04-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Manual transmission whine...I may have caused it.
I have recently installed a B&M sport shifter on my 2003 Wrangler X 4.0L. Install went fine but like an idiot, I decided to use the stock rubber gasket instead of using RTV like the instructions say. It was in great condition and I honestly thought it would be the better choice. The test drive went well...everything fine.
Took a 100 mile drive the next day. When stopped at a light, the rubber gasket blew in half and the transmission released most of its fluid right there. Less than a quarter mile down the road was a gas station, so I limped it there without an issue.
I was able to complete the repair in the parking lot, using RTV and re filling the tranny with gear oil. Instantly, there was an obvious whine. Mostly through 1st and 2nd. I drove it home without any other issue.
The next day, I thoroughly pressure washed the undercarriage and drained the fluid again. I replaced it with Royal Purple Synchromax...was hoping this may fix the noise. No change...the whine is still there.
Any ideas? Did I ruin something?
2003 Wrangler X, 5 speed
4.25" Zone Offroad Combo Lift with Disconnects
JKS Adjustable Track Bar
33" Federal MTs & 15x8 Ion Wheels
4.56 Gears with TrueTracs in front & rear
B&M Sport Shifter