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Unread 04-17-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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YJ transmission

I have a friend who has a 1992 Jeep 4cycl 5 spd, 4x4. I think it has around 175,0000 miles on it. The transmission has been rebuilt once. The jeep has never been used off road, was a daily driver. Last Spring they parked it. Basically it sat for all most a year. A few weeks ago they went out to move it. It started up find put it in gear, it wouldn’t move. So the dad decides help it along a he tried to pull it forward a little to get it to move…… The whole transmission just dropped it’s lying on the ground. My question is, 1 - why wouldn’t the jeep move, 2- why would the transmission let go and fall out. . Everything was working before they parked it. Do you think it’s a fairly easy fix, I realize that’s a hard call not actually seeing the jeep. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 04-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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Sounds like the skid plate bolts rotted out of the frame or rather the frame rotted around the bolts. Anyway the Jeep may not have moved it the transfercase was in neutral or the clutch took a dump.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Sounds like there was some serious rust problems if it just dropped with the skid plate and the engine.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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can you show us some pictures then we could tell you
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Unread 04-17-2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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Yea, pictures or it didn't happen.I have to this. The transmission fell tot he ground? Its bolted to the engine block! Plus there is a big *** skid plate under it.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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My question is, 1 - why wouldnít the jeep move.
Seized brake(s)
Ebrake not released
If it's an auto - low/no fluid
If manual tranny - clutch mechanizm bad
Drive shaft missing/stolen
Chipped gear(s)
Wrong shift position

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2- why would the transmission let go and fall out.
Extremely poor maintenance and attention to vehicle detail
Rusted thru due to extremely poor maintenance

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Do you think itís a fairly easy fix.


With what appears to be a major lack of maintenance - doubtfull.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 07:42 AM   #7
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some one was currently doing a stealth removal (STEALING) and hadnt quite got the job done when you decided to play with the thing!
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Unread 04-18-2010, 09:30 AM   #8
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My vote is for the stealth removal while it was parked.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 12:36 PM   #9
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some one was currently doing a stealth removal (STEALING) and hadnt quite got the job done when you decided to play with the thing!
That's what I was thinking. No amount of rust is going to allow that to happen. The only way it happens is if someone removes not only the bolts that attach it to the engine but also the skid plate bolts.
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Unread 04-18-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Well I talked to my friends today. They said the skid plate was taken off and never put back on…She also said the jeep was in 4high which she couldn’t get out of gear. I’m like you; I can’t picture it in my mind. And I don’t understand why it would just fall off either. I asked them to send me some pictures, next weekend I’m going over to see for my self. I just don’t get it (I live an hour away) If the transmission did in fact pull apart I would think the bolts would be still connected or broken or striped.. It would be hard for someone to try to steal anything the jeep sits behind the house only one way in and one way out.

Anyway thanks for all the ideas,
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Unread 04-18-2010, 05:52 PM   #11
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Well I talked to my friends today. They said the skid plate was taken off and never put back onÖShe also said the jeep was in 4high which she couldnít get out of gear. Iím like you; I canít picture it in my mind. And I donít understand why it would just fall off either. I asked them to send me some pictures, next weekend Iím going over to see for my self. I just donít get it (I live an hour away) If the transmission did in fact pull apart I would think the bolts would be still connected or broken or striped.. It would be hard for someone to try to steal anything the jeep sits behind the house only one way in and one way out.

Anyway thanks for all the ideas,
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A derp derp, darp derp herp derp.

The skid plate is pretty much the transmission mount.
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