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Unread 04-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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2000 TJ Wrangler 
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Location: Plainwell, MI
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Shift clunk in 2H, fine in 4H

My jeep TJ makes a hard "clunk" when I'm shifting gears in 2H. It occurs at about the half way point on the clutch pedal. If I let out the clutch VERY slowly, it engages much smoother. When I put it in 4H, there is no problem. I can shift fast without any clunk. Does anybody know what the cause may be?

I have a 2000 TJ, 4.0 I6, NV3550, NP231J, Skyjacker 4" lift, 1" TC spacer drop, stock rear DS, Dana 44 rear with Detroit locker, Dana 30 front.

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 06-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Same issue please help. Ujoints are good. I have a Stock axles with a lunchbox locker in the rear. Possible bad pinion bearing?
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