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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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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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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. Let'...


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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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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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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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My first thought is your ground wire to the trailer is not large enough causing a voltage drop to the rear battery. However after some research turns out your alternator is controlled by the PCM and is basing it's output on the truck battery which you have disconnected from the alternator. It keeps increasing the alternators output but never sees the ...


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There are a few things that could be problems: Confirm that the bulbs are good. I've seen it happen more than once that one bulb burns out and you don't notice, then the second bulb burns out and that is when you notice. Check the fuses. On many cars the high and low beams are fused separately. Check, or listen, to determine if the relay controlling the ...


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Perform a continuity test on your combination switch. Get a multimeter and service manual for your vehicle and test the contacts with the switch in different positions.


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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; the ...


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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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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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Does your "hot oil light" look like this: Because that is the low oil pressure light. And it means your engine doesn't have enough oil to run. The engine will destroy itself if run without enough oil. You should stop driving immediately and have the vehicle towed to be repaired. The low oil level light tends to look similar: But is less serious. If it's ...


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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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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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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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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'm assuming the engine in your Jeep is a 4.0. The voltage regulator is a part of the PCM, this is a PWM system that operates up to 100Hz and can field the alternator at 100% by fully grounding the circuit. The PCM determines how much to field the alternator through a fused B+ line to the PCM. I think you just need to run a fused wire from the rear battery ...


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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 on ...


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If you have enough clearance to fit under the Wrangler, there's no mechanical reason you cannot do this while the vehicle is on the ground. Torquing the pinion nut with it on the ground will not cause any issue to the differential.


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I replaced the water pump on my car last Fall and the seal started leaking again almost immediately. I read that 90% of seal failures on new water pumps are due to impurities in the coolant. Gates recommends you aggressively flush the radiator, heater, and engine block separately with copious amounts of water.


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Thought I would update the thread. Replaced the pump and the leak has stopped. When taking the pump off it looked like the source of the leak was the bottom seal of the water pump. Last time I replaced the pump it stopped leaking for two weeks, so we will see how long this lasts. When installing the pump I cleaned the surface until it was immaculate, ...


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I found at least one solution that seems to have worked. Unhook the battery, wait 10 minutes and then hook it back up. This forces a computer reset and magically everything started working again. When in doubt reboot!


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A quick check on Amazon shows a lockset for less than $15. If they were my doors, I would replace the cylinders. Show the buyer the paperwork for the new cylinders and give them the new keys. Then the buyer has the option of rekeying to match or not. I would have concerns with selling the doors with your original locks installed. They buyer could possibly ...


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It is an oxygen sensor (lambda sensor). Nothing to worry about.


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There are several patterns of rotation for vehicles. When a vehicle has a space saver spare then patterns of side to side, cross or front to rear are applicable. As you have a full size spare then that can be included in the rotation and is what I would consider normal. See The patterns for all these with details can be found here : Tire swapping ...


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That is called a headlight switch connector. :)


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Without knowing specific details and being unsure to having fully understood your wiring I will just post my guess: If I understand your question correctly you basically detach the alternator from the primary battery and also detaching it from the engine electrics? Since now the primary battery alone has to handle all the power requirements (radio, fans, ...


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