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2006 LJ 6spd standard trans (hydraulic):

This winter I noticed when I attempt to shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear, the gear grinds and takes a second for me to engage the gear. It will not do this when the Jeep is fully heated up to running temp. Is this something to worry about (bad synchros) or is it the gear is just not properly lubricated in colder temps?
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2006 LJ 6spd standard trans (hydraulic): This winter I noticed when I attempt to shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear, the gear grinds and takes a second for me to engage the gear. It will not do this when the Jeep is fully heated up to running temp. Is this something to worry about (bad synchros) or is it the gear is just not properly lubricated in colder temps?
I had this problem and flushed my tranny and it got a lot better. Still does it cold, but always works when warmed up.
 

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2006 LJ 6spd standard trans (hydraulic): This winter I noticed when I attempt to shift from 1st gear to 2nd gear, the gear grinds and takes a second for me to engage the gear. It will not do this when the Jeep is fully heated up to running temp. Is this something to worry about (bad synchros) or is it the gear is just not properly lubricated in colder temps?
I had issues also, I had changed my fluid with Penzoil syncromesh...had a lot of heat and rough shifts. Flushed that crap and switched to Redline MTL....HUGE improvement! I'd start with the simple then spend money on a professional diagnosis.
 

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I had the same issue, changing tranny oil helped, but not immediately. Now problem seems to be gone.

When you take the bottom plug out examine the magnet, there will probably be a bunch of crap on it. small shavings are expected, gold shavings or specks are indicative of the synchro deteriorating. post a pic of what it looks like.

Also if the problem persists, try double clutching into second, can help ease onto a bad synchro. Double clutch by clutch pedal in -> put in neutral -> clutch pedal out -> pedal in -> 2nd gear, then make sure to match revs since it will probably take a bit longer than a standard gear change.
 
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