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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, SUV
Sep 16, 2007 (1:17 pm)
I have a 2007 Wrangler X with 17" tires.Whenever I brake the Jeep seems to pull to the right -hard.BUT not all the time .It appears if the wheel is off line just a little it will pull to the left.Been to the dealer twice.He lined it up.HE also checked all the brakes-caliper-slides and all seemed ok. mJust seems to be uneven brake preassure when applying brakes.I drove one on the lot set up the same and it also appeared to do it.DO I have a brake problem,dealer problem or a tire issue.Also rear end sprung a leak-not sure if cover seal or pinion gear .Any advice helpful.Braking is always an adventure -never kow which way I might go.Thanks
#476 of 548 Re: 2007 Wrangler vs. 2005 Wrangler Unlimited [gsyoung1960]
Sep 16, 2007 (5:36 pm)
The 4.0L inline six in your 05 (the best engine Jeep has ever made) makes its power at a lower rpm than the 3.8L V6. All in all the two power plants produce about the same output. The 3.8L in the 07 also needs about 800-1000 miles to operate normally. I noticed a significant difference with my two door Sahara around 650 miles. This engine will never blow you away, but after a normal "break in" period it is alot of fun to drive (in the two door anyway).
#477 of 548 Re: Jeep Brales [bfassett]
Sep 16, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Okay, how hard are you beating this brand new Jeep? If your diff is leaking already you must be a man of action. As for your question; I would contact another dealer and schedule an appointment to diagnose both of these problems. Since you did not mention a lift kit I will not go in to the handling quirks that can be associated. I have driven two four door 07's and three 2 doors. None of them including my 07 Sahara did anything but stop like a sports car. The control under hard braking is one of the biggest improvements that Jeep made with the new Wrangler.
#478 of 548 Re: Chirp - any updates [artieandgumbo]
Sep 18, 2007 (3:54 am)
I am hearing the same chirp and just thought it was some sort of body movement .Guess not .Any updates??
#479 of 548 Re: Jeep Brales [redrock4]
Sep 18, 2007 (3:57 am)
Leak on rearend was just minor- new seal all ok, but braking is another issue.A recent post also describes some "chirping" when shifting any ideas??
#480 of 548 Re: Two questions [dctalk]
Sep 19, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Pull the head rest out - turn it around so that it angles backward - and reinstall it. The adjusting clicks won't work right but it will be more comfortable for those with giant bulging craniums at the base of their necks.
#481 of 548 Re: Jeep Brales [bfassett]
Sep 19, 2007 (7:12 pm)
The "chirping" issue seems to be associated with the six speed manual models. Jeep has not made an official stance on it yet. I would forget that little annoyance and find out what the heck is going on with the brakes in that Jeep. Did you contact another dealer on it yet? I know that there is a recall for the rear ABS on some models, but I don't see how that could be causing the hard directional pulling that you are describing. Good luck with it and let us know what you find out.
#482 of 548 Re: 2007 Wrangler vs. 2005 Wrangler Unlimited [redrock4]
Sep 22, 2007 (6:54 pm)
thanks for the reply. I've been considering getting an 08, but still pretty concerned about giving up my 05 for a lesser powered 08... guess I need to give it another chance.
#483 of 548 Re: Jeep Brales [redrock4]
Sep 26, 2007 (5:30 am)
Went to another dealer today and I think they actully looked at the brakes.Found a burr on the left front caliper-makes sense because of the pulling to the right.Had to order the part SO we will see what happens.This service manager knew exactly what I was talking about with the chirping noise in the 6 speed but Jeep has no Serbice bulletin on it yet.Keep an eye out.
#484 of 548 Re: I am interested in a Jeep Wrangler Sahara [mdreef]
Sep 26, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I've had my 08 Sahara 2 door(freedom hard top) for 6 weeks now...The roof has leaked for 6 weeks....Was at the dealer several times to try & remedy the situation........Finally, today they had a leak expert come in & take a look.....2 new roof panels were ordered, will have them within a week...Good luck with anyone with a hard-top...Love the vehicle besides the leak situation....