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Unread 08-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
orangeafroman
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Gear shifting problem

I was going too fast on the 20-mile bumpy dirt road home yesterday, hit a bad bump at high speed.

Noticed the tranny not shifting after that as I sped back up. Stopped to figure it out, and couldn't put into park. Shifting it all the way up, it was in R. So I figured it out - the shifter was one gear off the whole way. P was R, R was N, N was D, etc. I had been in 2nd instead of Drive.

So I put it into drive (N) to get home. I pulled up the cover to the gear shifter. Now, it has plenty of dust in it, so if that's the issue, please tell me. But what caught my eye was a few wires connected to a circular end, but not plugged into anything. I looks like it should connect to something, but I don't see anywhere that would accept it. The wires come from the driver side of the area.

So does anyone know if that little circular harness should be plugged in? Where?

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Unread 08-25-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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The little harness plugged up into the white box, probably to illuminate the letters. I found a broken bulb at the bottom and took it out, hoping it would fix things. it didn't. The problem persists.

I don't know what I'm doing, just doing non-invasive things until your help comes.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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There are write-ups regarding adjusting the shift linkage. I don't know for sure, but that certainly sounds like your problem. It's also in the FSM and probably in a Haynes or Chilton.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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any info on that? general knowledge?
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Unread 08-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Theres a shift linkage adjustment thing located on the tranny -drivers side towards the bellhousing.
You'd need to unlatch it, shift the gears on both shifter and tranny to "park", and latch it.
Then check how the shifter looks like in each gear. If its a bit off, repeat the procedure with a bit different shifter position.

Also, check out this link:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/a...-park-1125788/
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