View Full Version : Wrangler Rocks

01-12-2004, 10:44 AM
Good Day All,
I would first like to commend all who post on some excellant reading in the last day. I have just purchased my first 97 wrangler from a poor sap who will spend the next 365 on a small rock in asia. It did not come in perfect condition however, hence the price of it - $2,500. The first issue I would like to resolve it the 4 wheel drive. Let me start out by stating it works great in 4L, however in stating that 4H has an issue. When in 4H it works great as long as there is a load on the engine accelerating or decelerating, when there is not however and I go over a rough area it pops out of 4H. It sounds like missing a gear when shifting. This 97 wrnagler has the 4 banger with a manual 5 speed in it. OK lay it on the line, what should I check first, I am not to much of a gear head but the base vehicle shop has all the tools and then some. Thanks for everything in advance, Happy New Year to all.

01-12-2004, 12:35 PM
does it have a body lift in it? If so , it may be that your gear shifter needs to be bent to accomodate the different body position? If thats not the case , sounds like you got your self a typical jeep tranny.[13]

You can take the boy out of the country, but you cant take the country out of the boy.

01-12-2004, 04:53 PM
I agree with Marcus,,, Check first to see that the transfer case shifter isnt comming into contact with the body,,, take the rubber boot of and watch it as the frame and body flex,,,,If thats all its an easy fix to grind enough of the body tub away to add clearance,,,, What it may also show is far to much twist in the drivetrain,,,,,, possibly motor mount or tranny mount ----Have fun ---Bruce

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01-12-2004, 06:52 PM

another jeep!:(

01-13-2004, 10:24 AM
Thanks. I think i'm hooped. I'll go back in to grind some more

01-13-2004, 10:42 AM
If you guys havent figured it out yet Rico is a alter ego.

01-13-2004, 10:44 AM
I think we have had enough of those

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/uploaded/rusty_yellowjeep/20021213115926_dans.gif Are we having FUN IN B.C. yet?
Hey listen to my song!!

01-13-2004, 10:48 AM
Bye Bye Rico [!]

01-13-2004, 04:24 PM
just because someone has only a few posts dosnt make them an AE.

01-15-2004, 11:59 AM
They are probably to close, just do some more grinding and it should be fine