New to the forum, but not new to lurking. Ive had several jeeps over the years but just recently got a 2012 Wrangler sport with ~40,000miles.
I love the ride and style and everything about the jeep, however, when changing gears into reverse I get a grinding noise if I'm not careful. If i keep my hand on the shifter and press against R while slowly releasing the clutch I can make it fall into place, but if i try to change into reverse like you should be able to, I get a grinding noise and it will not fall into place.
I have tried the method of changing from a forward gear to R but this only works some of the time.
I see this is a fairly common issue on the 6 speeds, but I want to see what solutions have worked (shifter tower, middle boot, etc.)
There are several started posts about this issue, but I cannot find any concrete answers.
I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction so I can begin to fully enjoy my jeep (and trust reverse).
**By the way, gears 1-6 are smooth and full with no issue.
Thanks in advanced!