Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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It seems to me some of the 2012 and up manuals had issues with the hole in the body around the shifter, either interfering with the shift lever of the inner boot causing them to pop out of gear. I had dome issues with mine after installing the 1.25 inch body lift. Some massaging with a hammer and or pry bar clearanced it enough to make it go away.
It might be worth removing the outer and inner boot, along with the isolator doughnut so that you can see and hear better what's going on. It's possible the sounds are coming from the transmission internals, but maybe not. I'd think it's just as likely that removing and re-installing the trans has shifted something external just enough to cause some interference somewhere.
Either way, opening things up so you can see and hear might help and it's pretty easy to do.
Also, once you have things open, a mechanics stethoscope placed on the trans case might reveal if the sounds are internal or not.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
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