Last post on Mar 08, 2007 at 8:07 PM
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#139 of 148 Jeep Liberty Owner
Jul 10, 2005 (6:29 am)
Hi I just joined the club and want to say that I recently bought a 2003 Limited and am loving it. Before buying the liberty I owned a 92 Jeep Cherokee and enjoyed it as well. But it was starting to nickel. and dime me, so it was time to move on.
I hope all jeep liberty owners love thiers as much as I do.
#140 of 148 Re: 2004 TJ gearbox problems [rivermo22]
Jul 12, 2005 (8:54 pm)
I had the same problem - traveling at 60+ mph, the shaking would tend to start going around gradual curves, and only subside when I dropped below 40 or so. The de4alership replaced what I believe they called stabilizer bars which were kind of s-shaped pieces of metal attached to the suspension somewhere. It was a cheap fix.
#141 of 148 Introduction, new member, Willybump
Sep 01, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I just came across your web site, looks interesting.Thought I would join in.
Name: Banko, 63 yrs. matured, (not old), married, 2 sons, 3 grankids, live in Newport, Pa.
I have a '98 Sahara, 6 cyl. Auto, 4 X 4, green, full metal doors,spice soft top, black hard top, KC lites ( 2 ) mounted on side of windshield, 30 in. Coopers, American Racing wheels, Gibson ehaust, tube bumpers and side step, stock cd player/radio.
Also have bikini top, trail cover, tonneau cover and 2 piece doors. Enjoy driving with the doors off.
Project Willys is 48 CJ3A, Chevy 327 cu.in. eng., rock crusher tranny, 31x10.5x15" tires on white spoke wheels, I am in process of dis-assembly for cleaning, blasting and reworking of all, frame, body, engine rebuild, etc, I just might have some questions for anyone who might be able to answer. Thanks much. Banko.
#142 of 148 Re: Which Jeep to get? [no_load]
Oct 18, 2005 (10:18 am)
I had the same problem with the Wangler (I'm 6' 3"), I have a '78 Ren that has plenty of room, I also fit in the Liberty and the '05 CL I own. The Renegade has a very similar body style as the Wrangler but this one only has the front row of seats - jamin the second seat in the Wrangler makes them mount the seat too far farward (my option). Jeep does have the longer version of the Wrangler that may have more leg room.
#144 of 148 Re: 2004 TJ gearbox problems [rivermo22]
Feb 06, 2007 (4:38 pm)
Hello to all! Another Cherokee owner here!
To address a specific question asked above by rivermo22: You have what is commonly called 'death-wobble' and is usually brought on when a lifted XJ's bushings & suspension driveline angles have enough slop in them that they can't keep things properly aligned once the wobble starts. As you've found out - you basically have to screech to a near halt to regain control of the Cherokee when this happens. This can also happen to stock / un-lifted XJ's!
While your wheels may have contributed to the problem showing up they were very likely not the cause! (They're not selling aftermarket items, they're in the business of selling you OEM replacement parts.)
Since some countries refer to different parts with different terms we need to clarify something:
If they're trying to sell you a transmission (gear-box) then tell them to stick it in their ear.
If they're trying to sell you a steering box then that COULD be a PART of the problem... but not likely the root cause.
To all here: I've been an XJ owner for several years now & I have learned a great deal about these great vehicles at JeepsUnlimited & the NAXJA Jeep XJ forums (just google for those). You can search the topic threads there for more details on most any problem and there are plenty of people there who are willing to help.
If I can help any of you I'll gladly do so - you can post back here or to my email form on my website dedicated to the Jeep Cherokee XJ's Another Freakin' Jeep Cherokee Website
I deal primarily with the RENIX motored XJ's but will gladly point you in the right direction if I cannot answer your question.
#145 of 148 first time owner
Jun 01, 2007 (4:02 pm)
My name is William. We have an 05 JGC Laredo, 4.7, 5 speed with 2wd. I like the Jeep very much, and so far have had no problems with it. Just wanted to say hi, and also say this site is very informative, I've been lurking and figured out I like it very much here. Hopefully, most of my post will be to help, instead of asking. Thanks for having me, and I'll see ya all on the boards.
#146 of 148 Why Do We Love Our Vehicles So Much?
Mar 06, 2007 (7:17 pm)
I'm curious what everyone is thinking or what personal feelings they have toward their vehicles. I simply enjoy the freedom to just get up and go anywhere. I love the outdoors and having a Jeep reminds me the first time I rode my mountain bike in the early nineties. Getting out and connecting with nature in this way is a whole new ball game. I am seeing nature from another perspective.
#147 of 148 Re: Why Do We Love Our Vehicles So Much? [jonnyv]
Mar 08, 2007 (8:07 pm)
There are several reasons I like my 99 Cherokee. The short turning radius is fantastic and makes the vehicle very easy to park. I also like the 4.0 inline six when I see people have put over 200,000 miles on it. I like the view from sitting higher up. Obviously you know that even Jeeps can't go everywhere and it is always wise to check ahead on foot before trying high mountain passes. We went to do Schofield Pass in a rental XJ and after walking down the pass and back up we determined that the stock CJ just wouldn't do it. We would have needed lockers, a lift kit and some more agressive tires to even attempt it.
I love my Jeep like you but to all Jeep owners there are many Jeeps that when pushed beyond their limits suffered rollovers or worse. Someone in a new Rubicon went over the edge of Black Bear Pass and killed the owners.
The bottom line is, Love your Jeep but be careful.