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#1034 of 1888 Re: Question about Durability [ravis1]
Sep 19, 2007 (7:31 am)
I'm looking to buy a used Jeep Wrangler, probably an 03, 04, or 05, and was wondering about how many miles can a Wrangler go before having problems?
I bought a 1999 Sahara five speed with 36K miles in 2004. It now has over 105K on it. In addition to scheduled maintenance I've fitted front pads/rear shoes, a radiator(all copper, replacing the OEM plastic/aluminum unit), front sway bar links, Bilstein HD shocks, and a Banks Torque tube exhaust manifold. I didn't really need to replace the shocks, I just prefer Bilsteins. The TJs you are looking at have a different exhaust manifold design so replacement should not be required. I change the oil(Mobil 1 5W-30) every 6K, the coolant every two years, and the diffs, transfer case, and manual transmission at 60K intervals(again using synthetics). I fully expect to get another 100K out of it at a minimal expense.
Buy one. You won't regret it.
#1035 of 1888 Re: Question about Durability [roadburner]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:08 am)
You can get 250K+ out of the 4.0L inline six with proper maintenance (follow what RR just outlined). Most of the problems come earlier rather than later, once they've been worked out the thing will just keep running.
#1036 of 1888 Re: one stumped jeep newbie [mac24]
Sep 20, 2007 (2:34 pm)
i just got done changing the cap and rotor,plug wires and ignition coil. if i let it sit and idle for 5-10 minutes,it will not miss a beat,but if i just take off,it will still stumble after a few seconds. after reading some other postings,i am going to unplug the o2 sensor and see what happens.
#1037 of 1888 Re: one stumped jeep newbie [b10k]
Sep 20, 2007 (3:15 pm)
You won't hurt anything doing that, but you might also want to check if the PCM is holding any codes. Autozone will read it for free.
#1038 of 1888 Re: one stumped jeep newbie [mac24]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:15 pm)
it was checked for codes and did not hold any,sorry i did not mention that.since i unhooked the front O2 sensor,it has ran with no more hesitation,but the check engine light stays on. does this tell me that if i replace the sensor and plug it back in,it will be fixed? thanks for all your replys.you are an asset to this site.
#1039 of 1888 Re: hi-beam not working [burntup]
Sep 22, 2007 (12:12 pm)
I have a 1999 Wrangler with the low beam not working. When you pull back on the high/low lever is it suppose to spring forward or stay in either a forward or a backward position?
#1040 of 1888 Help... getting the "Death Wobble"
Sep 22, 2007 (6:50 pm)
I've found several posts related to the "Death Wobble", but didn't really see where anyone responded with what fixed it.
I'm getting a terrible shaking of the whole jeep when I hit a bump while driving around 45-50. I shake is soo bad a car behind me stoped me afterwards because they thought the front wheel were gonna come off my jeep. The only way to get out of the wobble is to almost stop the vehicle.
I've seen several posts that mention the same problem. Can someone please respond to indicate how to fix this thing... it's pretty scary!
#1041 of 1888 Re: hi-beam not working [larson7078]
Sep 23, 2007 (4:34 am)
The lever on my 98 doesn't spring back and never did. You push it back forward to get into low-beam mode.
#1042 of 1888 Re: hi-beam not working [larson7078]
Sep 23, 2007 (11:00 am)
Looking over some old posts, it looks like these things work in different ways for different year models.
On my 2000 TJ, low-beam is in the centered position (front to back) pulling it back gives a momentary high-beam, releasing it lets it spring back to low-beam. Pushing it forward, it goes to hi-beam and stays until you pull it back to center.
#1043 of 1888 Re: Help... getting the "Death Wobble" [gsyoung1960]
Sep 26, 2007 (1:40 pm)
Don't know if this will help, had a wobble at the same speed but not real bad on my jeep. The rear tire was low. On my chev the front rotor was warped (death wobble real bad on that one) replaced, stopped.