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#92 of 229 2008 wrangler starting issues
Jul 10, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Does anyone have issues with their jeep wrangler not starting if the tilt steering column is all the way in the up position. This has been looked at three times by the dealer and each time it is good for about a week and then it wont start. It will start if you move the tilt all the way to the bottom. About halfway down i hear a twang and anytime after that it will start. any solutions?
#93 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [shaunas]
Jul 20, 2008 (8:48 am)
My 2008 Wrangler does exactly the same thing. I've been waiting to take it in to the dealer until it starts doing it more often because I had the same problem with a steering shimmy that they couldn't duplicate. It's doing it pretty often now so I think I'll take it and tell them to keep driving it until it pops out for them. It really is frightening when it first happens to you or you aren't paying attention, not to mention dangerous when pulling out into traffic. I'm getting to where I keep my hand on the shifter when in 1st gear in case it pops out.
#94 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [flynlevel]
Aug 13, 2008 (3:33 pm)
I have the same problem, but my wrangler is has only 2k. I've taken it twice to two different dealers and they keep saying that it is my fault. I also tried to hold the lever when it is in first but it hit my hand once and I don't do it anymore. If you find any place. or any way to fix this problem please let me know.
#95 of 229 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Clutch Pops out of First Gear [shaunas]
Aug 17, 2008 (5:27 pm)
I have a 98 Wrangler and on the 4th transmission. Three yrs ago my transmission went out and replaced with a Jasper. I have gone thru three installed in less than 3 yrs and two of them in the last month. The first replaced trans started out as 1st, 2nd and reverse not going in smoothly, lost of grinding. I got replaced then 1st gear popping out (in intersections and about getting rearended)I thought the transmission was laying on the road by the sound that it made and the shaking of the jeep. The more transmissions I get replaced the worse that it does it. The syncronizers are what the problem is supposedly.
I am not getting anywhere with Jasper so I am researching other vehicles and unloading this one. It's a shame because I am so much a Jeep lover but enough is enough.
Good luck with your's. I atleast got 7 good years before the problems began.
#96 of 229 SQUEAL IN FRONT
Aug 25, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Hello. I'm back again after a y ear or more. I've developed a loud squeal in front end. My 2008 Rubicon was held at the dealer for 8 hours and they called it "...the backing plate touching the rotor..." and claimed the adjustment they did cured it. ON THE WAY HOME THE SQUEAL started again. Can anyone suggest something ? Thanks.
#97 of 229 Re: SQUEAL IN FRONT [giantsin06]
Aug 28, 2008 (2:01 pm)
It is possible you have a brake dust buildup in the caliper. Try a high pressure wash around the brake calipers. Do it once a week. An automatic car wash booth won't get it like you will with a good hard stream of water. Compressed air works well also but sure makes a mess. If that isnt it, maybe the pads were installed without anti-seize compound or backing.
#98 of 229 Massive Shaking
Sep 18, 2008 (9:37 am)
Hi all. I bought a 2007 4dr Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 Automatic in January of '07 (brand new). It currently has about 32K miles (I drive about 50 miles roundtrip to work 5 days a week on the highway). I love the vehicle, but about a month ago my husband and I were driving along at about 70, and it the whole Jeep shook like we had a blow out. We pulled over, but nothing was wrong. Tires were fully inflated. I drove later that week about 400 miles (we were going camping) one way and 400 miles back and nothing happened. This morning my husband took my Jeep to work as he is bringing it in for an oil change, and at about 65mph it did the same thing. He pulled over, checked the tires, and same thing. It really feels like the way a vehicle reacts when you have a blow out - not necessarily just a front end shake.
Has anyone had this problem? I am worried again, because we are supposed to tow a trailer this weekend from Vegas to Park City, UT and back, with kids, and the trailer will be full on the way back. Help!
#99 of 229 thanks to panzer
Sep 18, 2008 (10:09 am)
Sorry to take so long responding. It's been a month and squeel is basically gone. I only hear it when STOPPED (!) and maybe rolling a bit. I have the 6 speed so it may be clutch related. Anyhow it is about .02 percent what it was...this I can live with. EXTENNNNNNNDED HAPPY DRIVING WISHES TO ALL.
#100 of 229 Re: Massive Shaking [lvjeepgirl]
Sep 18, 2008 (10:17 am)
It wouldn't hurt to have all tires re-balanced...it was a VW years ago that almost threw me off the road...just after I left the FIRESTONE Store. The dope that balanced my wheels had NO IDEA what he was doing. Your car may have thrown a weight .Look for uneven wear on tires too. You are wise to get this thing fixed before you go anywhere distant.