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Unread 09-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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AX15 shifting problem

Quick question about the Ax15 my jeep shifts fine through the gears while the engine is off, as soon as I start it up I can not shift it into any of the gears except reverse. I have to put it in reverse first to be able to get it in any gear any ideas? I need help

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Unread 09-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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That is strange, I would start with a changing the tranny fluid out to 10-30 motor oil......bump for more ideas!
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Sounds like the clutch is not fully releasing or possibly a bad pilot bearing.
Does the clutch grab just off the floor?
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so check the clutch master for fluid..
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Hydraulic issue all the way.

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Unread 09-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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Clutch master is full and looks brand new. This problem just started today, and I don't notice any difference in the clutch pedal. It seems to grab right where it should. I find it odd how I can easily put it into reverse every time. It will easily shift into 1st if I'm rolling slowly forward or back. But if I come to a stop sign or red light and completely stop. I can not get it back into gear without having to first put it in reverse. No grinding noises or anything like that either.
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i had expierenced this exact problem when i changed my clutch master cylinder, you need to bleed the system because it has air in it.
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I'm going to bleed it tomorrow to eliminate that. Would it make sense that it would all of a sudden be like that?
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You may have a problem like this, but with different symptoms, if the failure point was in a different spot.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/c...h-help-853773/

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I'm going to bleed it tomorrow to eliminate that. Would it make sense that it would all of a sudden be like that?
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I'm going to bleed it tomorrow to eliminate that. Would it make sense that it would all of a sudden be like that?
If your master cylinder spring failed, like in the thread I linked to but closer to either end of the spring, you might not be getting the full benefit of pushing the clutch pedal.

This would result in similar symptoms as air in the line.

The truth is, you can't be certain. Pick the low-hanging fruit first. Work in this order.

1) Bleed
2) Replace hydraulics

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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:09 AM   #12
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Update. This morning after sitting all night, it is shifting a lot better, there is still a little force needed to get it into 1st but I can now put it in gear at a dead stop. I still plan to change the oil and bleed the clutch tomorrow though.
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let us know after you bleed it how it runs.
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Sorry about the late update, after bleeding the clutch and changing the oil I did notice it got a little better. But as soon as it warms up (especially if I'm taking her on the highway) it still is difficult to put it in gear.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #15
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I am having a problem with the clutch not seeming to release fully also. We just swapped out the original tranny for one from a TJ to get teh newer tranny and external slave on it and we did do the clutch and new master slave prebled combo and it felt fine at first but after a little over a month, the pedal is soft and releases almost at the floor. If I was talking about my old one, I would think it needed to be bled but its a new set. Looking for answers??

It is hard to put into gear at a stop and you really have to pull it to get reverse....
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