , gear , stuck , transfer case

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