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3.6L Pentastar ?

Hello and thanks for allowing me membership here,

I'd like to buy a 2014 JK Rubicon when I return from deployment. I read a lot about the ticking problem and want to know if it has been fixed. I read about a few 2013's with the problem and it got me thinking no one really knows for sure, hopefully someone here does though.

Depending on when I actually get back I might be looking at left over 2014's or even early 2015's . Do you think they'll still use the same engine and tranny in 2015? Or are they going to push for the 8 speed transmission and Direct Injection, or change to the new 3.2L engine? I know the 14's just started rolling, but I figure someone here on this site might be able to guess a little better than this Sailor getting ready to deploy. The good news is I'll have www. access, and something else to look forward to when I get back.

Thank you all in advance for the replies to my first post....AD
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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

I believe most of the ticking issues came from mainly early 2012s. Mine is a 2012 and no issues with the 3.6 yet.
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Hello and thanks for allowing me membership here, I'd like to buy a 2014 JK Rubicon when I return from deployment. I read a lot about the ticking problem and want to know if it has been fixed. I read about a few 2013's with the problem and it got me thinking no one really knows for sure, hopefully someone here does though. Depending on when I actually get back I might be looking at left over 2014's or even early 2015's . Do you think they'll still use the same engine and tranny in 2015? Or are they going to push for the 8 speed transmission and Direct Injection, or change to the new 3.2L engine? I know the 14's just started rolling, but I figure someone here on this site might be able to guess a little better than this Sailor getting ready to deploy. The good news is I'll have www. access, and something else to look forward to when I get back. Thank you all in advance for the replies to my first post....AD

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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

Hi, I also have a 2012 wrangler with no problems.
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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

I have a 2012 GC with 38,000 miles and it's as quiet as can be.
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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

As others have mentioned the tick appears to be a 2012 thing. You can research A-heads vs B-heads vs C-heads to find out when in 2013 the new head was introduced that supposedly fixed the issue but by now it SHOULD BE long gone.

Also, a new 3.2 will likely have teething issues of it's own. Not only that, but I can't see it having more torque than the 3.6. They could probably get more HP out of it by revving higher, but less torque and peaking at higher revs won't be what anyone wants.

I also would have zero interest in an 8 speed tranny. Too much shifting for me. Get the 6-speed manual and you are set. If you get an auto and have it geared appropriately, the five speed should work pretty well.

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Hello and thanks for allowing me membership here,

I'd like to buy a 2014 JK Rubicon when I return from deployment. I read a lot about the ticking problem and want to know if it has been fixed. I read about a few 2013's with the problem and it got me thinking no one really knows for sure, hopefully someone here does though.

Depending on when I actually get back I might be looking at left over 2014's or even early 2015's . Do you think they'll still use the same engine and tranny in 2015? Or are they going to push for the 8 speed transmission and Direct Injection, or change to the new 3.2L engine? I know the 14's just started rolling, but I figure someone here on this site might be able to guess a little better than this Sailor getting ready to deploy. The good news is I'll have www. access, and something else to look forward to when I get back.

Thank you all in advance for the replies to my first post....AD
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As others have mentioned the tick appears to be a 2012 thing. You can research A-heads vs B-heads vs C-heads to find out when in 2013 the new head was introduced that supposedly fixed the issue but by now it SHOULD BE long gone.

Also, a new 3.2 will likely have teething issues of it's own. Not only that, but I can't see it having more torque than the 3.6. They could probably get more HP out of it by revving higher, but less torque and peaking at higher revs won't be what anyone wants.

I also would have zero interest in an 8 speed tranny. Too much shifting for me. Get the 6-speed manual and you are set. If you get an auto and have it geared appropriately, the five speed should work pretty well.

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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

I ama bit leery of the manual given that quite a few people have had issues. However the manual for me is part of what makes a Jeep a Jeep. Different courses for different courses but I'll just have to take my chances.

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I got rid of a 13' manual due to tranny problems. Research showed many people having them replaced. I chose to trade in for a 14' auto because manual transmission is a "wear" item and many were paying out of pocket for their manual to be rebuilt.
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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

Agreed. I went with a manual because that is what I learned the wheel on, so I am going to keep wheeling on that.

Miss my '75 Scout II though. Talk about a bullet proof tranny. :-)
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Agreed. I went with a manual because that is what I learned the wheel on, so I am going to keep wheeling on that.

Miss my '75 Scout II though. Talk about a bullet proof tranny. :-)
Probably a T-19, eh? Yup, bulletproof, but not always people-proof. I had a '77/T-19. Funny, years ago when I first had my JK Unlimited, I mentioned to my son out of state how the Jeep was very similar in feel to the Scout. Both excellent vehicles. Just like anything mechanical, though, in the hands of some it can and will be screwed up. I'll take a stick over an auto any day. Only issue I ever had with the Jeep tranny was the long throw to reverse, but they fixed that by 2010.
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Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

Hello, I have a new 2014 Rubicon with 4000 miles on it. Could it be that I am just used to vehicles that shift and operate smoothly? My whole drivetrain feels sloppy and loose. The shifter needs a full acre to engage in any direction and my engine sounds like an old fashioned washing machine. Nothing is smooth and tight and my Rubicon is barely broken in. Are they all this way?
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