I searched this forum in a variety of ways but cannot find any threads related to my issue. I am in the metro Atlanta, GA area and I need low cost help repairing / replacing the T-5 transmission in my 1984 CJ-7. The local shop wants about $1500 to replace the trans but I did that once and it broke again in just over 3 months - after the 90 day warranty expired.
The verhicle has about 100k original miles and I am happy with the T-5 except for the recent problems. The trans works fine in 4th gear (1:1 so I guess the idler ? shaft is not in use) but in every other gear, and neutral, the trans makes a pop-pop-pop sound as the shaft rotates. I don't need rock crawling capability so I don't want the 4-speed and I don't want an automatic. I just want the original equipment repaired / replaced for less than $1500.