1. Shifting into gears

    Ok, I have a 98 TJ, 5 speed manual. Tonight when I pulled into my driveway the Jeep made a sound like screeching tires in a parking garage and suddenly I couldnt put it in any gear. Turned it off and still couldnt put it in gear (clutch pushed in).. went inside to grab my flashlight to go crawl under the Jeep, figured I would try again and bam! It shifts into all the gears. Checked the clutch fluid, full, checked the boot on the shifter to transmission couldnt feel any tears. But going from 5th to 4th it has the crumble paper noise.
    Any ideas?


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    Shifting into gears

    Id start with bleeding the clutch. Old fluid or a air bubble could explain the intermittent loss.

    Also check the transmission and transfer case fluid and color. No brown fluid.

    Other possibility is throwout bearing is going. Any noise when clutch engaged but stops when you push the pedal in even partially?


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    Last edited by JPNinPA; 09-26-2021 at 11:41 PM.
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    Re: Shifting into gears

    Awesome! Thank you I shall look at the fluid color tomorrow, didnt think to look at the color just if it was full.


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    Re: Shifting into gears

    Ok. So it happened again this morning when I went to pull over it made a whiny noise like a loose belt?!


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    Shifting into gears

    Like this?




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  6. #6

    Re: Shifting into gears

    Yeppers exactly


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    But it doesnt make that noise every time. This time today I was able to put it in all the gears with the motor off once the motor was on I could only put it in 3rd gear once, took it out and then it wouldnt go into any of the gears. Having it towed to the shop to have it looked at. Even have the shop guy scratching his head. Will update when I know more!


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    Re: Shifting into gears

    Well it needed up being the clutch. I am actually impressed that the clutch went almost 200k miles before going out! 🤣


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    Re: Shifting into gears

    Fixed?


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  10. #10

    Re: Shifting into gears

    that is a bunch of miles on a clutch
    99 xj with 350k miles on it. Still runs great

  11. #11

    Re: Shifting into gears

    Yeppers all fixed and they also found the rear main seal was needing replaced


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