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#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?
#176 of 1886 Re: steering stabilizer [jt828]
Apr 02, 2006 (11:47 am)
Hard to believe you wouldn't have those problems with a 7" lift! More details of the lift please.
#177 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [zizax]
Apr 02, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Any news on getting a replacement part from jeep? My jeep has been in the shop for 12 days and there are no available clutch cylinders in sight. Besides if the same part is used I beleive chance of it breaking again is high.
Well at least I'm getting a lot of yard work done instead of running around off-road.
On top of making payments (my first payment is due soon) I didn't "FALL" for the extra service contract and now I have to pay the rental car out of my pocket.
#178 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [uboat27]
Apr 02, 2006 (2:05 pm)
I am in the same boat, uboat! No end in site. Dealer says they do not know when the part will be available. One service guy said maybe DC was in the process of producing an improved part.
If you want to use a joint effort to contact DC for an answer, email me at blueman2earthlink.net.
#179 of 1886 Re: steering stabilizer [mac24]
Apr 02, 2006 (4:49 pm)
I wished I knew more about it, it was already in place when i got the jeep and i have had it less than 3 weeks i can tell you that the springs, shocks, stabilizers, and everything is brand new under the front end, and it is all made by Rusty's off road it is stamped on everything. Today when I had the top, and doors off I watched the left front wheel when it started happening and it looked like the wheel was warped or something it was wobbling so bad, but as i said I have rotated and balanced the tires so i know it's not a problem with them but it is happening just like the 2005 sierra in the earlier post only at slower speeds it's happening at about 30 to 35 mph's and once it gets past 40mph in 3rd gear (manual btw)it is like a dream driving, unless you hit a hard bump then it might start it again at no matter what the speed, i had it happen the other day and i was doing about 60 but i had hit a hard bump in the road. And oddly enough it seems to happen a lot less frequent when i rev up 2nd to about 3500 or 4k rpm's before changing into 3rd, it seems if i change into 3rd at a lower rpm it happens a lot more frequent, real head scratcher here
#180 of 1886 Drivers Seat '99 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Apr 04, 2006 (1:25 pm)
I recently purchased my third Wrangler, a '99 with the 4.0L, automatic. It was used with 41,000 miles on it. I have two issues. Is there a kit for the drivers seat that can increase the room and allow it back further. I am 6'-3" and would love a little more room, no big deal if not. My other is the 4WD shifter seems to be loose and causes quite a rattle while driving. Is this a common problem that is easily fixed, or does this take fairly extensive work with the transmission?
#181 of 1886 Re: Rattle with 4.0 Automatic [t26redd]
Apr 04, 2006 (1:41 pm)
I just got my front and rear pinion seals replaced and it cost $200. I went to Goodyear Gemini to get it done. I have the same rattle that I just wrote a message about, mine comes from the 4wd shifter, they told me to take it to the dealer, but I am looking for advice too.