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Old 01-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Brokeback transmission...


If you cant tell from the picture I broke the shifter completely off the transmission. Luckily I was at home on my lunch break and not out on the trail.
Im not a hulk nor do I slam the shifter around into gear. So im kinda curious what could have caused this? The jeep "a 2012" has 11500 pampered miles on it.

Any clues?


I had it towed to my local dealer already

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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Man that's a good looking jeep!!

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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Jeeze! That's not good. That's bad to the point where there was no way that was you. Does anyone know if it gets screwed into the transmission? Cuz it could have just not been screwed in enough from the factory. I'm interested in the update on this
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Seen this before a few times. In the other cases, the weld was weak on the shifter shaft linkage (outside of the actual transmission). So if it's that problem, it's completely minor.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Man that's a good looking jeep!!
Thanks kfdjason, hopefully i havent killed it lol
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Jeeze! That's not good. That's bad to the point where there was no way that was you. Does anyone know if it gets screwed into the transmission? Cuz it could have just not been screwed in enough from the factory. I'm interested in the update on this
I will post updates as soon as I find out what happened.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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Wow, not good. Hopefully it's simple and you'll have your rig back soon. Was a bit scared to open a thread with "brokeback" in the title. Thought there might have been some dude on dude action in here.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Hopefully it's a simple fix it defiantly doesn't look good from the picture
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Seen this before a few times. In the other cases, the weld was weak on the shifter shaft linkage (outside of the actual transmission). So if it's that problem, it's completely minor.
^This.
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This does not sound good to me. Anyone know if Jeep is aware of this / has done something about this?
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This does not sound good to me. Anyone know if Jeep is aware of this / has done something about this?
it's a non-issue. rare as can be IMO. Just a manufacturing fluke
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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My experience with truck tractors is that every once in awhile the shift lever would break. The business end of the shift lever has a hole through it that it pivots on and then the last couple of inches is a flat finger that sits in a square pocket that are the shift rails. The shift finger slides the chosen rail/gear as you move the shifter up top.

The ones I've repaired have broken at the hole that the shifter pivots on. The repair was to unbolt the shift tower at the transmission top cover, take the broken piece out that is sitting in the square pocket, take out the pivot pin, install new shifter installing pivot pin through the hole in new shift lever, bolt the shift tower back on to the top cover. This could all be done up top by usually just taking off the shifter boot and maybe a few pieces of sheet metal.

I may be all wrong and it might be a completely different set-up on your Jeep. If it's the way I described above, the repair is pretty simple. It just looks bad.

The part probably just failed. I've seen some ham-fisted truckers break them, especially if it was real cold.

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