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#713 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [skyking49]
Feb 16, 2007 (2:46 pm)
Sometimes I think that Jeep/Chrysler only recalls the vehicles that they are required to and not all the vehicle that they should. I think they work on the same cost/benefit, risk v. profit, pay-out on a lawsuit v. cost of recall theory as Ford Motor Company.
Remember the Exploding Pintos, Crown Vicky Fire-bombs, and the Roll-Over-Explorers.
Back to Jeep there was a recall on the heaters on the Jeep Wranglers. Mine was not included (outside the Serial Number Range) even though it had all the problems of the recall.
It was only one month newer than the ones recalled.
Jeep Customer Service said that second owners are not eligible to benefit of some recalls. ...weird huh???
By the way, Do you fly?
Feb 16, 2007 (2:54 pm)
I'm sure this has been addressed before, but here goes anyway! My 98 Sahara's wipers work only on high. I have lost the low and intermittent function. This started as a gradual problem, but now High is all that works. Where do I start?
#715 of 1886 Re: WHY AM I ONLY GET13 MPG ON MY 98 2.5 WRANGLER. [98jeep]
Feb 16, 2007 (2:56 pm)
7" of lift & Swampers
13 MPG IS NOT NORMAL...
its a miracle!!!
The JEEP GODs must love you.
#716 of 1886 Re: 2006 Wrangler X Clutch Push Rod [burntup]
Feb 17, 2007 (8:26 am)
Yeah..no doubt you are probably right. I am hoping against hope that my Jeep was in a separate "batch" and won't have that problem If I have the plastic part I don't know what difference it would make when it was made.
I only fly enough to keep my license. Good luck.
#717 of 1886 jeep 4 wheel drive
Feb 17, 2007 (12:10 pm)
I have a 2004 jeep wrangler when driving in 4wheel drive it starts grinding and stops pulling if you go to change gears it won t go into gear just grind.drives fine in 2 wheel drive. any suggestion help
#718 of 1886 Re: jeep wrangler trans case and differential leak [mac24]
Feb 17, 2007 (1:43 pm)
I have a 99 Wrangler - went to get the normal service and they SAID they had to replace BOTH DIFFERENTIALS. Many people have asked me if I heard ping-sounds, etc. NO THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG -- then I called another Jeep dealer who said he'd never heard of REPLACING them. It was about $3,000 I didn't have. Anyone ever heard of having to replace them? Thanks.
#719 of 1886 Re: jeep 4 wheel drive [geitzn]
Feb 17, 2007 (1:52 pm)
First, has it always done this, or has it just started?
Second, are you driving on a hard surface, or are you off-road in loose dirt or gravel?
#720 of 1886 Re: jeep wrangler trans case and differential leak [mydaisy]
Feb 17, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I can't think of anything that could be wrong with them that wouldn't be giving dramatic symptoms of something amiss.
Why not ask the dealer for an explanation as to why they need replacing?
#721 of 1886 2002 Wrangler radiator leak
Feb 17, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I had a coolant leak that was spraying all over the inside of the hood and on the engine. I decided it was the radiator because of where the coolant was pooling up. I replaced the radiator and the problem wasnt fixed. Can't figure out where the leak is coming form. Anyone familiar with this problem?
#722 of 1886 Re: 2002 Wrangler radiator leak [silta86]
Feb 17, 2007 (8:33 pm)
The usual sources for coolant leaks are the radiator, top and bottom radiator hoses, flow and return hoses for the heater, and the water pump.
As the radiator has been replaced and the same leak remains, you can probably rule it out for the moment. If one of the hoses is leaking to the extent that it's spraying all over the engine and hood, it ought to be fairly obvious.
However, a water pump leak can be a little more tricky to spot. There is a hole on the underneath of the pump to allow coolant to escape if the shaft seal starts to leak. The reason for the hole is two-fold. First, it serves as a visual indicator of the problem. Second, it helps prevent the leaking coolant from reaching the bearing and causing the pump to seize. If the leak is small you need a small mirror to spot it, but if it's large the leaking coolant will get thrown all over the place by the fan, which may be the cause of your problem.