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08-18-2014 03:50 PM
al2ride
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Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
I drained and filed with it Red-Line MTL 75W80 GL-4 Gear Oil. If i remember correctly I bought it on line at Geg's. They also sell a inexpensive pump that makes the job much easier. There is a good thread on the forum explaining how to drain and change the fluid as well.
I have used Royal Purple Synchromax in past Jeeps and it's pretty good. Don't know much about the Red-Line product though.
08-18-2014 01:52 PM
Pale Rider
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Originally Posted by al2ride View Post
Did you drain and filled with redline or just an additive? Which one did you use?
I drained and filed with it Red-Line MTL 75W80 GL-4 Gear Oil. If i remember correctly I bought it on line at Geg's. They also sell a inexpensive pump that makes the job much easier. There is a good thread on the forum explaining how to drain and change the fluid as well.
08-15-2014 06:52 AM
al2ride
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Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
I have a 2014 and it did have the transmission rattle a little at first. I added red-line mt and it did help but I could still hear it every now and then. I have just under 18,000 miles now and I haven't heard it rattle for some time and I have not had any problems with the transmission. As a matter of fact I haven't any troubles with my jeep what so ever, hasn't been back to the dealer for anything.
Did you drain and filled with redline or just an additive? Which one did you use?
08-14-2014 01:26 PM
Pale Rider I have a 2014 and it did have the transmission rattle a little at first. I added red-line mt and it did help but I could still hear it every now and then. I have just under 18,000 miles now and I haven't heard it rattle for some time and I have not had any problems with the transmission. As a matter of fact I haven't any troubles with my jeep what so ever, hasn't been back to the dealer for anything.
08-12-2014 07:08 AM
al2ride I've noticed three issues with my 2014 6-speed. One, it shakes a lot during uneven roads and I deemed it normal. Two, it has a light clunk-clunk rattle type of noise only while in 3rd gear. I'm keeping an eye/ear on that one. Three, while ~55mph in 6th gear you can hear/feel a slight oscillation throughout the cabin. From experience, I would say it's an unbalance driveshaft. No issues t 70+mph. I noticed this one this past weekend on a long highway trip. I did a quick look and didn't see anything caked on the DS.

Any others with similar issues.

Edit: I just read more into this thread and see that the 3rd gear rattle is common.
08-05-2014 08:28 PM
Gord P Try a different dealership. You deserve better than that.
08-05-2014 03:38 PM
DannyV So the dealership says that the clutch and TOB are wear items and are not covered under 3/36. I explained to them that this has been a recurring issue so we take a ride (3 different guys). One guy says her can't hear anything. One says I hear a rattle but it sounds like gear mesh and drivetrain noise (he also says he heard some spark knock - but I chose to ignore that for the time being) and the last says he hears all kinds of noise but no rattling. He then goes on to tell me that he can tear it apart but, if he doesn't find a bad bearing he will charge me. I got the impression that he wanted to scare me off and if I did leave it they were just going to let it sit in the lot and then charge me for service the next day. This is seriously pathetic. I am seriously disappointed in Chrysler/Jeep.
07-23-2014 08:32 PM
reddoak I have an appointment to get my 2013 looked at next Tuesday. It's got the clutch rattle, step on the clutch it goes away...

I'm at 18k miles. Hopefully it isn't an uphill battle.
07-22-2014 11:16 PM
insylem A friend of mine was just commenting yesterday that it sounded like I have a valve tapping. But I don't It's either the tranny or the clutch rattleing. The noise goes away completly when I push the clutch pedal in. Most the time it stays quiet after I let the clutch back out (in neutral) and starts back up later or right away. I think wiht me it's the clutch, but I'd hae to crawl under it while it's running and have some one cycle the clutch to be sure.
07-22-2014 09:43 PM
DannyV After my last time in the shop the tech couldn't hear the rattle in any gear and I didn't press them. It is hard to hear.

A few days ago my carpets got wet and I had to remove them. This is the first time I have ever had to pull the carpet from Wrangler. Wow do those make a difference! Since pulling the carpet the rattle is very prominent - in all gears. If I press the clutch the rattle goes away. I will be heading back to the shop next week.
07-01-2014 10:08 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by DannyV View Post
Back in the shop for the rattle. Most likely the TOB again. This is the second time this issue showed itself. Each at about 14k miles.

It makes me wonder if it is poor parts, poor design, poor service skill, my driving (though I have driven manual transmissions my whole life and never replace a single part)?

We'll see what they say.
Good luck with it. Let us know what they say.
07-01-2014 08:16 AM
DannyV Back in the shop for the rattle. Most likely the TOB again. This is the second time this issue showed itself. Each at about 14k miles.

It makes me wonder if it is poor parts, poor design, poor service skill, my driving (though I have driven manual transmissions my whole life and never replace a single part)?

We'll see what they say.
07-01-2014 07:44 AM
jj77 Mine rattled originally. My gear box just got quiet after 5,000 miles. It shifted poorly for the first 3,000 miles. I thought I might have forgotten how to drive a manual. Reverse was almost impossible to get into. Now all is quiet and the shifts are smoother. Reverse is still tricky at times. But I'm okay with that. The clutch is unpredictable as well. There is a break in period on the manual transmissions.
06-24-2014 09:55 PM
Black_and_Tan My third gear rattle continues to be intermittent with no apparent pattern. Sometimes days go by without it presenting itself.

It made itself known last night.

Anyhow, I was at the dealer for other warranty work earlier today, and asked that they document this issue. Of course, the mechanic who took the jeep for a test drive did not experience the rattle.
06-24-2014 06:27 AM
rdg04578 Time will tell on the durabilty of this transmission but most things I have read is it is considered a medium to light duty transmission which will probaboly be fine with minimal modifications and light off roading. Kinda like the AX-5 and AX-4 were in the early wranglers and late CJ's
06-23-2014 11:03 PM
DanisJeep 14 My 2013 JKU 6 speed has no issues. I've driven many different manuals and I do agree though it's a little rougher than most manuals. My fiancé has a 5 speed Tacoma which is way smoother shifting gears. But I have had my jk for a year now and 12,000 miles later i have not had one issue.
06-23-2014 10:38 PM
socal-jk
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Originally Posted by TOK View Post

Clutch warranty is a year, the rest of the transmission falls under the standard powertrain warranty.
Depends. Disc failure itself is wear, but in my instance the pressure plate was noisy and that was covered.
06-23-2014 09:00 PM
TOK
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Originally Posted by Whiskeydeltatango View Post
little off topic, but if I buy a used 2013 with less than 10k miles, warranty will cover any troubles right?
Clutch warranty is a year, the rest of the transmission falls under the standard powertrain warranty.
06-23-2014 08:57 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Whiskeydeltatango View Post
little off topic, but if I buy a used 2013 with less than 10k miles, warranty will cover any troubles right?
Yes. Warranty is the same for you as it was for the original owner. Time starts the date of delivery to the first owner.
06-23-2014 08:51 PM
Whiskeydeltatango little off topic, but if I buy a used 2013 with less than 10k miles, warranty will cover any troubles right?
06-22-2014 01:24 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Black_and_Tan View Post
Wow, sorry to hear that. Cannot imagine your frustration.
Thanks. But, I'm not going to worry about it. I think I'd be more frustrated if I was trying to get it fixed. It doesn't ALWAYS make the noise and when it does, a little pressure on the shifter stops the noise. I may check out the fix described with respect to the shifter if it gets to be too much.
06-22-2014 12:59 PM
Black_and_Tan
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Wise. I got a new transmission and I have the sound again.
Wow, sorry to hear that. Cannot imagine your frustration.
06-22-2014 10:27 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by co-utah View Post
I have a 2014 JKUR and now with 15,000 miles on it, I've begun to notice a rattle, especially in 3rd. At first I thought the engine was pinging, but after a little experimentation I now know it is the transmission. I'm going to keep an ear on it. It doesn't really bother me, as long as it isn't an indication that the trans is going to go. I'd rather not have the dealership messing with this thing any more than they have to, and having them on a fishing expedition to fix a noise will surely result in something worse down the road.
Wise. I got a new transmission and I have the sound again.
06-22-2014 10:22 AM
co-utah I have a 2014 JKUR and now with 15,000 miles on it, I've begun to notice a rattle, especially in 3rd. At first I thought the engine was pinging, but after a little experimentation I now know it is the transmission. I'm going to keep an ear on it. It doesn't really bother me, as long as it isn't an indication that the trans is going to go. I'd rather not have the dealership messing with this thing any more than they have to, and having them on a fishing expedition to fix a noise will surely result in something worse down the road.
06-22-2014 08:45 AM
Bart3 You clearly don't have a bad one. I've drove a manual all my life and drive UPS trucks for work. Some of the new jeep transmissions are just poor quality. Bearings, synchronizes, craftsmanship... just not quality, truck trans is not an excuse.


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Originally Posted by Boss 302 View Post
I think people on here overreact. The 6 speed in these trucks is fine. All you have to do is drive it properly - meaning that you respect that its a truck transmission and requires a slower and more fluid approach to shifting. Sure some people have issues but you will find that on any message board for any car made currently. Jeeps make some odd noises because you know what - its a rough truck. If you want something smooth and isolated buy a German car.

I also have a Mustang with the dreaded MT-82 and you know what, that tranny is fine too. You just have to shift it right like anything else.
06-22-2014 08:41 AM
Bart3
Go auto

I hate the auto trans also. But traded in my manual for one due to all the problems, never fixed and going off warranty. I'm a manual type guy bot don't miss the POS jeep manual at all.


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Originally Posted by Whiskeydeltatango View Post
Jeep Noob Here,

Been searching hard for a 2013 JKU Rubicon 6 speed, but now I'm a little taken back. This will be my first jeep (not first manual trans), but I don't want to be opening a can of worms with a like-new vehicle. Should I still go manual? There are lots of different problems listed in this thread, most seem like annoyance issues, but the general consensus is the trans sucks.. I hate the idea of an auto jeep (sorry auto guys, IMO)

thanks, Whiskey
06-21-2014 01:04 AM
socal-jk FYI mine has rattled from day one when I drove it off the lot. Its now at 28k miles. Hasn't gotten any worse. Trans shifts perfect. Meh. I will be more than happy to hear it chatter away at this point.
06-20-2014 10:41 PM
Whiskeydeltatango Thanks for the response. I did test drive a 14 Sahara and yes, the clutch engagement point is a little weird and the throttle response is slow but the trans seemed fine for the short drive. The lack of engine noise made it harder for me to drive than anything (compared to my 76 K10 or Speed3.)
As long as I don't have to repair the whole front end twice, drive shaft, Tcase, actuator, like on my tacoma I'll be happy.
06-20-2014 10:34 PM
rubiSPORTX
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Originally Posted by Boss 302 View Post
I think people on here overreact. The 6 speed in these trucks is fine. All you have to do is drive it properly - meaning that you respect that its a truck transmission and requires a slower and more fluid approach to shifting. Sure some people have issues but you will find that on any message board for any car made currently. Jeeps make some odd noises because you know what - its a rough truck. If you want something smooth and isolated buy a German car. I also have a Mustang with the dreaded MT-82 and you know what, that tranny is fine too. You just have to shift it right like anything else.
At 1200 miles with a slightly lifted 2014 manual JK, couldn't agree more. Well said. I would never buy the auto over rowing my own boat in these rigs.
06-20-2014 10:20 PM
Boss 302 I think people on here overreact. The 6 speed in these trucks is fine. All you have to do is drive it properly - meaning that you respect that its a truck transmission and requires a slower and more fluid approach to shifting. Sure some people have issues but you will find that on any message board for any car made currently. Jeeps make some odd noises because you know what - its a rough truck. If you want something smooth and isolated buy a German car.

I also have a Mustang with the dreaded MT-82 and you know what, that tranny is fine too. You just have to shift it right like anything else.
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