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#150 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [kfudem]
Oct 05, 2009 (12:47 pm)
Yes, this is Kelly with the original post I took my Jeep in and they replaced parts on the front and the rear of my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahareh 4 door:
My complaint was entered as: Customer states steering shakes excessively when hitting bumps
The dealership replaced The Damper, steering
Customer states loud clunk in rear end when shifting into drive after backing up
Cause: Spider gears teeth broken and clutch noisy
The dealership replaced the rear differential pumpkin assembly and bearing S. replaced fluids and added additives
Bearing -Drive Pinion
Spacer-Drive Pinion Bearing
Adhessive-Stud and Bearing
Rear Disc BrakesEquipped-both sides
Bearings, Pinion-All Axles-Replaced
It took them 12 days and now it's making a clanging sound when I ecellerate????????????
I am so frustrated Ihad a 2001 Jeep Wrangler and had no major problems
I have had to replace the front brakes within 10 months and believe all these other issues were what caused my brakes to wear so fast, but had to pay another $300 again within a year on front brakes and $359. for the back. The Dealership I brought the Jeep to was in Kingwood, Texas and because I bought an extended Warrenty I got a free rental that I drove off the lot with then every morning tire was low so i put air in then brought it back to them to fix and I had to buy a $100. tire because there was a nail in the side (which was miost likely there when I rented) they also charged me $20. labor to put a new tire on their PT cruiser even though if I had been in my realitivly new Jeep it would have been covered cuz I purchased the road hazard warrenty they PUSH on you when buying tires even though apparently they don't find it nessasary on their own vehicles DEERBROOK FOREST JEEP
#151 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [kellykay474]
Oct 07, 2009 (9:37 am)
Kelly, thank you for your response. I'm currently waiting for Chrysler to call me back to see what they are going to do. I too have owned Jeeps in the past and have NEVER had any problems. Glad everything worked out for you in the end.
#152 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [kellykay474]
Oct 09, 2009 (6:35 am)
I purchased the road hazard warrenty they PUSH on you when buying tires even though apparently they don't find it nessasary on their own vehicles
Why would they go to the expense of buying it for their own vehicles when they can get the customer to pay for any tire damage?
As the economy gets tougher some businesses will reduce spending on items that they believe will reduce their profits.
Other businesses will increase spending on the same items, believing that an increase in happy customers will add to their profits.
I believe your dealer falls into the first group.
Oct 09, 2009 (4:26 pm)
I had the 'lizard install the woods relocation bracket and the beefier stabilizer on our non-lifted wrangler(for now). I jumped the gun. I was the first person to try and do that there. Oh well back to factory for now but that bracket will stay on for later use. Just happen to click on the other thread first and caught the end of the steering info from mac and eric. Understand a lot more about the wrangler and like it even more and need to get my tools ready.
#154 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [kfudem]
Oct 11, 2009 (6:30 am)
For EVERYONE with 2007 Jeep with the DEATH WOBBLE....I spent 6 months or more on this.. went to the top of the HEAP at Chrysler... YOU NEED THE 2010 stabilizer parts. I did get new tires too...but honestly it is debatable if they were needed. No matter what they try it will not work... so just have dealer ship order those. So far now 15,000 miles i have gone with new parts and NO issues.
#155 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [flynlevel]
Oct 27, 2009 (5:32 pm)
My Jeep does the exact same thing when it's in first gear. I took it to a Jeep Service Center they drove it around and Nothing! They said that they couldn't find anything. Two days later it happened again. I have had manuals all my life this is fairly a new 2008 model. I don't know what to do. Maybe we should all write to Jeep there has to be some sort of recall.
#156 of 229 RE: Front end shaking
Oct 27, 2009 (7:19 pm)
Man, sure wish I had read this a few weeks ago. I just had the same problem, what a scary thing. I had a problem about a month ago, was stranded in Bakersfield for a night as they replaced a speed sensor when two lights came on my dash. Then two weeks later the shaking started. First thought it was the freeway then it happen a week later then a few days later of course when I was quite a ways from home. Found a Jeep dealer and they told me what it was but they didn't have the part. Said it was ok to drive home but take it to my home dealer ASAP. Did that and they did replace the steering stablizer. Now a week later my OBD light came on so its going back to the dealer again on Friday. I have a 2007 Wrangler Sahara 4-door. My third jeep but first wrangler. Never had any problems with my Cherokee's. Not too happy right now, only have 15,000 miles on it. Starting to wonder if this was a good choice or not being that I drive long distant alone alot and really need a dependable car. Not looking like this has been a problem that is being fixed. Any thoughts or anyone else changing their minds on this car?
Nov 08, 2009 (2:54 pm)
7500 miles and replaced the transfer case fluid with redline. But also just filled the tank and added the usual dose of redline to the gas. Just coincidence or what, I don't know but the rubicon is running better than ever. If it's the redline then I'll investigate the torque converter (for any aftermaket that will produce gains) and move the change all tranny fluid up on the list of things to do.
Nov 14, 2009 (11:53 am)
Just replaced 6 month old new style hood latches with the same part no listed in the tsb for $9. A few weeks ago traveled against the wind to OK and passing trucks had hood flutter. The next day again against a south wind, after better_half reclined to try and get some rest and while passing a truck, heard that horrible bang bang. Guess being an oldtimer was shocked but no pucker of the derriere.
Yesterday, bought the daystars from the four wheel parts store nearby. Ignored their instruction sheets to remove the latches and break apart in a vise. Just carefully hack sawed off the passenger side lower pin at the front and popped the rest of the pin out towards the back. New pin bigger than hole in the bracket. Called the store about return and they also had me call daystar. At the store I offered the clerk to see what I was telling them. Got my refund.
Several ideas on the net about these darn latches-just give us a normal hood like everybody else has had for years. Hood flutter on our previa and one of our e150 vans was cured by turning those stupid plastic or rubber hood stops.
Some say use the daystars (not for 09 or 10 yet), others use the cable tie over the weak rubber, and another says to remove the hood spring. Nobody ever posts why they did what they did. The spring wants to push up the hood the latch rubber bands want to hold it down and that little piece of rubber on the latch protects against hood metal meeting fender metal. I'll stick with the weak factory rubber, which might last longer, now that the hood spring is removed.
#159 of 229 JK Transmission, Torque Converter, Software
Nov 14, 2009 (12:41 pm)
Finally found good googled hits about the mopar tranny, tc, and software. Spent quite a bit of time this week trying to get answers for another issue that developed on this recent TX-OK sprint.
Trying to pass a truck (wish more people wouldn't ride the truck rear bumper but better yet pass that truck and quit riding along side them for miles), doing the 70 speed limit ( thankfully didn't have to respond to anybody that yes slow down and follow or take 10 miles by not exceeding the speed limit to pass a truck) punched the throttle and rpms go to 5500 then 5000 and nothing. What good was all that gas if the response was that bad. Did it drop to 2nd? Did the pressure in the tc get limited and wasted, did the clutch pack burn up, did the sw fail to unlock and and let the rpms pull with fourth at that speed was 3rd even necessary and 2nd would've been totally stupid.
Years ago a post here and possibly by a woman seemed to be dismissed about not being able to back uphill with her jeep. I tried doing just that in the crd with the 545 after that post. I don't like to dismiss the internet as a bunch of idiots and that don't believe those internet idiots. Dex-cool, 5 speed automatics, etc.
Posts here and elsewhere talk about this issue. In our 06 h3 at about 60 with a punch ours, confirmed by dealer heavy line mechanic thru obd, downshifts to 2nd per design - that is baloney design give me the old tranny from that deuce and a quarter or that 472 deville and keep your modern learning garbage.
Mentioning that to a parts store manager his first thought was torque converter. Lost members looked to suncoast and trans go to fix their CRD. Never did that with our crd. modern diesel ptooey as the say about gassers. Think I remember a post from Caribou sometime back that Europe was loosing its' love affair with modern diesels - fuel, high pressure pumps, or cheap parts - why don't know.
Talked to a famous Ft. Worth high performance shop owner who said it wasn't the torque converter or transmission and that I didn't know what it was (and presumedly what I was talking about). Got their tranny rebuilder's name west of Ft. Worth. Told him my story including the crd getting the wrangler diesel tc - all you get is stronger spring for the clutch pack. lost members still go to suncoast. He said it wasn't my tc and goodby I have another call coming in. And keep getting that it is a brick going down the highway-baloney again. Both conversion vans e-150's one with the 351 and one with the 5.4 (speed limited), when at speed took that throttle to keep up with the herd.