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Old 03-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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popping out of gear

My jeep has been popping out of first gear for quite some time, my brother the mechanic claims it to be shift fork/s? Then while driving home from a plastic surgery appointment i developed a horrible groan and grinding. within minutes i was pulled over waiting for a ride as i could no longer drive it. it sounded like the gears went/ piled up. My brother states synchronizers? any one have this issue? or can shed a second opinoin on this? it clutches fine.

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Are you lifted?

Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:12 AM   #3

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Sounds like it bit the dust. What year is your Jeep and what engine?
1999 Sahara
D30 w/powertrax no-slip,D35 w/ultimate 35 upgrade OX locker,4.56 gears,Air on Board, Mile Marker Winch
Warn Lockout Hubs

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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This has been a big issue whith the 6 speeds. Jeep has a service bulletin saying the first gear and synchro assembly needs replaced. I took my shift tower off and tweaked the detent assembly a little bit and the problem went away.
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