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1988 Jeep Wrangler - How do I do a DIY alignment?

Have a friend with a '88 YJ. He wants us to tackle an alignment job on it. It's pulling to the right. We can see the rear axle is not aligned and tire rubs on one side. It looks like it might be ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler - Suspension squeaks

The suspension on my 2008 Jeep Wrangler squeaks when I hit a low spot (maybe 4-6" from the grade), even at slow (<10 mph) speeds. Where can I lubricate or what should I check to eliminate this ...
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unique alternator issue

I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler with a stock alternator. I just built a off road teardrop trailer with its own 12v AGM battery and 12v refrigerator --the Jeep battery is an Optima. Using solenoids, I ...
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Upgrade to HID lights in a Jeep Wrangler

I would like to upgrade to HID lights in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The stock lights aren't bright at all. My question is, since this would be an aftermarket upgrade, what am I looking at here? Is it ...
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Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting

After 4 wheeling the other day I realized I had the dreaded death wobble. I think it's worth mentioning that I am a college student, and I don't really have ideal conditions to work on my jeep, but I ...
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Questions About the "Death Wobble"

I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler (4 cyl) that has been infected by the infamous "Death Wobble". If this term is too slang then here is an article that can explain it better than I could hope to. I would ...
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High beams work, low beams do not. What is wrong with headlight?

I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ and the high beams work but the low beams don't. I replaced one of the relays under the hood and the high beams started working but the low beams still don't work. What ...
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Jeep Wrangler spark-plug issue

I just got the spark plugs changed because my 2009 6 cyl. Jeep Wrangler (with 70,000 mi) was throwing code for a misfire. After the change, it doesn't run as smoothly as before. It chugs and skips, ...
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Blower Motor Location on my wrangler

So, was working on my A/C and was trying to find the blower motor. from what I had seen on the internet, for the '99 Wrangler TJ's it is usually located under the glove box. now I did some digging ...
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Replaced water pump two days ago...today antifreeze filling up parking space

I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. A few days ago, I noticed the engine temp getting higher than usual. I'd checked fluids about a week prior. When I got home and checked fluids, the coolant reservoir was ...
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Where on the Jeep Wrangler TJ can I tap into the oil line?

I would like to install a By-Pass filter on my Jeep TJ (2004). Where can I put the other end of the tube going into the filter? I have included a diagram illustrating what I am looking for (where ...
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98 jeep wrangler 4- cylinder charging problems

My jeep check engine light came on. My volt meter went to 0.1. I changed the alternator and it worked for about 10 seconds and it went out. I installed another one and it did the same thing!!! What ...
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2003 Jeep Wrangler - Coolant Leak

Had a pretty bad coolant leak recently, and I was pretty sure it was the Water Pump, so I replaced the following: GMB Water Pump + gasket + RTV Hayden Fan Clutch Stant Thermostat + gasket Lower hose ...
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Jeep JK Clutch vs Slave Cylinder

I have two different opinions on whether a clutch should be replaced when a slave cylinder fails: It WILL coat the clutch plate and will wear the clutch plate. The clutch plate MUST be replaced. $...
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90 Jeep YJ: Identify part on top of engine?

What is this part from the top of the engine? Part can be seen broken in this attached image. EDIT Vehicle info: 1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ 6 cylinder 4.2L
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Rubbing noise when driving with clutch engaged?

I am a complete newbie when it comes to jeeps (and cars in general). However, I am very good at fixing things... once I know what the problem is. After a summer of riding with the top down I was used ...
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E-Brake/ Parking or Hand Brake not working (well barely)

So I was pulling my Jeep back into my workshop and realized that I had accidentally left the handbrake engaged, but it barely felt like it was doing anything. I heard squeaking, so it WAS doing ...
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2007 Jeep Wrangler HOT OIL! STRANDED! HELP!

2007 Jeep Wrangler. Hot oil light came on, pulled over at a store, killed it, added some oil after it cooled about 15 minutes now it doesn’t want to start again thought about adding some coolant but ...
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Should the 5th wheel be included in the tire rotation?

I didn't see this question asked so thought it might make a good one. If you have a visible 5th wheel that is full size like the spare on a Jeep Wrangler should that spare be included in the tire ...
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Jeep Wrangler 2015: What is this part under the hood? And, now that I burned plastic on it, should I replace it?

I apparently dropped a small piece of vinyl hose in the passenger side engine bay, which ended up resting on, and then melting on the pictured part when I turned the engine on. I removed the hose when ...
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Torquing pinion nut on pinion shaft—can it be done with tires on ground?

I am about to install a 1310 driveshaft on a '15 Jeep Wrangler; it requires replacing the front pinion yoke. The Wrangler has a lift kit which allows me to crawl under and work with plenty of room. I ...
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What type of soft top is this?

So I bought this abandoned 1999 jeep wrangler SE/TJ that was sitting for 6 years. the soft top is very worn but I want to get an identical one cuz I like the style of it, but I can't seem to find one ...
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What does this ground cable connect to?

so i was filming for youtube and came across this random ground wire that wasn't bolted to anything, it's on a '99 jeep wrangler TJ, any of y'all know where this goes?
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intermittent loss of brake pressure on a 2012 jeep wrangler

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler and I've experienced something very scary three times in the past couple of years. I was driving up to an intersection and put my foot on the brake and the brake pedal went ...
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Changing lock mechanisms on doors of Jeep Wrangler

Due to a mistake on the build order for my 2017 Jeep Wrangler, I ended up with two sets of doors: one full and one half. As I’m not super excited about having to store one set in my apartment at any ...
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Jeep 4.0 inline 6 engine won't turn over by hand, need help

Here is the backstory. Wife had her 2004 Jeep Wrangler running and driving fine and the transmission went out about 2 years ago, it was a 42rle. The Jeep sat at her parents ranch outside with no ...
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What are the consequences of driving my car with low coolant for five minutes without reaching the limit on the temperature gauge?

Background information: I was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 L. Before I noticed the gauge, I first noticed the A/C on cold stopped working. Then the temperature gauge needle hovered a little over ...
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ignition coil or cam sensor or pcm making misfire in exhaust possibly?

I am not able to get the jeep to the auto parts and get it's diagnostic but I'm wondering if the coil pack could be my problem? I've tried to deduce the misfire for days and have read and tried ...
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2001 Jeep Wrangler wiring part for headlight switch

I'm wondering what this part is called? My headlights stopped working so I pulled the dash panel under the steering wheel and found this part was corroded and burnt. Please help me out! Headlights won'...
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98 Jeep Wrangler Engine coolant leak in front of engine

I just got my jeep back from the mechanics i had to replace my power steering pump and today i noticed a green liquid leaking from under my jeep i checked the fluid its 100% engine coolant i checked ...
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Impact of cigarette lighter ports on car battery

I have a cigarette lighter hole in my car that produces 12V. I bought a cigarette lighter extender that has 3 cigarette holes and each hole has 12V so that's 36V instead of 12V. Will that damage my ...
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Is a 1994 Jeep Wrangler engine reliable

Its gone 150000 KM (93,205 miles). Would its engine be reliable to last another couple of years? Should I be on the lookout for any noises the engine makes that signal trouble? Thanks
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What Are the body trim Specs of this 2000 Jeep Wrangler

So im in the Market of a old 2000 Jeep wrangler i found in a friends backyard. so i have some pictures of it and im punching in the info into my amazon garage, now there are a few options like this: ...
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Accessing defrost vents (removing dash?) on 2010 Wrangler Rubicon 2-door w/o power windows

Per the title, I have a 2010 Wrangler Rubicon 2-door without power windows. My daughter accidentally dropped an important bolt into the defroster vents between dash and windshield on the passenger ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler - Painful noise when coming to a stop

I have a problem that has stumped several mechanics and friends of mine who are mechanically inclined. Below is a video(sorry for poor quality) demonstrating the issue in question https://www.youtube....
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2004 Jeep Sahara battery problems

I have a 2004 jeep Sahara and the other day I was fooling with the component that turns the flow of air in the ducts in the jeep was running fine then the next day I went to crank it and nothing just ...
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What is the best course of action when Jeep Wrangler transmission has been driven with low fluid levels

A small pinhole occurred in the transmission cooler lines near the radiator in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It has automatic transmission. Over time the owner kept adding transmission fluid when needed and ...
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Performance brakes on the front axle only. Bad idea?

Here is the back story. I have a 5yo Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I do a lot of long-distance driving as well as off-roading whenever possible. My vehicle is mostly stock with the exception ...
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Abnormal Fan Switch Voltages?!? '99 Wrangler SE/TJ fan issues

So I've managed to get the blower motor out of my jeep, and while I'm gonna try to salvage the seemingly spent motor (more about this in a different question), the voltage being sent to the motor ...
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2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU turn signal, horn and wipers stopped working

How can I fix my 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU when the turn signal, horn and wipers stopped working. It doesn't seem to be a fuse as those elements are on separate fuses. This started happening when I drove ...
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Heater Blower Disassembly

So i was attempting to fix my heater blower but, this is a very odd and panful thing to take apart Anyone know how? i need to get to the rotor to clean it out and get to the stator
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Possible DIY fixes for Heater Motor? | heater-blower repair

[This didn't get posted apparently cuz i forgot to hit publish, so this was yesterday] So i'm streaming live as of now and am diagnosing a problem with the Heater Blower, it's not working. While I was ...
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Intermittent Electrical Issues Jeep Wrangler 1998

I just bought a 1998 Jeep Wrangler today. When I took it for a test drive yesterday, everything seemed to work fine, but when I was driving it home today some electrical issues came up. The first ...
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Blowing a fuse when turning on trailer lights

Just purchased a 5 x 8 utility trailer. Lights on the back of the trailor were not wired in, wires were hanging loose both sides. Wired lights according to instructions, pass. Side green brown, ...
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No lights on my Jeep Wrangler Sport, bulbs and fuses spear good

No tail, marker or parking lights on driver side of 2013 Jeep Wrangler spirt, fuses all seem good and bulbs not burnt out, HELP!