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Mar 05, 2010 (9:58 am)
I have a 2003 Wrangler with a 4.0. On cooler days the Jeep runs great as the day heats up it starts to run rough at idle. As well if I run the a/c and shut off the Jeep and let it sit for a minute or two it loads up and has a terrible miss until you rev it up and out of it. I just had a tune up and it did not help this issue. Any Ideas?
#23234 of 23393 Re: 03' runs rough [maxdog77]
Mar 05, 2010 (12:42 pm)
Describe the 'tune up', and have you checked for any codes?
#23235 of 23393 2000 Wrangler- Headlights/Dash Lights Problem
Mar 27, 2010 (4:57 pm)
When I pull the knob to turn on lights the lights stay dark (low and high beam). All other lights work including the fogs, brakes, markers, turn signals etc. All electrical items work as well. When the lever is switched to the bright light setting the fogs go off as typical, but the lights stay dark and the blue bright light indicator in the dash does not light. This includes the digital mileage indicator. I have changed out the multi switch in the left side of the steering column (The one with the lever for turn signals etc.) and replaced the relay for exterior lights under the hood. I have also checked every single fuse and none of them are bad. I'm totally lost on this one- Can anyone help? Thanks.
#23236 of 23393 Re: 2000 Wrangler- Headlights/Dash Lights Problem [1grizzly]
Mar 28, 2010 (6:48 am)
The headlight circuit is pretty simple and the fact that both beams of both headlights are affected makes it easier to diagnose. Either they are receiving no power or they have a bad ground.
After checking the headlight ground is good you should check the the fuse for the power feed to the headlight switch; it's a 30 amp fuse located in the #10 position in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) under the hood. Substitute another fuse, even if it looks good.
If it's not the fuse or ground it'll be a break or bad connection in the circuit, or a bad headlight switch, but while quite possible, those two are less likely.
#23237 of 23393 forum newbie requests input:
Mar 29, 2010 (8:16 am)
moving from a '98 4door Tracker I'm only letting go because of creeping rust...
just test-drove an '05 2-door Jeep Wrangler X. Hard top, (plastic-feel), 6gear, seems lifted, but how would I know and the salesman didn"t - as when I turned around sharply in a small driveway, the wheels made a slight noise on the bumpers.
I'm cassette generation, and this rig has a radio display I'd love to disable - as it is distracting.
but the design so reminds me of my father's WWII photos - so good looking.
would have to get used to the feeling my left arm is pinned to my side when I drive, and the windshield is way narrower than my great trucky front/side/rear
visibility....the wipers look flimsy...
but there's something about this Jeep. I keep trying to like cars with better mileage and safety etc. but, thus far no can do. Cusp-of-elderville with teen tastes.
any comments? thanks in advance.
oh yeah, and they want $19,779.60 with tax.
#23238 of 23393 Re: forum newbie requests input: [babka]
Mar 30, 2010 (7:04 am)
I hope this wasn't a Jeep dealership; if so they need to lose a salesman who can't tell the difference between a regular and lifted Wrangler.
To get a feel for pricing go to eBay and look at the prices achieved on completed auctions. Asking prices are irrelevant.
For reference, a brand new 2010 2dr Wrangler starts at $21,915 MSRP, which you can expect to be discounted once you're seriously ready to buy.
You can't do much about the seating position or size of the windshield, but the wipers are efficient and cope well with the heaviest Florida monsoons and the radio is easily changed.
I bought my Wrangler new in '99, it's one of my two daily drivers and is approaching 100K miles. I fully anticipate another 100K if I'm fortunate enough to live that long (I'm probably a good bit older than you are now).
Apr 04, 2010 (7:44 pm)
When I bought my 07 Sahara 4 door three years ago the Auto door locks on the key would open the drivers door with one push and the rest with a second push, three years later when I push it once it opens all the door the first time. Is this something that anyone else is having problems with. Not really a problem so don't want to pay to have it fix but was just curious as to see if there is anything I can, really don't like the idea of all five doors unlocking at once when I am alone. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
Apr 11, 2010 (12:36 pm)
Haven't replaced front bumper yet and remembered this post and the Aberle prototype post. Maybe stupid, but want to keep factory fogs, permanently mounted front license plate, winch guard not full grill guard or the rock crawlers from overkill engineering. The weight issue brought me back to your aberle aluminum post. Most rock crawlers and mall cruisers seem to go for the shorty. Kept going back to LOD full width but am concerned about possible hit to the end pushing it into the tire as well as it's weight.
For now LOD and Shrockworks keeps coming up in my mind. ScreaminLizard is even busier now that their hemi conversion for a customer was showcased in Petersen's. So I'll probably do the bumper upgrade myself and want it right and installed right the first time. There is another shop in town Lunatic Customs but it is more satisfying to me to look at what I did hopefully without a lot of dang why didn't I's in retrospect. Thanks again for the aluminum idea. The H3 uses aluminum as well as the Lost founder's crd asfir plates.
Sad to say but couldn't make the inaugural TX JK Jamboree in Arkansas.
12k + miles so far and still enjoy the rubicon and tired from waving.
#23241 of 23393 Re: Auto Door Locks [huskycountry]
Apr 11, 2010 (12:53 pm)
In case you still need an answer, from page 20 of our 2009 owners manual, Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle, describes this function of the remote. Step "5. ... or to reactivate this feature..." believe it means this programming is a toggle feature.
#23242 of 23393 Savvy offroad
Apr 13, 2010 (6:14 am)
Savvy Offroad makes an aluminum bumper as well. Just an FYI.
We got to pre-run some trails yesterday for the Cullman, AL Jamboree. It's gonna be a BLAST!!!!! Jeep needs a bit of a bath now - inside AND out.