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Hey guys I'm a new owner of a 2000 wrangler and I've started having trouble with my second gear. As soon as I start it up and go from first to second it grinds so I stop trying then immediately try to put it in again and it will go. But then if I've been driving for about 10 mins it doesn't do it. What should I do?
 

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Pick up a low(er) mileage transmission at the junk yard. There is no cheap solution to your problem.
 

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Hey guys I'm a new owner of a 2000 wrangler and I've started having trouble with my second gear. As soon as I start it up and go from first to second it grinds so I stop trying then immediately try to put it in again and it will go. But then if I've been driving for about 10 mins it doesn't do it. What should I do?
Does your Jeep have a body lift or a suspension lift with a transfer case drop?
 

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Pick up a low(er) mileage transmission at the junk yard. There is no cheap solution to your problem.
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It could be as simple as you have a transfer case drop that is too low or improperly setup angles, or it could be the well known 2nd gear grind. I have learned to live with it in the meantime (clutch in a little longer - match gear speed before shifting) as the only solution is new transmission or transmission rebuild.
 

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It could be as simple as you have a transfer case drop that is too low or improperly setup angles, or it could be the well known 2nd gear grind. I have learned to live with it in the meantime (clutch in a little longer - match gear speed before shifting) as the only solution is new transmission or transmission rebuild.
Yeah, we just fixed my son's by getting rid of some of the binding that was going on due to his body lift. He thought his transmission was toast, and all it was, was just binding in the rubber boots and not able to go all the way into gear.
 

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Yep, I had run into that same thing, but now I also have the 2nd gear grind. Know both issues well ;)
 
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