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Trouble shifting 1991 jeep wrangler into first and second

When I try to shift my jeep 4x4 into 1st or 2nd gear it wont go or I have a hard time getting into 1st and 2nd

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Your clutch is not disengaging. If it a hydrolic clutch chk. the fluid in resavor, Or slave cyl. for the clutch is bad, Or it has got air in it and needs to be bleed. This is a clutch problem, nothing wrong with trans. If its a manual clutch linkage its an ajustment thing. My best guess if its hydrolic slave cyl. went bad, or resavor is out of fluid.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 jeep wrangler clutch

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.



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Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 88 wrangler wont shift

Clutch pedals have a safety interlock switch that keeps a manual transmission vehicle from starting. It sounds like the pin on the bottom of the shifter in the trans is getting worn and needs to be replaced. You can remove the boot on the shifter and the cover on top of the trans and see the pin. It's a simple matter of getting the pin out and installing a new one. Just make sure everything lines up good on the install and everything is clean. Another thing that may be the culprit are the synchronizer plates could be worn nearlt out. To replace or fix this you will need the trans out of the vehicle and tear it down. Start with an inspection of the pin and the linkage as well, then if it doesn't work correctly then you may have to tear into it.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Jeep 1997 Wrangler. Gear shifting very hard

synchronizers are going bad a used trans would be cheaper than a rebuild due to the labor involved

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Hard shifting 1st to 2nd gear. And 4th gear wants

trans needs a rebuild. the synchronizers are worn and sticking. It would be worth your time to drain the fluid and try some type of TRANS X or LUCAS for manual trans. Then test drive and see if it has loosened it up.

Posted on Dec 05, 2009

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