Squeaking coming from my shifter/transmission
I searched the forum for something relevant, but no luck hence the new thread. Whenever I go over something rough at slow speeds, whether it be rocks on the trail or a bumpy parking lot entrance, I hear sqeaky sounds coming from the area around my shifter in the floor and the shifter seems to "shift" back and forth in time with the sounds. I have tried holding the shifter tight, say up and to the left if I'm in 1st gear, and it seems to diminish the squeaks. Should I be worried about the transmission not being bolted in tightly? I have 120K miles and i am told the transmission was rebuilt about 15K miles ago. I am its new owner and the jeep really shows no signs of being ridden hard in the past.
I will crawl underneath to take a look at how the tranny is bolted in, so any help on what to look for would be great! Thanks.
1988 YJ, 2.5L, 4-cyl, 5-speed
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