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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
maddogdoyle
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89 Cherokee shifting issues

I just bought an 89 yesterday. The previous owner purchased it new and has taken good care of it. He told me that after driving about 100 miles at a time it gets stuck in gear. I haven't experienced this yet but would like to fix it before I do. 5 speed manual. I don't know yet which transmission it has in it. It has 131k miles and 4.0L engine. Any ideas? Thanks.


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Unread 01-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Its the Peugeot tranny BA/10. Mine blew up 2 years ago. put in a Ax-15.

drain the fluid, fill with a light weight oil (5w-20 works good) Jack up the back, chock the front wheels. run through all the gears several times. ~1500 rpm is all you want in 5th gear. Do this for about 5 minutes (running through gears) Drain. Refill with correct fluid (forgot exactly what weight).

What it sounds like is that there is something getting in the syncros. doing the above will give it a good cleaning.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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It appears it may be the hydraulics in the clutch. It was a low on fluid and adding some helped a little. Wanted to bleed it but the bleeder valve is rusted. For this POS trans the slave is inside so if I can't bust it loose I guess I'll try to find an AX-15 and replace it.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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to get the bleeder screw loose.

50/50 mix of acetone, and Dextron III. put some in a squirt bottle and have at it.

on the actually breaking it loose. use a flare wrench first of all, and I also like using a pair of vise grips on the line for the screw, just to keep from snapping it inside the bell housing.
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