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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:06 AM   #1
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93yj sticks in 2nd, has no 5th

Just got a 93 YJ to cruise around the island and learned that it will not go into 5th gear (not really an issue in Hawaii) and it periodically sticks in 2nd gear. I had to wrestle it loose from second while in traffic about 4 times. I paid a few bucks for a new clutch and it still sticks and actually grinds a little between all gears, unless shifting slowly. Anyone have any suggestions on my next course of action? Thanks!

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Unread 08-19-2011, 06:02 AM   #2
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it takes about 5 minutes to shift a gear in a jeep trans. they're not sports car transmissions, shift it like a truck.

i would suspect you have a bent shift fork or rail though.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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it takes about 5 minutes to shift a gear in a jeep trans. they're not sports car transmissions, shift it like a truck.

i would suspect you have a bent shift fork or rail though.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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bent fork or even a slave cylinder how does the clutch pedel feel
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Unread 08-19-2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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The clutch feels fine. I've actually had problems getting it into first since getting the new clutch - not a smooth transition and sometimes when I think it is in first, I'm still stuck at the light and have to try it again. I've seen a few AX-5s on Craigslist and have access to tools and a lift. Removal and reinstall is not really in my kit bag.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #6
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Rebuild it for sure! Lots of good how to threads on here. Or you can just replace it. But from the symptoms you describe it isn't going to get better.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips! It definitely isn't getting better.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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I had almost the exact same issue when I had a yj except it was third that was sticking. A rebuild was the solution.
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