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Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Scrambler, Jeep CJ-5, Jeep CJ-7, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#187 of 226 Re: 2008 jeep just shuts off while driving [robertjenkin]
Sep 02, 2009 (6:07 am)
Two possible causes spring to mind. First is an intermittent bad connection/ground/wiring fault, probably in the column or dash area.
Because of its occasional nature the easiest way to track it down is to access the wiring in those areas and just wiggle things around until the fault appears.
You can often narrow it to one connector or a few inches of wiring loom that way, and then you can go in with a circuit tester to find it precisely.
Second, it could be the PCM. If so it should still be covered by your emissions warranty, even though you're over the mileage for your 3/36. Check your handbook for details.
However, the thing that puzzles me the most is the uncommanded activation of the screen washer.
AFAIK the PCM plays no part in its operation, so it would have to be activated either by a faulty switch (which could possibly be the cause of the whole problem anyway), or by a direct short.
I'd start my investigation with that switch and the area surrounding it.
#188 of 226 Re: 95 Wrangler [busababe07]
Sep 24, 2009 (8:03 am)
NICE THING YOUR DOING - A STOCK JEEP CAN ONLY HAVE 31X10.5X15 TIRES.
31 INCHES TALL
10.5 INCHES WIDE
15 INCH RIM
Sep 24, 2009 (8:06 am)
My daughter loves our 1990 wrangler - she likes the round headlight look.
Do any of you know if used or new front body fenders-grill-hood will bolt onto our 1990 yj ?
#190 of 226 2004 WRANGLER X - NEED TIRES
Sep 24, 2009 (11:56 am)
I have a 2004 Wrangler X with 81,000. The first time I had the Death Wobble was this summer (I live in PA) going 70 mph. Was not fun. I replaced the steering stablilizer (the shock on the factory one was worn out). This seems to have solved the problem. Also had the waterpump go out this summer, but this is the first major maintenance in 5 years. Anyway, I'm looking for tires that are good on the highway, bad weather and some mild offroad. Has anyone heard of Cooper's American Prospectors or have a suggestion for a good median priced tire?
#191 of 226 Re: Front clip swap help [sonofadocker]
Sep 24, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Will a CJ or TJ one drop in? Not likely. But that said, anything can be made to fit with the right size tools.
#192 of 226 Re: 2004 WRANGLER X - NEED TIRES [hiker2023]
Sep 25, 2009 (8:22 am)
I'm looking for tires that are good on the highway, bad weather and some mild offroad. Has anyone heard of Cooper's American Prospectors or have a suggestion for a good median priced tire?
Can't help with the Coopers, but FWIW I've just replaced my 31x10.5 BFG A/T KOs after 60,000 miles with an identical set.
These are an excellent all condition highway tire, and very good offroad on all surfaces except deep mud.
I could easily have pushed them another few thousand miles before the tread became too low to be safe, but I like to keep a good margin.
As with any tire though, you need to keep on top of rotation, pressures, and alignment to get the maximum mileage.
They're widely available and I paid $135 ($150 -10% coupon) each plus tax and add-ons at Sears.
#193 of 226 Re: Front clip swap help [sonofadocker]
Sep 26, 2009 (6:22 am)
Sono... A company called Quadratec at one point right after Jeep switched back over to round headlights from rectangular.. offered a headlight bezel that actually gave the round look to the older YJ rectangular headlight. Go to quadratec.com and contact them. Not sure if they have it anymore as the round lights have been around for a few years now, but if not maybe they can tell you who made them. I bet the mfg has a few pairs left. They have EVERYTHING for jeeps. tjd
#194 of 226 1990 YJ Transmission ODOR
Dec 01, 2009 (6:36 am)
The Jeep has 220,000 miles on it.
All around town or being towed by class A RV.
Recently I have a strong odor of HOT gear oil when
driving on the parkway at 60-65mph after a 40 mile drive.
The Jeep is performing excellent as normal - just a very strong odor of hot gear oil.
The odor is at the end of the trip - not the beginning or during the trip.
Any idea on what to service ?
#195 of 226 Re: 1990 YJ Transmission ODOR [sonofadocker]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:01 pm)
Docker ... in my experience a gear smell from a jeep driven that consistently would be differential gear oil. I'd check the front and/or back differential seals first. Seals are fairly inexpensive to have replaced. Good luck!
#196 of 226 Re: 1990 YJ Transmission ODOR [sonofadocker]
Dec 02, 2009 (10:55 am)
Any idea on what to service ?
Inspect the differentials, transmission, and transfer case for signs of leaks, and check to see that the breather hoses haven't come off the top of the diff housings.
Whether you find leaks or not, check the fluid levels of all the above.