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Dec 17, 2005 (2:50 am)
I have a 2001 Wrangler, replaced brakes and rotors at 9000 miles,I had great brakes for that 9000 miles but after dealer put new brakes on they have never been the same, my wife drives it most of the time and almost has to stand up on them to get jeep to stop!! took it back to dealer and they said nothing was wrong, we argued and that was it, I only went up one tire size, shouldnt make that much difference, anyone having brake problems like this? love to hear from you, thanx, Barry
#22 of 1888 Re: brakes [jeepguy2]
Dec 17, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Try another dealer to make sure. I had this problem on a Windstar minivan. Had the brakes redone at a Firestone service center, and they didn't grab as well, and began making a "grinding" noise. Took it back several times, was told they were fine. Then, they "resurfaced" the pads. Basically taking them off and sanding them. Still no good.
Took it to a Goodyear service center, and they said "well, the other guys didn't understand that your van has to have ceramic pads".
Long story short, I had to pay for the job twice, but the second time it got done correctly. Totally fixed the problem. Just posting my experience in case it helps anyone, but it may not be the same problem.
#23 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [06tj4banger]
Dec 19, 2005 (11:01 am)
I have a 2005 Rubicon that has the same water leak problem. Can you tell me, did have any luck stopping the problem with a new door?
#24 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [fayevalentine]
Dec 26, 2005 (9:21 am)
Sorry it took so long to reply, but I haven't been on Edmunds in a while. Door replacements have not fixed the problem. I am thinking now that water leaks are just the nature of the beast with Wranglers.
#25 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [06tj4banger]
Dec 28, 2005 (5:25 pm)
No Rob, leaks are not the nature of the beast with new Wranglers. My 2004 Sport never leaked. My 2005 Sport leaks even when there is a light rain. It's a defective automobile and that's all there is to it. Do not give up.
I am dropping the Sport off at the dealership where I bought it tomorrow so they can replace the soft top. Right after my attorney called the dealership, the new top (which I had been told for over a month was "unavailable") magically appeared.
If a new top doesn't fix the problem, we are going with the Uniform Commercial Code and I will be parking the car on the dealer's lot and calling in the media. (I will still have to make the car payments in order to preserve my credit rating, but Chrysler is not getting away with this.) Lemon Law is not the way to go.
And BTW there is a recall notice out on all 2005 & 6 Wranglers (and other Chrysler vehicles) for a transmission problem. Seems that Chrysler made a mistake when building some of their cars. They can't seem to stay in park without the emergency brake being on. "Whoops" Chrysler says. "My bad."
Will keep you guys posted on progress...
#26 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [njbamadogz]
Jan 04, 2006 (3:44 pm)
I am picking up the Sport tomorrow. It's been at the dealership for a week. The top they ordered was the wrong color (grey, should have been black.) They say the Sport is not leaking anymore now that the new top is on. As soon as I get it home, I will be checking it myself to see how watertight it is. If the water leak problem has been fixed by replacing the original top with a new soft top, then everyone who has a 2005 or 6 Wrangler that leaks should call their respective dealerships and request new tops. Will kepp you posted...
#27 of 1888 Re: Jeep Wrangler: Problems and Solutions [njbamadogz]
Jan 05, 2006 (2:48 pm)
The Sport is still leaking. When the water-tested it for the second time, it leaked as badly as before. So it is still at the dealership service dept. and I did not pick it up today as planned. The sales mgr. who is working with me is going to call Chrysler and find out what they want to do (or are prepared to do) now, as there is another 2005 on their lot that leaks as badly as my 2005 Sport. So a new soft top was not the solution to the mysterious leaking problem. As always, will keep you guys posted in case you have a Wrangler that is leaking also. (I'm not giving up or in on this one.)
Jan 10, 2006 (10:43 am)
I own an 89 jeep wrangler. I just moved to Oregon and found that the rain and my jeep do not mix well. My problem is that the water seems to pour down my legs coming from my clutch area. It does this on the driver side and passenger side. No mechanic can find it and I was wondering if anyone seems to have any advice. My sisters Jeep is starting to do this too, so I wasn't sure if maybe it was a chronic Jeep problem.
#29 of 1888 Re: WET JEEP [penelopy74]
Jan 11, 2006 (6:13 pm)
Have you checked the cowl(sp?) area? That vent just behind the hood
and below the windshield. I've had it happen to a few vehicles,
especially ones that have been parked under pine trees and the like.
The cowl area fills up with crap, displaces water that is supposed to drain out, and it ends up in the venting system to the cabin. Other than that, I can say that my 1988 Wrangler does NOT do this currently, and never has. Mine just leaks from the roll-bar pads after heavy rain with no top on Other than that, make sure you check into the windshield wiper gaskets/seals and make sure it isn't running inside that way, and then down through the dash to your legs. Keep in mind, if water is getting to both sides, its gotta be getting in on both sides, or travelling through a passage that goes there. Good luck! Let us know what happens.
#30 of 1888 2002 Jeep Wrangler SE issues before 36k miles
Jan 14, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I had a Dodge Raider / Montero that had less problems from 33k to 36k miles. The Raider with its design flaws lasted 18 years. I've had the following problems with the Jeep Wrangler SE 2002. It took three different California dealerships to replace a broken thermostat and to remove the codes. It was fixed correctly by a San Jose Jeep Dealership. Also, there were crank sensor codes that appeared while the running cold too long code appeared. That took three weeks to replace. Also, the neutral safety switch for the clutch failed before 36K 5hrs away from home during a vacation the next week and was replaced. Also, the front shocks were leaking! All of these things were replaced under the basic warranty. Some of the california jeep dealership techs are over worked because of the poor quality of jeep parts or they are under experienced. I'm glad that the demo was purchased $7k under mrsp new. The cheap wrangler rt-s tires were replaced with bf goodrich tires at about 25k miles. The stock tires are horrible in the rain.