I have an '01 Wrangler Sahara and it's still mostly stock, besides the guitar amp speaker I wired next to the stock sub in the console
So I'm guessing it has a 32RH auto tranny? I couldn't find my problem anywhere else I looked, no matter what keyword I searched. I guess nobody else has this problem..
Anyways, when I start off from a dead stop, it either grinds like hell and shakes the whole Jeep violently or revs to somewhere between 2 and 4 grand and then catches and lurches forward. It also does the high rev thing when trying to shift from 1st to 2nd. Mind you it's only a 3spd auto, so I thought, "Why not try manual shifting for a while?" If I feather the throttle every so carefully, it slightly alleviates some shaking and grinding, but I still want to lose my lunch after it stops. Honestly I feel unsafe trying to merge into traffic because it revs, but doesn't engage for a few seconds. I've heard maybe the throttle linkage, but to tell you the truth, I don't know where it is or what it looks like. I'm 17 and a total noob to vehicles. I also thought maybe the synchros were out or it wasn't catching the passing gear, but it makes me sick to think about so I'm just gonna go with maybe too tight of a throttle linkage for now
Whew! Sorry for the novel. I just really would like to get this fixed so I don't, like, die trying to merge into traffic. lol