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Unread 07-30-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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No reverse/forward neutral? WTF?????

I seem to have encountered a strange problem. the other day i went to reverse into my parking spot and i just sat there like a rock put it in neutral and the damn thing took off on me luckly it hit the wall and stopped. any way so i dropped the pan to find copper flakes and some sludge around the magenit . i dont know what the issue is im hoping its a cheap fix it myself project i just need help with where to start. any help is much needed and much appreciated.

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Unread 07-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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You sure the bezel hasn't shifted?
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Unread 07-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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whats the bevel and wher is that located?
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Unread 07-30-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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The bezel... the plate that is on the shifter that indicates what gear you are in. Sometimes it can move and you think you are in one gear, but are actually in another. It seems to me that would be the issue given the description of the problem.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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No its not that the shifter goes into every position fine its when i put it in neutral it halls *** forward and the reverse feels like it goes into gear but nothing happens.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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Time for a new trans.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 09:36 AM   #7
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i hope its not time for a new tranny im super broke and have no way to fund that project. So im tryn to start cheap and small and work my way up to the big and disastrous. at wich point i dont know what ill be doing.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #8
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The only cheap thing to do is check the linkage adjustment.

put the shifter in park.
Remove the linkage from the selector lever on the trans.
Put the trans in park.
Adjust the cable till it pops on without moving the lever.

I've seen this enough to know it's full mechanical failure though.
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Unread 07-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #9
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yah i was just hoping that it was something easy but it looks like its not. lol. im up in the air now as to just junk it or fix it i love my jeep but even if she worked id probly only get 800 out of her so now if i part her out i could probably get closer to 1500 and then buy a new to me truck or jeep. This sucks decisions decisions LOL.
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