interesting, no limp mode. our 98 OBW had an auto and at around 140k the center clutch seemed to stop engaging. when i looked it up it was either a $500 electric part or a 1000 clutch pack or both that could have gone out. but it ran around fine in 2wd mode
No need for a limp mode. Besides VDC, there's no electronic intervention on the 5MT.