I have recently bought my first Jeep.. A 2000 Wrangler sport. It has 53k miles and is a blast to drive. Standard shift, 4X4, the works. I mean I love my new Jeep, its my first one, and I dont think ill ever have anything else. I have some trouble thou, especially when its cold. The trans doesn't want to shift from gear to gear. Mostly from 1st to second. When it warms thou, its better.. Its not great, and I still have some resistance, but it is better than the first shift. I took it to a mechanic and they told me that it may be that my trans needs rebuilt. They gave me a trans service, and sent me on my way, and informed me that I as looking at $1,000 to $1,500 for a rebuild and clutch. I don't know, but I noticed a small drip coming from the trans and am thinking that it may have had problems before. My question is, have you ever heard of this situation? If so, what is the problem/outcome? If you are from Hamilton,OH area, what mechanic do you recommend for this?