Originally Posted by Zenda
Thank you Blastek for this every helpful info, cause the noise stopped when I started driving and I do have a manual which going into 2nd is a little hard. It's just disappointing to have these problems so early on
No worries. Since you have a '13 you're under warranty. If the noise goes away when you press the clutch, you can count on going in for a new throwout bearing. The throwout bearing has been a thorn in the wrangler's side for a while now. take it in to the dealer and make sure they treat you right.
As for the change into 2nd, it's quite difficult in this transmission. A lot of people, including me, get a "crunch" when you go for 2nd gear. you can get around this by shifting from 1 to 2 at around 2500-3000 RPM. Another way to help it is if you pull it out of 1st, then press it against 2nd gear for half a second (but don't slip it in) and then go all the way. Kinda a 2 step motion.