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Binny 08-15-2012 07:00 PM

HELP!!! Shaking when starting out
I have a 97 5 speed. When I am at a dead stop and ease off the clutch in 1st gear I am getting a strong vibration especially under my ( driver side ) floor board. It does not happen in any other gears. Just easing into 1st! What can this be... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

kewlkarim 08-15-2012 07:08 PM

interested to know as well.
my 06 does the same thing.

JReed615 08-15-2012 07:10 PM

Do you mean when you're accelerating? Do you have a lift? Do you have an SYE?

NCCoumbe 08-15-2012 07:19 PM

Not trying to hijack your thread, but I have the same problem. Does anyone have a pick on an installed SYE?

kewlkarim 08-16-2012 05:59 PM

i do have a lift and no sye. would that give me vibration at take off.

Jerry Bransford 08-16-2012 06:12 PM

Give us a little help on the vibration and how tall your suspension lift is. Does the vibration feel like it's coming from the clutch? Rear axle area? Is the vibe something you feel up through your seat? Could it be from the rear axle area or is it more from the front?

Binny 08-16-2012 07:03 PM

I have a 4 inch RC lift with 33 inch bf m/t. The I ration almost feels like when u let the rpms fall to low and the car shakes... I feel like the whole jeep shakes but I deft feel something under my floor board while I am driving... Ok so the. Ad is in neutral, I step on the clutch and then put it into 1st and let it out slow, not right away but right around when the clutch is fully let out and a little after I get the vibration that shakes the whole jeep... It only happens in 1st and I have tried all different RPMS.

kewlkarim 08-16-2012 07:13 PM

mine is same as Binny.
it's from the front end.

Binny 08-16-2012 09:57 PM

Front End ???

Binny 08-17-2012 10:45 PM

Like from the axle or suspension ??

TJ4Jim 08-18-2012 07:21 AM

Had a similar problem which was amplified wile teaching my son to drive a standard.

I changed out the transmission mount and the problem disappeared.

jherrington 08-18-2012 08:55 PM

ive got the same problem. just give it a little extra gas and let the clutch out(;

Cole 33 08-18-2012 09:34 PM

Can you shift your t case? I am Willing to bet money that it's your 4 wheel drive t case linkage. Jump under your jeep and make sure this little nipple thing didn't pop out. You should just be able to pop it back in. Had this same problem a couple times and then I just switch to Novak and now it's perfect :D

kewlkarim 08-18-2012 10:38 PM

mine shifts to 4hi and 4lo no problem.

harleydragon 08-19-2012 05:11 PM

bad flywheel and/or clutch could do it

flipped73 08-19-2012 06:53 PM

2nd on the transmission mount. Had the same problem. It was almost like tire hop on a hot rod. It's the transmission moving. A new mount should fix it. HTH

T2000J 08-19-2012 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by JimsJeep (Post 2696912)

I changed out the transmission mount and the problem disappeared.

It's like a chadder when starting out gose away when you get alittle more RPM's both my 98's did the same thing and trans. mount fixed them both :)

jherrington 08-20-2012 09:58 AM

Where to buy? How much? Easy to install or get the shop to do it?

TJ4Jim 08-20-2012 08:55 PM

It's not a bad job but it can be a dirty one. Most regular auto parts stores can get them or online at Advance Auto or similar. It's is a little tough as the mount is on top of the skid plate between the trans. you have to lightly jack the trans to take weight off the mount and loosen the bolts. 4 into the trans and 4 into the skid plate. There is an offset bracket that is part of the assembly. It took me longer to clean off the crap than to do the actual replacement.

kewlkarim 08-20-2012 09:52 PM

Daystar KJ01006RE - Daystar Transmission Mount for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ with 6 Cylinder - Quadratec

kewlkarim 08-22-2012 10:16 PM

i bought that transmission mount, and it fixed my issue.
thank you for the help guys.
by the way, the install took all of 15 mins.

enforcer88 08-24-2012 07:08 AM

I have these same symptoms in my 97TJ. It has a 2 inch lift. I was told the output shaft was bent. If that was true wouldn't there be fluid leaking from the seal? I think I am going to replace my mount first. Sure would be a much cheaper fix!

The Green Machine 09-14-2012 12:35 AM

I've had the same thing for years. It only happens when my Jeep is hot. I have replaced motor/tranny mounts 4-5 times in twelve years:doh:. The hard plastic mounts crack, and fall apart sooner than the rubber ones wear out, in my experience.

steveo8x8 09-14-2012 01:14 AM

Mine did the same and it was the tranny mount too! The stock mounts start to rot and u can't even tell. One side of mine was shot and the other side was barely hanging on allowing the tranny to move

The Green Machine 09-14-2012 01:35 AM

I have been told that the motor mounts cause the transmission mount to go. 1st to go is the drivers side motor mount, then the passenger side, then the transmission mount. I don't know if it is true but.....

steveo8x8 09-14-2012 01:40 AM

Take a look at ur motor mounts. U can crawl under the front end with a flashlight and see them

StevenPalaci 09-14-2012 02:44 AM

I changed out the transmission mount and the problem disappeared

obidya 09-14-2012 10:13 AM

for a slightly different angle...

Its also possible that its a fuel pressure issue. Mine was doing the same thing and it went away with my recent fuel pump replacement. A few other symptoms of a fuel problem would be random hesitation and slow starts.

the_great_white 09-14-2012 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by jherrington (Post 2698779)
ive got the same problem. Just give it a little extra gas and let the clutch out(;


Roach21x 09-14-2012 02:50 PM

How many mounts should there be?

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