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#353 of 1888 Front end noise at 10 to 20 mph
Jun 20, 2006 (11:29 am)
I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 6 cylinders, manual transmission, with 47000 miles. lately, I have been hearing a rattling noise seems to be coming from the front wheels. I hear the noise with the windows down at speeds 15-20 mph. however, this rattling noise will disappear when I slightly apply the brakes. I removed both of my front tires and check the brakes for any loose items. Everything looked normal and the brakes are 75% life. I would appreciate any help with this issue. Thanks.
#354 of 1888 Re: WET JEEP [mac24]
Jun 20, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Thanks. I have a buddy with an 89 and he is about to replace that gasket. I figured I would see how it worked for him. I can push down on my gasket and see the rust coloring on the rubber. So is the bottom of the frame rusted open to allow that much water in? Should the frame be replaced?
#355 of 1888 97 Wrangler won't start...
Jun 20, 2006 (4:22 pm)
I have a 97 Wrangler, 4cyl, stick shift. I bought it new and 9 years later I STILL LOVE IT! It came with a factory installed anti-theft device, to which the car won't start unless you disengage the system with the special key, or press the kill button under the steering column. My Jeep wouldn't start after it was off for only 10 minutes. The symptoms were the same as if I hadn't tripped the anti-theft device. Does anyone know if this anti-theft device could cause the Jeep from starting? Battery is good, lights don't dim when I try to start it. HELP! I can't handle another day of driving a ridiculous Chevy Aveo rental car!!
#356 of 1888 2000 Wrangler Sport
Jun 21, 2006 (8:48 am)
I have a 2000 Wrangler Sport Auto. I have had this Jeep for about 2 years now and I love it. The problem is, it seems everytime it gets hot out and I drive it in excess of 65mph the check engine light starts blinking and the jeep "clicks over" and the engine starts to rattle and the speed decreases. When I pull over and stop my jeep the check engine light is still blinking and the engine is shaking and idling very weird. If I turn off the engine and restart it, it seems fine but the problem starts up again once I hit that certain speed or accelerate too quickly. I think I read on this forum a few months ago that this could happen because of the fuel line. I would appreciate any help with this problem. Also, while idling at a light my jeep sometimes stalls out. Thanks
#357 of 1888 Re: WET JEEP [mac24]
Jun 21, 2006 (2:24 pm)
had an 89 Wrangler years ago and it leaked from the dash down both sides after heavy rains. I thought it was just that jeep. I recently bought a 90 Wrangler
The true solution, of course, is to buy a 91 Wrangler.
Seriously, if it's coming in under the dash, have you checked to see if the small grill between the windshield and hood is draining correctly? My YJ leaked like crazy until I realized that small box was clogged and draining through the floorboard vents since that feeds the HVAC.
#358 of 1888 Re: 2000 Wrangler Sport [mdfinn2]
Jun 22, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I have the exact same problem. I just bought this car used with 83k miles. Any help would be appreciated.
#359 of 1888 Re: 2000 Wrangler Sport [gpmoore]
Jun 22, 2006 (3:08 pm)
In both case you should have a trouble code stored in the computer. Autozone, among others, will read it for free. That will be a starting point in diagnosing the problem.
#360 of 1888 Question for mac24
Jun 23, 2006 (5:52 am)
While I had the instrument cluster out to -once again- tackle the "dead gauge fix", I noticed that the left harness plug had slipped out of the blue plastic holder. The two side latches on the harness plug are broken so it won't stay snapped into the holder. Is it possible to buy just the harness plug?
#361 of 1888 Transmission question
Jun 23, 2006 (6:47 am)
I have new one, transmission-related on my 2004. After fully warming up (in traffic or on the highway), and pulling up to a stop (usually a stop sign or traffic congestion where you pull up really slowly) the auto-tranny will shift down into first or disconnect the torque converter, whatever it's doing, with a really violent thump. Engine RPM dips and then comes back to idle (600). It feels similar to driving a stick and not releasing the clutch when stopping until the very last moment. Fluid level seems ok, only 25k miles on it. Not a huge problem, but am I about to lose the transmission?
#362 of 1888 Re: Question for mac24 [div2]
Jun 23, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I don't see it as a separate item in my parts guide. However, in the TSB which covers the 'official' fix for that problem, a cluster connector patch harness is used, and a part number is given. I've never seen one, but it sounds like it would be the relevant part. I'll print the complete TSB below. Personally though, I'd try to fix the existing socket in position with epoxy. The plate it's fixed to won't move, and once it's engaged with the pins on the back of the instrument panel it can't go anywhere.
Funnily enough, I just did mine two days ago for the first time (it's a '99). Don't forget to use dielectric grease on each of the socket's pin location holes.
"TSB NUMBER: 08-15-99
DATE: May 21, 1999
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER 08-20-98 REV. A, DATED OCTOBER 2, 1998, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES AND NOTED IN THE BOUND TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN BOOK, PUBLICATION NUMBER 81-699-99003. THIS IS A COMPLETE REVISION TO THE PROCEDURE.
Erratic, Intermittent Cluster Operation/Intermittent Air Bag Warning light.
This bulletin involves installing a repair harness containing a revised instrument cluster connector.
1998 - 1999 (TJ) Wrangler
1998 - 1999 (XJ) Cherokee
Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent illumination of the air bag warning light or an intermittent tachometer or speedometer drop out. An Airbag Electronic Control Module (AECM) fault code - "No Cluster CCD BUS" message will be present.
Using the DRB III(R), read and record all active and stored fault codes in the AECM. This condition is caused by minor oxidation of the BUS circuit terminals at the instrument cluster connector. Electrical terminals will show signs of oxidation, which will appear as darkened lines or marks on the cluster male terminals. These often appear as gray or black marks rather than the appearance of oxidation or corrosion usually associated with higher current carrying circuits. This condition will set a "NO CLUSTER CCD BUS" message. The fault code will usually be stored and not active. THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN WILL NOT ADDRESS FUEL OR OIL PRESSURE GAUGE ISSUES. If this fault code is present, either active or stored perform the Repair Procedure.
1 05016261AA Cluster Connector Patch Harness
1 04856975 Electric Contact Cleaner
2 04778570 Heat Shrink Tubing
POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
Labor Operation No: 08-90-90-91 0.6 Hrs. "