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#88 of 229 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear
May 12, 2008 (10:29 am)
Our 2008 Jeep Wrangler pops out of first gear. There is a loud bang and the entire car shakes when it happens. Unfortunatly it's random, and because the dealer can't duplicate it, they won't fix it. They suggested it might be "user-error"; however it happens to both my husband and me, and only in our Jeep.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get this fixed, and what this might be from? I keep thinking I'm hitting something when I hear that bang, and I don't feel very safe, especially when clutch pops out of gear in the middle of an intersection.
I'm hoping also, that people with the same vehicle and the same problem will post so Chrysler *might* be more inclined to fix this problem.
#89 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [shaunas]
Jun 02, 2008 (8:28 am)
My 2008 Wrangler dows the same; the problem started around 5K miles, and is getting worse (now nearly 10K miles). Only in first gear, pops out with a loud clunk; dangerous if your pulling into traffic. At first I thought it was user error (just not putting into gear all the way), but having had several thousand miles to focus on it I'm sure there is some weakness in the machine (not to mention, 20 years and a million miles on manual transmissions probably qualifies me as knowing how to shift). It does help to hold the shifter lever hard in the first gear position until you are ready to shift to second.
#90 of 229 Squealing noise from driveshaft
Jun 09, 2008 (9:56 am)
I have a 2001 four cylinder wrangler. I have been experiencing a squealing noise which has gotten progressively worse. At first I thought it might be a bushing or boot etc. but I wonder if it is the u-joint... The noise is definitely not the wheels as it is sounds like it is moving much faster than the wheels.
Anybody have any suggestions or similar problems? If it is the u-joint, there doesn't seem to be any grease fittings so do I need to replace?
Any help would be appreciated.
#91 of 229 Re: Squealing noise from driveshaft [wrangler01]
Jun 09, 2008 (10:33 am)
You sure it's not the belt? My belt would squeal, but I tightened the tensioner pulley and it stopped. The belt was slipping.
A bad u-joint would be a repeating noise...
#92 of 229 2008 wrangler starting issues
Jul 10, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Does anyone have issues with their jeep wrangler not starting if the tilt steering column is all the way in the up position. This has been looked at three times by the dealer and each time it is good for about a week and then it wont start. It will start if you move the tilt all the way to the bottom. About halfway down i hear a twang and anytime after that it will start. any solutions?
#93 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [shaunas]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:48 am)
My 2008 Wrangler does exactly the same thing. I've been waiting to take it in to the dealer until it starts doing it more often because I had the same problem with a steering shimmy that they couldn't duplicate. It's doing it pretty often now so I think I'll take it and tell them to keep driving it until it pops out for them. It really is frightening when it first happens to you or you aren't paying attention, not to mention dangerous when pulling out into traffic. I'm getting to where I keep my hand on the shifter when in 1st gear in case it pops out.
#94 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [flynlevel]
Aug 13, 2008 (3:33 pm)
I have the same problem, but my wrangler is has only 2k. I've taken it twice to two different dealers and they keep saying that it is my fault. I also tried to hold the lever when it is in first but it hit my hand once and I don't do it anymore. If you find any place. or any way to fix this problem please let me know.
#95 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [shaunas]
Aug 17, 2008 (5:27 pm)
I have a 98 Wrangler and on the 4th transmission. Three yrs ago my transmission went out and replaced with a Jasper. I have gone thru three installed in less than 3 yrs and two of them in the last month. The first replaced trans started out as 1st, 2nd and reverse not going in smoothly, lost of grinding. I got replaced then 1st gear popping out (in intersections and about getting rearended)I thought the transmission was laying on the road by the sound that it made and the shaking of the jeep. The more transmissions I get replaced the worse that it does it. The syncronizers are what the problem is supposedly.
I am not getting anywhere with Jasper so I am researching other vehicles and unloading this one. It's a shame because I am so much a Jeep lover but enough is enough.
Good luck with your's. I atleast got 7 good years before the problems began.
#96 of 229 SQUEAL IN FRONT
Aug 25, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Hello. I'm back again after a y ear or more. I've developed a loud squeal in front end. My 2008 Rubicon was held at the dealer for 8 hours and they called it "...the backing plate touching the rotor..." and claimed the adjustment they did cured it. ON THE WAY HOME THE SQUEAL started again. Can anyone suggest something ? Thanks.
#97 of 229 Re: SQUEAL IN FRONT [giantsin06]
Aug 28, 2008 (2:01 pm)
It is possible you have a brake dust buildup in the caliper. Try a high pressure wash around the brake calipers. Do it once a week. An automatic car wash booth won't get it like you will with a good hard stream of water. Compressed air works well also but sure makes a mess. If that isnt it, maybe the pads were installed without anti-seize compound or backing.