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Jeep Wrangler Maintenance and Repair Questions (1997 - 2006)

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  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Glad to hear you got it fixed, and yes it is unusual on a new vehicle. I'd suspect that only one rotor was bad, but quite properly they replaced them both.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Amazing what happens when the warranty expires! :sick:

    Could be one (or several) of many things. First step is to remove the diff cover and make an inspection of both the components, and the oil that drains out.

    Suspects in your problem will be worn bearings, worn gears, worn clutch plates (if you have an LSD/Trac Loc), low or contaminated oil.

    You have had the axles serviced as required haven't you?
  • glassgirlglassgirl Posts: 8
    Okay after 2 days in the shop they said "nothing" was wrong and that I am getting 16.9 miles to the gallon. We shall see. They must have done something if I am going to get that many miles.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Big difference between 6-7 and 16.9. Did they say how they arrived at that incredibly exact figure? At least it should be easy to see if things have changed. Did they fix your oil leak as well?
  • My 93 wrangler seems to have the same leaking problem as your 89. The water is actually coming from the heater ducting. There is an easy fix though. There is a drain hose located on the passenger side of the firewall in the engine compartment. This hoze sometimes plugs up with debris. Just pull off the hose and make sure that there is nothing in it. I live in Oregon too and it is amazing where you sometimes find pine needles.
  • glassgirlglassgirl Posts: 8
    This is how they said they fixed it. They put it up on the racks and "ran" it for about 100 miles, after writing the mileage down. They said nothing was leaking anywhere and they couldn't find anything wrong and that their estimation was around 16.9 mpg. They filled it back up and sent it back to me, we will see how it goes. I have the mileage wrote down myself. Nice that they didn't charge me huh?
  • wheelsdownwheelsdown Posts: 250
    Thing they did to get the gas mileage is so dumb I can't even think of anything to say about it. Maybe something will come to me later. Meanwhile, find another place to get it serviced.

    Terry
  • mgainesmgaines Posts: 1
    Took my Jeep (2005 Wrangler, Auto.) to the dealer due to the check engine light coming on. I would bog down around 4.5 rpm under load( usually going up a grade/hill) took them a week but I got it back yesterday. They replaced the cam shaft, so far it's gravy however now if I shift into reverse it dies and my a/c only blows out the defrost vents ( really sucks average temp where I live is 100 deg. + and it's getting hot now) so any suggestions would be appreciated. I would like to know if I would be able to do any of the work myself, I wasn't very impressed with the "service" from the local service dept. Thanks again.
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    Thing they did to get the gas mileage is so dumb I can't even think of anything to say about it.

    You've got that right; what a bunch of morons. I bet those imbeciles measure precipitation by weighing a pile of dirt before and after a rain shower...
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ......however now if I shift into reverse it dies and my a/c only blows out the defrost vents........

    I'll take a chance and assume that the a/c isn't a problem only in reverse. ;)

    It sounds like a vacuum problem, as they shouldn't have been anywhere near the HVAC unit to replace the camshaft. Could be a damaged vac hose, or one improperly replaced. (Vacuum actuators are used to control the airflow direction doors in the HVAC unit).

    As for dying in reverse, it could be connected with the aforementioned leak, or it could be other things. It's possible that you'll have fault codes which will help with the diagnosis, and you can that checked out at Autozone for free.

    Unless you can spot a loose vacuum hose under the hood, I'd let the dealer take care of it to preserve your warranty coverage. If he messes up it's Jeep's problem, if you mess up it's yours!
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I was going to say "Words fail me!", but they don't............I just can't say them here! :mad:

    RUN, as fast as you can to another dealer.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I bet those imbeciles measure precipitation by weighing a pile of dirt before and after a rain shower...

    That would require some thought. It's more likely they would just count the number of turkeys looking up with their mouths open. ;)

    tidester, host
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    That would require some thought. It's more likely they would just count the number of turkeys looking up with their mouths open.

    Good point! LOL!!!
  • mmitschmmitsch Posts: 7
    I was driving home tonight and when I went to change grears I lost tension in the clutch pedal and couldn't change gears. I managed to get the Jeep home by shutting the engine off, manually changing to 2nd, and then starting the Jeep up and going (couldn't change while running). Anybody ever had this happen? Any clues as to what might be wrong or what I should check? It's a 99 Sahara with a 4.0l 6 cyl. and 5 speed transmission.

    Let me know.

    Thanks!

    Mike
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Sounds like a failure of the clutch hydraulics, though it could be something as simple as the pedal becoming disconnected from the master cylinder. It's unlikely to be the clutch itself as it wasn't slipping at all. Shouldn't be too expensive to fix.
  • mmitschmmitsch Posts: 7
    Thanks for the response! Do you have any schematic or know a site where I can get a diagram or drawing of what and where I check for the pedal connections. I am unsure of hydraulics, but the feel of the problem when it happened is like a cable broke.

    At any rate, I really appreciate you help and kind response!

    Mike
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Can't post a '.pdf' here, which would be needed to show the diagrams, but you can get access to the full Factory Workshop Manual online for a year for $25 from AllData.

    Here's how the FSM describes the hydraulics:

    "HYDRAULIC LINKAGE COMPONENTS
    The hydraulic linkage consists of a clutch master
    cylinder with integral reservoir, a clutch slave cylinder
    and an interconnecting fluid line.
    The clutch master cylinder push rod is connected
    to the clutch pedal. The slave cylinder push rod is
    connected to the clutch release fork. The master cylinder
    is mounted on the driver side of the dash panel
    adjacent to the brake master cylinder and booster
    assembly. This positioning is similar for both left and
    right hand drive models."


    First check is to remove the master cylinder cap and see if you've lost fluid.
  • omega5omega5 Posts: 1
    I have a 1993 jeep wrangler and recently when ever I accelerate, in any gear, I hear a wierd pattering sound, if I had to describe it, it sounds like a childs bike who has a baseball card in the spokes, but muffled, and it continues evertime I depress the gas pedal. Are there any suggestions for what this problem could be?
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    It sounds like it could be an exhaust leak.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,404
    yes it does. Didn't that model have some issues with cracked exhaust manifolds or did I just make that up?

    Anyway, exhaust leak is a very good guess.

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