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Unread 10-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
Jeepmama14
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2013 Rubicon Dies Intermittently

Hi all, I am new jeep owner. Just purchased a used 2013 Jeep Rubicon 4 Door 5 weeks ago. The first week I owned the jeep it died intermittently and so randomly while sitting at a stop with the jeep in drive and has been in the local service department for 4 weeks now. The dealership has only been able to replicate the problem once because it is so random, however, it doesn't throw any codes and they can't diagnosis it. Has anyone else ran into this problem or have any suggestions?

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Unread 10-21-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Does it feel like a clunk, making the Jeep jerk forward slightly, then dies? If so, sounds like a torque converter/solenoid issue. Probably why the original owner got rid of it so soon.
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Unread Yesterday, 06:46 AM   #3
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That is exactly why they got rid of it!! I am fed up with the dealer so I called Jeep and they provided me with the previous owners number so I called! And according to him the dealership knew of the problem and has tried to fix it in the past. They service manager said he was going to put a new fuel pump on it today. But I know that is not the problem!! I think I am going to pick it up and figure it out on my own. I was also wondering if it would be the vapor canister? I didn't notice it jumping before it died, but I will also check what you mentioned. Thank you!
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On the torque converter/ selonoid issue could you kind of explain how that works and why you think that, I am trying to connect the dots in my head. It also sometimes would feel like it was about to die when I put it in reverse? Could the two issues be related?
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The torque converter is a viscous (fluid) coupling with a lock up - while viscous it uses the transmission fluid for the engine side to turn the transmission side (like a fan blowing a second fan and causing the second fan to spin) - they can and do then spin at different torque levels (ie engine turning 3000 rpm transmission input turning 2200 RPM = 800 stall, or engine idling at 950RPM transmission input 0 = 950 or higher stall). When under slight loads cruising or at RPMs above 3500 you get WAY better economy if both sides spin the same - mechanically locked together...

A bad solenoid, programming OR convertor can try to lock and its like dumping the clutch in a stick...
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Unread Yesterday, 07:43 PM   #6
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Thank you!
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