Last post on Mar 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM
You are in the Jeep Wrangler
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Wrangler, Scheduled Maintenance, Steering, Suspension, Tires, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
Jul 23, 2009 (12:14 pm)
Hi! This is my first post and I hope you can help me as much as you've helped everyone else!
I just made an appointment with a local mechanic to have a diagnostic done because the engine light just came on. Before I hear what he has to say, I wanted to get your opinion.
For the past couple of months when I start my 2003 wrangler sport automatic v6 it makes this banging noise for a few seconds before it evens out.....then it drives fine. I didn't know if this is some type of misfire triggering the engine light.
The only other problem I've had recently that might have contributed to the engine light is my battery dying due to leaving my sirius radio on (old battery....needs to be replaced). When i jumped it a couple days ago i had to leave my foot on the gas to keep it from stalling. I finally let it stall out and started it right back up and it was fine.
Also, the Jeep dealer (they went out of business and i'm not gonna shed a tear because the mechanics were pushy and never did anything right!) said it was necessary to get a radiator flush for maintenance. At almost $300.00 I wanted to make sure I needed it before i did it. My jeep has 69,000 miles.
Help! I'm not mechanically inclined so some guidence would be great.
#1591 of 1886 Re: AC [go_topless]
Jul 23, 2009 (2:38 pm)
AC blower motor resistor is bad
#1592 of 1886 Re: AC [go_topless]
Jul 23, 2009 (4:31 pm)
I have the same problem with both my AC and my heat in my 03.
#1593 of 1886 Re: Sputters and stalls [maryp001]
Jul 24, 2009 (8:49 am)
Thank you for the info. I've tried finding info for a Cat recall online, can't find anything so far. I do believe you though, I've heard a few people mention it. However, I did pass smog, so not sure if anything is wrong with Cat or not...would still like to have replaced if recalled.
We did finally solve the issue with the Sputters and Stalls....for anyone else wondering, it ended up being a loose wire on the Crank Shaft Positioning Sensor. Fixed that and it runs like a champ once again!
I had a 93 Cherokee automatic, a few years ago back that would suddenly stall and not restart for about 10 minutes. Chrysler couldn't tell me why this was happening, even though my life was in serious danger, as it would randomly stall even in the middle of the freeway!! One lady was killed in her Cherokee on the freeway due to a stall like this.
This serious incident ended up being the Crank Shaft Positioning Sensor as well...Only a $100.00 part from the dealer!! Not worth one's life...very easy fix! For anyone else having similar problems...check it out.
For some reason, Neither one of my vehicles would not show a code for this problem on the OBDII. But once replaced, they both ran perfect!
#1594 of 1886 Name of the hose
Jul 31, 2009 (10:46 am)
I have 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 2,5L 4 cyl. Two hoses are connected to the top of the valve cover. One of them has oil on itself on the bottom where hose go to the engine. Same rubber hose has plastic one inside. What is the name of that hose?
So far not much drops of oil on the floor in my garage, but......
#1595 of 1886 Black 3" Diametar Side Step Rails for 143.98
Aug 04, 2009 (10:34 am)
I just want to share this: JCWhitney sell Black 3" Diametar Side Step Rails a pair
for total 143.98. Price is to good to pass it up.
Aug 04, 2009 (5:30 pm)
Hi.. I have a 2003 jeep wrangler and i love it except it jerks really hard sometimes and after i drive it for over an hour or so and come to a stop and then go to take off it hesitates likes it out of gas or something. I want to fix it but nobody knows whats wrong with it .I took it to a tranmission shop who charged me 300.00 to clean all of those little parts and peices in there that worked for about two months , I always have the oil changed when i am suppose to , add fuel injecting cleaning stuff when i fill up with gas , I know nothing about this stuff but even my honey and his friends can't figure it out . please if anyone knows how to make this go away please let me it is driving me nuts!!
#1597 of 1886 Re: Name of the hose [kufu]
Aug 05, 2009 (8:37 am)
Both hoses are crancase vent hoses. Hose #1 sucks oil fumes from the crankcase via the valve cover and into the engine to be burned. The oil fumes are replaced by clean air from the air filter via hose #2. The direction of flow is shown by the red arrows.
#1598 of 1886 Re: Please help [kitroll]
Aug 05, 2009 (8:42 am)
I took it to a tranmission shop who charged me 300.00 to clean all of those little parts and peices in there that worked for about two months
It would appear that the problem is connected in some way with whatever the transmission shop worked on as they fixed it, if only for a couple of months.
Go back to them and check what was actually done in detail.
#1599 of 1886 Re: Please help [mac24]
Aug 05, 2009 (12:55 pm)
Are you sure it is a transmission issue? Have you run by any local auto part stores like Auto zone to see if it is throwing any codes?
Have you had your differentials (in the axles) and transfer case fluid changed any time recently?
Opening up the differentials may tell you if you have gear damage at the axle itself.