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Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   11-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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Posted By ronjenx
Maybe the WCM didn't need resetting. Could be...

Maybe the WCM didn't need resetting. Could be it's toasted.
Do you have another key you can try?
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   11-23-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By ronjenx
When it would start, did it die after 2 or 3...

When it would start, did it die after 2 or 3 seconds?
If so, that may a symptom of the wireless control module not recognizing your key.
Try this: Open the TIPM, (fuse box), lift up on the white...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   11-08-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By ronjenx
My handle broke after four years of ownership....

My handle broke after four years of ownership. (Bought my 2008 JK new)


The new one from the dealer was an improved version. It has lasted all these years since.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-28-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ronjenx
The phrase "hinge stops" refers to the stops that...

The phrase "hinge stops" refers to the stops that are part of the gate hinges.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-28-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By ronjenx
It's actually a part-time transfer case, meaning...

It's actually a part-time transfer case, meaning it cannot be in 4wd full-time.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-26-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ronjenx
That rod in no way is meant to restrict gate...

That rod in no way is meant to restrict gate travel. Its only function is to prevent the gate from slamming on you when parked driver's side low.
If you replace it without replacing the bent hinge...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-24-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By ronjenx
I did that, but converted the spare to manual...

I did that, but converted the spare to manual operation, to be installed when the original one fails.

Still waiting for the original one to fail.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-23-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By ronjenx
P0305 is for cylinder #5 misfire. Codes...

P0305 is for cylinder #5 misfire.


Codes P3438 and P3641 don't appear in the 2008 JK service manual.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-21-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By ronjenx
I haven't seen any codes in this thread yet. Not...

I haven't seen any codes in this thread yet. Not much we can do to help without them.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-25-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By ronjenx
I used the AEV ProCal to turn on DRLs. The...

I used the AEV ProCal to turn on DRLs.

The choices were: low beams; high beams; turn signals; fog lights; all the lights as if I turned them on with the stalk.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-24-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By ronjenx
Use a flashlight, and a magnifying glass if you...

Use a flashlight, and a magnifying glass if you have to.

The condition of the copper pieces in the middle will be very apparent.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-24-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By ronjenx
The Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is removable,...

The Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is removable, but you run the risk of breaking the plastic socket in which the fuse and its holder slide up and down.


You can look at the fusible metal inside...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-16-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By ronjenx
If what you are experiencing is the typical...

If what you are experiencing is the typical click-no-start issue, install an extra ground wire from the battery negative terminal to one of the alternator mount bolts.
That has fixed it for a lot of...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-16-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By ronjenx
Does your JK have an automatic transmission?

Does your JK have an automatic transmission?
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ronjenx
This is from the JK service manual: WARNING:...

This is from the JK service manual:
WARNING: Never reuse axle retainer nuts. Used torque nuts can loosen up. Failure to follow these instruction may result in personal injury.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-10-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By ronjenx
The rear axle shaft bearings have no preload...

The rear axle shaft bearings have no preload specification. If they did, installation would include shimming the bearing cover.

Slight in-out movement of the rear axle shaft is normal. Mine has...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-10-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By ronjenx
Went to the linked site. Clicked on the...

Went to the linked site. Clicked on the installation instructions.
Looks very close to what I did back in 2011. Parts cost me about $35. Don't know why the commercial product is $228.
I would give...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   09-02-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By ronjenx
Mud between the radiator and A/C condenser may be...

Mud between the radiator and A/C condenser may be part of the problem. Washing from behind the radiator could push it into the condenser. Washing from the condenser could push it back into the...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-29-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By ronjenx
A puller won't work. On mine, after...

A puller won't work.


On mine, after removal of the stub shaft nut, I soaked the joint between hub and knuckle with penetrating oil.
Then I screwed in some old bolts, stopping before the heads...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   08-29-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By ronjenx
The close, (and corroded), fit between the hub...

The close, (and corroded), fit between the hub and the knuckle is likely what is preventing hub removal, rather than the remainder of the bolt.
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