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#1057 of 1886 Re: 1997 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L [rryanjr]
Oct 08, 2007 (8:50 am)
This same thing happened to my 97 Jeep Wrangler about 5 years ago. I did not have anywhere to work on it at the time so I sent it to a shop. I had the Fuel Pump and filter replaced and it worked fine (another 60K miles) until last week. It just started doing it again. I am not sure which one caused it- I wish I was because I am going to do it myself this time and I would rather just have to buy and replace a filter than both.
#1058 of 1886 Rear end noise 2000 Wrangler Sport
Oct 13, 2007 (5:59 pm)
Hi, new to this forum. I have a 2000 Wrangler Sport. It is a great vehicle and is lots of fun. However it has been making a growling noise from the rear end when I turn a corner. It only does this after driving for a while on the highway. It does have the factory limited slip rear end. Has anybody run across this problem!
#1059 of 1886 Re: Rear end noise 2000 Wrangler Sport [wyowrangler]
Oct 13, 2007 (6:41 pm)
How many miles? Last time the lube was changed in the rear end? This should have been done at 36k and 96k or any time you might have gotten water in the diffs.
Might Just be a little Muddy Waters...
...dem tigers growl.
#1060 of 1886 Re: Rear end noise 2000 Wrangler Sport [wyowrangler]
Oct 14, 2007 (5:52 am)
And if they did change the differentials, did they add the special limited slip additive in with the fresh fluid?
First thing, of course, is to crawl under your Jeep and check the differential to see if it's full of fluid.
#1061 of 1886 Re: Oil pump [edalex]
Oct 14, 2007 (11:00 am)
hey, did you ever sort out the problem with the low oil pressure -- i have the same problem at the moment.
#1063 of 1886 97 wrangler switching from 4cyl. to 6cyl.
Sep 17, 2007 (3:22 am)
I just bought my first jeep it has a 4cylinder with 32" tires really doggish wanted to switch to a 6cyl. I was told I need to swap tranny can anybody help me out is this true?
#1064 of 1886 Re: 97 wrangler switching from 4cyl. to 6cyl. [tat2s8]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:43 am)
Yes it is. You'll also have to swap the radiator and shroud, PCM, propeller shafts, exhaust, wiring harness, and a myriad of smaller items, plus fabricating new engine mounts.
#1065 of 1886 Re: 97 wrangler switching from 4cyl. to 6cyl. [tat2s8]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:49 am)
Uh, not really the transmission, but if you have the stock gears in that SE, you could get quite a bit of the oomph back by regearing to 4.56 or 4.88.
My SE has 33's and I loaded up 4.88 gearing and it does just fine, though it still struggles on the highway at times.
If you DO swap from a 4 to a 6, the transmission would go from the AX-5 to the AX-15, unless you wanted to put in one of the newer NV transmissions. (assuming manual transmission here). The transmissions for the 4 cyl won't handle the power of the 6 cyl w/o breaking. May not happen right away, but it will at some point.
#1066 of 1886 Re: 97 wrangler switching from 4cyl. to 6cyl. [tat2s8]
Sep 19, 2007 (8:36 am)
Unless you have a good inexpensive source for parts AND you can do all the work yourself, you'd probably be better off selling the four banger and buying a TJ with a six. That said, a MT four-banger isn't a bad ride. As erickpl noted, you probably just need a set of lower gears...