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Unread 10-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Jeep feels different after hard driving

Spent last weekend driving through the remains of a blizard picking up nurses and taking them to a hospital. Used 4 low a little and 4 high a lot. It's a 13 JK sport with the auto transmission. Just hit 3000 miles.

After last weekend I have noticed that shifting into 4 low is much more difficult than it used to be. I really have to force it where before it went in with no problems.

It also feels like it's dragging when I accelerate. I don't really know how to describe it. No extra noise or anything, but it feels like it doesn't accelerate quite as well. I barely notice it, except that I notice it. (that makes no sense in text but it does in my head)

Any ideas of what could be wrong? Or am I just being a hypochondriac?


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Unread 10-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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There is no evidence to point to any damage. I think it's just placebo
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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its a Jeep, man. when you hear a new rattle or issue, just drop the top, pull the doors and crank the tunes. all good! Kidding man. I hear and feel things all the time. with that many miles, just take it to the dealer if you think there is a problem. I'd say it's just in your head and happens to me all the time.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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You in gear while trying to place in 4lo? Try neutral or park... As for the dragging, is it just on acceleration? What about when you coast? I wonder if you've gotten rocks/dirt in a caliper and your brakes are dragging... Go for a drive and feel each wheel... If one is hotter than the rest, that may be a problem....
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