I'm really new into this jeep experience, I just bought a 2004 Wrangler Sahara with 7speed manual trans (yeap, 7 = 6+Reverse)...now the issues that I have with it:
- when I shift from 1st to 2nd gear, with the clutch depressed all the way down, I can hear a really loung grinding noise, like in big old trucks, and it shifts really hard. similar thing but a little better it happens when shifting from 2nd to 3rd... all good when I'm downshifting... any diagnostics? advices on what to check?
- a couple of days ago I got 3 error codes: P0133, P0153 and P0688. I've removed the battery overnight, and in the morning no CEL, no error codes...after 2 days, CEL camed back with only 2 codes this time: P0153 and P0688...wtf?! The O2 sensors - all of them, were replaced with OEM in last december... I will do a electrical cleaning and circuit checking during the weekend, maybe will fix something or at least I'll find out wtf is wrong...any suggestions?
- after driving a while - engine @running temp, when I'm sitting nicely at traffic lights, I can hear every minute (yes, the lights around Adelaide are like forever red :-( most of the time) a click sound like a relay does, and then I hear a sound like a fan is starting and then stops in a 5-10 secs...after a minute again... the sound is coming from behind/beneeth passenger side dasboard... anyone else experienced somthing like this? any ideas?
anyway, so far I've managed to replace the wheels with some 20' with new street tires, the front rotors and brake pads, rear drums and shoes...
I plan in the near future to replace the clutch if needed, adjust the steering box (it has a free play of about 1'), also some or all the bushings, and maybe Ujoints... The Jeep is in pristine condition, and i intend to keep it like this...it has only 98000Km with no rust...
any input will be greatly appreciated! Cheers!