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Unread 10-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Transmission Fluid?

Ok so I finally got the jeep running... it will shift through all the gears fine but when i put it in 1st and start letting the clutch out it doesnt move...i let it al the way out and still nothing... same thing with reverse...i was just curious if this could be due to it not having fluid...

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Unread 10-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Ok so I finally got the jeep running... it will shift through all the gears fine but when i put it in 1st and start letting the clutch out it doesnt move...i let it al the way out and still nothing... same thing with reverse...i was just curious if this could be due to it not having fluid...
Yep.

Or air in the clutch system (lines or improperly bled clutch master cyl.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ok so I finally got the jeep running... it will shift through all the gears fine but when i put it in 1st and start letting the clutch out it doesnt move...i let it al the way out and still nothing... same thing with reverse...i was just curious if this could be due to it not having fluid...
It could also be that the clutch itself is bad. This is reasonable if the Jeep was sitting for a long time in 1st gear. Happened with the rebuild I just did. Luckily the clutch parts run about $100. But you will have to drop the trans if that is the issue. First I would check the cylinders to make sure you have fluid and pressure. Does the peddle drop to the floor, or does it feel normal?
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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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The jeep did sit for about 2 years but it sat out of gear. The clutch felt normal to me and I could go through the gears with no problems when I had the clutch held in. Also, something I thought about after I was finished, the 4 wheel drive shifter (sorry if it has a name, im not sure what it is) I believe was in neutral, should this be in 2H or should it be in neutral? sorry if these seem like stupid questions but this is my first 4wd vehicle. Thanks for all the help.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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If any part of your drivetrain is in neutral, it won't move. Put it in 2H and try again.
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #6
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A transfer case in neutral disconnects the front and rear driveshafts. You aren't going anywhere if the tcase is in neutral. 2hi and your good to go mate!
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Unread 10-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Alright so I have an update...I got to working on the jeep today and here is whats new. I started it up, put the tcase in 2H and then shifted into reverse...I backed up about 20 yards and tried to shift from reverse into 1st and it wouldnt do anything. I checked and changed the transmission fluid which was pretty dirty and it still wouldnt do anything. It is stuck in reverse but it wont move. I can freely push the jeep which is weird to me because I always thought that if a car was in gear you could not move it without having the clutch pressed in. I bled the clutch, there was some air in it but not enough to make me think that was the problem...

Somebody please help or this jeep is going to be the death of me.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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Alright so I have an update...I got to working on the jeep today and here is whats new. I started it up, put the tcase in 2H and then shifted into reverse...I backed up about 20 yards and tried to shift from reverse into 1st and it wouldnt do anything. I checked and changed the transmission fluid which was pretty dirty and it still wouldnt do anything. It is stuck in reverse but it wont move. I can freely push the jeep which is weird to me because I always thought that if a car was in gear you could not move it without having the clutch pressed in. I bled the clutch, there was some air in it but not enough to make me think that was the problem...

Somebody please help or this jeep is going to be the death of me.
Relax. We will get this figured out.

You are correct. A manual transmission in gear will prevent movement of the car, unless the transfercase isn't fully engaged into 2hi or 4 hi; meaning, tcase is in neutral...

It seems to me that your transfercase is not going all the way into 2HI. Can you easily shift through all selections on the transfercase while the transmission is in neutral? (Neutral, 4 low, 4hi, 2hi)?
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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #9
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Well right now the transmission is stuck in reverse...I can shift through all of the selections on the transfercase. Going through them is a little stiff but not to the point where I wouldnt think it is going into the selection that I want.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #10
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Humn...

Well if you are truly in reverse in the tranny, you would not be able to push the jeep unless your transmission is actually in neutral, or the transfercase is in neutral.

If you are positive that the tranny is in fact in reverse, then you need to hop under the jeep and make sure the linkage is hooked up/working properly on the transfercase. If your tranny is in reverse, and you can push the jeep, then both driveshafts disconnected due the the transfercase being in neutral.

Either way, something is in neutral if the vehicle rolls.
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Unread 10-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Alright so how would I get it out of whatever gear it is in? would checking/fixing the linkage do that?
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Unread 10-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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Bump. At work, i'll detail this later is someone doesn't beat me to it.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #13
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What do you mean it's stuck in reverse? Do you mean you can't physically move the shifter?

Also, my 4WD shifter has always been stiff, but it moves with some force, not enough that it feels like I'm going to break it, but it has always been more stiff than the gear shifter.
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Unread 10-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #14
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Im thinking that you may actually be stuck between gears.. see if this helps at all. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...hifter-885822/
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Unread 10-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #15
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Well I know its stuck in reverse because I can drive it in reverse but thats it...can I use that method in your link to free it up? and is there anything that helps this "sticking" problem? other than changing the transmission?
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