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#135 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [brokenjeep]
May 28, 2009 (2:42 pm)
Yes, I have a 2007 4dr jeep wrangler saharah 4x4. It is in the shop today for the 9th day I had some stabilizer leak and teeth were missing from my pumpkin ring in my rearend??? They had to order the part from out of state(i'm in Texas) and have been in a PT cruiser rental I drove the rental less than 20 miles and woke up the next morning and the tire was low put air in it, took it back to the dealership to have repaired, and had to buy a brand new tire for the rental at the tune of $100.00 when the nail was most likely there when I had to drive the dealer's rental. I am livid first they have my jeep for almost two weeks and they had the nerve to charge me $20.00 labor to put a brand new tire on THIER CAR!! The dealerships name is:DEERBROOK FOREST CHYRSLER JEEP In Kingwood,Texas
#136 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [kellykay474]
May 28, 2009 (4:34 pm)
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#137 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [flynlevel]
Jun 03, 2009 (7:04 am)
I have a 2008 Wrangler rubicon unlimited and have been having the exact same experience. I have had it in the shop 5 times on this and the dealership finally told me that I would have to find another service center tand that they could no longer help me on it!
Clearly this is a defect in the product that Jeep has not figured out yet.
#138 of 229 Re: No value line brake pads? [kellykay474]
Jun 03, 2009 (10:05 am)
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler X had to have the Rotors replaced about 1 wk after I drove it off the lot. They said it may be part of a bad "batch". After 2 years I had to have them replaced again. Not under warranty the second time...so they say. I have owned all types of vehicles and NEVER had to replace Rotors this often. It is definitely a problem at the factory and not due to normal wear and tear. Never abused it or even had it off road YET. I only have 21,000 mi. on it now and I figured that if they go bad with normal driving I would have to replace them every week if I took it off-road.
#139 of 229 Re: No value line brake pads? [skyking49]
Jun 10, 2009 (8:36 am)
Ditch factory pads/rotors.
EBC Yellowstuff brakepads will be all the pad your TJ will need unless you really build up your Jeep.
#140 of 229 Re: No value line brake pads? [kellykay474]
Jun 10, 2009 (2:30 pm)
Welcome to the club..check out my posts about my rotors on my 2006. The rotors were bad the day I drove it off the lot...not sure why they didn't notice it. Two weeks later they replaced them. About a year or so later they went "bad" again but I had to pay this time because the warranty had expired for the "new" rotors I had installed.
For a vehicle that is meant to be driven "rough" it is a joke to have them go bad so often.
#141 of 229 Re: No value line brake pads? [skyking49]
Jun 11, 2009 (5:57 am)
Again, why I went aftermarket on mine.
If you run larger tires with a lift, the TJ brakes quickly become inadequate. Vanco makes a brake upgrade kit that uses dual piston calipers vs the single caliper on the TJ's. Better rotors and grippier pads, combined with that brake upgrade make for an incredible setup.
Also note, if you ride your brakes a lot or tap them any time you need to slow down, you increase your chances of warping. I saw that a LOT on the California highway/parking lots. Yet I managed to get over 66,000 miles from stock Jeep brakes on my Grand Cherokee (WJ) when they were known to warp even easier than the TJ's will.
Sure the brakes could be better, but driving habits will dictate SOME of it (though it doesn't really apply if they warp w/in 2 weeks of vehicle delivery).
#142 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [dldjeep01]
Aug 24, 2009 (9:17 pm)
This has happened to me 3 times...what a horrible feeling. I am taking it in tomorrow...did yours get fixed?
Sep 20, 2009 (11:26 am)
Second oil change. Valvoline dino out. Valvoline syn in (should I dope it with some group V only I know). Noticed tire feathering front to back. No authorized local dealer has a service writer or service person driving a wrangler. One dealership accused me of not rotating my huge mudders (stock rubi's) every 3k miles and I should expect that kind of wear. Warranty smarranty. Back to Screamin Lizard - immediate answer - alignment. Caster out, toe out - but the funny part is that there was no shimmy no pulling nothing not even when close to the rev limiter while taking a long banked interstate curve. Complete confidence. However, the cross camber, cross caster, and cross toe were all within specs.
Ordered an aftermarket steering stabilizer and bracket from the 'Lizard as preventative maintenance. Almost got tboned on passenger side thankfully no passenger. Made it through the intersection before their brakes stopped them in the middle as seen in my rearview. Moving up the frame mounted step idea, leaving rubi rail on, to increase the side protection (airbags can only do so much). Was asking the 'Lizard to custom make some but investigating a frame mounted step now. Yes, I spent way too much time reading about the ins and outs of body/frame/combo rails. Want frame mounted and the body mount locations look good for now but want something soon. While better_half likes her H3 it really runs great now redline everywhere and smoother tires, the wrangler truly is an enjoyable sport car 4x4 and she wants to pry the key out of my hand every chance she can take.
Rockhard cannister cover-didn't relocate. Mirror drain holes after second hand washing. Redline in dif's. Steering stabilizer coming. Steps coming. Should've been in Bridgeport yesterday-Oh well October then.
#144 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [brokenjeep]
Sep 22, 2009 (12:55 pm)
I too have the death wobble now.. I have a 2007 jk X with 31,000 miles
first i thought it had something to do with my ABS brakes and the recalls they had for the computer software
the first time Chrysler told me it was the tires with out even looking at it
the second time they couldn't duplicate the problem
I am now going on 6 times
I fear bridges and tunnels because if it happens there I am certainly getting rear ended
any suggestions on what to do after reading this forum it seems there is no solution