Originally Posted by Logirl
Ok here we go...I have a 98 tj 4.0 5speed... I was out and about yesterday.. At a red light and I could not get it into 1st gear.. Could not get it into any other gear either. It felt like I was locked out and I just sat there frantically trying to get it into 1st. Finally after a loooong 15 or 20 secs it fell in and off I went. This has happened before I just don't know what it is or how to fix it... Thanks for any help...
I believe Ive asked this question many many times here.
it usually happens when my jeep is fully warmed up (ie been on for more than 20 min).
can not get in any gear right after pressing down the clutch standing still but will get in if I wait a couple seconds. the waiting time gets longer as the transmission/clutch gets warmer.
I think its the clutch is sticking to the flywheel causing the transmission still spinning so that the blocker pin is blocking out the gears.
once you moving everything is normal again. even if you stop in gear with clutch pressed down, you can change no problem. only happens after having it in neutral and clutch out.