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post #1 of 3 Old 11-26-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
trockwell
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Shifting problems after towing

I am towing a 2004 Liberty Sport manual tranny behind my RV. First time doing this. I am finding that after a long day (say 450 miles maybe a bit more) that when I unhook, the Liberty has trouble shifting; especially into first or reverse. It feels like I am trying to force my way through a spinning gear, and if I try to muscle it into gear it will grind. Sometimes the other gears don't work smoothly either, and I have to try and match RPMs and road speed to try and do what amounts to an unclutched shift. I don't think it is the clutch at all because clutching works to let the jeep sit there in any gear without trying to move. This all seems to settle down after I drive a ways and work my way through the gears a time or three. Would love input.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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How are you towing it,
all 4 flat on the ground or front two on a dolly?

2 or 4 wheel drive?
if 4 wheel transfer case in neutral or ??

Little bit more info would help us to maybe determine what the issue maybe

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry,
Flat towing a 4 wheel drive manual transmission with the transmission in gear and the transfer case in neutral. Before reading here, I was towing in any gear except reverse, but now I am being consistent and towing it in 4th. I did tow it one day for about 300 miles with the transmission AND the transfer case in neutral.
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