I have a 2004 Liberty. All of a sudden, there is a weird noise, clunking like, as if it may stall, but it doesn't. Then, it goes into gear VERY hard. It does not want to shift at all. It will upshift with less problem than downshifting. (it's a 5spd)
Well, now I am told it may be that my clutch needs to be adjusted. Have not been able to check the fluid yet due to weather, and, I can't even buy it I have to order it online. But, if it is a clutch adjustment....any clue as to where to start with that?? I have no idea. I hate to play the "I'm just a woman" thing...but......
I'm not familiar with the kj 5spd, so I'm not sure about a clutch adjustment. Every manual trans rig I've ever had, showed those symptoms when the clutch or slave cylinder was going bad. You could try bleeding the slave cylinder and see if it helps. Also how does the pedal feel? Soft or firm?
Also is it easier to go from 1st to 3rd then from 1st to 2nd?