To avoid that press the shifter lightly toward the passenger seat as you shift from 5 to 6. It will slide right in (to 6th).The most fun though is going for 6th gear at highway speeds and hitting reverse by accident; now that gives a nice grinding sound.
At least that is what my "friend" told me, not me, now way...
Yes. The shifter is spring loaded. You can feel this in neutral because the spring wants to center the shifter directly between 3rd and 4th. So, when you're in 5th, the spring tension keeps the shifter pulled toward the left hand side of the gate. When shifting into 6th, compensate for the spring tension by bumping the shifter to the right side of the gate prior to shifting out of 5th...then pull it straight down.To avoid that press the shifter lightly toward the passenger seat as you shift from 5 to 6. It will slide right in (to 6th).
Been driving sticks all my life. Love my new JKU, but for some reason I have trouble with Reverse. About half the time I'll start up the Jeep and I'll go to backup and I'll hear the gears chatter. What am I doing wrong?! I feel like an idiot.