Hello, I have a 1991 Jeep Wrangler 6cyl. 5spd. The previous owner had the motor replaced / rebuilt last Fall and he just put in a new clutch, slave cylinder, and clutch master cylinder. I have had the Jeep 2 months. This past weekend I went to go into 2nd gear and it would not. It did not grind, but just would not go in. After moving the gearshift around it finaly went in. Now it also won't go into third a lot of the time or reverse without going into other gears and moving it around first. It just feels like something is getting stuck and won't let me go into gear. I have had to quit driving it for now. How can I tell if it is the cluch ( needing adjustment?) or if the transmission has gone bad? Is there anything I can try to do that may fix the problem. I sure miss driving my jeep. Thanks Mike
Hey guys. I may have the same problem as Mr. Mike above. His description matches mine almost perfectly. There is one difference. When I get the vehicle moving, and push in the clutch, I get a hard clicking noise (in either 1st or reverse) likewise when I am at a stop, and I release the clutch I get a grinding noise from the trans. Any help would be much obliged. Thanks; Steve
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Re: Transmission or Clutch problem?
Jeep #1: Sounds like a shift linkage problem. Possibly synchro forks are sliding back and forth on shift rails and are out of adjustment. This is internal and cannot readily be fixed without trans removal as far as I know. Hydraulic clutch system is non-adjustable. A new clutch should last at least 70K so, unless it was installed improperly, it should be OK. Check hydraulics for leaks & bleed. Clutch should "catch" about two inches off floor (not too low or not too near top of travel) Jeep#2: Has a synchro or other internal gear problem... Symptoms are similar but gringing and clicking noises indicate worn or broken internal components! Good luck to both!
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i have a 1988 jeep wrangler 6cyl with 5 speed transmission. I was shifting the jeep and it got stuck in third gear. We opened it up and saw that the linkage is aligned and everything is in place. I dont know what is wrong and what to do next. please help ....
U have what is called a hydraulic clutch, one of the hydraulic cylinders hs failed, there is a master and a slave cylinder. The most likely and most common cylinder to fail is the slave cylinder, this requires the transmission to be pulled out to replace it. the art is around $125.00, while the trans is out u might as well replace the clutch, the labor is about the same. Here is a picture of the part, let me know if u can see it.
Either you have broken something inside the transfer case but equally likely is that you blew up the spider gears in the rear differential. I'd remove the cover and take a look. If they're broken, it won't be difficult to see.(smaller gears inside the center section) And, they are replacable Hope that's all it is! Good Luck!!!
The first thing you want to check is the clutch master fluid, make sure
there is enough in there. This sounds like there is air in the system.
You will have to bleed out the clutch slave cylinder. Get yourself a manual for the car and it will walk you through it.
All the recent replacements make those components suspect. The symptoms point at two possible problems. If the tranny had a linkage, I'd say that was it. The problem may be related though.
Does the shift lever feel loose?
Same shifting problems when trying reverse?
With the engine off do the same shifting problems exist? (this one points away from the clutch)
I'd check the that the retaining ring on the shift lever is fully
engaged (quarter twist against two pins on top of tranny). The book ha
a long procedure for accessing it, but the easy way is through the
shift lever boot.
The clutch system:
Check fluid level
Any leaking fluid from master cylinder, operating cylinder or connecting lines?
Has the fluid level fallen to a point where air could have been drawn into the cylinder?
Does the fluid look clean, no particulates?
To be thorough, I'd bleed the clutch hydraulics. There may be air in the lines.
With multiple possible causes, I usually check the least expensive solutions first. This is where I'd start. Comment me back, let me know how it goes.