I was on the beach driving, I lost power, so i reved the engine. Then, all of a sudden, my clutch started burning and I was strained on the beach. I didn't ride the clutch, or slip it. my wheels lost power and then it started to slip. Maybe I am wording this wrong, but in the end I lost power to wheels and my clutch started burning.
think about it. Its bogging down you do not down shift, go to LOW range? really just floor it? so the pentaticker tries to lay down its 285 horse power and the clutch don't hold? No you should have been in Low range in 5th if you needed to go fast. when it bogged you could have went to all those gears in low to first. heck its only a 2:73 ish low right? not like its a rubi with 4:1 low and can be to slow in some sands.
It BOGGED down in what I am saying in 1st 4x4 HIGH range. Driver should have went to low range BEFORE he went wot against the friction of sand and 4x4. This is like basic off road stuff.
No offense just the way I see it. It was BOGGING down in first high. then go to 5th low and work your way down to first again and if that don't work you are really ******. better regear the heep.
This is from the 2013 warranty booklet. Did they say why they wouldn't cover it?
The Basic LimitedWarranty lasts for 36 months from the
date it begins or for 36,000 miles on the odometer,
whichever occurs first. But the following items are
covered only for 12 months or for 12,000 miles on the
odometer, whichever occurs first:
• brakes (rotors, pads, linings, and drums);
• wiper blades;
• clutch discs or modular clutch assembly (as
• windshield and rear window; and
• wheel alignment and wheel balancing
No, no, no, no, I was not stuck. I understand that concept and I have done that times when I feel as if I am getting stuck or am stuck, that wasn't the case. As I was driving, I was slowly losing power but gained it, then lost some, and gain it.
It was not like I got stuck, floor it then hope I get out!
I was never stuck
The clutch was slipping as I was casually driving on the beach. A 2013 JKU should not have that happen as it is casually driving on the sand.
Depends on what kind of sand we're talking about. Driving along fresh, hard-packed tidal sand or the soft stuff? Because there is a big difference between the two.
Not to take sides with the stealership, but I've driven in both conditions, and I've never had an issue. But flooring the engine in sand? Seriously? Sorry, but at face value it sounds to me like there may be a lesson in "4x4ing in sand" or "how to use a manual transmission" buried here somewhere... at just about the price range of a new clutch.