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#1226 of 1888 Re: Snapping/Cracking Sound When Starting Out [sadworld]
Mar 26, 2008 (12:44 pm)
2006 JEEP WRANGLER Recall ID from NHTSA: 05V460000
Not sure if this has anything to do with it but thought I would mention it anyway.
Auto Recall Date: 20051006
Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 256409
2006 JEEP WRANGLER Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 42RLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE CUP PLUG THAT RETAINS THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT MAY BE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED. IF THE SHAFT MOVES OUT OF POSITION, THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE 'PARK' POSITION.
IF THIS OCCURS AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED, THE VEHICLE MAY ROLL AWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSIONS AND INSTALL A BRACKET TO ENSURE THE PARK PAWL ANCHOR SHAFT IS RETAINED IN THE PROPER POSITION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION, E14
#1227 of 1888 Re: Snapping/Cracking Sound When Starting Out [skyking49]
Mar 26, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Thanks for the input. I saw that recall before I bought the Jeep and confirmed it had already been applied before I took it off the lot. I appreciate the thought though. I
need to get it inspected in May (I live in PA), so I guess I can let the dealership say "I dunno what it is"... *grin*
#1228 of 1888 Re: Snapping/Cracking Sound When Starting Out [sadworld]
Mar 28, 2008 (5:16 am)
Perhaps try to recreate it in reverse?
To me it sounds light it MIGHT be something with a u-joint. Do you hear any chirping while driving? Does it do anything in turns, or just from a stop?
#1229 of 1888 check engine lightly
Mar 28, 2008 (7:27 am)
We own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler X. The check engine light came on and my husband took it to Autozone to diagnose it because they can get the code. It turns out it had something to do with the gas cap. It was reset. It came on again and Chrysler Jeep in Raynham, MA said it was probably the gas cap to refuel and tighten the gas cap and it should go away. It went away for one fill. It is now back on and hasn't gone away. We took it in for warranty service. It was the gas cap which is a known issue. I forget the code. In any event, they want to charge us $89.00 because my husband has a performance chip in the vehicle. I have the warranty that states that it only isn't covered if the performance or racing part is considered to be the cause of the issue, which it is not. Anybody have a suggestion on how to fight this. We have to pick up the jeep today. Thanks,
#1230 of 1888 Re: 2001 jeep wrangler 60th annv edition has a leak. [erickpl]
Mar 28, 2008 (7:57 am)
My 2006 Jeep Wrangler sometimes gets wet on the passenger side floor. I have never used the air conditioning. Could this still be my problem? Wouldn't it be covered by warranty?
#1231 of 1888 Re: 2001 jeep wrangler 60th annv edition has a leak. [skyking49]
Mar 28, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I used a BUNCH of RTV (the stuff you seal up the differentials with) and did the following:
After having my passenger's side floorboard wet AGAIN after a bout of rain, I decided I'd had enough.
I had previously attempted to stop it, but no go. Here's what I did. First off, remember that I have a 97 TJ and the cowl on those has a 'fake' vent over the passenger side.
1. I removed the cowl by removing the 7 or so screws that hold it on. Then remove the wiper blade arms. I then RTV'd the underside of THAT to ensure water wasn't falling into the HVAC intake. If you don't have a 97, this is not required. But you will STILL need to remove the cowl cover.
2. I then RTV'd around the HVAC intake itself. Looks like the previous owner had tried this and not done a good job, so I removed the silicon stuff and applied a liberal amount of RTV, ensuring there were no gaps, similar to how you'd apply caulk around joints in a shower or tub. I've seen covers you can put over this, and may consider that if it leaks again.
3. I removed the battery and battery tray so I could get to the heater core area behind the battery. I removed my previous attempt where I used silicon and it was not holding up well at all. I cleared that off using a painter's tool, then went to town on the RTV. I could see the spongy gasket material that was getting saturated. I built up the area by the sponge and proceeded to RTV that entire area, including running up the side of the heater core/blower area so NO water would get in.
If you look closely, you'll see where that gap in the metal had been and where the gasket was showing. I built it up a bit more after this pic and now water will not collect there, and even if it DID, there'd be no way for it to get in.
After the rain we had last week, I checked it out and it was totally dry.
I also have the A/C drain tube installed, in case people wanted to see that. You don't use the A/C that much, and this may already be in place, but worth it if it is not there currently - so when you DO use the A/C, it is good to go.
So if you are getting wet floorboards, doing this may not totally solve your problem (windows/doors, windshield leaks, etc), but it will definitely stop one avenue of water.
#1232 of 1888 97 Wrangler Air Flow Problem
Mar 28, 2008 (8:15 pm)
Air will blow on defrost and on feet, but will not blow air to the face (either fresh or A/C). When moving the lever to the face position, it begins to make a higher pitched whine sound, and continues to blow through the defrost vents. I am not sure if I am losing vacuum or if there is something that is hanging up the damper. Any ideas?
#1233 of 1888 Re: Snapping/Cracking Sound When Starting Out [erickpl]
Mar 29, 2008 (4:41 am)
Hmmm. No chirping while driving, and I haven't noticed anything when turning, but I'll listen closer now. I only have the popping when leaving from a stop - and it was still doing it this morning. Thanks for the thought. I'll dig around on some other posts out there for u-joint problems and see if anyone else is describing my problem.
#1234 of 1888 Re: Snapping/Cracking Sound When Starting Out [sadworld]
Apr 01, 2008 (5:03 am)
You may also want to check your transmission mounts on your cross member/skid plate. If it is broken, you may have to replace it. Fortunately it IS something you can do yourself as long as you have a floor jack to hold the transmission up once you remove the skid plate. I THINK it is only about $30.00 for the OEM part...
#1235 of 1888 Re: 97 Wrangler Air Flow Problem [sandmc]
Apr 01, 2008 (5:03 am)
Sounds like the door that directs flow is not working properly. I know on Grand Cherokee's it is called a blend door, and I THINK it is the same thing on the TJ's.