Help! Shifting problem - 92 Cherokee Sport manual transmission
I recently bought a '92 cherokee sport w/ manual transmission. It has a new clutch that is roughly two months old.
The problem: last week I wasn't able to put the car into 1st without throwing all my muscle into it. when I first started the car, it would shift fine, but the longer I drove it, the worse the problem got. there was no grinding noise. I let the car sit for a few days w/o driving it.
When I drove the car again three days later, 1st worked just fine. However, the next day I wasn't able to shift into 2nd gear. This time around, shifting became easier the longer I drove the car.
Today, the car won't shift into 3rd gear without me forcing it. 1st and 2nd aren't much of a problem anymore. Note: The car shifts like a gem when the engine is turned off.
We've already bled the clutch fluid. Does anyone know what would be causing this problem -- and why is it breaking down in sequential order (ie 1st, then 2nd, then 3rd)??