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#79 of 229 Re: "bouncing" problem [steve_]
Dec 22, 2007 (9:16 pm)
It's a Jeep thang.
I bought my 1999 Sahara in May 2002 with the idea that I'd use it as a parade car(long story) and sell it in the fall. I had also heard all the stories about the uncomfortable ride, the unpredictable handling, and horrible HVAC system. Well, we ended up selling a very clean Pathfinder SE and keeping the Jeep. No, it doesn't have Lexus levels of NVH or BMW agility, but it certainly isn't a penalty box. I've since fitted Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT tires, Bilstein HD shocks, and Hella E-Code headlamps which have made the beast an even better all-weather vehicle. Aside from the familiar TJ radiator and exhaust manifold maladies, the Wrangler has proven to be quite reliable and inexpensive to run. Taxes, registration, and insurance runs less than $500/year, so I'll probably keep it for a long time.
#80 of 229 Re: HELP!!!!!!
Jan 22, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I HAVE A 2007 4 DOOR UNLIMTED. I have had the death wobble 4 times now each time I take it in last time they replaced the stabilizer and now they said the only way to fix it is to replace parts that are not under warranty and I have to pay this is a lease jeep what can I do. in north carolina lemon law applys ideas welcome
#81 of 229 Re: HELP!!!!!! [recon79]
Jan 22, 2008 (4:24 pm)
Also...makes no sense that ANY part on a 2007 (unless you added it yourself and voided the warranty) would not be covered leased/purchased cash/ financed it... please elaborate so that I can help you... my email address is dldunphycomcast.net if want a quicker response.
Jan 22, 2008 (4:42 pm)
Talked to the dealer and Crysler today again and we have worked out throug the dealer that it gets fixed at no cost of I get out of lease it has been 4 weeks of this but I did nothing everything stock on the jeep. hope it works out dealer thanks for the response . dealer doesn't want it known it is a lemon live in small town
#85 of 229 Wrangler X 4-door
Mar 18, 2008 (2:37 pm)
I have a Wrangler X 4-door manual transmission with 22k miles. At 17k miles I started hearing a whistling noise when idling. I called the dealer to make an appointment for service in early December. In the few days between calling them and the appointment, I began to notice the whistling sound even while driving (especially accelerating). I could make the whistling stop by barely touching the clutch pedal. Also, in the lower gears--1 to about 4--while accelerating I noticed a sputtering noise (almost like a leaf stuck in a fan) that seemed to be coming from directly behind the glove compartment. Also, when I tried turned the ignition, it would make a popping, clanking noise. It became difficult to shift gears (especially to reverse). I made it through several days of these problems to the appointment, and they told me that the throw-out bearing needed to be replaced. After ordering it, I waited nearly a whole month before either the part could come in, or before they could fix it (who knows?), and then when the part came in, it was the wrong part in the box. (??) They ordered another one, and I waited again, assured that this problem would not leave me stranded: "It might get louder, but it won't put you down."
Well, something else did put me down. The Powertrain Control Module went out, and Chrysler paid for towing nearly 300 miles. While it was there, they finally replaced the throw-out bearing, and when I went to pick it up, I noticed immediately that the clutch seemed extremely loose compared to what it was before. Before this, I felt resistance as soon as I touched the clutch pedal, but then it was nearly to the floor before I felt resistance or could even move the shifter. If possible, the clutch was TOO responsive. They assured me that it was the way it should be and that mine was never right. "Your problems started at the assembly line," they said. They explained that the throw-out bearing was "sitting crooked" and that was the reason the clutch had so much resistance before. They told me to take it home (an hour drive) and let them know if I just couldn't get used to it, and they could possibly adjust the clutch.
I didn't have to go back to get the clutch adjusted because about 6 days later, the whistling noise and all its company returned. So I took it back. This time they replaced "everything above the throw-out bearing"--whatever that may be. I drove home, 65 miles, and it started again. It's just as loud as ever, and does it all the time, as opposed to sporadically the first time, and a little more often the second time.
The Chrysler representative is supposed to come run a diagnostic test this time (it goes back tomorrow morning). I find it strange that they've not done that yet, anyway. I've read some other forums where people said they had this trouble, but haven't found a solution. Is anyone else having this trouble, or can you offer any advice or hints?
Sorry it's so lengthy!
#86 of 229 Re: front end shakes violently ... at high speeds [dldjeep01]
Mar 27, 2008 (1:18 pm)
I'm having the exact problem with the same results from the dealer. I have given my case to CAMVAP & have a hearing in a couple of weeks. Chrysler says they have no other experiences like mine. I also have an issue with the dash lights coming on and then my jeep doesn't start. It is currently in the garage for the 16th time. I only bought my Jeep March 2007
I have tried accessing ther maintenance board for the repairs as suggested but I amhave having trouble. Can someone please post the exact link so I can try to acces that way?
#88 of 229 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear
May 12, 2008 (11:29 am)
Our 2008 Jeep Wrangler pops out of first gear. There is a loud bang and the entire car shakes when it happens. Unfortunatly it's random, and because the dealer can't duplicate it, they won't fix it. They suggested it might be "user-error"; however it happens to both my husband and me, and only in our Jeep.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get this fixed, and what this might be from? I keep thinking I'm hitting something when I hear that bang, and I don't feel very safe, especially when clutch pops out of gear in the middle of an intersection.
I'm hoping also, that people with the same vehicle and the same problem will post so Chrysler *might* be more inclined to fix this problem.