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#1434 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [06tj4banger]
Jan 06, 2009 (5:14 pm)
I haven't read through ALL of the posts, so I apologize ahead of time if I'm asking something that's already been answered. I saw this goes back to 2005 and got twitchy. Anyway, my Wrangler is now almost 5 yrs. old and the zippers are a beast to deal with. Getting my top and windows back on are horrid and taking so much time to get back together. The zippers and lines are stiff and could be getting rusted (???). I do live in Florida near the beach, so I'm sure the salt air has a bit to do with it. Any suggestions on what I could use?
#1435 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [heli]
Jan 07, 2009 (3:00 am)
I use wax on my Drysuit zipper (Scuba). It keeps it somewhat protected and lubricated.
#1436 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [saharasteve]
Jan 07, 2009 (9:50 am)
Hmm, not a bad idea. Thanks for the suggestion.
#1437 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [heli]
Jan 07, 2009 (10:02 am)
The zippers and lines are stiff and could be getting rusted (???). I do live in Florida near the beach, so I'm sure the salt air has a bit to do with it.
The zips and Velcro are plastic so can't rust. As well as using a wax lubricant which you can get at dive/marine/camping stores (even Wal-Mart), using a tooth or nail brush and soapy water to regularly clean them will have the biggest effect.
#1438 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [mac24]
Jan 08, 2009 (6:15 am)
Especially if you're near the ocean and salt crystals get in those teeth. Same kind of effects as dirt/dust...
Using the wax after a good cleaning will make future cleanings a lot easier.
#1439 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [saharasteve]
Jan 08, 2009 (7:32 am)
Are you still around? I would like the info I requested..if you have it. TIA
#1440 of 1888 4WD doesn't stay engaged
Jan 19, 2009 (9:50 am)
I have an 04 wrangler X. When I put it in 4WD it either doesn't engage or come's out after awhile. You can hear it start to grind as it is sliding out. What is wrong? Not enough fluid....teeth worn???
#1442 of 1888 Re: ignition lock problem [ghulet]
Jan 19, 2009 (4:54 pm)
I am by no means a mechanic. I do have a wrangler and haven't had that problem. However I did experience the same problem with my 1999 Mazda 626, if you put a key such as a spare key and its a computer key, the computer may not recognize the key as the right key. It locks the ignition and will not start. This means you'll have to take your (tow) your car to a dealer and have them reprogram a new computer key for your ignition. Soon as you do that, u MUST throw away your old keys. They will charge you like 176.00 for a new computer key. Its a rip off. I can see paying the 76.00, they are a business, but they'll gouge you if they can. After I got my new key, it started right away. Hope your problem is something different. Mine cost me.
#1443 of 1888 99 Jeep TJ Engine Swap
Jan 19, 2009 (5:02 pm)
My Jeep has a 4cy 2.5 engine automatic w/4x4. However trying to get onto highway and gaining speed is a joke. It has 31" tires but I dont think that would cause it to drive so slow. Once I get it going it will max out at about 80mph on a fairly straight away or especially down a hill. But try to drive up an incline, it slows to about 55-60mph. Its embarrassing! If I can't find a good 4.0cyl. engine, I hear I can replace the 2.5 and install a Chevy 350 cause it will fit right in? Is this true? I guess I'll have to change the transmission as well. I was also told I could just change the gears. Would this give me that much more power? Im not a mechanic so I don;t know what the answer is. I just want to travel a bit with my wife and not have 39 cars tailgating me for driving too slow. Help!