Transmission is completely frozen
Here's a good for you guys. I started my tj (2000, 4.0, 5spd) recently when it was about 10f out. I did my normal thing with a manual: put xfer case in neutral, transmission in 3rd, and wanted to let it idle for 10-20 minutes. But, when i let the clutch out it died. So i tried again with the transmission in neutral, and it died again.
I'm thinking it's frozen. After holding the clutch and letting it idle for around 10 minutes, it freed up. BTW, I'm in oklahoma, and it just finally dropped way below freezing. Since I got my jeep (has about 65000 miles on it now, I've put 5k ish on it) Ive easily driven 400-600 miles up and down the South Canadian and Cimarron rivers. Is it possible to actually freeze up a transmission this bad? After it freed up I could drive it like normal, with no issues to speak of. Also, after letting it sit a while, I pulled the drain plug and saw no water.
It's just baffling me since the shaft that spins in neutral is quite a ways above where the water line could possibly be.