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Mar 30, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition. I bought it from a used dealer and therefore it did not come with an owner's manuel or anything like that. It's a soft top and I would like to know how to take the soft top off, but I can't seem to figure out by myself. Could someone with a Wrangler please tell me how to go about removing my soft top??
#167 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [uboat27]
Mar 31, 2006 (5:20 pm)
I've discovered that if you own a 2006 Wrangler X with the 6-Speed transmission you may be without a ride soon. I went back to the shop and confirmed the part was made of plastic. There are no replacement parts available in the United States with several on back order. The dealership will not make a temporary repair due to liability concerns. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website list 3 complaints to date. Unless the clutch master cylinder is replaced with an upgrade push rod the vehicle should be consider unreliable
#168 of 1886 Tire Wobble
Apr 01, 2006 (10:38 am)
2005 Sahara manual transmission with front end "wobble" from approx 47-51 mph. Re-balanced tires and that did not correct. I was skeptical anyway since it only happens at this one speed. Drives great up to 45-47 and when driving >51 wobble stops and drives great again. Does not matter if in 4th or 5th gear. The faster I accelerate the less it seems to do this. Slow acceleration typically returns a fairly severe wobble. If I accelerate to 50 fast and don't get the wobble I can stay at 50 without "creating" the wobble. It's definitely in the front end, not the rear. Can't determine what side or both. Any clues before I continue to "chase" this problem spending money fixing what isn't broken?
#169 of 1886 Re: steering stabilizer [mac24]
Apr 01, 2006 (6:09 pm)
I have rotated and re-balanced the tires so thats out, and everything under the front end is new as far as the suspention I really don't know it does have around 7"s or so on the lift so the propshaft thing sounds like a possibility. if you will read the post written the guy about the wobble in the front end it is EXACTLY THAT everything he is decribing is to the tee I'M Desperate
#170 of 1886 Re: Help, please! [newbiejeepowne]
Apr 01, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I have a TJ with a bestop on it it is easier to remove the side and rear windows, unlatch the top from the latches above sun visors, untuck the top from around the top lip above driver, and passengers windows, I find it easier to open tailgate fold the top back a little at a time and tuck into the back a little at a time to make it less visible when cruising
#171 of 1886 Rattle with 4.0 Automatic
Apr 01, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Hey guys I have a 97 4.0 Automatic and anytime i accelerate harder than usual i get a rattle from under the seats where the transmission is. Any suggestions as to what it might be before I get a dealership to look at it? Also what should it cost me to get front and rear pinion seals done?
#172 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [uboat27]
Apr 02, 2006 (10:24 am)
I am the lucky owner of said vehicle and one of the NHTSA complaintants. Jeep tells me they do not know when a replacement part will come available. My Jeep is sitting dead in their lot. Terrible decision on my part. But who would have believed they'd put a PLASTIC piece in such a critical control?! On the other hand, it appears that the part was possibly exposed to excessive stress due to the clutch cylinder's improper or weak mounting into the firewall. When my clutch went out, the cylinder was bobbling loosely in the hole. Neither circumstance leaves me feeling very warm and fuzzy about Jeep. Or NEW Jeep anyway.
#173 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [zizax]
Apr 02, 2006 (11:10 am)
In the rest of the world, US manufacturers have gained a reputation for 'improving' an already functioning product by seeing what they could remove or replace so that it doesn't quite explode when you use it.
Of course this is a broad generalization, but it loks like in this case they went a little too far!
#174 of 1886 steering problem
Apr 02, 2006 (11:16 am)
just upgrades a rancho 4" lift kit on with with Comp springs with out spaces. When driving down a highway and shifting, vehicle seems to over steer, the rear end feels loose, almost feels like the jeep is torquing to the right.
#175 of 1886 Re: steering problem [thadden]
Apr 02, 2006 (11:43 am)
Year, model, link to the lift kit you used? Have you re-centered the front and rear axles relative to the chassis? Have you had a re-alignment?