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Jeep Wrangler Maintenance and Repair Questions (1997 - 2006)



  • skyking49skyking49 Posts: 112
    Yep..both some new stuff. Are there directions or a diagram for the install for my 2006 Jeep Wrangler X?
    Yes...I am new at this.:) I added a Jeep Grille overlay which looks great and a new bumper. When the weather gets warmer I plan on installing a safari style bikini and a deck cover. This new "toys" can become a money pit..but I do love it so.........Pushing 60...feel like 18 again.
  • wheelsdownwheelsdown Posts: 250

    I'm 68 and can relate on the feel like 18. I have had my 2000 sport for seven years now. I will keep it as long as I can climb in it. I live in the Chicago area and have had the top down twice so far this spring. It has gone up and down so much the zippers on the windows are worn out.

    Seems like I get a lot of stares at times, people wondering what that old man in that Jeep is grinning about. They will never know.

  • emmy2emmy2 Posts: 2
    I have a 2002 4wd Jeep Wrangler X with 59K miles that when driving in 4th or 5th gear and am approaching a stop sign or have to slow down and I put it in neutral, I hear a "clunk" coming from the floor on the passenger side. Without having it checked, I have been told it could be a ball joint or mounting joint. Any suggestions on what it could be before I take it to a dealer and have to pay an enormous amount for a checkup?
  • skyking49skyking49 Posts: 112
    Would you believe that my name is Terry too? Small world. There are not many of us around.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Could be a 'U' joint or maybe an engine mount. However, I can't really be definitive at this distance.

    You shouldn't have to pay very much for an analysis, in fact some dealers will do that at no charge, as will most independent shops.
  • emmy2emmy2 Posts: 2
    Thanks, I'm going to inquire and suggest its a U joint problem and see what they say.
  • weasel80weasel80 Posts: 1
    I recently bought a 2003 Jeep Rubicon and it has developed a shacking the drive train. I took it to a front end specialist. They determined that the shacking was called a 'castor shack" but were unable to fix it does any one have any suggestions to fix it. Also there is a button under the stereo labeled axel lock. I had that checked too and they said the button was broke but they put the axel in the locked position. Does that have any thing to do with the shacking?

    Thanx Joe
  • shusakashusaka Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport with the 4.0 L6 and a five speed. Last weekend I parked it and it wouldn't restart, i plugged in an OBDII code reader and it came up P0340 which is a Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction, any ideas on how to fix????
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    The Camshaft Position Sensor is located inside the distributor on earlier models, but on later ones like yours with a coil rail, it actually replaces the distributor. You'll find it poking out of the right side of the block, above the oil filter.

    Check the connector first, but most likely the CPS has failed and will need replacing.


    If you can't see the pic go here: CMP pic
  • winchupwinchup Posts: 1
    I have installed a Dana 44 front & rear end from a 2003 Rubicon into my 98 TJ. My front locker has recently ceased to lock although the air pump still operates. Is there an o-ring or some other internal seal to check in the pumpkin? Where can I get a schematic diagram for the Rubicon Dana 44 front end?

    Thanks for any help!
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Yes, there's a seal that's probably leaking, and you can subscribe online to the FSM for $25 for a year HERE.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735


    That axle lock is the locker button for use OFF ROAD ONLY (or other bad traction situations)! If you are using that onroad, I'd be willing to bet that you are seeing the results of driving with a locked differential. This is bad and could affect your differentials and your transfer case.

    If the button or indicator light is broken, replace it through or your local dealer (it's about a 25-30 dollar part).

    As for 'shacking', is this SHAKING or a vibration?

    Is the Rubicon lifted at all? Are the tires balanced? Does your steering wheel move back and forth while driving and you experience this?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    As for 'shacking', is this SHAKING or a vibration?

    For some reason (senility? :sick: ) my brain wouldn't translate that one, so I though I'd better leave the whole thing alone. :shades:

    Your diagnosis sounds entirely correct to me.
  • skyking49skyking49 Posts: 112
    Just a regular Spare Tire Cover. Its on.
  • Swapped out ECM.

    The only code I'm getting is TPS code. But, still get major rich run. Engine runs way rough. Still hesitates.

    I have a voltemeter to dial in the the TPS. Can anyone desribe the procedure of setting the TPS in the right parameters.


    DJ in the TJ
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    There are some differences between the '97 and later models but I think the TPS is the same.

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  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I've replaced this on my TJ - last year actually - after driving a bit too fast through a mud hole. :)

    On mine, I removed the air tube to get easier access (I have the 4cyl), then it was just a matter of unhooking the wiring from it, buying a new one at Autozone for 53.00, and reinstalling. Mine faced the firewall, so getting the screwdriver back there on a 4.5" lifted TJ was fun, but I did it w/o too much effort.

    Ran SOOO much better.

  • 1999tj1999tj Posts: 7
    I have had the code po455 come up which is large vacume leak,however the engine runs fine when light comes on.It takes 3 days for it to reappear after canceling.I belive it is the filler seal or pump unit,anyone with information will be great?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    P0455 is a large leak in the evaporative system. The filler cap is usually the prime suspect, followed by a leak in one of the vacuum hoses servicing the evap monitoring system. While it maybe the pump or its connection, the probability is low.
  • 1999tj1999tj Posts: 7
    Thank's mac24, I have changed out 3 small vacume hoses that were brittle,I would like to know if the filler seal is leaking,would this cause the engine not to start on the first crank.It will start on the second or third crank? :confuse: thank's for any information you have!
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