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Xenon headlights require different electronics to drive them, but they also need different reflectors and also a light leveling system to prevent blinding the drivers of other cars, because the HID lights are so much brighter than traditional lights. If you look closely at a car with HID lights, with the lights shining on something in front of them, you ...


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Rear solid axles on trucks especially with leaf springs are not adjustable. To cause enough misalignment for one wheel to rub something must be damaged. I would start by looking at the center bolt of the leaf springs. The bolt ties all the leafs together in the center and is used as an alignment pin with the pad on the rear axle. Everything is held together ...


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Claptrap is on the money with grease points, but many modern cars don't have them, and I can't speak to how the Wrangler is setup. That is the perfect starting point, though. The next step would be to spray down all the rubber mounting points (suspension bushings, shock mounts, etc) with white lithium grease to see if that quiets it down at all. I fear ...


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I pulled some information from another site (jeepz.com). It looks fairly exhaustive in what should be done to fix the dreaded death wobble. I originally thought the death wobble was only due to a bad wheel bearing, but it appears there is much more to it. I am going to pull what it says on the jeepz.com website. Here is what the site says about what exactly ...


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This may not be a perfect answer, but here's what I know... I am assuming this vehicle has a solid rear axle. There should be a panhard or track bar that connects the axle to the frame to keep it in alignment. The fault with this bar, is it moves the axle to one side when the suspension is compressed, and the other side when the suspension is not ...


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When you purchase a lighter plug extension that adds three extra plugs, you're not changing the voltage because the plugs are in parallel with each other so that each plug can deliver 12V to the accessory connected. How much current each accessory draws, however will be added together, and can't exceed the current capacity, usually dictated by the fuse. ...


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I have struggled with the Death Wobble in my 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. It would only happen at EXACTLY 45 MPH, but once it started it would continue +/- 20 MPH. Once past 45, it would not start unless I hit a bump. If I replaced the steering stabilizer ($40 on eBay), then it would subside for ~2-3 months, but always return. Things I tried that didn't ...


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The slave cylinder is mounted on the bell housing with the fluid valve outside, and the piston within the housing. If there is a catastrophic failure, it is likely to be from the piston gasket: then all the fluid goes straight into the bell housing, wetting the clutch. Some points to consider: They may be rather more fluid than the slave piston volume; ...


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I have three Wranglers, and there are plenty of places on them to squeak, and not all of them have grease nipples. The most common places that will cause a squeak on the Wrangler, in order of likeliness) Track Bar bushings (rubber bushings, no grease point) Tie rod ends at the axle (usually grease points at both ends) Drag Link (usually greasable at both ...


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Talking a look at the article some of the items you can check yourself, for example the ball joints. Other balancing and alignment actions require special equipment. I would suggesting taking that list and checking everything you are able to on your own first. Your Hayne's Manual should walk you through steps to check the suspension parts.


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So you need to find out where on your drive train. Get your Jeep up off the ground so you can drive the wheels, and have a listen. Likely places: Differential Universal joints on axles Tire rubbing on bodywork Brake pad rubbing against disc


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It's difficult to determine the root cause of a death wobble from the behaviour alone, but there are some clues. They're just not fool proof. If you find your death wobble is related to speed, and stops when you lower your speed (instead of having to come to a full stop), then it's probably an issue with tire balance or possibly wheel bearings. If you find ...


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It's easier just to buy the filter adapter kit for $50 that way you don't have to tap a return line either. That's what I did. But if your cheap sometimes engines have an extra oil feed bung down on the lower part of the engine block near where the oil pump would be just above the oil pan. Don't know if your jeep has one but worth a quick snoop.


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Sounds to me like one of the spark plug wires isn't fully seated. I would check both ends of each cable and make sure they're fully seated. The engine code it produced should give you some idea where to start: P0300 - Random or multiple misfires P0301 - Misfire on cylinder 1 P0302 - Misfire on cylinder 2 P0303 - Misfire on cylinder 3 P0304 - Misfire on ...


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Your engine should run smoothly the second you change your spark plugs, smoother than before even, that's the whole point of replacing them. Otherwise, something else is wrong or was performed improperly.


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You won't be able to rinse brake fluid off the friction material, if it has become contaminated it will remain so for ever. Whether it needs changing depends on whether it has been contaminated to such an extent as to have a detrimental effect on the clutch performance - which it may not have done - you'd only be able to tell by driving the car (n.b. on the ...


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I have a cigarette lighter hole in my car that produces 12W This is not true. The cigarette lighter port/power outlet outputs 12 V (volts, not watts). The power consumed will be determined by the appliance that is plugged in. The number of power outlets in the vehicle is of no consequence; if nothing is plugged into them then they will have no impact ...


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Your question is relatively vague, however there are a few things that could be at issue. You could have a short circuit in your system that is draining the battery, which could also overload the alternator, causing it to fail. Since most of the circuits in a car are behind fuses, a short causing the problem you describe would have to be before the power ...


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The socket on the car will be protected by a fuse, if you draw too much current you will blow the fuse, so there should be nothing to worry about with the car. However if it is a cheap adapter and you draw a lot of current through it, the adapter may start to get hot. If you are powering electronic items like a sat-nav and not 3 cigarette lighter elements, ...


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Another thought: Quite a few years ago I had a full-sized van, and the water pump failed. I replaced the pump (used new gaskets, of course), and re-used the old antifreeze. It wasn't enough to fill the radiator, so I added more. My stepson drove the van the next day... and when he got back from work, the radiator was half-empty again. I pulled the water pump ...


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It all depends on where the fluid is coming from. If you can determine where it is leaking from, you'll be far ahead of where you are now. If it is coming from the water pump or one of the connections at the water pump, it would appear the problem lies with the shop which did the work for you. You need to take it back to where it was fixed and have them ...


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It depends, mainly, on how well the car has been maintained. If it has been looked after, serviced regularly, and had the belts changed at the appropriate intervals, then yes, it should last a lot longer than that - I'd expect to get a good 150,000 miles / 250,000km out of most modern engines without too much trouble. On the other hand, if it has been ...


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I own a 1987 Land Cruiser, the death wobble on these machine can come from a bad aligment, tie-rod ends that need replacement or the steering stabilizer. Basically something is now worn-out and loose. But be aware, changing the stabilizer may just mask any underlying issue, so check everything else before replacing the stabilizer.


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You have received some good answers here, but none appear to be specific to the Wrangler. The Wrangler uses a standard 7" round headlight housing with H13 bulbs, and there are several HID kits that will work very well in these housings that will plug right into your stock wiring harness. The HID bulbs will fit right into the housing the same way as the ...



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