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My 1979 Jeep Wrangler is stuck in 3rd gear can you suggest anything to do?


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October 11, 2008 12:55PM

I assume it's a floor shifter. Could be a problem with the shifter or else with the transmission itself. I'd suggest looking at the shifter first, which can be removed from inside the vehicle. The end of the shifter that protrudes into the transmission may have broken off, especially if this happened suddenly. That happened to me on my 81. It also may be very, very worn. If everything looks OK with the shifter, then it's probably the tranny itself, which is a much tougher scenario.