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post #1 of 9 Old 10-01-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Can't shift into first

Hi all, hopefully someone can identify what I am experiencing. I am about 2 months into my " new " CJ and am curious about my shifter issue. I've tried to look at other threads but haven't found anything that matches. I have an 86 CJ 7 i6 automatic transmission 3 speed with the shifter on the steering wheel. All the gears on the shifter works besides first. I can't move the shifter all the way to the first position in other words. All the gears run through fine when in drive, I can manually shift into second but can't manually go to first. It's like there isn't a first position on the shifter. Anyone have ideas or have had this happen to them? I don't really need to get it to go into first manually but was just curious if it is a sign of things to come. Thanks for any help

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-01-2013, 11:58 AM
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Worn out shift linkage.
Shift linkage WAY out of adjustment.
BOTH.......
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Double clutch on the down shift....you'll get 10 more years out of it...
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Double clutch on the down shift....you'll get 10 more years out of it...
Ummm...the OP has an automatic.

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Double clutch on the down shift....you'll get 10 more years out of it...
OMG-Are you for real The OP is use'n an AUTOMATIC Trans.....

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OMG-Are you for real The OP is use'n an AUTOMATIC Trans.....

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I think there's an echo in here.

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Worn out shift linkage.
Shift linkage WAY out of adjustment.
BOTH.......
LG
Thank you. I will check the linkage out this weekend or Friday if I can play hooky. Haha. Is this something that will wear out my tranny of left as is?
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Ummm...the OP has an automatic.

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Ah geez, ADD/OCD kicked in....carry on!! B-)
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-02-2013, 01:39 PM
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Thank you. I will check the linkage out this weekend or Friday if I can play hooky. Haha. Is this something that will wear out my tranny of left as is?
It ain't going to get any better, only worst.
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