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#21177 of 23397 Re: just came back from the dealership [dpage35925]
Mar 14, 2006 (8:40 pm)
do you know of any good jeep mechanics in miami? i have a 2004 wrangler with a serious tapping / rattling noise coming from the engine. could this be from not changing the oil / lubricant. it's a very loud clicking noise. when i accelerate, it gets louder. the dealer told me that my engine was blown. is the engine fixable. the jeep runs- only makes a loud and obnoxious tapping noise as if someone was under the hood banging away. what do you think? i need help...
#21178 of 23397 Re: just came back from the dealership [jvpr]
Mar 15, 2006 (5:56 am)
Could be a shell bearing, or it could be a cam follower. Either could be caused by lack of maintenance. Either is repairable but neither will be cheap. Are you no longer under warranty?
#21179 of 23397 Re: Jeep broke into [texasjeep]
Mar 15, 2006 (6:22 am)
A friend of mine had that happen to him too. Apparently car thieves aren't the smartest bunch. Whoda thunk.
#21180 of 23397 Re: The longest island drive in America [texasjeep]
Mar 15, 2006 (6:34 am)
It is a telescoping bottle jack though so I am back carrying it again.
Take a 12" square of plywood with you as well. It'll spread the load if you have to use the jack on sand.
#21181 of 23397 Re: just came back from the dealership [jvpr]
Mar 15, 2006 (8:16 am)
mac24 is probably right. The only other possibilities get really ugly, things like piston-slap. However, an 04 shouldn't be having these issues. In order to make a better call, we probably need some more details.
1 - Engine? (4 cyl or 6 cyl)
2 - Mileage?
3 - Does it get better when the engine warms up?
4 - You mention "could this be from not changing the oil", and the answer is of course yes, but how long and how many miles has it been? My 04 has 20k, so I would imagine you have to have at least that much. If you're driving in Miami city traffic and not changing the oil, this may be bad news...
Mar 15, 2006 (8:36 am)
Anyone have the scoop on how this engine stacks up to the Inline 6? My wife just bought an 06 Wrangler X. The new 07 models seem to come standard with everything under the sun, Standard ABS, Stability control, wider, longer and they will have the V-6. I have heard good things about the Inline 6...words like bullet-proof etc. I am not unhappy with her choice but its hard to overlook all the standard features on the 07. I like the fact that the 06 is on the small side, its one of the reasons she bought it. She doesn't like riding around in a big SUV....still there are all those standard features.
#21183 of 23397 Re: just came back from the dealership [mac24]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:19 am)
hi thanks for the reply!
how much do you think this will cost around?
#21184 of 23397 Re: just came back from the dealership [jvpr]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:29 am)
As Mac already suggested in the P&S section, that should be covered by warranty if you only have 20,000 miles on it.
#21185 of 23397 Re: Back Door on 1997 Jeep Wrangler HARD to open! [suriano]
Mar 15, 2006 (2:27 pm)
Hey, i have a 97 too and the back door is the same as yours'. i tried all kinds of lubes too and nothing helped. i don't think there is anything you can do. sorry man.
#21186 of 23397 Jeepin' on Michigan Dunes
Mar 15, 2006 (3:39 pm)
Hi Everyone - Just posted some photos from last Summer when the family and I went to Silver Lake Dunes. It was a blast. Embarrassed to say I rented a Jeep rather than use my own...mainly because I wanted to "learn" from an experienced guide caravan style which I'm glad I did. Taking my own Jeep out there this year, though...can't wait for the warmer weather!
Feel free to check out a couple other photo albums I've got out there...