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Old 02-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #61
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Okay. I have the answer for my rig. I am embarrassed to say this.

After having it looked at there was no issue with my transmission or anyparts within.

The problem was the boot over the shifter was too low forcing it out of gear.

Found out my rig's build date was 12/07/2011.

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Can you fix it yourself? I wonder if that's my problem...

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #62
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Yea you can! Grab the leather surrounding your shifter. The dealership told me there needs to be approximately 2" between the top of the leather and the bottom on the knob.

Fixed it for me!
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I got a new boot spring and lifted the stick out of the transmission a little per tech . I liked it better before stick vibrates now
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #64
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I got a new boot spring and lifted the stick out of the transmission a little per tech . I liked it better before stick vibrates now
How much higher? Have pictures? How much did it cost?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #65
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They ordered parts today from Chrysler, they called in about the 4th gear
jumping out and they said it sounded like Chrysler knew what parts to order
to fix this problem. Our build date was around 12/9/11 and our
three digits on the vin are 160XXX.

They did say a boot kit was part of the parts ordered. They said it should be
ready Wednesday, I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #66
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How much higher? Have pictures? How much did it cost?
nothing all under warranty feels. just a little higher if you think about it if its set low beyond the bend it wouldnt set good in slot maybe .
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #67
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We got our Jeep back yesterday and here is the parts they
used to fix our jeep jumping out of 4th gear.

68164693AA Shifter-Transmission
68085312AB Knob-Gearshift
52122269AC Seal-Gearshift Lever

Code reads - Performed Update for new Trans Detent Spring
and new Shift.

Only got to drive it around town and home but the 4th gear feels
like it is locking in like the other gears now.

Time will tell, ours is a 12/9/11 build date for info.

Hope this helps guys.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #68
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I took my 2012 JKU in because of my 4th gear issues. They said that it was a known technical issue. Its not just the boot they have to replace but the shifter, boot and seal. They parts have been ordered. Ill keep you all posted. But they at least knew about it and how to resolve it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #69
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We've driven ours a few times and all day Saturday, I've not had it jump out
of 4th in 300 miles so the fix did fix it!!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #70
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Hey all,
I've got. 2012 JK with only 1800 miles on it. Took it in last night because it would randomly pop out of 4th or even sometimes grind. Oh and those pipes behind the glove box rattle (I do know what the problem is with that, but I've only had this vehicle since jan so I shouldn't have to spend money to fix it...yet). The tech I talked said he never heard of the grinding/popping out of 4th problem and the rattle noise only on older models. Plus he said don't read to much into what ppl say on the forums... Lol I was thinking "they sure seem like they know more then you mister..)

Anyways they are about an hr late in calling me, I'll give till the end of the day though. I'll keep you guys updated
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Depending on the build date could need replacement gear/shifter parts. Or the boot over the shifter could be too low not allowing it to seat in gear or too high pulling it out of gear.
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Well I finally got a call from them. The guy said they drove it up and down the street, no popping :/ Great. Though he did say he wants his service manager to drive it, so I'll have to bring it back in.. Just my luck. I know it's really there lol my gf brother had the jeep for a day and he noticed it and he's a mechanic.
As for the rattle the guy literally said "yeah I didn't fix that..." oh boy... Now I get to bring it back on Monday if I have time..
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interesting about the boot being the wrong size or too tight/high. I would never suspect that. anyway, I've never had an issue going into 4th gear, just thought I'd chime in, although I have had an issue down shifting while going to fast in to too low of gear and getting the loud grinding noise, only once though, learned my lesson. good luck with the fix.
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Well I finally got a call from them. The guy said they drove it up and down the street, no popping :/ Great. Though he did say he wants his service manager to drive it, so I'll have to bring it back in.. Just my luck. I know it's really there lol my gf brother had the jeep for a day and he noticed it and he's a mechanic.
As for the rattle the guy literally said "yeah I didn't fix that..." oh boy... Now I get to bring it back on Monday if I have time..
Before you take it back, move the shifter boot so its about 2 inches away from the bottom of the shifter knob. Drive that and see how it goes. Also contact jeep customer service and request your build sheet. That will tell you the build date and let you know if you got the updated parts or not.

As far as the rattle goes, sorey bro I can't help ya.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #75
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2012 Call of Duty...6 speed manual...so far so good...none of these issues...bring it to your dealer!!!!
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #76
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Does anyone really use 6th gear? I hate that gear. I can't stay 70mph in 6th. Just a small hill will slow down to 60-65. Make sense?
always use 6th gear. keep those rpms low as possible on the highway
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Before you take it back, move the shifter boot so its about 2 inches away from the bottom of the shifter knob. Drive that and see how it goes. Also contact jeep customer service and request your build sheet. That will tell you the build date and let you know if you got the updated parts or not.

As far as the rattle goes, sorey bro I can't help ya.
I did the boot thing and it didnt seem to help in my case. I did take it back to the dealer this morning. I test drove it with a tech and it popped. Good times right? Nope. That was around 9am. I call at 330pm asking about my JK. The guy said the two ppl that helped me are goine for the day and that another tech had to test drive my JK again. I get a call backa few minutes later from another guy saying that the first tech that drove with me was only a part time guy...so apparently what he said means nothing to them, so they have to test drive it again. and my time this morning was wasted. At least they fixed the rattle though...

The guy then says that the problem has been noted and that if it continues to happen to bring it in again...I asked what happens from there then. The guy tells me that they would still have to replicate the problem before they can do anything..wtf. I know im not imagining this 4th gear popping, it happens when I'm just driving (and not specifically paying attention to shifting). *sigh Now I have to go back and test drive it with another tech...
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Sorry all, just frustrated.
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Sorry all, just frustrated.
Print off this forum. Do some outside research. And then try to take it to another dealer or service shop. That place sounds like they are a bag and monkey nuts. Id be pissed.
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Print off this forum. Do some outside research. And then try to take it to another dealer or service shop. That place sounds like they are a bag and monkey nuts. Id be pissed.
Yeah Im printing it out now. I dont know if itll help, they'll probably just say they still need to "experience" the problem in person. But hey its worth a try. I guess I should just start paying attention to my 4th gear instead of driving...
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I have noticed that there is two positions for 4th. What I mean is....

Go sit in your rig, leaving it turned off. Move the shift towards 4th gear. You will hit a ledge but if you let go it pops out. Do it again making sure to pull back and it will seat properly.

Then go drive it and try the same thing.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #82
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ive been noticing my forth gear is grinding and occasionally popping out of gear. i recently got a lift kit and now really considering taking it back to the jeep dealership for them to fix. does the lift kit void the warranty??
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ive been noticing my forth gear is grinding and occasionally popping out of gear. i recently got a lift kit and now really considering taking it back to the jeep dealership for them to fix. does the lift kit void the warranty??
From what, I've been told...yes. If you modify the mechanics of your rig such as suspension with a lift kit or other parts with a snorkel, it will void the factory warranty from time of install.

If I'm wrong, please correct me
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From what, I've been told...yes. If you modify the mechanics of your rig such as suspension with a lift kit or other parts with a snorkel, it will void the factory warranty from time of install.

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I believe you are wrong. If you modify your rig any part that is not oem is obviously not covered. Anything else the Jeep/dealer would have to prove the mod caused the damage before denying the claim. Having said that every dealer is different and some are more mod friendly then others. The only way to actually void a warranty is to alter the odometer
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I believe you are wrong. If you modify your rig any part that is not oem is obviously not covered. Anything else the Jeep/dealer would have to prove the mod caused the damage before denying the claim. Having said that every dealer is different and some are more mod friendly then others. The only way to actually void a warranty is to alter the odometer
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I've been shifting very carefully since I first started this thread and have had much better luck with the 4th gear grinding. For anyone having this issue try shifting slowly and forcefully from third to forth gears. Be careful to not let out the clutch until you are fully into gear. Take your time with it, if you rush it, it will grind. Since I started really paying attention while shifting i have not had the problems. Give it a try before you go to the dealer...

i had my 12 since last august. same problem the day i drove home from the dealer. sure i could manhandle it from 3rd to 4th, but if anyone else drove it -grinding.
this is a new vehicle. shouldn't have to manipulate the transmission. they started out replacing the boot and went through their flowchart of solutions. ended up with a new shift linkage that solved the problem.

moral of long story. don't settle for less. now i can shift with two fingers and smooth as old toyota.
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Wow this thread is full of great information to equip yourself with should you have the shifting problem!

....I'm still waiting to take delivery. My rubi is likely being built as we speak (mar 27 2012). Does anyone know if this was an early production problem? Has anyone experienced it on a recent build?
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Wow this thread is full of great information to equip yourself with should you have the shifting problem!

....I'm still waiting to take delivery. My rubi is likely being built as we speak (mar 27 2012). Does anyone know if this was an early production problem? Has anyone experienced it on a recent build?
Yes. It was an early production issue. My jk arctic was built on 12/7/11 and already had the updated parts in it. My shifting problem was the boot on the shift was not low/high enough on the shifter
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I have the grinding issue. I knew it wasn't me as I've drove standards for years. Good info. But of course replicating a completely random problem for the dealer would be fun.
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I own a 2012 wrangler with 875 miles on it. When it had 300some miles, 4th gear started jumping out with a grinding noise. After arguing with the dealership they said that chrysler knows about the problem. Picked it up today runs great. I have the receipt with the repairs information.

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