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Old 05-12-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Jeep manuel trans question.

I am new to Jeep and your forum. I bought a new 06 Wrangler Sport 6 speed, my question is when you release the clutch when taking off it makes a metal engagement sound if that makes sense, I here that sound each time I release the clutch. I don't think its the way I'm driving as it makes the same sound when my wife drives as well. Let me know if you think it might be normal, if not I will take it in to the shop. I just don't want to take it in and that be a normal sound they make. By the way its not a grinding sound just a clink/clunk.

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Old 05-12-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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i dont think its normal...i dont know what it could be but i have a 2006 wrangler with the six speed and mine doesn't do that

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Old 05-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick response. I know there is a recall coming out on Wranglers made from November to February regarding the clutch, mine was built in March so I don't think that's the problem. I will take it in and post back what the problem is.

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My '03 manual 5-speed does the exact same thing you're describing....wasn't sure if it was a problem, since it does it every time i release the clutch and doesnt sound horribly serious, but it is kinda annoying.

what ever happened with yours terminator?
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Well since I last posted I also bought a 06 Rubicon. At first my Rubi did not not do it but now with 1500 miles on it I hear it some times. My wife's sport does it more than mine. We have had it back a couple of times and each time they say it is a normal sound. So with two in the house I would say it would be some what of a normal sound. Btw her's has 2000 miles on it. I am having a problem with the black check strap on the in side of the soft top, mine on the Rubi came off of one of the rivets the first day I had it, so I had them put a new top on and it has the same problem already. Nice Jeeps, but they have the check straps too tight.
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i posted earlier as you can see and now that i've driven my jeep more i've noticed the sound your talkin about...but i dont think anythings wrong...just sounds that way when i shift
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I've got a 2003 Wrangler X 5 Speed and I hear that exact noise you are talking about. Judging from these other posts, it sounds like it is a normal sound.
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It is a normal sound you guys are hearing. Lots of complaints about it, but there's nothing mechanically wrong with anything.
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Does anyone also hear this noise when accelerating? After I shift into gear and quickly tap the gas pedal, I hear a similar whining type of noise. I only have about 2,000 miles on mine, but think this noise has gotten a bit more noticeable recently, especially when it's cooler outside. Anyone else hearing anything similar?
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You know, between "funny noises" in the clutch, turn signal and lamp problems, and all the rest I keep hearing reported..... I really appreciate my rectangular headlights!
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You know, between "funny noises" in the clutch, turn signal and lamp problems, and all the rest I keep hearing reported..... I really appreciate my rectangular headlights!
Yeah yeah, I had plenty-o-noises and quirks in my old 93 YJ 2.5L. About the same as in the 98 TJ I've got now.
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I believe this noise is slop in the transfer case. I removed my wife's transfer case from her Jeep and was surprised to see that the input shaft turns about 1/4 before the output shaft starts to turn. A friend just bought a 2006 X and the first thing he asked me about was this noise when he put it into gear. I wouldn't worry about it.


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I'm sure the noises are normal, we just never have noticed them. How loud it is, depends on how fast you release your clutch.

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