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Old 07-13-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Manual Dying

I am teaching my fiancee to drive a manual transmission, and I have a question. She was starting from a stop in 1st gear and it started to die so I told her to give it more gas but that didn't help so she put in the clutch. But the car was still acting like it was dying, the rpms were very low, it felt choppy, even when she gave it more gas the car still felt the same. So my question is has anybody else felt this, the jeep is out of gear and still feels like it is dying.

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Nothing to worry about. That's just because she wasn't giving it the right clutch/gas mix. That's the "about to stall but barely got enough". I learned this because my current Jeep is my first manual 4 wheeled vehicle and when I was still perfecting the stop to go in first I would do that occasionally, usually in reverse.

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Yeah I wasn't to worried but it was weird I never had this happen to me.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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My dad taught me back in the day in 4 low til I got the hang of it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #5
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Yeah I wasn't to worried but it was weird I never had this happen to me.
You answered your question, meaning that fortunately there is nothing wrong with your JK. She will get used to it. Just have to give it a bit more gas and she'll be fine. Don't forget to tell her to slightly hesitate while shifting between gears to get a distinct two "clicks". Your manual will like you both better.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
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Well thanks everybody that is reassuring, I have just never had that happen in any other vehicle before.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:48 AM   #7
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The Jk likes "higher RPM's" I just bought my JK and it's would bog down If i shifted too early. Compared to the 4.0 its a lot different. Seems 3000 is a good rpm to shift At for me. The JK's power band is at a higher rpm.
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My dad taught me back in the day in 4 low til I got the hang of it.
That's actually a very good method!
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Thank u Tom...
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The Jk likes "higher RPM's" I just bought my JK and it's would bog down If i shifted too early. Compared to the 4.0 its a lot different. Seems 3000 is a good rpm to shift At for me. The JK's power band is at a higher rpm.
That's about where I change gears too. If I'm taking my time ill change at about 2500, if I'm picking it up ill change at 3000+
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That's about where I change gears too. If I'm taking my time ill change at about 2500, if I'm picking it up ill change at 3000+
This 3.8 is taking a little time get used too. If I shift to early or try to get on it, first gear is done quick and I'm finding myself rushing to go to 2nd all while the guy behind me is on my ass. I can't get out of my own way lol
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This 3.8 is taking a little time get used too. If I shift to early or try to get on it, first gear is done quick and I'm finding myself rushing to go to 2nd all while the guy behind me is on my ass. I can't get out of my own way lol
It's a privilege for someone to see the ass end of a JK I also use the 2,500 - 3,000 rpm method, it seems to work.
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Lol yeah, if you're trying to get at it you have to be out of 1st by about 8 mph and drag out 2nd and 3rd. Think of the advantage tho, that first gear has an outrageous about of torque, which is what you want and need for off roading.
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It's a privilege for someone to see the ass end of a JK I also use the 2,500 - 3,000 rpm method, it seems to work.
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