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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty, Auto Body, Engine, Interior, Oil, Paint, SUV
#139 of 208 Need Help: New Hardtop Maintenance?
Apr 19, 2006 (8:36 am)
We took delivery of a new 2006 Unlimited Rubicon, lt. khaki w/dk. khaki hardtop 6 weeks ago. Any suggestions as to how to keep the hardtop looking new?
P.S. I have posted #20363 and #21372 under the Discussion Title: Jeep Wrangler. No response. If someone knows the correct place for me to post in order to receive a response, please advise. I did a search specifically and then generally on 'hardtop' and read through ten screens of messages, but none of them addressed my question even remotely. Thank you for your assistance.
#140 of 208 Re: Need Help: New Hardtop Maintenance? [wyoforester]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 19, 2006 (8:49 am)
Didn't like the Penetrol answer?
Other than the Mopar stuff the dealer recommended I don't know. Anyone?
#141 of 208 Re: Need Help: New Hardtop Maintenance? [steve_]
Apr 19, 2006 (9:27 am)
Ah, if it was damaged/faded fine , but since it's new we'd like to keep the softer khaki tone with less shine .
Thanks for the reply.
Apr 24, 2006 (5:32 pm)
Anyone have a recommendation for replacement tires for an '01 Wrangler Sport, 4.0L six, with OE GoodYear Wrangler GS/As (235/75/15s), with about 56k. This seems like way over normal for replacement mileage, so while they may not be the best rated tires, they've served me well enough.
First, how many miles are most of you getting out of your OE tires? These aren't 'bald', but they're pretty worn, especially in the rear. I could probably hold out til Fall/Winter, as the car is pretty much only driven in the city and occasionally highway, never off-roaded, and my commute to work is about two miles each way, so it's only logging ~5k a year the past couple years. I live in Chicago, so snow/ice are issues sometimes. I realize wear on Jeep tires will vary widely because of the varied use of the vehicles, so I'll take that into account.
I recently saw some BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/As on sale at Sears for $90 each, which seems pretty reasonable--most tires are in the $110-125 range. Anyone have experience with these?
#143 of 208 Re: backup lamps [ajljal]
Jun 01, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Your problem is the backup light activation switch on your shifter. You might be able to have it adjusted. If not, it costs about $10 from the dealer. Everything should be fine after that.
#144 of 208 Re: Oil leak near oil filter [300kjeep]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:22 am)
I'm experiencing the same problem. I've talked with another Jeep owner and he's got the same problem. I think it is the seals that are going bad where the adapter plate mounts to the engine block. There is a seal kit that you can purchase at the local Jeep dealer which might fix the problem, however, neither one of us have had time to replace them yet. We just narrowed down the problem a week ago.
I did find the following online from another website:
"I owned a 1992 Cherokee with a 4.0 -6. it had constant oil seepage from the rear of the engine. My dealer replaced the plastic valve cover with a die cast aluminum one with no success in reducing oil seepage. I finally traced the oil to the spin on oil filter mount. The o-rings that seal the oil filter mount are Nitrile (aka Buna-N, NBR) which have limited life at the 225 degrees that this engine operates at. Removing the mount, I found that the o-rings had taken on a set and were hard as a rock and cracking. Replacing the o-rings with the same size but with 70 Durometer Viton rubber solved the leakage. Chrysler at the time would only replace them with the same Nitrile rubber which would probably buy me 6 months.... My fix lasted the life of the vehicle."
I haven't investegate to see where I can purchase the 70 Durometer Viton rubber o-ring from. That's next on my to do list.
#146 of 208 Air Conditioner problems
Sep 04, 2006 (8:32 pm)
I own a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee which i have owned since December 98. The only problem I have had as of lately is that when i excelerate, my ari flow from my main vents stops and it blows through my defroster vents. Once the engine gears up to match the speed, the air shifts back to blow through the main vents. Does anyone know what the problem may be?
#147 of 208 Re: Oil leak near oil filter [oldman59]
Sep 05, 2006 (6:49 am)
Do you know if this fix pertains to the 2.5 also?
#148 of 208 Re: Air Conditioner problems [mandingo73]
Sep 05, 2006 (2:22 pm)
You have a vacuum leak. Check under hood for any broken or cracked vacuum hoses, this is the most common point of failure. When you accelerate (open the throttle body) the inlet of air into the engine gets bigger causing the vacuum to drop. Your vents change because the loss of vacuum lets the springs on your ventilation system's move the doors to the position of least resistance.