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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #91
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What do you recommend to fix the constant exhaust cracks in the older TJ 4.0L models? A nice flex pipe? There is all sorts of opinions on it so Id like the Jeep designers take. Will a 00-06 bolt right up with header back modifications?
The 2-piece cast iron unit will bolt up, but as you noted, you'll have to do a custom job on the rest of the system unless you want all those catalysts...

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Absolutely. I would hate to see no solid front axle on a wrangler.

Yes, please ALWAYS keep the solid front axle on the Wrangler...to me, it wouldn't be a Wrangler without it....
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I am sorry to hear that you are having continued issues with steering shimmy. It is not a Jeep issue it is more of an issue related to the fundamental architecture of a solid front axle suspensions system. If you have had your steering stabilizer replaced multiple times and have verified that your tires are in balance then it is most likely contributed to your steering stabilizer. There is a new improved steering stabilizer service fix that should be out by years end that will resolve your issue. Another option is to install a aftermarket stabilizer that is larger than the current production
Well, I already had larger aftermarket (Rancho) stabilizer put on, which kept the steerign in check for about 3-4k, after that the wobble kept creeping back in stronger and stronger to the point when even this stablizier started leaking fluid... I think the problem have to be somewhere else - I cannot change steering stabilizer with every oil change
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What can be done to help the zipper on the rear window zip easier? On my JK the teeth get unaligned very easily making it hard to unzip.
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Stupid question: Why the name change from X to Sport??

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okay heres my queation. My jeep is throwing the code 41 whick i understand is the alternator field. Now what exactly does that mean?? and also my alternator makes a loud hissing nois when im driving and it gets louder with the rpms. My jeep is hiccuping alot and i believe the Alt. is the problem. Can you confirm or refute?
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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #97
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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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How about a rephrase? What do dealer service shops put in the AX5/15 of a YJ when it is in for service and needs fluid? I do not believe there is a GL-4 Mopar fluid available.
Like JeeperDon, I would like some clarification on that point.

Here is what I use, and the advice I give others here on the forum (actually copied from a previous post of mine), it's based on my own research and I would like to know if it's accurate information.

Here's why I use 10W-30 motor oil.

The Mopar gear oil part number used to be 4897622aa, but when you search that part number you'll see it has been superceded by part number 4761839AC which comes up as 10w-30 motor oil. Here's a link to search the Mopar part numbers.


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What can be done to help the zipper on the rear window zip easier? On my JK the teeth get unaligned very easily making it hard to unzip.
Lubing the zipper helps a lot. I use the same stuff I use for my drysuit - bee's wax.
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What can be done to help the zipper on the rear window zip easier? On my JK the teeth get unaligned very easily making it hard to unzip.
Mopar does sell a zipper lubricant that helps with this...
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Yes ... the dealer must update the software of the vehicle. This is required to ensure that the computer understands that there may be an additional electrical load placed by the property in tow. Without this update, the vehicle may think there is an electical issue, when there is not


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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:35 PM   #101
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specify "wack"...unfortunately with the diesel emission regulations, it'll take a whole lot of it....
I think the premium that the current crop of diesel vehicles cost over the gas equivalents is pretty reasonable, especially in Canada (Since diesel is back to being noticeably cheaper then gas).

I know that current regs really do a number on your ability to use diesel engines, but hopefully Fiat holds the answer here. At the very least, you know there's an eager and devoted market.
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is there any reason that you can not put an auto in the JK with more gear ratios? Will it not fit, I would think this would help with both power and economy....

oh yeah, please build a diesel....
Given enough funding you can put any transmission in any vehicle. In the beginning of a new vehicle program , a powertrain is chosen based on many factors ( package space, gear ratios, cost etc.). The calibrators then spend many months programming the computer to meet the vehicle requirements. When a vehicle is in production, the costs to revise a trans are very high so there generally needs to be an engine revision or new model to justify a new trans.
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Center Console lock recall???

I read on another forum that there was a recall on the center console lock/latch as it can be opened even when locked. Any truth to this? If so, what's the recall/TSB notice number. I checked my VIN for a recall (09 JK built 4/2009, took delivery 2 days before bankruptcy). My center console can be opened when locked when a bit of pressure by hand is applied to the push-in latch. Asked the dealer about it (5/1/2009) and they couldn't repair it, and the remaining JK's on their lot had the same issue at that time.

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Absolutely. I would hate to see no solid front axle on a wrangler.
Solid axles forever- this will never happen on my watch.....
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