Re: Noise from Transmission
Since it's an 85 I would assume you have a T5, and it has quite a few miles on it. The T5 is not very heavy duty, and after 100,000
miles they usually need a rebuild, or better yet a replace. A common problem on the T5 is the bearing on the input shaft, and yes
the noise will go away when the clutch is disengaged. Part of your shifting problem, though, may be clutch not disengaging properly,
when is the last time the clutch was replaced and the flywheel resurfaced.
Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)