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Old May 4th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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CJ5 trans issue

My father in law has a 1979 CJ5 with a 304 and 4spd manual. It keeps getting stuck in 3rd gear.

Any ideas on why it keeps doing it?

Is there a trick to getting the shifter out of the trans? I can get it almost out but it seems like the passenger side does not want to come completely out. The trans is in neutral now so I figured it should pull right out.

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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #2
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what trans model?
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Old May 5th, 2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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79 was the only year for t-18 behind a 304 in the CJ. I would assume unless someone changed it that is what it is.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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I guess the trans is a t176. I need the shift gate on the center shaft. I think it is the 3rd/4th shift gate.

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Old May 26th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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T176 would be aluminum
T18 would be iron
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Old May 26th, 2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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It is aluminum. I went over to see Denny and he said it was a t176. I found the part on ebay for about $30 to my door. It is a aftermarket one. I would like to find a good used one if I can.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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same problem with my 81 pulled the shift cover and shifter replaced the shift rails and havnt had a problem
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shift forks are a commom problem in the t-176
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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If the gear shift retainer becomes loose on the pins, it will allow the lever to pop out of the slot. If you can easily depress the retainer and turn it, it is too loose. This is a very common problem with the T-176/7.

There is also an e-clip located externally on the shift tower that secures the linkage section that is depressed when you shift into reverse. If the clip is missing, the linkage bumps the shifter whenever you go for 3rd and 4th. This normally does not push the lever enough to dislodge it from the groove, but it can assist in wearing the groove.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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I got the part in today and it works great. Hope to pick up some new rear shocks Friday so I can start driving it.
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