New Jeep Manual Sport 2020 JL break in period

Jeepgurl2020

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Hi all,

I am a brand new Jeeper, have recently purchased a 2020 JL Sport. I have driven 700 miles on it and the clutch seems to have 'loosened' up a bit but I still feel a bit of drag/resistance when shifting gears (especially from first to second). I raised the issue with the dealership and they said that the break-in period is 2500 miles and it should become smooth after that. I just want to know if this is how it is supposed to be. Are Jeep manuals supposed to be smooth like other manual cars (I have driven a Mazda and Ford manuals before)? Is there anything I should be careful about during the break in period?

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I have 18 with 27k miles on it, it gets better. The clutch was tight when I first got and hard 1 to 2 shifts but now it is smooth, I think it's mostly just breaking it in
 

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Same with my '19. Very tight clutch with hard 1-2 shifts. Took it to the dealer as well and they told me it was normal.

Things didn't start to smooth out on mine until about 10k. I'm at 14k now and shifts seem to be a lot more forgiving. 1-2 shift can still a bit sticky when temps are low but over all its much smoother.
 
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I have 18 with 27k miles on it, it gets better. The clutch was tight when I first got and hard 1 to 2 shifts but now it is smooth, I think it's mostly just breaking it in
thanks a lot. good to know I am not the only one.
 
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Same with my '19. Very tight clutch with hard 1-2 shifts. Took it to the dealer as well and they told me it was normal.

Things didn't start to smooth out on mine until about 10k. I'm at 14k now and shifts seem to be a lot more forgiving. 1-2 shift can still a bit sticky when temps are low but over all its much smoother.
thanks.
 

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Sounds pretty normal to me. I wouldn't worry. Enjoy the new jeep!
 

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i had the opposite, the clutch feels super soft in this Jeep, but maybe it’s subjective?

I’m at about 2,500 miles.

hope it loosens up for you.
 

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Doc... Duh.
I’m 500mi in on my JLUR. 1-2 has a little clunky throwing it in but typical of a “truck” manual. I was happy with it from the start and if it loosens up fine and if not equally fine.

to me this is totally normal for this type of vehicle. Enjoy.
 

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