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View Poll Results: 2013 JK 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION "RATTLING" NOISE POLL
My 2013 JK 6-Speed "rattles," makes other odd noises, or has issues. 159 56.58%
My 2013 JK 6-Speed has no problems at all. 122 43.42%
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #211
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I understand the frustration. I just got all my RO slips and my repair totals out to 10,372.68 plus a grand for the rentals and miscellaneous. So almost 12 grand into a 30k vehicle, which now has more problems than when I originally brought it in. I still have not gotten any word back from Chrysler. All I can say is this is unreal that these transmissions are this bad. How can one person have three bad in a row?!
It has been 2 trannies plus and hand built tranny and still now luck as well as a new clutch flywheel and gear shaft and it still isn't fixed!

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Also guys I now have soft top doors and lock and a set of jeep rubicon slush mats 4 door if anyone is interested lol cheap cheap

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It has been 2 trannies plus and hand built tranny and still now luck as well as a new clutch flywheel and gear shaft and it still isn't fixed!
My gut tells me that they won't solve this problem. The parts machined in Germany obviously vary in spec, causing different rattles that are pretty much unsolvable. New transmissions and new parts are not helping. If they have any sense, they'll drop this unit for the 2016 redesign. Damn shame that they can't get right the most simple powertrain component.
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My gut tells me that they won't solve this problem. The parts machined in Germany obviously vary in spec, causing different rattles that are pretty much unsolvable. New transmissions and new parts are not helping. If they have any sense, they'll drop this unit for the 2016 redesign. Damn shame that they can't get right the most simple powertrain component.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #215
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I find it funny that they say the rattles are normal. But when the Tranny is opened up it's all damaged. The hope and pray tactic on their part is getting old.
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2010/2011 to 2012/2013 - what has changed?

I noticed these posts all are related to the 2012/13 JK's, and not the 2010/11 models. What changed with the 6 spd between 2011 and 2012? I know, different engine, but that should not changed the transmission internals. As indicated in previous posts, I am very close to taking a large chunk of my retirement savings to order a 2014 6 spd, but this thread has caused me to rethink it.

FWIW, I once owned a 6 spd 2007 Liberty, same transmission, it had no problems whatsoever, and traded it in on my current 2011 JK auto. My 2004 Silverado with the NV3500 5 spd - nice tight gear pattern, even with 100,00 miles, no noise, rattling, etc. So I'm puzzled at the problems with the 2012/13 6 spd.
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Different bellhousing and clutch assembly so it would mate with the 3.6L.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #218
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I find it funny that they say the rattles are normal. But when the Tranny is opened up it's all damaged. The hope and pray tactic on their part is getting old.
No $hit. Very bizarre
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #220
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My 12' 6-speed rattles when going through 2, 3rd 4th on most days at low RPMs (1000-2000) and goes away as you approach 2500 RPMs. It only annoys me because I think it makes the jeep sound cheap. And it wasn't. But it hasn't bothered me enough to get it looked at yet. I thought I remembered reading something about a loose heat shield? Surprised that hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet. That's definitely what mine sounds like...some thin metal vibrating against some other piece of medal. That would also explain why it's only present in certain gears and RPM ranges...
Did you found the rattle noise under your jeep? I feel the same way. It also make sound when it click while idle. You can hear much better if park near a wall.
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My 2011 rattled in 3rd but so far my 13 is quiet.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #222
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My 2013 Unlimited shifter started vibrating excessively at 18 miles, literally as I drove it off the lot. I noticed it principally in 3rd gear. Excess vibration destroys structures, as every engineer knows. I've had mine in twice now to get it fixed with no resolution. Anyone out there considered a class action suit? I paid $30k for mine, it doesn't even have five hundred miles on it yet, but I figure if I had to resell it right now in its present condition I'd take a steep financial hit. Who in their right mind would buy a vehicle with a clear transmission problem? I too don't buy the "it's a Jeep" excuse. I've owned a '42 Ford Jeep, a '74 Toyota Landcruiser, a CJ-7, a Wrangler TJ, a Cherokee Sport, and a Patriot before I bought this Jeep Unlimited. What's going on with this transmission isn't right for any 4-wheel drive, or any other vehicle for that matter. I don't think I can trust this thing off-road. I don't want to find out the transmission fails completely when I'm relying on engine compression in the steep.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #223
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That's a totally different issue than the one being referred to in this thread. Your case would definitely fall into a Lemon Law issue though with the low mileage and repair attempts.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #224
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I'd like to think it's a different issue, but my dealership service manager first called it a "rattle" and later a "harmonic vibration." I can both hear a rattle (which is what this thread is about I believe) and see the shifter shake. Lemon Laws are a little tough in my state, but definitely a route we might have to take.
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Get another opinion from a qualified mechanic. It almost sounds like you may have the death wobble (sounds worse than it actually is; check it out on these forums). My rattle has all but subsided. I am at 6600 miles.
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I have a 12 and it rattles while coasting with clutch in and in N. By far the loudest manual transmission I've ever owned....and I've owned several.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #227
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Just traded in my 06 for a JKUR. Loved The thing for the first 500 miles or so But the trans definitely is noisy now. Started around 500mi mark. Low almost growl like tone at 2k rpm under load/acel in 3-5th and then a higher pitch noise when around 1800rpm. WTH? Driven manuals since my first car and something doesn't seem right about these noises. I don't think anything is at risk of failing but I also do not totally agree with "it's just the way they are" since I have a buddy with a manual 2012 jku with none of the noises I have. I don't wanna say I regret trading in my 06 TJ for the rubi but I'm almost leaning that way. Had a dealer tech listen and he's gonna poke around for service bulletins and such. See how this goes. Hope it doesn't turn into anything like some of the stories I've read.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #228
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Mines now at 14k. Still shifts fine, noise hasn't gotten better or worse. I think its just characteristic of the box. I will swap to synthetic soon and see if it quiets it down.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #229
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2012 manual trans. noise

mine has 10000 mile,s the sound is very loud but only some times, i took it to the dealer and they cannot replicate the problem, i even record a video on my cell and they say they need to replicate to fix it. this is the link of the video

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Yeah Seems to get worse after the long haul home but almost non existent when cool/cold. I'm more concerned now about the higher pitch chatter noise (its hard to describe) I hear in 4-6th at light load under 2k than the deeper sounding growl at 2k.

Dealers looking into it, for now ill just have to turn the radio up until I can't hear it or put the top down. It's highly aggravating but I feel somewhat confident it won't leave me stranded anywhere due to it.

I've read some chatter about an inner boot that if loose can let in/ amplify these sounds. Maybe ill try popping the center console and taking a look around... Hopefully chrysler is investigating and has a definite fix before my warranty is up.
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Shoot....I was gonna order a 2014 Rubi 6-speed but after reading all of this I'm thinking auto now. Meh, really don't want an auto though.
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Shoot....I was gonna order a 2014 Rubi 6-speed but after reading all of this I'm thinking auto now. Meh, really don't want an auto though.
Don't let a couple of people out of over a million sold be the factor of not getting a manual. I have a manual and it has a small noise, but it drives great. My noise is in neutral with the clutch engaged. I would def have a small noise over an auto trans. Chrysler can fix a rattle, but fix the fun you'll miss!!
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Have had 3 jeeps including my new JKU and 2 of them have been stick shift. The jk has no rattles but I have noticed the noise that everyone is talking about in low RPM's. I think its normal bc engines don't noramlly like running that low (below 2k rpms) when accelerating and they tend to throw out more violent vibrations due to the giro effect. I could definatly be wrong tho.

As for the rattles in the trans. My old jeep (2006 4 banger) I had that marble sound coming from the trans. 5 times they replaced my throw out bearing and 5 times it went away and came back in a couple thousand miles. Got sick of fixing it and loosing my jeep for a few days and just dealt with it. It had 93k miles on it when I traded for my jk and never had an issue. So that comes out to be about 75k miles with the rattle and no problems. Did a little research and from the ppl I talked to it seemd normal for those jeeps, don't know if its the same for the jk's tho. Guess we will all find out soon enough
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Don't let a couple of people out of over a million sold be the factor of not getting a manual. I have a manual and it has a small noise, but it drives great. My noise is in neutral with the clutch engaged. I would def have a small noise over an auto trans. Chrysler can fix a rattle, but fix the fun you'll miss!!
Haha yeah, true. It's just when I spoke to the dealer about buying a manual he told me it's a bad idea because the transmission has issues. He would not go into detail about it when I asked more questions so I started my search about the "issues." I don't know if he's trying to get me to fork over the extra cash for an auto or saving me the headache and my wallet.
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Or maybe he just doesn't have one on the lot to sell you. Ha.

Just because some of us have a little excessive noise doesn't mean you will. I would let it impact your decision. I still love my JKUR and smile every morning when I get into it to go to work, and not because I love my job.

Who knows maybe my issue will remedy itself or Chrysler will find a real fix. I'll be sure to update as my saga unfolds.
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mine has 10000 mile,s the sound is very loud but only some times, i took it to the dealer and they cannot replicate the problem, i even record a video on my cell and they say they need to replicate to fix it. this is the link of the video

This is the noise it makes on neutral pressing on and off the clutch

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thanks for the videos elhead


still keeping an ear out but I've not even cracked 2K miles yet

i'm a bit worried I won't even notice it honestly, my hearing isn't all that good
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This is the noise it makes on neutral pressing on and off the clutch

Exact same noise mine makes. I mean EXACT. sounds like revving up an old Peugeot diesel.
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Exact same noise mine makes. I mean EXACT. sounds like revving up an old Peugeot diesel.
Hmm, that's a lot different than what I hear. The noise I hear occasionally sounds like a heat shield vibrating. Maybe there are different things going on here that people are thinking are one in the same.
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I finally got my Jeep back and the rattle is pretty much gone now. They replaced the transmission mounts and put grommets on the clutch cable. I have some slight noise now but nowhere near where it was before, plus its all I have been hearing for 7k miles. Apparently there is a somewhat hidden TSB about the mounts that the techs have to call chrysler engineering to get or check. The mounts that were in there were crushed they told me, I dont know if the shop that swapped trannys did it or it happened on its own. All I know is it doesnt sound like it is falling apart when Im driving. I am happy again with my Jeep and chrysler support was really good in this whole thing. So for you guys with the same noises that have been to the shop and they wont replace the tranny or cannot find anything wrong, tell them to call about the mounts. It made more of a difference than the swap, albeit my tranny was shot, yours may not be. Hope it helps.

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