So last night we got freezing rain, and then heavy wet snow on top of that. I go out to start the jeep in the morning and my drivers side door is stuck, i tugged so hard i think i broke the outside handle on my full door. So i say whatever and climb in the passenger door and start it up. Driving to work on some crappy roads I realize that it wont let me shift out of 2nd. I slam the shifter forward and it disengages, getting pissed now. Get to work go on lunch and i apparently left it in 2nd, go to shift out of 2nd to reverse to back out of my parking spot and it is stuck again!! This time it would not let go of second at all. I tried to hold clutch to floor and roll backwards but couldn't do both at same time so i throw it in 4low and blast over a snow pile and out onto the main street in town. Going down the road it still doesn't want to let go of 2nd until i beoch slapped it into my radio haha...after that it was fine but why would it get stuck like that? When i bought it the PO said it "has bad syncros in 2nd could this have caught weird and caused it to stick? I haven't had any problems like this since i bought it except a little grinding when shifting into 2nd. Anyway wanted to vent and if anyone has any bright ideas i would like to hear them. Its of course an ax5 also. Thanks Guys n Gals for listening.
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2.5 stock gears so 4.10? and once it is warm it does shift in and out. I can shift into and out of 2nd no prob most of the time running or not. The only reason i said anything about the syncros is because thats what the PO told me but i have not confirmed this, is this something that is likely to happen with a bad syncro?
Drain and refill tranny with a good synthetic GL-5 75W-90 fluid and see if that helps any. Bad synchros should make it hard to shift into gear not out of.
I do appreciate ur input for replacing tranny fluid with synthetic however the sarcasm is not appreciated. It wasn't my first choice but my last I'm just looking for help not criticism. Thanks to everyone else I'll be looking into a replacement transmission moving forward.
93 YJ- 4inch lift 33" Cooper STT's and 4 angry squirrels