Transmission behavior while coasting
I took my GC for some light off-roading in the hills outside of Jacksonville, OR last week with a friend. While traveling on a downhill fireroad, I switched to manual mode to try to use my gears instead of braking. I noticed some strange behavior with the engine speed while doing this.
Starting off fairly slow with the engine at idle, and transmission in second gear, the Jeep would begin to pick up some speed heading down the hill, but the engine remained at idle. After several seconds (5-10) the engine RPM would jump up to 2k-2.5k and begin to slow the Jeep down. I tried this several times and was able to reproduce the issue, but I'm not sure it happened every time.
I haven't noticed this behavior before or since, though I rarely use manual shifting mode.
Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Should I be worried?
: 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Spec. B #345 of 500 made
: 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 EcoDiesel: Granite Crystal Metallic
, Morocco Black
, Off-Road Adventure II
, Adv Tech Group
Ordered 8/9 :: Pre-Release 8/15 :: D1 9/7 :: Built 9/27 :: KZ 10/26
Delivered: 10/9 11/9