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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:28 PM   #61
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Wiring harness Issue

Hey there Jeep Engineer, Thanks for being here.
I have an 88 YJ with 94k. I just bought it and it is super clean and I think i got a pretty great deal. Problem is that I was having some electrical issues and after replacing distributor, rotor, coil, plugs, wires, carberator, running vacuum tests and compression tests, I still had the problem. I was not getting enough juice and it was bogging down when I stepped on the gas. Further investigation led me to discover that a previous owner had tampered with and cut a few of the wires in the wiring harness. The harness is super hot to the touch and there are many different electrical supply issues. I am also not getting power to the alternator. Anyhow, my mechanic friend told me that the best and easiest fix would be to install a new wiring harness, as opposed to running tests and being able to solve all potential electrical issues that may or may not arise. anyhow, I cannot find a wiring harness to save my life. Do you have any suggestions for me? i am in Dallas and have looked at every jeep house and every company that i am aware of. I spoke with painless and they said they are working on a harness for this model but it will not be ready for another 6 months to a year.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Edit: Bill this is supose to be limited to the JK model, I'll leave the question in case they want to answer it, but don't be suprised if they don't

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i know off topic, but does jeep offer a summer internship or anything for aspiring mechanical engineers?
Yes we do and would love to have more enthusiastic Jeepers! Of course, the competition is tough.

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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #63
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How much freedom do engineers recieve in desigining a vehicle?

What do you especially like/dislike about the JK?

If you could design the vehicle without any constraint what would be different?

BTW Thanks for being here to answer our questions.

We have enough freedom where we came out with the Rubicon package. The Rubicon never would have come to reality without the dedication and hard work of a lot of the Jeep guys here. Theres a lot of passion for the product in this building.

A production vehicle is constrained with meeting many federal requirements, safety standards, etc, but we do our best to give the aftermarket a solid foundation.

Without constraint? You should see the parking lot at the Jeep building during our annual summer "Wild Wheels At Work" Day... I hope this helps.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:29 PM   #64
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Is there a reason why you guys (DC) don't tolerate lifts under warranty?

I mean, it is a Jeep after all

Thanks!

also I have been turned down by the dealership recently after my blower motor stopped working, they didn't want to fix it under warranty because they said I submerged my Jeep under water(2006 wrangler)

now honestly I did go through a few puddles, but if I remember correctly in the 2006 wrangler brochure it said it could go up to x amount of inches of water...just thought what your opinions were on such events.

Thanks again!
Good question. Say for instance you lift you JK and as a result, you break a u-joint because of the higher joint angles, this would not be covered. Basically, if you modify your Jeep and something breaks because of it, the warranty doesn't cover it. Also, if something external damages the vehicle, for instance the lake found it's way into your blower motor, that would be covered either. Hope this helps.
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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:30 PM   #65
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Comment: Thanks for keeping SOLID AXELS in the JK!!!!!

Question: Some people reported failure in TJ Rubcon factory lockers when they used larger tires. Have you done anything to address this on the JK? Can you tell use more about the JK Rubi factory lockers?
JK lockers are now electronic, and of a totally different design. Note that the Dana "44's" are now bigger and stronger than the previous Rubicon axles overall. As with any product, modifying it does entail some risk that components will fail.
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why plastic fenders?
The plastic fender followed the theme that the styling group created. It is also cheaper to repair a plastic fender than a steel one.
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Not sure if you can answer this for me due to the specificity of it, but I'll try anyways.



I installed a 99xj AW4 in my 96ZJ using the TCM. I'm getting a check engine light, code 45. Anyway to clear this code or reprogram the PCM so I can still get my jeep inspected?
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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:31 PM   #68
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i know off topic, but does jeep offer a summer internship or anything for aspiring mechanical engineers?
We do in fact. You'll have to visit the corporate website at www.daimlerchrysler.com/careers (I believe that is it). But that's how I got to where I am today.
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thanks for the link, hopefully i will see you in the future and thanks for all the answers
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I am wondering why factory has decided to use the Mini Van engine V6 3.8L where they had a truck engine V6 3.7L that is used on Liberty, Dakota Ram and now Nitro.

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Engine choices are driven by a number of factors - production capacity, packaging constraints, crash regulations, and intended usage of the vehicle. For the Wrangler, the 3.8L was the best choice of our available V-6 engines due to it's low range torque being better suited to off road usage!
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Without constraint? You should see the parking lot at the Jeep building during our annual summer "Wild Wheels At Work" Day... I hope this helps.
Pics Please!!! I'm a Mercedes Benz Community Maintenance Apprentice, and I complete my training in November. I've been told I am not eligible to go to MBUSI for some time. Would it be possible for me to get on at another DCX facility? Do you know of anyone I can contact? Great job on the JKs, I wanted one (still do), but fuel mileage was more important in my decision this time, so I chose a Caliber. (could've chosen a Patriot I guess.)
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Is there any chance that the JK will be getting the more powerful 4.0L V6 to go along with the 3.8L?
sorry - can't discuss any future product!
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What considerations were there for the ease of soft top use while developing the new JK? I have a TJ, and one of my few complaints is that it's a little bit of a process to lower the top and remove the windows. It would be nice to be able to keep the windows in the vehicle without taking up too much room. I am surprised the JK soft top is so similar to the TJ soft top. (I know the hard top was split up into pieces to be easier to install/remove.)
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I am wondering when the half doors will be available for purchase from dealers in Canada.

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The half door will be available shortly in Canada, for the 4-door as well as 2-door. Should be within the next 2 months. Thank-you.
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Good question. Say for instance you lift you JK and as a result, you break a u-joint because of the higher joint angles, this would not be covered. Basically, if you modify your Jeep and something breaks because of it, the warranty doesn't cover it. Also, if something external damages the vehicle, for instance the lake found it's way into your blower motor, that would be covered either. Hope this helps.
interesting. i bought my jeep at mall of ga dodge/chrysler/jeep here in ga and it came with a 3" lift, and 35" tires and they gave me the 3yr/36k mile warranty on it all and the ability to purchase extended. hope they didnt just screw themselves
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