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Unread 11-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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having problems getting into 1st gesr or reverse st a stop. in a 97 wrangler se 5 sp

As the title says I'm ha ving troble shifting into 1st or reverse from complete stop

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Unread 11-12-2012, 06:07 AM   #2
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Grinding in reverse and an inability to shift into first at a stop is usually a sign of a clutch that isn't disengaging. I would be looking at the master cylinder, line, or the slave cylinder first. After that, you will need to check the pivot, t/o arm, t/o bearing/ and lastly, the clutch assembly itself.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks jd2000. These are things I thought would be the problem I havent even had a stick in years. Ill deff take the advice
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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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shut the motor off, if it shifts ok then, put a clutch in it.....or adjust yours properly...meaning, make sure that there is not any air in the cyls etc.....

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Unread 11-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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...or adjust yours properly...
Where should he look for the clutch adjustment on a TJ?

chasfer - is the clutch slipping in 4th or 5th if you get happy with the skinny pedal? With the engine running and the rig sitting still, do you have trouble getting into any other gears besides Reverse and 1st?
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Unread 11-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #6
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I only have trouble getting into 1st gear from a complete stop. And reverse.
And I havent experienced any tranny slip. Of course its a 4 banger 97 so its such a pooch I really baby her. Its been lots of fun to drive especially on the 200 acre farm I hunt. Thats a big reasin I bought it. Deer hunting. And 4x4 to pull deer out of the back 40
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Unread 11-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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Synchronizers
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Unread 11-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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If it won't go into first, and it grinds going into reverse, then the input shaft is still rotating.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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Synchronizers
reverse doesn,t have a synchronizer.
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