New to the forums, been lurking a while and what sparked my interest in the wranglers.
I just purchased a new (to me) 2012 Wrangler sport with only 25,000kms on it. I bought it from a well known Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler dealership. They said it was a recent trade in and was being used as a company demo car. AThe jeep itself is amazing and everything I wanted in a vehicle! (other than the grind lol)
Now, I bought it Friday and on my home (40 minute drive) I noticed a serious grind every single time I went into 5th gear. I took it straight in on Saturday morning to my local Jeep dealer (not the the dealer I bought it from) because they were closed for the day.
Today they finally told me that they need to either replace or repair the transmission extensively because whoever used it prior had done some decent damage. This is all covered under the Powertrain warranty, so that's no big deal... I'm just worried about the things I can't see.
My question here is... How much potential damage in having ruined the transmission is there to every other aspect of the vehicle? Engine, 4x4, bearings and clutch? I'm seriously considering trying to return it after the past couple days and either buy new or try my hand at a proper dealership.
The wrangler was certified pre owned and had all inspections.. I don't even understand how this is an issue. This dealership has no other complaints.
Any all help is greatly appreciated and I'll clarify any thing that I may have missed.