Hello WF, wow...I've been a member since 2006 and only now I'm posting...5 yrs later! I have however been lurking around and found many tips regarding this 90 YJ I picked up about 3 months ago - so thank you very much for the great information you guys have here!
Before I ask my question here's the specs according to the guy I bought it from:
- 4.2 liter straight six rebuilt in 2006
- AX 15 trany rebuilt in 2006
- slip yoke eliminator transfer case built in 2008
- rebuilt rear axle in 2008
- 4 inch leaf springs 2 inch shackles lift
You can read the upgrades and things done to it under my vehicle profile
The reason I'm finally posting is I need your suggestions. I'm not very mechanically inclined, and recently my YJ's transmission been acting a bit strange when the vehicles been running for awhile. In 1st gear the jeep seem to shake under 5mph, once I get it moving its fine...I'm also having to force it into reverse at times.
I've read here that it could be my throwout bearing going bad, however I also read that I could use a fluid replacement. Being i really do not have the tools and mechanical experience to drop my tranny and replace my throwout bearing, do you guys think changing the transmission fluid could fix this issue? And if so, has anyone experienced similar issues which was fixed by a simple fluid replacement?
thanks again guys!!