Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Northampton County, PA
6-speed manual owners, stalling problem?
Heya anyone else with the 6-speed manual (teaching someone how to drive) notice problems with the push-button start not turning the engine over after stalls?
I've been showing someone how to drive stick shift, and if they stall more than twice in a short period of time it seems difficult to get the engine to turn over. I don't ever remember this sort of issue when I was learning to drive stick. Sure I would stall a bunch but not kill the car.
It seems that after two stalls, the starter motor isn't getting enough juice to turn the get the engine running? Either way it really stifles the learning, since at a light if they stall more than twice it seems a real bugger to get started. It just makes the anxiety of a stall all-the-more worse than I remember it. Trying to trouble shoot this if there is something they are doing where it makes it something more difficult after the stalls to restart the engine.
I've had to hop out, get in the driver seat, hold the button down, start to turn the engine over and it just sounds rumbling like it's gonna die then rev the engine and it's back to life. I wonder if it's a battery-starter motor issue that there isn't enough juice after that short amount of time to restart the engine.
I've gone to the battery monitor thing in the display panel and it always says somewhere around 14v so I always thought it was good.
Anyone else have this issue? Is this a common problem with all stick shifts that I'm just not aware of? or is this just another 'jeep thing'?
I mean, it does always seem when someone else tries to start the jeep they don't hold the button down for long enough, mine you need to really be on the clutch, all the way, and holding that button forcefully into the steering column for a good '1-count' before Jeep starts each time. People who are not used to this seem to not be able to start the Jeep on the first go.
'18 Compass 4x4 Sport 6-speed manual