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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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1980 cj7 transmission problems. HELP!!!!

Hi I am new to jeeps and just recently bought a 1980 cj7. It is a 4spd t-176 transmission. It won't go into any gear but when I put it in 4H 4L or 2H it drives forward, even though it's not in 1st or any gear, I've never encountered a problem like this before . Please help

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Unread 05-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Common problem. The shift forks are probably worn and the stick jumped out of its detent. It feels like its in neutral but the forks are actually stuck in gear. You may need to take off the trans tunnel cover , remove the cap and spring that hold the stick in place and pull the stick out. Then look down the shift tower and use a large screw driver to re-align the shift fork detents. After mine did it once I started being more careful with how hard I was shifting and it never happened again.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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It also wont shift in a normal H pattern the stick goes everywhere till it clicks in somewhere
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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You'll need to do what I mentioned above and remove the shifter. Once it's out look down the shift tower and re-align the shift forks so it looks like this:



That will be neutral and you can re-install the stick.....remember to chock the tires before you start dicking with it though!

There are plenty of threads on here about this as well if you need some reference material, for example:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/tr...p-pics-806281/

Or on the google machine:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=T176+...ient=firefox-a
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for all your help I'll have to wait to try it, it's Pouring outside and suppose to rain the next two days
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Unread 05-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thabks again for the help thats exactly what it was
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