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Old 10-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Issues with 2013 JK...

Or should I just be more patient while adjusting from a zippy sporty car to a rugged 4x4? To keep things short, here are my issues;

-Loud 'clunk' when shifting to reverse 80% of the time
-Haven't been able to accelerate beyond 2700 rpm
-At low speeds (15-35km/hr I can feel a slight buzz/vibration in the steering wheel and gas pedal which goes away if I speed up or slow down
-Sloshing fluid sound behind dash (passenger side) occasionally on start-up
-Slow acceleration from a full stop

As of tonight, there are only 870 km on my baby, so are these just part of breaking it in? I'm setting up an appointment with the dealership this week but figured I'd hit you guys up first so I can hopefully gain some more knowledge on the issues (or non-issues) to help me with the service dept.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Are you sure you're in 2wd?

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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I had same issues but I also drive full size silverados my whole life but going from a 2011 5.0 mustang fully modded and tuned to this was a huge difference and quite hard at first but it will all be Ok that's why they make warranties and lemon laws
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Are you sure you're in 2wd?
lol, definitely sure.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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you must have some major issue if you can't rev past 2700rpm. I believe I hit 6000 rpm the first day I had mine because the automatic tranny shifted down to 1st gear at a stop light and I had to accelerate quickly to get into the traffic flow and I did not realize it had shifted into 1st gear. LOL.
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Or should I just be more patient while adjusting from a zippy sporty car to a rugged 4x4? To keep things short, here are my issues;

-Loud 'clunk' when shifting to reverse 80% of the time
-Haven't been able to accelerate beyond 2700 rpm
-At low speeds (15-35km/hr I can feel a slight buzz/vibration in the steering wheel and gas pedal which goes away if I speed up or slow down
-Sloshing fluid sound behind dash (passenger side) occasionally on start-up
-Slow acceleration from a full stop

As of tonight, there are only 870 km on my baby, so are these just part of breaking it in? I'm setting up an appointment with the dealership this week but figured I'd hit you guys up first so I can hopefully gain some more knowledge on the issues (or non-issues) to help me with the service dept.
1 should of bought a automatic.....
2 I have read that the computer limits the RPM until 500 miles(don't know if this is true)
3 others have had the same sloshing sound, easy fix...don't remember details
4 again maybe the computer holding it back until break in period (again just hear say)
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:30 PM   #7
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1 should of bought a automatic.....
2 I have read that the computer limits the RPM until 500 miles(don't know if this is true)
3 others have had the same sloshing sound, easy fix...don't remember details
4 again maybe the computer holding it back until break in period (again just hear say)
I can positively debunk 2 and 4 as I had less then a 100 miles on mine and it reved up like crazy. Oh and #3 was an easy fix for me just had to burb the radiator and end of sloshing sound.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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1 should of bought a automatic.....
2 I have read that the computer limits the RPM until 500 miles(don't know if this is true)
3 others have had the same sloshing sound, easy fix...don't remember details
4 again maybe the computer holding it back until break in period (again just hear say)
Oops, forgot to mention it is an automatic. I just remember my mom's TJ being like a wild animal jumping at any opportunity to accelerate, so that's my main concern. I guess I'll just go to the dealership with a shopping list of things to check, thank cod for warranties!
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #9
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I can positively debunk 2 and 4 as I had less then a 100 miles on mine and it reved up like crazy. Oh and #3 was an easy fix for me just had to burb the radiator and end of sloshing sound.
Salesman debunked 2 and 4 on a test drive (not in the Jeep that I bought though ).

There is certainly an adjustment period when moving over to the Jeep from a smaller, lighter car. I suggest a nice road trip to get acquainted - but only after you sort out the issue with getting above 2,700 RPMs.
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Salesman debunked 2 and 4 on a test drive (not in the Jeep that I bought though ).

There is certainly an adjustment period when moving over to the Jeep from a smaller, lighter car. I suggest a nice road trip to get acquainted - but only after you sort out the issue with getting above 2,700 RPMs.

In fact, the OM states that you should step on it for brief periods of full tilt acceleration from a cruise speed during the break-in period:
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental
and should be avoided. Trailer tow is not recommended
during break in period.


From time to time now, when stepping on it, I have had to back off at 6k to let it switch gears...and that is in an auto.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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I just got my 2013 Saturday. It's a manual and I can peg 7000 rpm no problem. Heard the slosh, but didn't think much of it. Figured the heater core had some air in it.

Your clunk is bad. U-joint, trans issue, or axle issue?
Low speed buzz could be power steering pump. Did you check the fluid level? Sure the dealer will fill it, but by then it will be compromised. Easier to just top it off if needed.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:55 AM   #12
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Water sound behind dash thread - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/fyi...er-186603.html

Doesn't look good, mine started at 445 miles or so, bled the system, doing it again at 957 miles. I've already given up the idea of modifiying it, and already looking into lemon laws. I miss my TJ already.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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I went from a Chrysler 300 with a hemi to a 2013 rubi. There is a adjustment period. ABOUT A DAY!!!!! love love my rubi
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #14
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hey guys, I just got my 2013 2dr and i am not sure whats wrong with it either. When i put it in 4 wheel drive the steering wheel gives me some kick and it feels like its turning in the opposite direction and vibrating. Any ideas why this could be?

Any help would be appreciated
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If you are making sharp turns on dry hard terrain in 4WD, what you describe is normal.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #16
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I have a 2013 2 dr and my Jeep does not clunk at all shifting into reverse. I have no problems reving high. I did have water sloshing sound for a while while cold,but it seems to have gone away. Btw I have 1500 miles on mine and have had it for 4 months. I would take it to the dealer ASAP for the clunking and engine problems.
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Water sound behind dash thread - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/fyi...er-186603.html

Doesn't look good, mine started at 445 miles or so, bled the system, doing it again at 957 miles. I've already given up the idea of modifiying it, and already looking into lemon laws. I miss my TJ already.
You're going to try to lemon law your Jeep for a little air in the cooling system?…
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #18
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I went from a 2007 6spd Corvette, destroyed by Sandy, to a 6spd 2013 JK. My only complaint is the 3:21 gear ratio. I've been driving sticks for 40 yrs, and have never had so much trouble with 1st gear and throttle response. Might be a gear swap in my future.
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The problems you described are a trip to the dealer....Jeep should go way over 2700 RPMs , mine is an auto and no clunk when going into reverse, no vibrations, no sloshing....and mine is fine at a stoplight, its not my old Corvette but it does get up and go. Actually tempted to hold the brake and see if I can spin the tires on take off

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