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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:12 PM   #31
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I've got an 08 JK unlimited with soft top and have a problem with the header staying sealed at highway speeds on two lane highways. When I meet a semi, the header pulls away from the center and creates an awful wind noise that can't be fixed without stopping, unlatching the header, pulling it up and then re-seating it, very unpractical to do on a 300 mile trip in windy West Texas. My dealer hasn't been able to help since it's in the city and the circumstances are hard to replicate. I put a couple layers of duct tape under the latches to tighten the top up and it helped some, but I'd like a real solution to the problem.

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Based on what you are describing it sounds like you need a new soft top Steel header. The dealer can install a new steel header which will solve your problems.

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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:12 PM   #32
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YES!!!!!!!
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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #33
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true thanks for the lockers a simple thing to fix lololololol.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #34
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Death Wobble on stock JK?

I have completely stock 2008 X Unlimited with death wobble - please see YouTube - Stock JK Unlimited Death Wobble . Jeep started doing this at 6k. Right now I have 18k on jeep, and after 6 visits to 3 different dealers, and after having stabilizer, ball joints and track bar replaced, the problem is still there.
Scanning the JK section here shows I'm not the only one having this issue with completely stock jeep. How this can develop so early on completely stock jeep, and what do I do to get the dealer to fix this under warranty. I'm sick of hearing "it's steering stabilizer" and "all jeeps do this"...
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in the ax-5 transmission the synchros have a problem with older lubricants. people suggest using motor oil as lubricant to avoid synchro wear. Is there a manufacturer of synchros made of a different metal, or do they have to be brass?
We can only recommend the correct lubricant as found in your owners manual or service literature, so we can't speak to the use of alternate lubricants. In terms of the synchros, there again, all we would be able to suggest are the O.E. parts, assuming they are are still available from your dealer...if the aftermarket has come up with different materials, we wouldn't necessarily be aware of that or be able to recommend them.
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I have not been able to find the weight restriction for the spare tire and wheel on the tailgate. Do you know the maximum weight that can be safely added to the spare tire tailgate bracket without having to worry about damaging the tailgate?

No more weight than the largest stock tire - and a mopar bike carrier. The length of life on the sheetmetal is directly proportinal to the weight you might add.
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Is there a recommended way/place to connect the lighted part of a lighted switch to the dash lights?
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My 07C Chrysler had a "fuel saver mode" indicator in the EVIC. My 09 WK Hemi does not have this feature and I think I would like it in my Jeeps. Any thoughts on this, and no you cannot make me give this Jeep up. A wonderful ride and I thank you.

PS: The sunroof leaks under a high pressure car wash, the same as my 08 Liberty does. Have to close the cover so I don't get wet. My 04 Overland never leaked and my 05 WK never leaked in the same car wash. Needs fixing.
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80 CJ7 with a 151 Iron Duke / SR-4 Any overall issues with the Chevy 350 SBC / t400 Trans . I have a dana 300 and weanted to keep the trans case, however I have been told it would be better to take the original transfer case that came with the donor vehicle for an easier swap. What about exhaust, will I have a ton of issues to deal with when to comes to finding someone to bend the pipes properly and give it a good look that won't break the bank?
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Can you give us any information on whether or when the plastic retainer for the transfer case shifter will be improved? There are many reports of failures at both ends of the cable. Thanks

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We have seen two incidents in the field are currently investigating what the root cause is.
There are numerous posts on forums with photos of failed Transfer Case Bushings (Part number 68064273AA). Owners have done fixes on the spot with hitch clips, zip ties etc. A search should turn up tons of information that you guys might find helpful.
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I have not been able to find the weight restriction for the spare tire and wheel on the tailgate. Do you know the maximum weight that can be safely added to the spare tire tailgate bracket without having to worry about damaging the tailgate?
The only weight we certify for the tailgate is a stock size. We do not recommend heavier tires.

However, we know some do it, we don't know the long term effects. We run 100,000 mile durability tests...
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I was trying to think of ways to keep my automatic transmission cool when off-roading out here in the summer in AZ. I was wondering what would keep an automatic transmission cooler when driving slowly off-road. Setting the transmission to a specific gear, say 1st or 2nd or leaving it in drive and letting the transmission pick a gear. Also, if you put the transmission in 1st or 2nd does it lock up the torque converter?
First no the torque converter will not lock up in 1st of 2nd gear, second if you are off roading and driving at a low speed running in drive or picking a specific gear will not make a difference from a cooling stand point since the trans is doing alot of shifting. I would suggest you add a aux oil cooler.
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My 07C Chrysler had a "fuel saver mode" indicator in the EVIC. My 09 WK Hemi does not have this feature and I think I would like it in my Jeeps. Any thoughts on this, and no you cannot make me give this Jeep up. A wonderful ride and I thank you.

PS: The sunroof leaks under a high pressure car wash, the same as my 08 Liberty does. Have to close the cover so I don't get wet. My 04 Overland never leaked and my 05 WK never leaked in the same car wash. Needs fixing.
Tonight we are focusing on the Wrangler Model (JK). However, we will pass this information along to proper vehicle team.
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We do not recommend tampering withe the vehicle electrical system.
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What is the thickness of the axle tubes on the JK Dana 60 upgrade? What is the shaft diameter? Is this a full float or semi float axle? Does it use a conventional D60 carrier and gear set? Thanks for your help, JeepEngineers!
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