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Yesterday 06:10 PM
JeeperMan28 Mine is usually pretty good in warmer weather. Below 50, it's not as smooth shifting. No rattling or other noises, you can just feel it in the shifter. Still happens once the vehicle has fully warmed up.
Yesterday 02:41 PM
ocd_dave I would say unless someone has a clear concise answer, and proof of what is the cause, then I would rather not have some dealer service monkeys tearing a perfectly good transmission apart. I want proof of the offending problem with pictures, or evidence, and hopefully a TSB-Recall to correct it.
Yesterday 02:21 PM
Brodieman
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Originally Posted by Black_and_Tan View Post
I find this transmission to be temperamental. Sometimes it's smooth; other times it is not. Sometimes linkage makes noise; other times it does not. Sometimes 3rd gear makes the marble sound; other times it does not. So, what you describe sounds normal to me.
I think you are right. When I went for a drive this morning everything was normal again. Put 100km on it today with no issues. Weird
Yesterday 01:02 AM
Black_and_Tan
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Originally Posted by Brodieman View Post
I might have a transmission problem on a 6 day old JK

I picked up my JK on Saturday morning and spent the weekend racking up 302km of easy driving to break in the engine. I only drove it for short trips the last four days and no off roading other than trying out 4H and 4L in a gravel parking lot. I have been very impressed with the transmission, smoother than I was expecting and have really been enjoying it, until tonight that is.

I had just turned right onto a country road and shifted from second to third at a touch under 3000RPM then got off the accelerator because a pedestrian was crossing the road. When I got back on the accelerator and shifted into fourth the transmission didn't feel right. Now it feels notchy and not nearly as smooth as it has been since I picked it up. It shifted very smooth before but now has a definite mechanical noise and there is a slight resistance when going into gear that wasn't there before.

This really sucks as it's the start of a long weekend and I'm not sure if I should just park it for the weekend or drive it to see if it gets worse or better? I already have an appointment scheduled for Monday morning to have my new Duratracs put on but this could ruin my whole weekend.

Anyone know what this might be? Am I over reacting? It still drives fine but something just doesn't seem right.
I find this transmission to be temperamental. Sometimes it's smooth; other times it is not. Sometimes linkage makes noise; other times it does not. Sometimes 3rd gear makes the marble sound; other times it does not. So, what you describe sounds normal to me.
04-17-2014 08:55 PM
Brian74 I had a similar noise so I brought it to my local mechanic and he discovered the bolts holding the drive shaft came loose. He used loctite and re torqued them . Problem went away. Noise was most noticeable between 3rd -4th when I got on the gas.
04-17-2014 08:35 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by 5doughboy82 View Post
Ok I have a 2013 Wrangler Sport with 6 speed manual trans. Took it to my local service department (still under warranty only 11,000 mile) for the marble noise. They couldn't figure it out and pulled trans. and opened it up and said a defective transmission. So they tried to order one and told me the OE part number was no good and they would have to get one off the assemble line and now its been 7 weeks and they still don't have a ETA on the Transmission. Is anybody else having this problem
I'm getting a new manual transmission and it was ordered last week. It's been shipped but they're not sure exactly where it is in transit. It was just supposed to be delivered the week of April 14. I'm hoping to get it back next week. They've had my Jeep since the 7th.
04-17-2014 08:28 PM
5doughboy82 Ok I have a 2013 Wrangler Sport with 6 speed manual trans. Took it to my local service department (still under warranty only 11,000 mile) for the marble noise. They couldn't figure it out and pulled trans. and opened it up and said a defective transmission. So they tried to order one and told me the OE part number was no good and they would have to get one off the assemble line and now its been 7 weeks and they still don't have a ETA on the Transmission. Is anybody else having this problem
04-17-2014 08:20 PM
Brodieman
I might have a problem?

I might have a transmission problem on a 6 day old JK

I picked up my JK on Saturday morning and spent the weekend racking up 302km of easy driving to break in the engine. I only drove it for short trips the last four days and no off roading other than trying out 4H and 4L in a gravel parking lot. I have been very impressed with the transmission, smoother than I was expecting and have really been enjoying it, until tonight that is.

I had just turned right onto a country road and shifted from second to third at a touch under 3000RPM then got off the accelerator because a pedestrian was crossing the road. When I got back on the accelerator and shifted into fourth the transmission didn't feel right. Now it feels notchy and not nearly as smooth as it has been since I picked it up. It shifted very smooth before but now has a definite mechanical noise and there is a slight resistance when going into gear that wasn't there before.

This really sucks as it's the start of a long weekend and I'm not sure if I should just park it for the weekend or drive it to see if it gets worse or better? I already have an appointment scheduled for Monday morning to have my new Duratracs put on but this could ruin my whole weekend.

Anyone know what this might be? Am I over reacting? It still drives fine but something just doesn't seem right.
04-14-2014 10:58 AM
vtwin-racing Like a couple others, just get slight marble noise in 3rd when accelerating..
1700 miles now, started @ 1k. Not worried about it yet, shifts smooth..
04-14-2014 09:24 AM
bimmergirl New throw-out bearing and clutch for me this past week. I had the marbles in a can noise and a thunk/clunk when shifting and now it's gone. Not sure how long it will last though.
04-12-2014 12:37 PM
keda69 Only have my jeep for a week now, but have over 500 miles on it already. I have driven trucks and sports cars with manuals, and the jeep is definitely like a truck. So if you come from a low clutch grab, and the short shift of a car. The high clutch, long shift, and unrefined feel of the jeep trans will feel "weird" ,but it is perfectly normal for a truck trans. My two cents worth.
04-10-2014 06:47 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by NOIWILLNOTFIXURPC View Post
My 2013 does and my 2012 did also, in fact I traded the 2012 in for the 2013 because I thought there was something wrong with the transmission after taking it back to the dealer 3 times for the rattling. Both only rattle while idling with the clutch out. If I engage the clutch the rattling stops. I don't experience any other strange noises otherwise. So I'm assuming it's common, that doesn't mean I like it though . Hope this helps!
I don't have that particular issue. However, maybe I will with the new transmission. Wait and see, I guess.
04-10-2014 09:59 AM
NOIWILLNOTFIXURPC
My 2013 does and my 2012 did also

My 2013 does and my 2012 did also, in fact I traded the 2012 in for the 2013 because I thought there was something wrong with the transmission after taking it back to the dealer 3 times for the rattling. Both only rattle while idling with the clutch out. If I engage the clutch the rattling stops. I don't experience any other strange noises otherwise. So I'm assuming it's common, that doesn't mean I like it though . Hope this helps!
04-10-2014 09:45 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
How many miles total?
About 21k.
04-10-2014 09:40 AM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Just got off the phone with the adviser.... I'm going to have this Ford Escape for a few more days. I'm getting a new transmission. He said that when they opened it up, they found enough wear that they believed it wouldn't be worth the labour and they were able to get authorization for the new unit. I've only put about 3200 miles on it myself since October and I've been easy on it. I suppose, in the long term, going forward with a new transmission is far better than having a repaired original.
How many miles total?
04-10-2014 09:37 AM
Gord P Just got off the phone with the adviser.... I'm going to have this Ford Escape for a few more days. I'm getting a new transmission. He said that when they opened it up, they found enough wear that they believed it wouldn't be worth the labour and they were able to get authorization for the new unit. I've only put about 3200 miles on it myself since October and I've been easy on it. I suppose, in the long term, going forward with a new transmission is far better than having a repaired original.
04-10-2014 07:50 AM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Will do. I'm first going to talk to the foreman to see if the problem was visually apparent. I want to know if they honestly believe they found the problem or if they're merely hoping that their assessment was correct. This info will help me with any future issues as I will have a better idea on whether or not they will be doing the work.
Good idea, nothing worse that when someone jumps to a wrong conclusion and costs you time/hassle
04-10-2014 04:29 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
Good luck, please report back on anything done to fix.. and of course whether it worked or not.
Will do. I'm first going to talk to the foreman to see if the problem was visually apparent. I want to know if they honestly believe they found the problem or if they're merely hoping that their assessment was correct. This info will help me with any future issues as I will have a better idea on whether or not they will be doing the work.
04-09-2014 09:26 PM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Mine is a consistent marbles in a can sound in 3rd and 4th once it's warmed up. So, I'm choosing to be optimistic that, based on the shop foreman's confidence in knowing what was happening, the problem will be resolved and all will be right with the world.
Good luck, please report back on anything done to fix.. and of course whether it worked or not.
04-09-2014 08:03 PM
Gord P Mine is a consistent marbles in a can sound in 3rd and 4th once it's warmed up. So, I'm choosing to be optimistic that, based on the shop foreman's confidence in knowing what was happening, the problem will be resolved and all will be right with the world.
04-09-2014 03:38 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
Have you checked under the console, make sure the inner rubber boot is secure.. check the linkage.. basically make sure everything under the console is secure? I've had good luck with rattles in the past by getting under the vehicle with a rubber hammer and giving everything a good whack (less whack on things that can't handle it of course) that'll often turn up loose heat shields.
I'm almost positive my rattle is coming from the outside somewhere in or near the transmission. Unfortunately, it's intermittent, I can hear it one minute and wait a few seconds and it might go away or it might continue for awhile. If I move the jeep, it may go away. It's one reason why I think it could be something rattling against each other, I just can't track it down. The rubber hammer is a good idea, I may give that a try.
04-09-2014 03:24 PM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by brighton View Post
What's interesting is my rattle started very closely after I had my transmission pulled to replace a leaking rear main seal. Of course, I'd have a hard time proving the dealer was responsible when they did that work, but I've wondered if something didn't get shifted around that's now causing the rattle.

I'll probably eventually take it in, but the thought of tearing my transmission apart to chase down the rattle doesn't thrill me. Especially reading that a new or rebuilt transmission doesn't always solve the problem. I'm waiting to see if it gets any worse, but there's no change after 3 months.
Have you checked under the console, make sure the inner rubber boot is secure.. check the linkage.. basically make sure everything under the console is secure? I've had good luck with rattles in the past by getting under the vehicle with a rubber hammer and giving everything a good whack (less whack on things that can't handle it of course) that'll often turn up loose heat shields.
04-09-2014 03:20 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
Indeed, makes me a bit concerned.. However so far I haven't heard anything about complete failures and some people found loose items under the console (x-fer case cable, rubber boot and the like) causing noises that could explain this.

Several people have had parts and entire transmissions replaced and the noise changes (now it's 3-4 at x rpms or the like) or the noise goes away for a little while. Which would make me believe it's not the transmission at all but something else that gets removed/re-attached/moved during removal/installation of the transmission.

Really sounds to me like 'we' are chasing multiple problems. Lots of good suggestions in this thread, if after purchasing I have any noises that seem unusual I'll start with the console 'fixes', change trans oil, check heat shields, etc.. before coming in to the dealer.
What's interesting is my rattle started very closely after I had my transmission pulled to replace a leaking rear main seal. Of course, I'd have a hard time proving the dealer was responsible when they did that work, but I've wondered if something didn't get shifted around that's now causing the rattle. I have checked heat shields and looked for anything obvious that might be rattling.

I'll probably eventually take it in, but the thought of tearing my transmission apart to chase down the rattle doesn't thrill me. Especially reading that a new or rebuilt transmission doesn't always solve the problem. I'm waiting to see if it gets any worse, but there's no change after 3 months.
04-09-2014 01:58 PM
mhicanders Indeed, makes me a bit concerned.. However so far I haven't heard anything about complete failures and some people found loose items under the console (x-fer case cable, rubber boot and the like) causing noises that could explain this.

Several people have had parts and entire transmissions replaced and the noise changes (now it's 3-4 at x rpms or the like) or the noise goes away for a little while. Which would make me believe it's not the transmission at all but something else that gets removed/re-attached/moved during removal/installation of the transmission.

Really sounds to me like 'we' are chasing multiple problems. Lots of good suggestions in this thread, if after purchasing I have any noises that seem unusual I'll start with the console 'fixes', change trans oil, check heat shields, etc.. before coming in to the dealer.
04-09-2014 12:13 PM
Gord P I'm really hoping that this annoyance is resolved. I didn't spend that much money to drive something that sounds like crap.
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
efm-7 20,000kms now, still no better or worse than before.
04-08-2014 06:51 PM
Gord P Had the shop foreman try my 2012 JKU early Saturday morning to check out the marbles in a can sound in 3rd and 4th when the engine is warm. He's confident that he knows what the problem is... I won't embarrass myself by trying to repeat what he said. He did say that he notices the sound goes away when pressing up on the stick in 3rd and down while in 4th. I dropped it off yesterday and I should have it back in a couple days.

I will report back on what they did and the results for those who are experiencing the same issue.
03-22-2014 10:00 PM
Wranglerjoe79 I bought a 2013 new in May. Right now it is at 8500 miles. I noticed that I have a rattle in my shifter when in 2nd gear. It sounds like loose change in my cup holder in the console. I actually noticed this probably 5500 miles ago. I never had time to go to the dealer to get it checked out. I was hoping it would go away. But it has not. If I press harder on the shifter leaver, it goes away. It's more of a vibration rattling sound. I don't know what it is. I'm kinda dreading taking it to the dealer, cause I suspect they'll tell me "it's normal" which would piss me off even more. I also noticed the rattling sound from underneath the jeep. If I press the clutch a little bit, it goes away. I don't know if this only happens when the jeep is warm? To me it sounds like a linkage rattling sound. But I don't know. I only hear when I am actually looking for it. Otherwise I kinda tune it out. Ugh.
03-22-2014 06:37 PM
keda69 Damn and to think I ordered a manual ,because they usually have less problems then an auto! I haven't even picked my jeep up yet and I'm worried!
03-20-2014 11:09 AM
Black_and_Tan
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Originally Posted by ocd_dave View Post
Mines not getting better, nor worse. I think its just one of those live with it things, I haven't seen any definitive fixes, and it seems to be extremely common. I noticed its better when cold, which makes me think the gear oil used might be too thin when warm, but who knows.

I read this entire thread before I made my purchase, and again this morning. And, I think your assessment is basically correct. Still, disappointing. Just not yet sure what I want to do about it. The warranty gives me peace of mind atm, and if I do nothing and the noise persists for 5 years without breakage, then I suppose it will not break on day 1 of year 6. Still though, not sure what I want to do.

On some level, this is not dissimilar from some of the trials and tribulations I have had with my 2000 Harley FXST. And that machine was/is not the smoothest/quiet beast by any means.
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