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No hi gears making jumped chain noise/ 90's wrangler 5spd 4x4

I can get it into 1&2 but no higher. makes a sound like a jumped chain spinning on the sprocket?

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There is pretty much nothing you can do without removing trans & transfer case to repair this (everything is inside). Your best option is likely to have a good trans shop look at it. As long as driveshafts are connected, the best you can do is take a long bar, broomstick etc and use it as a long "stethescope" to find the source of the noise.(without actually being under the vehicle where you may get injured if it decides to jump foreward.)

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