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Old 04-13-2012, 06:51 AM
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Fires to Manual Trans anyone?????

I have been reading about these jeeps catching on fire. Has anyone heard of or even had ones jeep catch on fire that had manual transmission?????

From what i have been reading they think it may be auto transm fluid .

Drop me a thread if someones jeep or yours was manual trans and it did or din not catch on fire.

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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You mean like this ?
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Its a 2011 6 speed BLACK ops. 23,000 miles. No trouble to speak of except issues with the emergency brake as of the last 2 months. I took my 4 sons to school, came home, hopped in the shower. When I turned off the water I could hear the alarm, looked out the window and she was in flames. 14 minutes. Arson investigator for the city said it looks like it started in the center dash area. The front top panels were off so plenty of oxygen. Nothing left of the interior. The engine is still clean with no visable damage. The only visable damage underneath that struck the investigator as odd was a grey plastic box under the passenger seat that was partially melted with some sort of spring. It was 55 degrees this morning when we left for school and the fire happened around 9:45, Hard to imagine heat being an issue.

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This fire took place in the passenger area not the engine bay.

Automatics are the ones having the issues due to A/T fluid overheating and burping out onto the hot engine.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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That may be true but not all the reported 23 fires happened one way or the other at least from what I have read about many of these fires. Especially seeing two of the fires at least are 2012. Several of them have been reported as electrical fires and only a few have been confirmed as something related to transmission. At least from what has been said at this point. There doesn't seem to be a clear reason at this point and hard to say one thing is more of a problem then the others yet. With only 23 confirmed at this point it isn't a major issue at this time but 23 is more then anyone would like to see.

I know two that was reported was from overheating Auto. One was a idiot running circles in dry grass somewhere he shouldn't have been, getting tall dry grass caught up between the exhaust and the tranny and started a brush fire that ignited his Jeep. The other was someone pulling another vehicle out of mud and they had do muddy grass caught up in the transmission armor and was revving the engine up trying to pull out the other vehicle. I know one for sure was the transmission line was leaking and sprayed over hot exhaust and maybe another but it wasn't clear. At least two was electrical and 2 were 2012 and at least one was a manual.

So there really at this point is no hard evidence of a clear one problem cause and effect. Hopefully the investigation can bring light on that. But at least a couple issues have been addressed so it isn't like they are doing nothing. The Tranny skid plate was discontinued, The lines have a TBS to check for leaks and a recall was done to add a HOTOIL light from the ECU.
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keep me posted

ya will have to wait and see

keep me posted if you hear of anything
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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no fires in the manual trans because it is superior. then

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