|09-05-2013 08:56 PM|
|Kb9lsv||If you don't have your answer yet, this sounds to me like countershaft bearings are shot. Could run for years like this or a few days. I had a v8 Dakota that I drove like this for months until I decided to replace the trans. The reason 4th gear is smooth and quiet is because it is direct drive and doesn't have the pressure on the countershaft.|
|04-29-2013 01:05 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||It sounds like the synchros (gear synchronizers) have just gone bad, time for a rebuild or rebuilt transmission. Your transmission is an Aisin AX-5 which is the model transmission used behind the 2.5L engine.|
|04-29-2013 12:57 PM|
98 Manual Shifts smooth but grinds in gear
I've seen a ton of posts about manuals grinding when shifting between gears, but I get the grinding after its in gear. I flushed the transmission fluid, which apperently has never been done till now at 160K miles, but no real change.
4th is the only gear that runs smoothly. R,1-3 and 5 grind very loudly, but I am not losing any power and it is not slipping. I am assuming it's the transmission that is bad, but this is my first Jeep and I'm not a big mechanic (just know how to do brakes, rotors, fluids and other minor maintenance stuff). I've driven other manuals but never had a manual transmission go on me, so I don't know if this is it....
Its a 98 Wrangler 4cyl. Should I start looking for used/rebuilt transmissions?