I have a 1997 TJ SE 2.5l and I am experiencing grinding when going into 3rd gear and also when I downshift to any gear.
I changed my tranny fluid last month and put in non-synthetic Valvoline 75W-90 and an appropriate additive.
I recently put in a whole new clutch system (slave, master, pressure plate, flywheel etc) 2 weeks ago and the grinding is still the same.
Sometimes I can't shift into 1st gear when in Neutral and I have to turn off the engine, engage then restart while in 1st gear.
Anyone experienced this?