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#23189 of 23393 Thank you Toledo, OH and Bedford, TX
May 13, 2009 (11:52 am)
Picked up Blue Rubi yesterday. Our sales lady had four wranglers on order. Only ours was made before the shutdown. Three customers cancelled because of the shutdown caused by the money boys. You three and others have our sympathy. Better_Half got a little teary eyed as she found our build sheet with dates of 4/27 and 4/28 and wondered what the assembly line workers were going through and what would happen a few days later. I have experienced the closing doors more than once up north. This is the fourth time a Chrysler product was tried (1967,1977, 2005) and hopefully it will be successful this time. Right now it feels better than the last attempt with the CRD. It's a jeep thing, and so far, much better than expected.
#23190 of 23393 Tapping Or Clicking Noise
May 18, 2009 (6:24 pm)
Trying to diagnose a 2002 Wrangler with the 4.0 engine. Issue is a tapping noise which is audible throughout the engine compartment. It more pronounced in the front of the engine. or from under the valve cover,,, but I believe that the 4.0 has solid lifters??? Possibly the serpentine Belt Tensioner??? Has 90K original on it....
#23191 of 23393 Re: Tapping Or Clicking Noise [james1bo]
May 19, 2009 (6:20 am)
It more pronounced in the front of the engine. or from under the valve cover,,, but I believe that the 4.0 has solid lifters?
No, hydraulic. That noise is not uncommon and is most likely a lifter or a fuel injector.
Jun 01, 2009 (3:49 pm)
What is it with jeeps and gear lube. Our CRD had an aluminum front dif with clean lube from the factory. Trailer hitch pkg and the rear dif had dirty dino. Fast forward to 2009 Rubicon. First hot day after ownership and she burped gear lube from the vent down and over the axle tube. Redline arrived today. Front dif poured lube out of the fill hole but was relatively brand new synthetic. Now the rear dif, again trailer pkg, and ditto dirty dino. Go figure.
A hummer forum was commenting about even the mighty front d44 can be broken. We all know about the cracked axle tubes. There are preventatives for those who have to have lifts, 35's and higher and see how far they can go with their bf's before they break something. But with the jk you don't have to engineer anything, others have already figured it out.
Want to thank those with H's and JK's who break things so the rest of us know the limits and what to do if we care to follow. However, for a few more dollars than the GM extended short warranty and high deductible, we got the smallest deductible (not zero) and lifetime max warranty. If Blue Rubi doesn't get busted up, we can continue to drive it anytime anywhere without the worry about years and miles. I will give it the best that is appropriate like Valvoline Syn no sooner than at 5k miles on the odometer. Good lubes and then enjoy the ride. Only changes have been the mopar 7pin trailer wiring kit (dealership installed and four pin harness in my new parts bin) and a rock hard cannister armor from the dealer (They ordered it to have a look at it and I bought it as soon as it came in.)
1400 miles now and valvoline dino and redline gear lube and no water leaks and continue to have that sports car fun feeling. Yes, doing the wave and like one of the screamin lizard's said, do the wave and if they don't wave back so what. Only problem is that there seems to be a lot of jk's tj's etc out here lately and some days the arm and hand get a workout.
Jun 06, 2009 (9:41 am)
Does anyone know how to prgram the keyless entry so that:
1. The horn does not sound when the car is locked.
2. The headlights do not turn on when the car is unlocked.
#23194 of 23393 I test drove a 2009 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD SUV
Jun 06, 2009 (11:15 am)
I took a 2009 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD SUV out of the dealership the other day and drove it all around Baltimore. I owned a Jeep Sport from 2000-2003. My next car will be a Jeep Wrangler. I want to get involved in off roading. What are some of the first steps to take to make the wrangler off-road ready?
#23195 of 23393 Re: I test drove a 2009 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD SUV [donwhiteauto]
Jun 07, 2009 (9:09 am)
My next car will be a Jeep Wrangler.
It's not a car.
What are some of the first steps to take to make the wrangler off-road ready?
It's already offroad ready, and with all due respect, a lot more so than you probably are or you wouldn't be asking.
Much depends on what you want to do and over what type of terrain. Even on fairly mild trails the learning curve can be pretty steep. Do remember that bigger tires and a lifted suspension may improve the Jeep's capabilities offroad (though with trade-offs on the highway), but they won't improve your driving skills at all. In fact they usually just enable you to get stuck or to fall over in a more dramatic way!
Your first purchases should be a fire extinguisher, tow strap, and First Aid kit, and don't go offroad with them on your own (it's tough using that tow strap without another vehicle to attach it to ).
Next, think about improved underbody protection; skid plates, rocker protection, stronger bumpers, etc.
Finally, if you want a nice toy to bolt on, you might think about a winch. However, initially you'll probably only use it to pull your buddy out. Until you really know what you're doing, you rarely want to pull yourself deeper into whatever got you stuck.
Remember that he best winch for your recovery is almost always attached to the vehicle behind you.
#23196 of 23393 Just a little Bragging
Jun 25, 2009 (4:10 am)
My 98 TJ (Eugene) turned over the 300k mark today. I have replace or repaired (other than regular maintenance brakes, plugs, etc.) Are the Rotors, Radiator, A/C leak/Compressor, Alternator 250K (Mac you called this one) and the Rear Transmission seal.
Life is good,
#23197 of 23393 Re: Just a little Bragging [jptj]
Jun 25, 2009 (4:36 am)
For Wranglers that are well maintained and driven with understanding that's not unusual.
I normally say 150 - 250K miles before even needing to think about an engine overhaul; 300K is excellent.
Congratulations, what a value!
#23198 of 23393 Sloppy Steering
Jun 29, 2009 (6:01 am)
Okay, I"ve adjusted my steering gear a bit, but it is still loose. With Dan likely driving this for a while, I want to make sure the steering is up to par.
What are my options for a decent repair w/o breaking the bank? 98 Durango steering box seems like my best bet (with or without snow plow option - affects turns to lock) or is there something else I can do? I THINK I can get one from Adv Auto for about 188 with 125 core.
Keep in mind I'm trying to keep this somewhat reasonable in price.
Mac, any input?