did a search but still lost,my shifter popped out of my t-176 it turned out the retaining cup had worn out .I bought the repair kit form 4wd but the tranny is stuck in reverse.Any one have a similar problem or know how to get it out of reverse thanks Gman.
you need to get the shifter back in place to get it out of gear so line it up with where reverse should be then slide the shifter back in sounds easier than it is i know... where in new york are you ??
thxs, I've been trying that to no avail. I did a search and saw someone had a similar problem and had to remove the shifter and use a screwdriver, just wondering exactly how he did it ? I pm'd him and waiting to here anyone else? or does anyone have a link to a diagram of a t176 that might help. i live out on the east end of long island.
I had an 80 CJ5 with a T176 in it. It did the same thing. Try using the long and thick screw driver as the stick shift and have someone gently, and carefully, rock the Jeep back and forth while you try to shift out of reverse.
If you can't line things up with a screwdriver, you may have to remove the top cover off the tranny and manually move the synchros and reverse sliding gear to the neutral position.
I had a similar thing happen to mine, except that it ended up in 2nd and 3rd gear at the same time - and jammed hard. I had to remove the cover and manually put it in neutral.
I got it to pop out of reverse but not allthe way back to the neutral position. with the shifter inserted i can't move it at all, even with rocking the vehicle. now it seems to be stuck between gears or something. sorry never pulled apart a manual tranny before.