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Old 07-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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It is a fairly small group that have the bigger issues.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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I am just curious - I have the v6.. and i have noticed on occasion a slightly harder shift - or a downshift that gives a little lurch. Nothing bad or horrible or loud or made me say "what the @*#&!?" lol. Not like my 2011 which on occasion would shift so loud and hard that my wife would ask what the hell i just did and dont mess around! lol

am i lucky? or is this really limited to a smaller group.?

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No one knows yet. A lot of people develop the problem after several thousand miles of driving. What percentage of cars that will eventually be affected can not be determined at this time from what I have read.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:01 PM
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No one knows yet. A lot of people develop the problem after several thousand miles of driving. What percentage of cars that will eventually be affected can not be determined at this time from what I have read.
+1. I had those minor issues. Now that I'm past 8,000mi, they're developing into larger issues. But we will see if they happen to more vehicles.
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you guys both suck, I am off today (in the woods with the trailer) but back to the grind tomorrow!
Will, I take that as a complement! Hope you enjoyed your camping trip.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Ok I think I was able to recreate something weird in low speed shifting yesterday in traffic coming home from work. I'd refer to it more as a "low speed clunk". No idea if this is the same issue people are complaining about. Took a little bit of messing around to find it. I'm going to try a few tests to see if I can isolate any conditions around it.

Simulate stop and go traffic. Can do in back of empty parking lot at mall or work.
I was in Auto (D) with Eco mode on (no idea if this matters or not)
Step on gas very slow 5-10 mph then let off gas and coast.
Mix it up a little...brake to slow down slightly then add back little gas and coast...repeat.
Watch the gear indicator next to D, will be bouncing between 1st & 2nd gear
Occasionally it holds 1st for an extra second or two and then I hear the clunk on the shift into 2nd
Trying to isolate if anything on downshift from 2 to 1

In my case doesn't seem too critical, fairly isolated condition. Under normal acceleration shifting is all smooth, no cluck. Others may be getting it in other gears which would be more annoying. Is the low speed coasting a part of it so people who drive low speed gas then brake don't get it? Will try more testing.

No idea yet if this matters or not yet but a question to those who have this low speed clunk....do you drive in and out sport mode at all (green flag on EVIC) and then switch back to auto/D mode?
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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Simulate stop and go traffic. Can do in back of empty parking lot at mall or work.
I was in Auto (D) with Eco mode on (no idea if this matters or not)
Step on gas very slow 5-10 mph then let off gas and coast.
Mix it up a little...brake to slow down slightly then add back little gas and coast...repeat.
Watch the gear indicator next to D, will be bouncing between 1st & 2nd gear
Occasionally it holds 1st for an extra second or two and then I hear the clunk on the shift into 2nd.
This is interesting, I will try this next time I see a new V6 on a lot.
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Someone should add a poll so that we can get a good count.
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Ok I think I was able to recreate something weird in low speed shifting yesterday in traffic coming home from work. I'd refer to it more as a "low speed clunk". No idea if this is the same issue people are complaining about. Took a little bit of messing around to find it. I'm going to try a few tests to see if I can isolate any conditions around it.

Simulate stop and go traffic. Can do in back of empty parking lot at mall or work.
I was in Auto (D) with Eco mode on (no idea if this matters or not)
Step on gas very slow 5-10 mph then let off gas and coast.
Mix it up a little...brake to slow down slightly then add back little gas and coast...repeat.
Watch the gear indicator next to D, will be bouncing between 1st & 2nd gear
Occasionally it holds 1st for an extra second or two and then I hear the clunk on the shift into 2nd
Trying to isolate if anything on downshift from 2 to 1

In my case doesn't seem too critical, fairly isolated condition. Under normal acceleration shifting is all smooth, no cluck. Others may be getting it in other gears which would be more annoying. Is the low speed coasting a part of it so people who drive low speed gas then brake don't get it? Will try more testing.

No idea yet if this matters or not yet but a question to those who have this low speed clunk....do you drive in and out sport mode at all (green flag on EVIC) and then switch back to auto/D mode?
My V8 overland does the same thing the exact same thing you describe. I do go in and out of sport mode its been the same since day one no better no worse. To me is nothing abnormal for a full time 4x4 every 4x4 I've owned has had some sort of noise or clunk feeling in the driveline at times. If it gets worse or something I'll have jeep take a look.

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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Just an update, I don't remember if anyone else is in the same boat. But I was one of the people who was told that everything is normal and there were no error codes and that's just how the transmission is and blah blah by my dealership. I got a call yesterday (missed it) and a follow up call today from Penni with Chrysler who is assigned as my case manager. She wanted to follow up on all of the issues that I had brought my Jeep in for (plastic liner in the cargo area replacement, uconnect issues, and the tranny).

She seemed very interested in all of my concerns. Took notes on everything including JeepGarage.org and this thread. I kept saying how Chrysler hasn't acknowledged a problem but that there were people complaining about it online. She said she would "try" and make sure that all of this information gets to a tech specialist and someone checks it out to do some testing. I made sure to let her know about the battery reset and how it helps for roughly 500 miles or so, but then the tranny is a crappy learner.

Not related to this thread she also was asking about the radio issue and how the dealership downgraded my software. She also said she'd try and take care of that for me which probably meant ordering a new radio. Also, she will provide me with a rental should I need one when I bring my Jeep in this Friday.

I'll keep you guys posted if I hear anything regarding the transmission.
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