Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Connecticut for now, Florida soon.
I have just bought a brand new jeep ( I haven't lifted it or anything) and I have a similar problem. Not so much a grinding though. Every time I shift up to 2nd, 3rd or 4th there seems to be a split second hesitation and a slight noise. I have tried varying my clutch/throttle usage and can get it to shift smooth but not often. I have noticed the clutch engagement is quite different compared to my brothers 2002. There are a few posts here describing similar problems and when my brother drove my jeep it was very obvious to him. I called the dealer and they said drive it a little longer and let the tranny break in some more. I don't know yet but I've got a feeling there will be a T.S.B for this within the year. Good luck. If ya find out what it is, lemme know. I actually have a post asking about this.
2004 Wrangler Sport
Bright silver metallic
30" tire package ( I know, small )
3.73 gears Dana 44 rear
In other words bone stock, but its better stock than most vehicles fully loaded :)
"I'm drivin' the jeep while the bike gathers dust."
Last edited by RC46VF; 06-27-2004 at 10:36 PM.