Hello all and Happy New Year !!
I recently purchased a 1997 TJ and really enjoy it. I have two questions that I I know someone on the forum can answer:
Is there a "ring"of some sort that surrounds the shifter boot on a 5 speed. The rubber boot is intact, but wants to move about and leave a gap between the boot and floor board. I have tried to find a local TJ with a standard transmission in the area with no success as yet. If someone could take a photo or simply describe any retainer or ring, it would be greatly appreciated.
The next issue ( I just noticed this due, I think, to colder weather starting is a noise like an exhaust leak, but no exhaust smell in the cabin. I don't know if it could be a leaky exhaust manifold or muffler connection. Once the engine warms the noise is non-existent. I plan to get it on a lift as soon as possible, but would like others' opinion. Info greatly appreciated for both questions.