88 YJ Won't shift when started from neutral, works fine when started in gear
Had an 87 YJ until some drunk decided to total it one night when it was parked in front of my house.
Now looking at a replacement 88 YJ this guy is selling that's in very good shape.
Problem is, he just replaced the clutch and slave cylinder and now it won't shift into any gear when the engine is started from neutral. If you start it in gear it shifts around fine.
I'm a tranny/clutch noob, but everyone I talk to says either the fluid's low, needs to be flushed, or the throwout bearing was not properly installed (all of which are manageable repairs, allegedly). It's a killer deal, so I'm thinking of picking it up despite this issue but just wanted to find out from some seasoned tranny guys if this could be indicative of a more serious problem.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.