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Unread 04-21-2001, 10:44 PM   #1
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3rd Gear Grinding??

I have a '94 YJ with a 5 spd. man. tranny. Just the other day it started grinding a little everytime I shift into 3rd gear (both up and down shifting) It only does this in 3rd and still gets into gear, it just grinds.
Any ideas?

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Unread 04-21-2001, 11:26 PM   #2
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check the fluid for the clutch. If it is low then pull off your slave cylinder and check for leaks. if you have any leaks replace the leaking parts. If that does not work then the problem is in the trans.
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Unread 04-21-2001, 11:43 PM   #3
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Sounds like a synchro!
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Unread 04-22-2001, 02:35 PM   #4
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I would have to agree with Osburn, I just in the last couple months went through the same thing. At the time I expected the slave, but in the 93's they have the hyd. throw-out which in turn is your slave too. You have to yank the tranny to do it, so I figured I would slap in the Centerforce Dual Friction too. Got all done and the tranny stabbed back in and guess what? Yep had to yard it all back out and tear into the tranny. What a *****, from a Sunday morning job to a full week. Bearing and syncro kit a gear cluster and 5th gear its self. Total cost about $900 bucks, I just hated pulling everything twice..
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Unread 04-22-2001, 03:35 PM   #5
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I'd agree, if it was the clutch or throw-out bearings...it'd be grinding in Rev, and first. Plus be hard as hell to shift.

I just had all that replaced like JeepTuff here, but fortunately that solved the problem
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