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Unread 08-06-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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87 Manual Transmission

I have an 87 stock manual transmission. My question is , I went on vacation for two weeks and came back and started up the jeep. The jeep started fine but I cant get the gear shifter to slip into any gears whatsoever. When i left it everything was fine and there were no signs of anything going wrong. Can anyone tell me what to check for or any advice as to correcting the problem? Thanks!

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Unread 08-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #2
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What engine do you have ( 4 or 6 cylinder ) ?
Could be the slave or the master cylinder leaking. You will have to drop the tranny to replace the slave.
Can you put it in gear and start it ?
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Unread 08-06-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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If the tranny will shift with the engine off but not when started, that usually means the hydraulic system is wearing out. There could be leaks external or internally.
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Unread 08-06-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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how does your clutch pedal "feel"? does it feel normal, or does the pedal drop to the floor with no effort? does it feel spongy?
ive never seen this on a vehicle sittin for only 2 weeks but your clutch disc could be seized to the flywheel, kinda rusted in place. this usaully only happens when things sit for a good long time in a damp enviroment.
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Unread 08-06-2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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I can shift into gears when the engine is off. The clutch feels the same as when everything was fine. I did get it into gear once and the slightest relaese of the clutch and the jeep wants to move forward. It was not like that in the past. I have a 6 cylinder engine. I do live in east texas where it is constantly humid. There are no signs of anything leaking externally on the ground. I am not knowledgeable at all in the transmission area. Thanks!
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Unread 08-06-2006, 07:13 PM   #6
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Sure sounds like the master or slave cylinder.
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