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Unread 01-28-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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6 spd nightmare

Has anybody else had problems with the new 6 spd. I had mine replaced at 9200 miles, (no reverse-synchros wasted), now have 3000 miles on new tranny and I'm starting to notice rough gear changes again. Maybe I'm just the lucky one getting jeeps defective parts?

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Unread 01-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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Damn, that's a tough break. I have about 5000 miles on my '05 with 6 speed and it's been running flawlessly. Shifts great. A bit notchy sometimes when it's very cold but otherwise no complaints here. Hopefully it will continue to be this way.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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I have 10,000 on my 6 speed unlimited and no problems.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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1000 Miles on mine, and it keeps popping out of first gear.

I took it to the dealership and they said that they cannot do anything till a tech has it do it to them.

My question was what the hell is the tech gonna do if he hears it?? There is nothing to go wrong externally, so either way it needs to be tore down.

They won't do it. Oh well, figure it will grenade someday.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 06:43 PM   #5
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15,000 on mine, hasn't missed a beat.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #6
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Mine kinda "clacks" sometimes when going into Second when its cold. Feels like the linkage more than the Tranny though. Also, when cold... sometimes it grinds going into second. Again, I think this is related to the first problem.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 09:51 PM   #7
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my 05 6 speed unlimated also misses/kicks me out of 1st gear ONLY. it's a S.O.B. of a situation. i got it back in april may ish it's been doing it on and off some times it will take weeks inbetween incedents other times it will happen 3+ times a day. i now have 26k miles on it (i drive ALOT for work) and the dealership claims the same thing they can't do anything about it unless it does it for their tech. What a load of crap. anyone with any idea's? i mean it's a saftey hazard for crying out load not to mention i payed my money it should work. sorry to sound *****y but it's a soar subject. otherwise it's everything it should be. by the way after my own research i think i have it narrowed down to the syncros. but i'm not a mech. just another jeep cowboy.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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My 05 seems fine so far. I got mine in September 2005. It did have the "crunch" from 1st to 2nd and sometimes 3rd, but after a while, either I got used to shifting it, or the problem corrected itself with some miles, but now mine is great! I never had the "popping" out of first gear problem.

Anyway, there are several guys who swear by the Royal Purple brand and have changed their fluid and said that it helped. I was going to do that with mine, but my issues seemed to have worked themselves out.

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Unread 01-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #9
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My 05 just turned over 14,000 and I haven't had any problems. It grinds going into 2nd only, but I have just gotten used to it and tried shifting a little slower.
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Unread 01-28-2006, 11:36 PM   #10
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my 05 6 speed unlimated also misses/kicks me out of 1st gear ONLY. it's a S.O.B. of a situation. i got it back in april may ish it's been doing it on and off some times it will take weeks inbetween incedents other times it will happen 3+ times a day. i now have 26k miles on it (i drive ALOT for work) and the dealership claims the same thing they can't do anything about it unless it does it for their tech. What a load of crap. anyone with any idea's? i mean it's a saftey hazard for crying out load not to mention i payed my money it should work. sorry to sound *****y but it's a soar subject. otherwise it's everything it should be. by the way after my own research i think i have it narrowed down to the syncros. but i'm not a mech. just another jeep cowboy.

Get all pissy and tell them to have the damn tech drive YOUR jeep and then they can do something about it... I hate dealerships with a passion...
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Unread 01-29-2006, 01:37 AM   #11
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ive got just about 8000 on my 06 and the 6-speed is doing just fine, for now.....*knock on wood*
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Unread 01-29-2006, 02:08 AM   #12
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The six speed does have a wide shift pattern. It takes time to adjust to it. It is possible to screw up the syncros if you are not careful. You can even grind reverse while looking for the sixth gear if you hit it just right. I have driven sticks for thirty years, and this sixer took me about a month to adjust to the pattern.
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The six speed does have a wide shift pattern. It takes time to adjust to it. It is possible to screw up the syncros if you are not careful. You can even grind reverse while looking for the sixth gear if you hit it just right. I have driven sticks for thirty years, and this sixer took me about a month to adjust to the pattern.
this was the first 6 ive ever driven, and yes, i have grinded trying to go into 6th but going into reverse instead..lol...i quickly realize my mistake and into the real 6th gear it goes
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