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Jeep Patriot Manual Transmission Shifting Difficulty

Jeep Patriot Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2013

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 63,324 mi (6,500 mi - 140,000 mi)


Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may become difficult to shift. The repair may involve replacing the 3rd/4th/5ht & reverse gear synchronizer rings as a set.

  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission, 19,798 mi

    I was hearing a noise when idling and had difficulty shifting. Diagnosis was a bearing noise. All bearings were replaced along with the seals and 2nd and 3rd gears had to be replaced.

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  • gpronger, , 4WD, 140,000 mi

    Grinding going into 3rd gear.

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  • robyoublnd, , 2WD, 6,500 mi

    Transmission would not go into 3rd gear, instead it would endlessly grind. Took it into the dealer, who's response was to replace the entire transmission. There was no indication at the time of whether the synchro issues at hand and the problem with my Patriot were related; however, the dealer directly concluded that my synchros were "improperly calibrated from the factory," causing a significant amount of damage and mandating a replacement of the transmission, all covered by warranty.

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