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TJ 5 speed problem

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by flykelley, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Hi Guys
    My worker was done with his route and was heading home in the jeep went around the corner and went to downshift and he couldn't get the trans in gear. He called me and I hooked a strap to the jeep and pulled him in the nearest parking lot. Took it out of 4 wheel drive and had a real hard time getting it to go inro any gear. Had the clutch pushed in got it into reverse and it started moving backwards a bit with the clutch pushed in. Then I was able to get it into first and did drive it around the lot but the cluth didn't feel right. Had to give it some extra rpms and slowly let the clutch out and it would go but it didn't like it. So if you had to guess is it a clutch or a trans issue???? Damn big storms.

    Thanks Mike
  2. redoak

    redoak Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Sounds like the pressure plate release fingers are broken.
  3. tracerich

    tracerich Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 33

    Either way the trans has to come out. I'm betting the clutch is toast.
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Bad clutch