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post #1 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Finally a wrangler owner some questions

After 2 years of searching I bought a 94 YJ. Its got the 4 cylinder but with 164000 miles on it it runs great. Its a 5spd. This is my first wrangler and I have a question. I have not driven a stick in a long time but when your in 4th gear will the shift light come on when to shift to 5th? The tach is a 2 grand and I'm doing 50mph and I tried to shift into 5th but It doen't seem like it wants to go into 5th unless I just have to get used to the way the shifter is. I didn't drive it on the highway when I test drove it which I guess I should have. I will post a pic soon.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 12:33 PM
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I haven't trusted that shift light since the day I bought my jeep. Its especially wrong if you have bigger tires. Just learn to shift by feel. Normal operating RPM is 2000-3000 RPM for the 4 cylinder.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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Next time I have my cluster out I am going to remove the bulb behind the shift indicator. Stupid, stupid idea to put that in there.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Mostly my driving is in the 45 to 50 mph range so do I need to shift into 5th gear in that range or is 5th for 55mph and above? The last time I drove a stick was in a 2000 chevy truck and I always went by the speed. At 50 to 55 mph I would shift into 5th.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 12:58 PM
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alot depends on tire size but for stock tires 50-55+ if it still won't go in gear you may have problems with the tranny, the ax 5 is known for breaking a circlip that holds 5th gear.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 01:22 PM
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The tach is a 2 grand and I'm doing 50mph and I tried to shift into 5th
You shouldn't be shifting into 5th at 2k RPM. The 4 banger does not have enough power at that low of RPM. What size tires do you have? Shifting based on MPH is dependent on your tire size, and gear ratios. Just do what I said earlier and learn to drive by feel, and RPM.

FWIW, I have 33"s and I use 4th all the way up to 70, which keeps me at a little over 3k RPM. 5th gear is basically worthless to me with my tires and 4.10 gearing. The only time my 2.5L doesn't bog down in 5th is going downhill at 75+ MPH.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Should have mentioned the jeep is completely stock.
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 02:13 PM
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You should be able to shift into 5th at any time, i would get the trans looked at by a good mechanic

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 02:29 PM
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You should be able to shift into 5th at any time, i would get the trans looked at by a good mechanic
I agree that you should be able to shift into 5th gear regardless of the speed you are going. your engine might boug when you let out the clutch if you are not going fast enough but there shouldn't be anything preventing the stick from going into 5th Gear. I also agree that you shouldn't be choosing your gear based on our speed. because speed has nothing to do with the conditions around you. you need to use Feel and RPM's If you are going up a hill in 5th gear and you start loosing speed you don't stay in fifth gear you drop it into 4 Maybe even 3rd?
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-07-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some pics. Just found out it has a recall that was never done. Glad I work at a jeep dealership.
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post #11 of 12 Old 06-07-2013, 08:09 PM
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Here are some pics. Just found out it has a recall that was never done. Glad I work at a jeep dealership.
great pics

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-07-2013, 09:28 PM
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Lol yup those are some awesome pictures.

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