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Unread 05-01-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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Jeep transmission jumping out of 2nd gear

I have a late model 70's cj7-- 3-speed jumping out of second gear but if the shift is held it will stay in gear. All bolts are tight on everything. What needs to be done and any idea on cost. Everything else shifts fine.

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Unread 05-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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My guess it trans is tired. needs rebuild which would be all new bearings and a new 2nd gear. The BW t90 is famous for this... not sure what trans you have but on the t-90 the kit was about $150..

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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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My T90 was doing this as well. Fresh rebuild too. Normally caused by the integral bushing in 2nd gear wearing out, but mine was brand new and still popped out on a downshift.

I ended up putting the shift tower in my vice and putting a large crecent wrench on the shift fork and 'tweaking' it little by little to push it into second gear further and now it works flawlessly. Just do a little at a time until it works right. It doesn't take a lot of bending, just a tweak is all.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Im guessing a wore syncro.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:33 AM   #5
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Found the tranny number its a T150 married to a Dana 20. No shifter binding pulled the plates and still jumps out.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:33 AM   #6
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Haha mines does this too but only if you get on it a little. So it has become a habit just to hold it in there. Haha
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Unread 05-01-2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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mine does too....i dont let go of shifter often tho only 2 take a drink I have T14 to Dana20 in 72CJ5
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Unread 05-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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I am not sure if the T-150 and T-176 have similar shifter covers but if they do, the shift rods have grooves in them with a ball bearing and spring in the shift cover. When you shift into a gear, the poppet spring pushes the ball into the groove and holds it into place.

I don't think I have a picture of my shift cover disassembled but I will post a picture of the inside for comparison.

It would be worth a try to rebuild (disassemble and clean) the shift cover.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #9
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One thing that can lead to this problem is leaving your hand on the shifter in between shifts. You should completely remove your hand from the shifter and your foot from the clutch in between every shift.
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Unread 05-01-2010, 09:01 PM   #10
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Maybe this will help, the T-4 and T-5 appear to have similar top covers after looking at the FSM.

Cover with the shift rod retainers in place.




Retainer plates removed.




One shift rod removed and you can see the poppet ball. A couple of the springs in my cover were broken into several pieces.

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