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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:07 PM   #16
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Guess I'll start things off with an easy question. Are there any plans for Jeep to reintroduce a new Scrambler using the Wranlger Unlimited chasis?
They won't let us talk future. Sorry.

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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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On the 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ, it seems the A/C cycles out at 30-35 PSI on the gauges even when spec says 25 PSI... have been through 3 pressure switches with this...and the dealers and they all cycle at 30-35..

is there an adjustable Low PSI switch made? or a way to get in contact with the OEM for those low PSI switches? to see if other models are made?

also even when lowering refrigerant levels.. seems the compressor wants to hold 25-30 PSI on suction side regardless of refrigerant temp.. is there any technical docs available on the 2006 wrangler A/C system?

is there pressure balancing going on in the compressor? is it straight orifice tube? is there 1 or 2 orifice tubes? is it variable orifice?

thank you for your help. the reason for all this is that the factory A/C on my 06 wrangler and the late model liberties(it doesnt appear to be just my unit I have test driven several with same results) as well seems to be very lackluster in relation to my previous 3 wranglers.. (a 97,an 00, and an 02)..
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #18
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What is up with the front end and steering? Once it warms up and I start hitting bumps in the road, it sounds like my front end is going to fall apart! It is getting real bad and the service guys have no idea what it is. Obviously a big problem as it is all over the boards!! Please help as I can go on much longer!!!! Thanks!!
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #19
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Three questions for the engineers

First off to the Jeep engineers, thank you for spending time to answer our questions. You guys are great. And thanks to the forum for hosting it.

Questions

1.)How will the Tire Pressure Monitoring system on the 2008 models affect those of us that air down for the trails? Will we be able to silence or turn the alarm off while being aired down? How will it affect our ability to use after market wheels and tires?


2.)Have you been made aware of the front drive shaft clearance problems with the automatic? Several drivers have torn off the metal band that holds the boot cover on the front drive shaft while being fully flexed. The metal band catches on the transmission pan.


3.)Why were the courtesy lights under the hood, and in the foot wells removed? The early models had them.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:08 PM   #20
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There have been many posts, of Rubicon owners, who have problems with their lockers not unlocking.
Do you expect this to be fixed in the 08 Rubicons?
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #21
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The commercials that I see on newer Jeeps show extremely limited articulation, even on Rubicons.
Is there a technical reason for limiting the wheel travel?
Thanx!
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #22
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Hello all
Question: If YOU could design a Jeep with NO interference from Jeep HQ, what diesel engine, available today would you put into your jeep and why?

Please lets be practical....
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:09 PM   #23
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By the way, I need the stiffer springs for the front to support the weight of bumper and winch, and for the rear, for bumper, cargo and stuff. I'm not interested in any form of a "lift kit" or bigger tires.
If you don't want a lift to help, try a spring spacer in the front only to level out the Jeep as you see fit. Aftermarket makes spacers . . .

Of course, we don't "recommend" any modifications !
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:10 PM   #24
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Gym Shoe Type Squeak many of us having

HI. Love the JK... 5th Jeep in family!

Having the 'gym shoe squeak' after while letting out clutch, or even by hitting the accelerator some. Many have had it I see on this forum. Mine may be getting worse at 3K.

Any progress on that one? My plan is to ignore until I see a TSB or other good advice.

Thanks!
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:11 PM   #25
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My fan speed switch isn't working correctly. 3,4,2 went out. Replaced resiter pack and now 3 doesn't work. Any suggestions?
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:11 PM   #26
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Jeep pickup?

With all the talk about the Gladiator, and now the JT will we be seeing a Jeep truck anytime soon? Please tell me they are at least contemplating it within the next 2-3 years!
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:11 PM   #27
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There was a recent recall notice regarding the "stall bug". Can you tell us more about the recall, how it fixes the problem and if the the problem could come back again?
The recall is to reflash the vehicle's TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module). The TIPM and engine controller were intermittently not sync'd and the reflash gets them back together harmoniously.

With vehicles experiencing the issue every several thousand miles, it was a bugger to find and fix.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:11 PM   #28
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Constructive suggestions

Suggestions – Not seeking future model info, just making a few constructive suggestions.

I understand that the economics of producing a vehicle may not allow for a lot of these suggestions to be implemented, but your due consideration would be greatly appreciated.

I have talked with a few guys that have re-geared to 4.88 or 5.13 gears. To summarize, the automatic guys tell me they picked up 2 – 3 MPG with 4.88 gears and stock 32” tires. The manual guys tell me MPG is about the same, but drivability is much improved. Automatic guys tell me 4.88 gears are good for up to 33.5” tall tire. Taller than 33.5” really needs the 5.13 gears. Manual guys say they can run up to 35” tires with 4.88 gears, but 37” tires really need the 5.13 gears.

Considering the above, it would be great to have a 4.56 or 4.88 gear offered as a factory option. I don’t think the 5.13 gears would be in the cards for a factory vehicle; too many soccer moms that wouldn’t know what to do with it.


It would be great if the back seat in the Unlimited could be reclined (adjustable seat back) a few more degrees. The upright seat back is uncomfortable for anyone that is not a small kid.

With most of the JK’s competition having 5 speed automatic transmissions ( FJ Cruiser & Xterra ) or a V-8 coming ( H3 ), it would be great to have another engine choice for the JK. Another option that would be good in my opinion would be to offer the new 62TE transmission. The 4.127 first gear would be wonderful for day-to-day drivability.

Lastly, if you guys are going to be in the Indianaplois area, PM me here and I'll take you to one of our micro brew houses. The first round is on me.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #29
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I desperately need your help. I have discovered that Jeep (Mopar) makes many different springs with different levels of stiffness for the JK. I have determined that the part number for the stiffest springs for the front is 52126518AB. I am in need of the part number for the corresponding rear stiffest springs. No dealer seems to be able to tell me, since they do not have access to any descriptions for the springs, beyond that they are for a certain make/model/year. However, if I can provide them with the part number for the stiffest springs, they can order. Can you please help? I know you do not have this number at your finger tips during this chat, but if you could email me (jeep1234@rock.com) or post the info on here we I can find it, I will think positive thoughts about you (:
The spring rates are tailored to different vehicle configurations. The stiffest springs would be the Rubicon (not counting export diesel). Have the dealer look on a Rubicon on his lot, the spring number should be on the part. We cannot send out part numbers. Thanks.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #30
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If you don't want a lift to help, try a spring spacer in the front only to level out the Jeep as you see fit. Aftermarket makes spacers . . .

Of course, we don't "recommend" any modifications !
Yes - I know about this alternative. But really, I want the new springs. Any chance you can come up with that part number? The one for the "stiffest" springs you have available from Mopar? PLEASE? (:
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