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post #1 of 67 Old 06-01-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Stiff Shifter

Today while cruising around town I was finding it increasingly difficult to get the shifter into gear. I've never had this problem before. Does it need oil? I hope it's something that simple. If so, how do I check the oil, drain old oil, and refill? What type of oil do I use?

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post #2 of 67 Old 06-01-2013, 08:02 PM
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check the fluid in the master cyl.. if its low then you have a leak that needs to be found.

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Where is the master cylinder?
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post #4 of 67 Old 06-01-2013, 10:15 PM
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Engine bay, driver side. Right by the brake master cylinder. Little reservoir.
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The little silver (at least mine is silver) reservoir in front of the brake booster?
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it will be on the firewall beside/behind the brake booster.. something like this

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post #7 of 67 Old 06-01-2013, 11:27 PM
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The little silver (at least mine is silver) reservoir in front of the brake booster?
No, that'd be your brake master cylinder reservoir. You should check on that too while you're at it, won't hurt anything lol.
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post #8 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 12:02 AM
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My shift lever gets stiff sometimes too. I need the wife to help me get it in the proper slot when that happens..lol.

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Bazinga! LOL
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post #10 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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That's what it's looking like. Any thoughts?



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post #11 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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No, that'd be your brake master cylinder reservoir. You should check on that too while you're at it, won't hurt anything lol.
How does that look to you? Might as well ask while I'm at it.



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post #12 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 05:50 AM
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Fill the clutch master cylinder before it gets too low and you have to bleed it out. Might be air in the line either way.

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post #13 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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What do I fill it up with and how do I bleed it? By this do you mean drain the oil out first, then refill?
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What do I fill it up with and how do I bleed it? By this do you mean drain the oil out first, then refill?
CB,

You should have an internal slave cylinder, so look underneath at the driverside of the transmission you will see a metal line (looks kind of like a fuel line) that has a fitting on the end, it sticks out of the bell housing a few inches.

Add fluid up top to the round reservoir in your photos (DOT 3 brake fluid).

You will need someone to help push in the clutch pedal while you turn the fitting to let out some air/bubbles. Just like bleeding brakes.

I would go ahead and change the trans fluid as well, I think you have the BA10 trans, if so here is a good write up.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...ite-up-652142/

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post #15 of 67 Old 06-02-2013, 06:38 AM
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Another thing.

Hi! All
I had the same problem so bad, the PO had broken the TC shifter knob right off and said he never moved it except 4 wd high and 2 wd never knew about theneutral and 4 wd low. I had to take the rubber boots off and use Kroil to barake it loose enough to be able to shift it and I've been lubing it every once and awile since no more shifter problems. Good luck to you Joe100
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