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#948 of 1888 1999 Will Studder while on warm up
Jun 25, 2007 (5:14 pm)
I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler that in the first two minutes of driving will fall on its face between temperatures of:
150 deg. and 190 degs
If you drive through it everything is fine. If I go to the mall and park it for a while it starts all over again. Going down the road it only last for 300 - 400 yards. Watching the temp change it goes away before 210 on the gage.
#949 of 1888 Re: bad gas mpg on Jeep Wrangler [39jeeper]
Jun 25, 2007 (7:12 pm)
Step back, take a look at your TJ.
It has all the aerodynamics of a brick with a sail.
13-15 mpg is about all it will ever get.
Anybody that tells you they do better just lie.
The same motor in a Cherokee will do about 20 mpg.
You pay to play.
#950 of 1888 Re: 1999 Will Studder while on warm up [ssabine]
Jun 25, 2007 (7:19 pm)
I think your jeep has drain bramage.
You can watch it die a slow and painful death.
It would be better to do a Dr.K on it.
1 high velocity 240 grain 44 caliber round in the throttle body should do the trick.
#951 of 1888 2004 TJ Rubicon locker problem
Jun 25, 2007 (8:12 pm)
When I push the dash switch to engage the air lockers, both the REAR LOCK and FRONT LOCK lights on the dash flash continuously. I don't believe that the lockers are engaging, either. Any ideas as to what the problem may be?
#952 of 1888 98 TJ Rear Problem
Jun 26, 2007 (8:00 am)
Got a fun one for you guys. My baby is at Aamco right now and they don't know what to tell me. '98 manual 4.0L with standard axles and a positraction rear and 20k miles (yes 20!). For some reason over the past few weeks its been squealing a rear tire (inside I think) when I go around turns hitting the gas even lightly, but only when I hit the gas, then there is a snap/clunk noise and the squealing stops. It's been getting louder every week until last night it did the same deal but the wheel just seemed to lock and I ended up facing the road I just drove down. Let me know if anyone has the slighest idea what is happening to my jeep.
#953 of 1888 skid plate re-install?
Jun 26, 2007 (9:00 am)
I just removed the skid plate to my 97 Wrangler to install an new exhuast system. Bolts holding it in place were welded. Not sure best way to reinstall the skid plate, tap bolt holes to screw in new bolt, or have dealer reweld it back in place? It is difficult to find the correct size tap for the bolts.
Looking for any advice.
#954 of 1888 Air bag light -- Wrangler '02
Jun 26, 2007 (11:31 pm)
I've heard there were problems with dash lights in previous years' models, but has anyone had experience with the air bag light in the 2002? For five years I've had issues with the engine light coming on regularly, but never the air bag.
#955 of 1888 Transmission Problem?
Jul 02, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Hey, new here and been having a problem with my 99 Jeep (6 Cyl Auto) not shifting into gear. It usually goes into 1st fine but when it's going into 2nd the engine revs up then it jerks into 2nd or 3rd.
#956 of 1888 Re: Air bag light -- Wrangler '02 [mudchick]
Jul 02, 2007 (4:12 pm)
It's often associated with a faulty clockspring, or a bad ground to the same.
#957 of 1888 Re: Transmission Problem? [gsergot]
Jul 02, 2007 (5:16 pm)
There are several things that could be causing the problem, but there's little you can do yourself to fix it, though you might, just might, get away with a band adjustment (and of course a fluid and filter change).
Generally, the nice thing about the 32RH transmission is that it reached the peak of it's development with the Wrangler. With the exception of rare QC problems which will usually show early in its life, the 32RH can usually be expected to last the life of the engine, which can easily be up to and beyond 250K miles.
The exceptions are when it's contaminated, usually by water, when it's abused, usually by overheating, and when its servicing is neglected.
Servicing is simple, cheap, and often ignored. It consists of fluid and filter changes, preferrably at 12k mile intervals, with band adjustment at the same time.
If you want some extra insurance, especially if you tow, then add a transmission cooler and external filter for less than $100 in parts.