Join Date: May 2015
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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Somebody asked me to introduce myself. I'm Bob Albright, Joplin, Mo. I'm a 65 year old retired 18-wheeler parts counter man/outside sales. This is our 4th Wrangler. 87' was the first, 05' was next, followed by a brand new 15'. All were 2-door models. We finally decided to get a JKU. We found this one with only 7,187 miles on it. Grandkids getting too big for the 2-door models.
Now for the vibration. I was referring to older model engines that used a harmonic balancer (vibration dampener). This vibration does feel like that when the balancer's went bad or was hit. I believe it's either the torque converter or flexplate. It's most noticeable when in drive. Yes, I have put it in Drive, holding the brake and accelerating slightly. It'll vibrate enough to distort the image in the mirrors. Also really noticeable when cruising city streets, say around 30-35 and the trans goes top gear and torque converter locks in. But, it is noticeable when just setting in neutral, which could be the flexplate. Same thing as a flywheel, it's spinning because it's directly connected to the crank.
That 2015 JK Sport we traded off ran so smooth. Sometimes I glanced at the tach just to make sure it hadn't died. I would love to hear more about this improperly machined flexplate thing. Now I wonder.
Thanks to all for helping the "old man" out. Love the new JKU, just don't like the shake.😆😆😆
Just have a ton of fun.
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