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#382 of 1888 Re: Wrangler w/electrical problem [mtngal]
Jun 27, 2006 (7:00 am)
I just experienced an electrical problem in my 2002 Jeep Wrangler. First as I was driving the AC stopped working, but the car continued to drive. When I arrived home I turned the car off, opened the gate and then could not start the car. All of the dash lights began flashing, the speedo jumped and the car would not start. It was as if it were posessed. If anybody has experienced this any help would be useful. I live in Italy and Jeep dealers here are not to be found.
#383 of 1888 Re: Front end noise at 10 to 20 mph [saharatj]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:28 pm)
There are anti-rattle springs riveted to the rear of the disc pads, a claw shaped one on the piston side and a flat one on the fixed side. I guess they could have broken away, but it would be unusual for them all to fail at the same time.
The calipers move on guides and bushings and they might have worn. You might also want to check for play in the wheel bearings. You really need to be 'hands on' to properly check this one out.
#384 of 1888 Re: Wrangler w/electrical problem [mss3]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:31 pm)
What happened when you turned the key? Did the engine turn over but not fire, or was there a click but the engine didn't fire, or was there complete silence?
#385 of 1888 Re: Wrangler w/electrical problem [mac24]
Jun 27, 2006 (9:37 pm)
The engine would not turn over an there was only a click. Other than the seat belt warning, and the "key-is-in the-ignition-and-the-door-is-open" warning there is not other sound. I moved some of the relays around and now it I get a rattle sound as if a relay is opening and closing rapidly. The Anti-lock brake relay felt warm after the car had sat for a day and I turn the ignition on for a while, but this may not mean anything.
#386 of 1888 Engine Problems
Jun 27, 2006 (10:19 pm)
Hope I get some thought out responses to this,
I have a 2000 Wrangler (Sahara) that I purchased brand new. I love this car & I never had any problems w/ it. A couple of days ago the check gauges light came on then it went out (immediately). It was due for some minor things so I bring it to where I usually do, they check it out fine.
The next day the same check gauge light comes on w/ a drop in oil pressure. I just changed the oil but I check it again & I have plenty of oil. I bring it back & they find it only has 8-9 lbs of oil pressure. In addition they find metal shavings & pcs in the oil pan. I'm told I need a complete engine rebuild or a new engine.
This engine only has 70,000 miles on it, has been maintained & not abused. Has anyone else had this or heard of this problem b before? Any thoughts suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
#387 of 1888 Re: Engine Problems [releks]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:32 am)
Unfortunately this sounds as though either one of the shell bearings broke up, or the oil pump failed (or both). I'd guess at the shell bearing.
Three options are open to you. One, replace the engine, either new, rebuilt or secondhand. Two, rebuild your engine. Three, drop the oilpan and repair as necessary.
If it was me, and I'd be doing the labor myself, I'd pick option three. It would involve dropping the pan, replacing the shell bearings on the rods and mains, replacing the oil pump, then reassembly. Obviously the crankshaft journals would be checked before going ahead, and there would be a small risk that there might be some debris remaining in the oil system.
However, if I was paying for labor I may well end up choosing a new or reconditioned engine with a warranty (but that's just me).
#388 of 1888 Re: Wrangler w/electrical problem [mss3]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:45 am)
Sounds like either a high resistance connection somewhere, or a faulty relay, possibly the ASD (Automatic Shut Down relay).
If it's a connection it could be anything from the battery itself, to maybe the PDC (Power Distribution Center). Unless it's something very obvious you'll need to get to work with a good multimeter and the electrical diagrams in the FSM (Factory Service Manual).
#389 of 1888 Rear Window Loose?
Jun 28, 2006 (11:54 am)
I just had a new hard top put on my 06 wrangler. The Jeep is new but the top that came with it had a discoloration problem.
They told me not to drive it for 24 hours because the back windows needed to dry first. The rear window is about an inch out at the bottom. I can put my little finger between the window and the rubber. Is there an ajustment I could make. I hate taking it back to the dealer but I might have to...its been very wet lately in Ct.
#390 of 1888 Re: Rear Window Loose? [skyking49]
Jun 30, 2006 (9:26 am)
Sounds a little confusing. Why would the windows need to dry? When you say that the rear window is out, do you mean the rear glass (hatch) door is open at the bottom?
#391 of 1888 Re: My 97 will only hit 85mph [mac24]
Jun 30, 2006 (9:40 am)
...remind me never to accept a ride with meswbesttj
This is a Jeep, not a Mustang. The ultimate off-roading machine was not designed to go that fast. With a short wheelbase, stiff springs, and the aerodynamics of a gas station, all it will take is one little rise in the road that you may not even see, and that TJ will become total carnage.
Our Jeeps were designed to do amazing things at 5mph, and highways are just the long boring stretches between trails.