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Jeep Wrangler



  • jeff62301jeff62301 Posts: 310
    I've been shopping for soft doors since the first week of warm weather this spring.

    I ordered a set today for $319 delivered from Summit Racing, much cheaper than other places I had seen.

    Its an expensive way to keep my neighbors cat from sleeping in my Jeep at night!!

  • jeff62301jeff62301 Posts: 310
    he traded his 80 something Vet on a YJ. He's thrilled! He says he's not taking it off road, that will change.

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    What's up with that?

    Tidester, Steve... did you guys use your deodorant???

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    and had NO way to get on the net. I wasn't even on land. :)

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    There were some log-in issues over the weekend, but summer's coming on, the days are long, people are playing hard outdoors. Sometimes it's hard to compete with Mother Nature.

    Btw, clogging your pores with nasty chemicals is overrated. But then again, I do work at home. :shades:

    Fortunately for you, DigiScents folded, lol.

    Steve, Host
  • zeistzeist Posts: 8
    I have a 2001 and just bought a Halftop and am experienced the same problem. Being from Buffalo, I have had the top rolled back only once, I probably just have to do more investigating. But anyways, any suggestion would be great. Thanks.
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    Buddy's '99 with the 2.5L is idling a little rough. Also this weekend, the engine stalled twice in as many days. 122K on the odometer. Any ideas? Might just be a bad tank of gas but who knows. Changing the plugs this weekend which are overdue but any other thoughts are welcome.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Changing the wires may be a good way to go too. Check the air filter as well. Shooting some carb cleaner down the throttle body helped my engine idle a bit too as it cleaned some stuff off that the air filter kinda missed.

    My 97 2.5L has about 110,000 on it and it is running great now.

  • tyoshutyoshu Posts: 31
    got a question about my mileage readings...when i push the button on the dash to switch the view from "regular" mileage to the view with the decimal point, the values are off by ~2 miles. anyone else notice this?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    The view with the decimal point reads the trip mileage since it was last reset. It will always vary from the other reading, which is the total vehicle mileage. Most people reset their trip reading when refilling the tank. To do so just hold the button down for more than two seconds when in trip mode.
  • rross8085rross8085 Posts: 4
    :( Thanks for the info. I did find it was easier to put back on each time I us the flip top by marking the center point on the fabric and bracket with white paint so I wouldn't have to try and realign it. I live in the Seattle area and this time of year we get one good sunny day followed by days like today where it is raining.
  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411
    My '95 with the 2.5 has developed a coolant leak. Water pumps are cheap and this may be my source. How difficult is the water pump to remove. I notice the serpentine belt does not have a tensioner that can be easily rotated thereby allowing easy removal of the belt. What trick(s) do I need to know to remove the belt. After that, I assume the water pump is an easy replacement?????

    Are there any other notorious sources of coolant leaks. I can't be sure the source of the leak as the undercarriage is somewhat scummy. This vehicle also has a tranny cooler (I think).

    Thank you,

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    It's not usually a good idea to replace parts just based on a hunch. Why not clean the engine compartment, either degreaser and a garden hose or with a pressure washer, so that you can confirm the actual source of the leak. It could be the water pump, but it could also be a hose or a core plug etc.

    As for the serpentine belt, assuming it's the same setup as the later models, you slacken the bolt in the middle of the idler pulley then adjust it to remove the tension by using the bolt that sits at 90º to it on the side of the casting that the pulley is mounted on.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Coolant leaks on the 2.5L are at the hose fitting points and the top of the radiator (the plastic portion).

    The belt tensioner on the 2.5 is not a spring arm type setup. There is a pulley that is essentially on a bolt. You turn the bolt up or down and it will adjust the pulley up or down (tight or loose). If you look at the engine from the grille, it is not the top most pulley on the right, but the one below it (if I recall correctly).

    Radiator leaks are VERY common on Jeeps, and it is no more than 150-250 to buy a radiator online at some place like or something like that and get a 2 or 3 row all metal radiator, eliminating the plastic/metal connection. I replaced my radiator myself in about 2 hours, taking my time and reading a writeup on If you do this, take the time to replace your hoses and thermostat as well and start as fresh as possible. There may be gunk in the hoses that may prevent proper flow or seals so for a few extra bucks, do it right and completely.

    The peace of mind is worth it!

  • davids1davids1 Posts: 411

    Which is why I was asking for alternative sources other than the water pump. The leak is not coming from an easily observed location, i.e. upper/lower radiator hose and I wanted to be able to quickly eliminate some sources. It needs a new serp belt anyway, so I wanted to take care of it all while I was in there.

    Thanks again,

  • smurf6smurf6 Posts: 27
    Hi, I've finally saved enough to replace the stock tires for my 2003 Sport which is driven on town roads, interstate and some dirt roads. I've read the posts here about the different tires and would like to know if you have any opinion of the Nokian All Weather tires. Better or worse then BFG's? The local tire place is recommending them but I've never heard of them. Thanks in advance. Susan
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Neither have I! :shades:

    However, that's not to say that they're a bad tire, but I'd suspect that they're being recommended because that's the brand they carry (and possibly have the best markup on). Did I really say that? :blush:

    Brand X........unknown quantity, BFGs........highly recommended. You choose! ;)
  • smurf6smurf6 Posts: 27
    Yeah that was my concern. But I am admittedly not as well versed in tires as some of you are so I figured I'd ask. If all of you hadn't heard of them....I'll look for the BFG's. Thanks.
  • believebelieve Posts: 74
    Tom, Mac, and Mtngal all suggested the BFG's. I just installed them on my 2002 Sport....what a ride!...
    these guys and gals really know what they are talking about....Tom recommended the 31x10.5 BFG All terrain....
    they look great. Trust'll love em.
    By the way.....Costco's has an additional $60. off starting June 5 on a purchase of 4 tires. you also get free rotations, road hazard, mount balance, new stems and all the other stuff.
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    Nokian tires are a well respected brand among those who want to drive their sport sedans in the slick stuff. Recently Nokian has begun to expand their product line into other market segments. For example, the Nokian WR tire is similar to the BFG and the Dunlop RVXT in that it is an all-season tire which also carries the "Snowflake on the Mountain" winter certification. Are the Nokians All Terrain tires better than the BFGs or the Dunlops? Beats me. That said, Nokian tires are certainly not generic off-brand junk such as Big-O or Mastercraft.
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