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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Jul 27, 2006 (9:58 pm)
I am looking at a 2006 model and was wondering if I am being foolish, looking at a wrangler with a toddler at home. My ex is worried that the vehicle is too tippy and doesn't have the safety equipment for the kids and is also unsure a child seat can even be installed. I owned a 1999 before this worry but don't recall how childseat ready it is or for that matter how safe the vehicle was.
#21889 of 23393 Re: Jeep Wrangler Safety [outdoorszee]
Jul 28, 2006 (7:08 am)
You may want to look back a few pages in the Am I crazy and Gas milege question that I posted as I'm in the processes of buying an '06 Limited - Wranglers have gotten a lot better with there tippiness but like any SUV type they can roll over if you drive them improperly. The '06 wrangeler (I've only looked at the Unlimited but would think both would have it) have the LATCH system so a car seat would attach very easily. also check out the www.iihs.org and safecar.gov for crash test scores.
#21890 of 23393 Certified Crazy
Jul 28, 2006 (7:05 pm)
Well I think we are going to sign the paperwork tomorrow on a new 06 Unlimited Black with the H package - $22,500 out the door could get a little better but they gave me a much better trade value....
Derek - Our 4 year old is loving the Jeep and there is LATCH you will need that b/c the seat bell doesn't lock very well. Also, I find getting into the back very easy to get the seat in and out.
Now its time to start finding some good accesories.... any advice where to find accessories would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone!!!
#21891 of 23393 Connecting XM and iPod to 2006 Wrangler
Jul 29, 2006 (6:51 pm)
Hello all - well we signed the paperwork today but not on the black - we got the bright silver.
Now its time to have fun - has anyone connected an iPod to thier 2006 wrangler with in-dash 6 CD changer or an XM roady?
PS Loving the wrangler just have to come up with name for her now.
#21892 of 23393 Clutch noise
Jul 29, 2006 (8:50 pm)
OK, I have one of those random noise questions. I know it's impossible to diagnose a noise on a message board , but hears to hoping someone else has had the same issue.
When I push in my clutch, I hear a "click or tap" at full pressure (to the floor). It's happening every time.
Is this a sign it's ready to die? BTW, it's a 99 with about 70,000 miles on it.
Any info is appreciated.
#21893 of 23393 Re: Clutch noise [99tj]
Jul 30, 2006 (10:22 am)
Is this a sign it's ready to die?
I don't know, but with 70K miles of use on it you should probably prepare yourself, both mentally and financially, for its replacement in the not too far distant future.
The use of a friend (to press the pedal), and a long, thin, screwdriver (to use as a stethoscope), will help in isolating where the noise is coming from, which could be anywhere from the pedal to the clutch itself.
Obviously, don't do this with the engine running!
#21894 of 23393 Re: Clutch noise [mac24]
Jul 30, 2006 (5:11 pm)
Thanks Mac, I'll give that a try.
Generally, what happens when a clutch fails? I've owned several manual vehicles, but I guess I've been lucky enough to not see a clutch fail.
Will I simply not be able to shift anymore?
#21895 of 23393 Re: Clutch noise [99tj]
Jul 30, 2006 (5:54 pm)
The most usual mode of failure is when the material on the clutch friction plate wears away. This often coincides with a weakening of the spring pressure of the clutch pressure plate.
When this happens the clutch will slip, which will be made apparent by a surge in rpm when you accelerate, but with no corresponding increase in vehicle speed. When the clutch starts to slip it's the beginning of a rapidly increasing cycle. The more it slips, the hotter it gets, and the hotter it gets the more the friction material wears away, which is also why you should never drive with a foot on the clutch pedal, or slip the clutch excessively when moving off or changing gear.
It's also possible for the clutch to fail in such a way that it cannot be disengaged, in which case you won't be able to engage a gear to pull away. Failure of the clutch hydraulic mechanism will also give the same symptom.
#21896 of 23393 Re: Clutch noise [mac24]
Jul 30, 2006 (7:35 pm)
great explanation. Thank you.
I'm going to have a mechanic take a look at it. I have a 500 mile trip coming up soon and the last thing I need is to get stranded in the middle of PA.
#21897 of 23393 Re: Connecting XM and iPod to 2006 Wrangler [jplyman]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:59 am)
Yes, PIE makes an adaptor for the Jeep head unit (model # CHRY 02) This adaptor makes your head unit think that the Ipod or XM Roady 2 is a CD changer. I have one and it works great. I use it with both.