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Old 05-12-2013, 10:57 AM
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Re: Dead Spot in Acceleration 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 3.6VVT

Jeep didnt put a new 8 speed transmission in the 2014 for the whopping 1mpg gain.

The new GC is just too heavy with the high gearing to move properly. The Wrangler has the same setup with lower gears and is lighter so moves fine with it. The GC not so much.
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Re: Dead Spot in Acceleration 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 3.6VVT

My wife's 2013 GC has the same problem. Will try the ETC adjustment mentioned earlier. Anyone else have any updates or tsb's on this problem?
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Re: Dead Spot in Acceleration 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 3.6VVT

I never had this exact problem with the dead spot, it is true the Pentastar does not feel as agile as one would think, but I am sure it's the gearbox, that mercedes box is awful.
I still like it overall, you just need to get used to the pedal feel, and to use de manual mode every now and then.

I installed the Mopar CAI, it was just what i was looking for! IT DOES NOT HELP WITH ANYTHING, just adds a low note on the acceleration, enough for you to notice if youknow it's there, but feels very "OEM". If you are looking for a strong admission not, this is not the way (idk if other cais are different, or it's the apentastar that is just not too loud).
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