Popping out of first gear


Jshearin18

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I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK manual. Sometimes it will pop out of first gear usually after the first 5-10 minutes of turning it on. All other gears work fine. any suggestions on how to fix it
 

MacGuyver

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I have a 2009 and it does this on very rare occasion. Scare me to death every time.
How often is sometimes? I can go a couple months between incidents.
 
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Jshearin18

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It’s not every time I drive it but too frequent for my liking. My Jeep is not my daily driver I drive it once a week or so depends on the weather.
 

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My 2008 has never done that, but it only has 75,000 miles on it so maybe it has something to do with the miles it has.
 

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I've got over 190K on mine, with me doing about 30k of that. Have you changed the tranny fluid? That would be the first thing I would do. Come to thing of it, I should probably check to see if I did that on this one since I bought it.
 

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I believe they changed the 'seal' between the shifter and the tranny due to this occurring. Some have removed the shifter and cut away some of the old gasket/seal. I would just replace it if I went that far though, lol. The early models also seemed to have trouble with teeth breaking off. That's just stuff I found when I had my NSG370.

Tim
 
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