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  • Well, sorry this isn't as interesting as the 4WD or Winch issues, but as y'all know, I'm a simple man!

    I've noticed for some time now that when I have my vent controls set to the dash panel only, I get a pretty good blast of air (usually warm) coming from the underdash (floorboard) vent(s). Not a problem, except on a semi-warm day, my right foot tends to get a bit warm..and...yuck...sweaty.

    Took my 06 to the dealer for an oil change the other day, and asked that they check the air flow problem. Was originally told it possibly could be a vacuum line.

    Well, after servicing, I got an answer a few of us have received before..."it's a unique and common situation with the Wranglers". They said they checked a couple of Wranglers on the lot, and the new ones also had air flow to the floor ducts when the setting was for the dash panel.

    I know this is quite minor, but was wondering if anyone else's Jeep has this "issue". My controls for the vent system does not have a "dual" setting for both dash and's either/or.

    Comments? Thanks as always. By the way, my dealer here in Tuscaloosa provided quite superb service. Got a courtesy ride to work and also picked me up for the return trip to the dealer. Nice driver named Olivia.... ;)

  • Randy,

    Though my jeep is a '97, it does the same thing, albeit just a little bit of air from the 'opposite' vent, not a 'blast' as you describe. For instance, if I have the panel vents on, I can feel a little air on my feet, and vice versa. I've assumed this is normal, and haven't given it much thought. My manual states:

    Panel: 'Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air.'

    Floor: 'Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and demisters.'

    This leaves one good question: What is a demister?

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Randy, if you're in Tuscaloosa, you should run up to Turkey Bay with us next weekend! I'm leaving from Huntsville sometime on Friday.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Check out the banner across the top for CarSpace - there's finally a place to host your photos here at Edmunds!

    Steve, Host
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    This leaves one good question: What is a demister?

    demist - as in remove mist.

    tidester, host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    Demister is de husband of demissus.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • Paul, my wife has reach some level of emotional normalcy, but still wants me to sell the winch so this may be my opportunity to try that step in a guarded fashion and use that to say........the demand is not there for $X dollars say I paid 900.00 and the best offer I have is $550.00!!!!

    Honey it just does not make since to lose $350.00 more ???

    Have you or someone you know made an experience on selling a used winch????

    Any suggestions you have are appreciated:)

    Be safe,

  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Honey it just does not make since to lose $350.00 more ???

    That's a loser - it's easily trumped by the "cut your losses" argument. :)

    tidester, host
  • Tom,

    Thanks for clearing that up...


  • Hey, Paul!

    A sincere thanks for the invitation. Nice to know I have a potential playmate (well, you know what I mean)!

    Butt...(and yes, note the pun), "mine" is still recovering from my 1700 mile trip to Texas 10 days ago. Plus, my brother in law is getting married Saturday in Mobile, so I *have* to go...sighhhh....

    Next time????

  • Ross Allen is howlin' in doggie Heaven over that one...good one!!!

  • Well Jeep didn't have the 2007 Wrangler or the 2007 Compass at the auto show. I thought they had the 07 Wrangler at the Detroit and LA auto show. I was disappointed because I thought they would have it. They did have the Grand Cherokee SRT-8. It doesn't look too bad.
    I guess I should of talked to them about putting the diesel in wranglers. Maybe that would help show them how much demand there is for it. I would love to get an unlimited rubicon diesel. I am wanting to look into how much more weight that would add to the front.
    Toyota had a off road adventure. You could drive a tacoma or tundra. I drove both. At least toyota lets you drive more than one vehicle unlike Jeep. ;) It wasn't anything special but it was decent.
  • Dang. That means if Houston didn't get it, I bet KC won't get it either. We're a little on the smaller side, as far as the shows go. However, we did get the new Mustang when it made the rounds, so I'll have my fingers crossed...
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    "These special-edition Jeeps celebrate Jeep's 65th anniversary wearing a new color: Jeep green."

    Wrangler 65th-Anniversary Special Edition (Inside Line)


    Steve, Host
  • LOOOOOOVE the colour! Very rustic, original, jeepish flavour to it!


    Now, since it's 'Jeep Green', does that mean it's trademarked?? :P
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    The first one should have been built on 2/6/06 with a final build date of 4/28/06.
  • thanks, tidester..........I figure the longer it's on the jeep the better my odds are to keeping it.

    I'm going to attempt to sell it on e-bay for $1000.00 and just hope and pray no ones buys it.

    Then I can say i'm trying to sell it etc.

    Your thoughts???

    Be safe

  • Jeff,

    Did the 3.5 RE lift come with adjustable track bar or control arms to regain your steering geometry?

    I just had a 3" BDS suspension lift and 33's put on our 05 Wrangler and here we go with the "Death Wobble". There aren't any loose or worn out parts yet. I had never heard of "DW" until now. I'm very new to this Jeep thing, but learning fast.

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    A good buddy of mine had a SEVERE case of Death Wobble, and he tried many things to get rid of it. What did the trick was adjustable control arms.

    When you lift the frame further above the axles than standard height, which is exactly what you do with a suspension lift, you change the caster of the front wheels.

    The control arms connect the frame to the axles, as you know. Because the front axle is connected to the frame in back of the front wheels, when the frame goes up, the front wheels are pulled slightly toward the back of the Jeep. This messes up your caster and can lead to Death Wobble.

    If you are positive that all the bolts are tight in the front end, then maybe adjustable control arms to push that front axle forward and return it to its original position will fix your problem.

    Sorry if you already knew all of this, Wayne, but maybe some folks who are new to Jeepin' or to Jeep mods will benefit from this post.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I'm going to attempt to sell it on e-bay for $1000.00 and just hope and pray no ones buys it.

    Up it to $1,500 and tell her you're tyring to make a profit -- so you can buy her stuff! ;)

    tidester, host
  • 99tj99tj Posts: 187
    I may have to drop it into 4 low to get out of my driveway! :surprise: just kidding...I hope.

    We're pushing 2feet out here in CT. Been quite a while since I've seen that much snow.

  • Tidester, you "da" man:)

    That is great advise.....$1500.00 it is and I'll keep ya posted.

    Perhaps you have saved my 33 year marriage and my winch.

    Be safe, and keep up the good work.

    Marietta, GA.
  • Is it in anyway possible for the emergency brake (floor emergency brake) in my jeep to release on it's own if it is fully engaged on flat ground? It's never had any problems before. Someone "thought" they saw it release on it's own. Can anyone help me?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Yes, I've heard of this and there was a recall to fix the problem.

    The recall was titled "B03 SEP 02 / Recall - Parking Brake Pedal Assembly Replacement", and any dealer should be able to check if it's been done on your vehicle.
  • Thank you so much for your quick response. There was a situation the other night when I parked my jeep on the upper part of a parking lot and even with my e brake completely secured it released somehow and rolled into my best friends car and totalled it. Yikes. A couple of days later that friend claims she saw it pop on its own while alone in my car. I assumed the accident occured because of vandalizim. Thank you again for the information. It will be very helpful.
  • gman1259gman1259 Posts: 209
    A couple of weeks ago my wife was driving the Wrangler to Redlands for a bike ride. On the way there she was driving East on the 91 Freeway when a car swerved into her lane. My wife veered to the right, into the shoulder, hit some sand and fish tailed; then she over corrected losing control. She did three 360s before coming to a stop in the middle of the freeway.

    Two miracles happened: 1) All the traffic behind her came to a stop without hitting her and 2) the Wrangler did not roll over.

    Unfortunately, after all that, during her bike ride one of the other riders ran into her back tire throwing her off the bike, sending her the emergency title
  • Your wife is very lucky to not have rolled over. That is one bad day she had. I am glad to hear she will be ok.
  • You Jeep is a manual? I hardly ever use my e-brake. I always leave it in gear. Most of my parking isn't at very steep angles. I would defintely leave it in gear and of course it doesn't hurt to set the e brake also.

    When I am out the trails I never get out with it running and just set the e-brake, unless it is level ground. Even if I get out for a second, I turn it off in gear and set the e-brake. I will even chalk the tires with a rock or angle the wheels to where I would hit a tree or towards the upside slope.
  • tyoshutyoshu Posts: 31
    I finally got the go ahead from the boss, we all know who the boss is, to get a wrangler. I am going to the dealership tonight to test drive a sport and a rubi! Can't wait....

  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Wow! What a scary thing that was! Your wife is very lucky.

    The one thing I've found is that the Wrangler (especially the Unlimited) is more stable than it feels. Not that I would recommend driving it like a sports car, but I've been in 2 different situations where I thought I risked rolling, and stayed upright. I think sometimes the car makers do themselves a dis-service by making SUVs that feel very car-like but still have high centers of gravity. At least the Wrangler FEELS unstable so people are more likely to ease off it and drive safely.
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