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Old 12-17-2008, 02:19 PM
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Question Is this normal?

My buddy is looking to buy another YJ, hes sick of the 4 cyl.
He test drove a very nice 94, a little under 90k miles, clean, well equipped, but it does something weird. He said when he was driving slow, it would slip out of second or third. He would shift into these mostly just to coast at the same speed, not to accelerate. He would have to stay in a lower gear longer until he was going a little bit faster for it to stay in gear.

The guy said this is completely normal for 4.0 YJ's but I have never heard of this. The guy also didn't seem to know much of anything about the Jeep though, I argued with him about how his bead locks weren't real and he didn't know the brands of any accessory he put on. (I had to tell him) When my buddy was driving it on the freeway, he got up to speed and put it in 5th. The guy looked at him weird and said, "what are you doing? I never use 5th gear, its strictly an overdrive gear and shouldn't be used on the freeway." Then he claimed he gets 16-17 mpg with 33's and he regeared to 3:73's for some reason... and he doesn't use fifth gear? I have 33's with stock gearing and I'm in 5th 90% of the time on the freeway, and a lot of the time on normal streets.

So I'm having a hard time believing him that it is normal for it to slip out of gear at low speeds, given how he didn't know anything about his Jeep. Is this a common thing?

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Old 12-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
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that guy knows EXACTLY what he's talking about man.

they always slip out of gear, and you are not supposed to use 5th gear ever.






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Its not like it will go in for a bit then slip, it just won't stay in at all. It immediately slides back out into neutral, it doesn't even catch, just slides out as smooth as if the clutch was in.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:09 PM   #4
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not normal the guy didnt know what hes talkin bout im also asuming stumpbuster is yankin your chain
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Find your buddy another YJ and never talk to that idiot again.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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that guy knows exactly what he's talking about, he's feedin you some bs and he knows it. the trans should not let go out of gear. he probably didn't want you to use 5th cuz its probably going out, run away.
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Its just sucks because its so nice.
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he can still get it but i would talk the price down at least 1k due to haveing to replace/rebuild the trans
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Dude I agree completely dont buy it unless you drop the price down to 1K and even then Id be cautious....
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^ Exactly...Who knows what else this guy has neglected or borked and never fixed.
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Haha borked. I know what it means this time...
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He actually had a whole binder full of maintenance records and all the fluids looked clean. So it seems weird that he neglected just the transmission.
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when my buddy bought his yj.. they had it engaged in 4wd because of the rear spider gears being out..

when we replaced the rear axle and the tc (they said they drove it in 4hi for over 2 years) we checked out the front axle and noticed a nail had been driven into the vacuum line to seal a leak..

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when my buddy bought his yj.. they had it engaged in 4wd because of the rear spider gears being out..

when we replaced the rear axle and the tc (they said they drove it in 4hi for over 2 years) we checked out the front axle and noticed a nail had been driven into the vacuum line to seal a leak..

some of the ways people fix things make me sick
A nail holy hell what is this world coming too I know mine isnt perfect but I know how mine was driven so yeah but seriously if I didnt know what was wrong with it when I baught it exactly I wouldnt have baught it with out takin it somewhere
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My buddy has a 83 yj . He was having the same problem and it was bad . He had to replace all the gears .

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