Another year another challenge
Used motor. Used transmission. Everything working great. Jumped in it today to leave the park where we had been mountain biking and just before we turned onto the road it sounded like someone shot the bottom of the Jeep with a bb. Clear, crisp, on the floor pan. (sounds like) I start to drive off and
Before I get halfway home my woody is beating my Borla muffler into submission. Jamb nut on the yoke came off and at interstate speeds the shaft came loose. Fortunately we are high enough for it to not hit pavement. Anyway reassemble and get home. Disassemble to review. No damage found and everything is solid. (output shaft, etc)
I pulled the speedo cap and the driven gear (yellow) was literally melted along the edge towards the stem. Finger into the hole and I can feel a groove on the drive gear. It was working up until a few hours ago. Drove the thing home so everything is still (theoretically) turning. The driven gear turns fine in the unit.
It's not restored. It's renewed!
94 Wrangler SE 4.0 5 speed