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Old 05-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Any ideas for plugging vent in '13 6 speed

I took my brand new Commando Green JK mudding for the first time last month. about 500 miles later I started to hear a rattling sound from the transmission so i cleaned it up and took it to the dealer. They said that the clutch needs to be replaced because I got mud inside the bell housing, and the warrantee won't cover it so it will cost $1350. I told them not to fix it and I'm going to take it to someone who specalizes in transmissions because I don't have the time or equipment to do it myself. I looked under my Jeep today and saw the giant hole just behind the flywheel where the transmission mounts up to the engine. The vent is about 6 inches long and doesn't seem to have any purpose. I was wondering if anyone has plugged this hole or has any idea of how to cover it up.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Don't recall anyone saying they have actually plugged it. It is a vent.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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This was an atrocious design decision for the East Coast. Didn't the TJ end up with same trans in its last few years? Did they share this style housing/vent?
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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I have had my TJ in mud and water to the bottom of the dash many times.I'm afraid to take my jk off road much reading all the bad story' they not make them like they used to
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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I've been through deep water and mud. I don't go fast through either. If you careful you can avoid lots of messes. That's not to say unlucky shit wont happen but it makes it less likely.

Anymore I avoid mudpits and stick to trails and rocks when I go. I really just get titled of cleaning it off. Also if I don't know or have a good idea how deep water is I just don't go into it.
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