Jeep TJ Gear Grind - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
JeepNamedTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 226
Jeep TJ Gear Grind

When I'm driving, especially when TJ is cold, second gear grinds. It's beyond noticeable. Jim&Sons Transmissions put in a new clutch saying that was the problem. It still grinds and may be a little worse. I took it back to the shop and they said "I can't get it to grind." Any idea what is wrong? I need help

JeepNamedTJ is offline   Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: somewhere....
Posts: 11,188
Let it warm up. i have the same problem with mine. the Shifter boot freezes up. once you get heat in it does it shift better?

just throwing my 2-cents in.

redjeeper is offline   Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
JeepNamedTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 226
It does after a couple of shifts and the jeep heating up. But are there also some "bumps" on the double H of first and second? Sometimes I wonder so I just hold in the clutch and move the shifter between 1st and 2nd. It's not smooth like 3rd and 4th
JeepNamedTJ is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
blkrubi88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clayton NC
Posts: 33,278
Welcome!
__________________
I can only please one person a day and today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking good either!



CHRIS
blkrubi88 is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: somewhere....
Posts: 11,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepNamedTJ View Post
It does after a couple of shifts and the jeep heating up. But are there also some "bumps" on the double H of first and second? Sometimes I wonder so I just hold in the clutch and move the shifter between 1st and 2nd. It's not smooth like 3rd and 4th
hmm. im not sure. how long do you normally let it warm up for?
try letting it warm up for like a half hour. if it still does the same stuff. post in the TJ Tech Section of this forum. heres a link to the TJ Section https://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/
redjeeper is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 05:55 PM
Thread Starter
  #6
Jeeper
 
JeepNamedTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 226
When it's warm it's better and when double clutching it sometimes is great. I'll just pray for summer in Ohio
JeepNamedTJ is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Janet209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Modesto CA
Posts: 18
Mine does this too and I have no idea what it is (haven't taken it in yet) but it does stop when its warm or I've shifted a couple times.

Also while were on the topic it does something really weird when I shift down into first from second sometimes it'll go into third instead and I wont realize it till I try to get going again. I'm fairly knew with a manual but my sister has been driving for years and she has the same problem from time to time.
Janet209 is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 06:12 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: somewhere....
Posts: 11,188
yeah its because 1st/3rd are so close together.. happened to me a few times when i first got my jeep. the trans is just cold you gotta give it some time to warm up and get everything moving.
redjeeper is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 06:17 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Janet209's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Modesto CA
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by redjeeper
yeah its because 1st/3rd are so close together.. happened to me a few times when i first got my jeep. the trans is just cold you gotta give it some time to warm up and get everything moving.
That makes sense thank you for that...guess I won't have to take it in after all. just a newbie mistake
Janet209 is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Thread Starter
  #10
Jeeper
 
JeepNamedTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 226
Learning Stick is terrible. But when you get it, it's an art form and you'll hate automatics. I feel safer in a stick.
JeepNamedTJ is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,890
Welcome to WF.
Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
Newb
 
electriclime04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
Posts: 12
I had the same issue in my 1998 wrangler and it was also present in my 2nd to 1st down shift too. That was one reason why I traded mine in. Changing the fluid did help but it eventually came back. My current 2004 sport does it in the cold. Its just the syncros and fluid being cold. Best thing to do it when shifting is pull it out of first let it go into the nuetral spot with the clutch pedal still depressed and then put it into 2nd gear. I have owned Triumph TR8s and TR7s with 5 speeds and they do the same thing and that was a trick I learned years ago. I tend to let my jeep warm up and recently had the fluid changed and not so bad with 103k on the clock.

electriclime04 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why I love my JK and thoughts on the Jeep community.... Mr. Sinister JK General Discussion Forum 48 12-15-2011 11:20 PM
Biggest Jeep Freek Contest!!!! txoutdoorx4 Classifieds Archive 6 02-21-2011 11:48 AM
Gear ratio question 06 jeep wrangler 65th ann. edition slyfox250 TJ General Discussion Forum 5 06-10-2010 10:12 PM
Fellow Ohio Jeepers Help fick15 Ohio Jeep Forum 11 01-19-2010 11:56 PM
2007 Hot Springs Jeep Jamboree USA review jeeptales On The Trail 0 11-16-2007 11:15 AM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.