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1980 Jeep CJ5 shifter gets stuck

Hey guys,

I am new here and recently purchased a 4 speed manual transmission 1980 CJ5 with only 59k miles on it. I do not have much knowledge when it comes to vehicle engines, so bear with me as I further learn.

The main problem I am having right now is 1 out of 3 times I take it out for a drive my shifter gets stuck. So I take off in first gear then attempt to shift to second gear but it wont go into gear and stays in neutral. The only solution I have for it is wiggling the shifter all the way to Reverse then come back and I am able to shift into second gear. This seems to mainly happen in between 1st and 2nd gear.
Not sure if it is a clutch problem or transmission issue.

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-18-2019, 08:40 PM
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If it's a t-176 it's a common problem with a worn shift lever.

Many posts on this.

https://www.google.com/search?q=t-17...hrome&ie=UTF-8


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