Maybe this was posted before and i am just too lazy to seek it out but here is the scoop:
I think I know what is going on, but I want yall's ideas, Today while driving around looking at the downed trees and power lines from Irene and my jeep started making a grinding noise in 1 and 2. I brought it home, let it sit for a while, then went out to get dinner and experiment with symptoms and here is what I have:
1. When working the clutch out to idle in first, the tranny makes a groaning noise, then moves like normal, kind of acts like the idle is set really low.
2. In second the tranny makes a grinding noise as I ease onto the gas and ease out of the clutch.
3,4,5. As I work through each gear, there is a slight groan as the clutch comes out and I go on full gas.
Other notes - It seems to grind in low gears if I have any clutch on as I work the gas. Lastly, In the higher gear range, there does not seem to be any real affect on performance.
Riddle me this.....