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#16237 of 23397 Brake Problems
Mar 28, 2005 (8:00 am)
I have a 2004 Wrangler X that has developed a problem. When I apply the breaks at speeds over 50 mph the front end shakes. Not violently but it seems to be getting worse.
Could it be the brake rotor warping issue? I just made an appointment at the dealer who told me the warranty on brakes only lasts through 12,000 miles. I have about 12,500...
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. If it's really out of warranty I have a mechanic I trust and I'd rather take it there than to a dealer I have no experience with.
Yours in Jeep Coolness,
Mar 28, 2005 (9:18 am)
that sounds like it would be some kind of rotor warp issue to me. Had the same symptoms on my Grand when I still had it. I don't know if there is a TSB for the Wranglers, but there was for the WJ's.
Jeep revised the design of the calipers for the WJ. If you talk to them nicely, expressing how it just started happening and are really concerned about it, they might cover it for you. Talk to the Service Manager about it. I had issues with my sedan and within 500 miles of the expiration, my window regulators went out. They knew it was problematic, so they took care of me quite well.
Be polite, courteous, and professional, and you may have them help you (though the calipers themselves should be part of the 3/36 warranty). The rotors and pads wouldn't be covered I don't think, but you can get aftermarket ones that are quite good quite easily and do THAT part yourself.
#16239 of 23397 please help
Mar 28, 2005 (11:21 am)
i have a 97 wrangler lifted and i cant keep it on the road wonders all over does anyone have any suggestions thanx peach
Mar 28, 2005 (12:04 pm)
your steering mechanisms are loose. Did everything get aligned and tightened up properly?
Mar 28, 2005 (12:09 pm)
If the shimmy happens when you are breaking, it's probably the brakes/rotors. I had a problem with the old Taco where it started doing that. The rotors hadn't actually warped but the pads had left something on the rotors. They could have been turned (is that the right term where they resurface the rotors?) but we'd already gotten upgraded rotors, so changed them anyway.
If the shimmy happens when you are not braking, it's probably the tires. I've had problems with cupping on both my Wranglers.
peach - I can't help you but one of our real mechanics (mac?) will probably be able to give you some ideas.
#16243 of 23397 Any Help with My Wangler losing power
Mar 28, 2005 (1:13 pm)
I have a 97 4.0L Sahara. It started losing its thrust with a kind of chucky noise while on the highway. My mechanics thought it was the Distributor Cap and Rotor. The cap was wet and after installing a new one and a rotor, the problem persists. Please help with any ideas before I go to another mechanic. The Check Engine Light is on too. It is as if a part of the Engine is not working or is struggling to work. Please help
#16244 of 23397 When was the last time
Mar 28, 2005 (1:22 pm)
you replaced the plugs and wires? Where have you been buying gas? Did you drive through water or submerge anything? Have you hit your gas tank on anything recently? Where is the chunky noise coming from?
More specifics would help some...
#16245 of 23397 Re: please help [peach]
Mar 28, 2005 (1:33 pm)
"i have a 97 wrangler lifted and i cant keep it on the road wonders all over does anyone have any suggestions thanx peach"
How much lift?
What kind of lift (body or suspension)?
Have you had the suspension aligned yet?
#16246 of 23397 Re: Any Help with My Wangler losing power [richypee]
Mar 28, 2005 (1:38 pm)
The Malfunction Indicator Light, or MIL, is the key. It indicates that the Powertrain Control Module, or PCM, is holding a fault code. Reading the code, or having the code read, will give an indication as to what the problem is.