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Old 10-06-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Reverse grinds..

I own a 99 tj 6 cylinder 5 speed and half the time i attempt to shift into reverse it grinds. Even with the clutch fully engaged it sounds like the gears are still spinning, hints the grinding noise.. What could the problem be?

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Mine does this too at times. Put it in first gear and then go to reverse. This always works for me. I think it is because reverse gearing is so low and if all the gears are not stopped completely they will grind a little when engaging. There is nothing wrong with the clutch or tranny.

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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same. happens to me at times. i also think its because the gears are still rotating.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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same. happens to me at times. i also think its because the gears are still rotating.
Yep thats what's happening, any time the clutch is released even in neutral the transmission starts spinning with the motor, putting it into first and then into reverse w/o letting the clutch out stops the spinning and therefore no grinding, if the there is grinding there may be a problem
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Mine does this too at times. Put it in first gear and then go to reverse. This always works for me. I think it is because reverse gearing is so low and if all the gears are not stopped completely they will grind a little when engaging. There is nothing wrong with the clutch or tranny.
You can put it in any forward gear first just to stop the internals from spinning.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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You can put it in any forward gear first just to stop the internals from spinning.
Well, this is true but I thought it obvious.
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Well, this is true but I thought it obvious.
I do not assume the obvious, too many people take things literally.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:00 PM   #8
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This is actually normal and is mentioned on the Jeep video that I see often on this forum.(I guess its a "how to" video that came with the jeep)
The video recommends holding the clutch in for 3 seconds before trying to put it into reverse.
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The forward gears are synchronized while reverse is not. A little grinding may be normal. Holding he clutch a little longer or going o a forward gear before reverse will help

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