|03-22-2013 11:56 PM|
|MorrisDC1986||hey guys, quick question i never had this issue till i got the jeep and i just wanna see what the issue might be. when i start out from a dead stop 1st is easy to get into. but shifting into 2nd at any thing over 1500-2000 rpm and anything over about 5 mph is near impossible. same with 3rd. any faster than 15 mph and again over 2000 rpm and she just grinds. it really annoing cause i am moving so slow that when i shift into the higer gear it boggs down and feels as though she might die. if this is user error please let me know maybe im not as efficient as i thought.|
|01-18-2013 09:01 PM|
|xxximpact05||I've been driving stick for a while now and when I first started driving the jeep it was a little different. It took a lot les clutch to get going. With jeeps you can completely release the clutch without giving it any gas and it will go just fine (all manuals should do this but jeeps are especially good at it) so that's what I did at first and then adjusted the throttle control until I got the start off the line I wanted. Also second was a little touchy so I found that it took a little more clutch time that the other gears a little finesse and you'll find that smooth spot. As far as speed shifting I do it all the time and I have no problems however make sure you kno exactly what your doing b4 you try otherwise you can really hurt your drive train. And I float my gears on occasion but I find I can save mor gas using my clutch because you don't have to rev match. But if you prefer to float gears with a little practice you can do it just as easy as using your clutch. In the end only you can figure out what works best for your driving style but play around with some techniques and find what's comfortable for you|
|01-18-2013 08:50 PM|
|Bubbas94yj||I've really noticed my yj is hard to shift into second here of late. This is the first winter I've had it. If it don't warm up a while I notice its hard to shift. Usually end up skipping second in the morning. Its been chilly here in Ohio lately.|
|01-18-2013 08:45 PM|
"Double clutch" is when you depress clutch pedal while in gear, shift transmission to neutral (between gears) let the clutch out to match speeds then press clutch pedal again to slip it into the next gear.
When I am in the mood, I like to run up through the gears by finding the right speed (by ear mostly) where the transmission lever slips out of gear easily, then listen again for the right speed to slip it into the next higher gear without touching the clutch. This takes a keen ear and seat of the pants feel for which speeds match up to slip it into gear easily. Usually comes out at a fairly high RPM and takes some coasting to a slower speed before it slips into the next higher. The key is not get in a hurry and force it and don't do this when traffic is backed up behind me
|01-18-2013 06:41 PM|
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|01-18-2013 02:38 PM|
|NikeSwimming||What RPMs do you guys usually shift at?|
|01-18-2013 02:37 PM|
|01-18-2013 02:01 PM|
|Finno||^^ Same thing here. Maybe it's the synchros taking a little time to line up, or the RPM's need to drop a little. It's a pain sometimes but it seems like a lot of fellow NSG370 owners have the same issue.|
|01-18-2013 12:43 PM|
|01-18-2013 09:50 AM|
|A1ex||idk how you guys struggle with the 1-2 shifts, i find it super easy, you guys would have had a bad time with my old Mazdaspeed, much more difficult to shift smoothly, every time someone drove it they made it buckle like crazy. But maybe since im used to it that's why i find the jeep so easy|
|01-17-2013 09:23 PM|
|01-17-2013 04:00 PM|
This thread just gave me so much peace of mind. I am new to the jeeping world (just bought an 05 6-speed) and just thought the bucking was from me. But as I learned how she behaved it got much easier. R.I. roads are notoriously bad and first gear on a bumpy road would be quite rough.
Good to know I wasn't alone haha
|01-17-2013 11:25 AM|
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|01-16-2013 10:25 PM|
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|01-16-2013 08:44 PM|
|TJ Skip||What does double clutching mean? I've never heard that term regarding a jeep....|
|01-09-2013 09:15 PM|
|krisbman||Alotta times just a little blip of the throttle is needed to smooth things out, especially when down shifting. Works for me.|
|01-09-2013 08:59 PM|
|teknoid||Mine's a 6 speed, and I start out in 2nd most of the time. Only because it pops out of 1st a lot. Actually, it acts like a 5 speed when I do that. I don't know if it will cause problems down the road, but I've never heard any definitive reason for it doing what it does. I've checked the boot and linkage, and they're fine.|
|01-09-2013 08:45 PM|
|Runkmaster||This is a great thread! All my buddies who ride with me and don't have jeeps laugh cause I have all these little tricks on how I tackle shifting depending how cold of a day it is. 2nd can be really tricky on cold days. I have three options. First i push to 3 grand and ill engage 2nd smoothly(not the smoothest ride but it bypasses that sticky feeling grabbing 2nd at lower speeds). Second, get rolling give her a little shake in neutral and ease it softly into 2nd(works about 2/3 of the time). Or third let her warm up for a good ten minutes and she'll be hot and ready for a ride, grabbing gears like a MF. Manuals are the only way to go. Sure it's more work but I'm a driver and automatics just don't do it for me.|
|01-09-2013 08:39 PM|
|01-09-2013 08:06 PM|
I shift when it feels/sounds like I need to. I don't stare at the tach .
|01-09-2013 07:55 PM|
|ohioviper||I find it easier to shift sooner and not wind up 1st .Just ease out on clutch and as soon as it gets rolling good go into 2nd at maybe 1500 rpms or less.Goes right into 2nd nice and smooth.Then wind up the rest as needed.|
|01-09-2013 07:17 PM|
|freeskier||Shifting at 2000 rpm is really low.|
|01-09-2013 06:53 PM|
|01-09-2013 05:02 PM|
I generally go from 1st to 3rd, and don't use 2nd very often. I got into the habit because my 2nd is hard to shift into until the transmission is good and warmed up.
I don't see how you're going to hurt your transmission with any shifting issue as long as you aren't grinding gears or otherwise being overly rough. I highly doubt that starting in second will cause any problems whatsoever with the transmission. (Maybe you could hurt the AX5 I don't know...)
Slipping the clutch however, is another story.
|01-09-2013 04:54 PM|
Recently my jeep has been a little tough to get into 2nd from 1st. Downshifting from 3rd to 2nd doesn't cause me any issues. It seems to be an issue more so when its cold, but it doesn't fully go away when warmed up. There isn't a grinding, but more of a resistance and then a "clunk" when I do get it to engage. If I ease it into 2nd, something catches (the syncro?), the stick is pushed forward slightly and then it drops into gear. This issue arose only after I changed the MT fluid to MT 90... Any thoughts?
To the OP, it seems like every Wrangler is different, once you learn exactly what she likes, its easy.
|01-09-2013 03:27 PM|
|01-09-2013 01:59 PM|
|amuller||It's a Jeep, you are supposed to buck going into 2nd, third too if you can manage to! Only once though, call it a lurch! Or maybe I'm doing it wrong, LOL|
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