Jeep standard transmission is not engaging

Tiny
BSWOODWARD
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  • 1983 JEEP CJ7
  • 178,000 MILES
Wife learning to drive stick shift. While learning in the parking lot, the jeep stopped going into gear after several attempts at driving. The engine runs but when pressing on clutch, the jeep will not go into first gear or any other gear. She did let up on the gas and the jeep jerked a lot one time but it kept working.
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Monday, September 2nd, 2013 AT 2:28 PM

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Tiny
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Your shift linkage may be hung up you'll need to pull the shifter out to see if it is. Then make sure it is ok. Everything shold be lined up and it will be in neutral you can do it with a large screwdriver.
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Monday, September 2nd, 2013 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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YOU HAVE A MECHANICAL CLUTCH LINKAGE?

HOW 'BOUT THIS FOR A KICK IN THE BUTT!!!!

SEE "MY ANSWER" ON MAY 31 IN THIS LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1979-jeep-cj5-clutch-problems

OK

ARE YOU FIXED NOW?

THE MEDIC
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.WHEN TEACHING MY DAUGHTER HOW TO DRIVE AT AGE 8-10.....I FOUND THAT USING 4 LOW ON BACK COUNTRY ROADS WORKS THE BEST (EVEN IF YOU DON'T LOCK IN THE HUBS.....AND DON'T LOCK 'EM IN ON A HARD SURFACE)

THE CLUTCH IS VERY FORGIVING IN LOW RANGE AND SELDOM HAVE TO RE-START THE JEEP.......AFTER CLUTCHING IS MASTERED....GO BACK TO 2 HIGH

MY DAUGHTER HELPED ME RESTORE "WILLY" AT AGES 3 AND 4, MASTERED HIM AT AGE 10 (SHOWING OUT, USING THE HAND CRANK) HER BIRTHDAY IS THE HOOD NUMBERS
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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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IF THAT AIN'T THE CASE LET ME KNOW. IF YOU ARE MECHANICAL. WE CAN FIX YOU!

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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SO LIKE. WHAT WAS THE DEAL?

STILL NEED HELP?

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 AT 6:15 PM

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