HELP!!! With maintainence of my 2006 Jeep - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-25-2012, 12:51 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
kuttis is on a distinguished road
HELP!!! With maintainence of my 2006 Jeep

Ok.... So now I have come to a conclusion that I need a few things fixed.

Track Bar
Rear Main Seal
Clutch
Clutch Bearing?
Short Shifter
Exhaust System
Headers

Can a person with not much mechanical know-how do these type of fixes?
Or shoud I pay a mechanic $140 an hour to do it?
kuttis is offline   Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
jefferyfghezzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SANDUSKY OHIO
Posts: 767
jefferyfghezzi is on a distinguished road
The Dealer is $90.00 an hour. $140.00 is way off. My guys are 70.00 and very dependable. Rear main seal and front transmission seal (automatic) was 935.00 parts and labor (included a new oil pump).

jefferyfghezzi is offline   Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Wattapunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North TX
Posts: 2,904
Wattapunk is on a distinguished road
So what exactly are the issues with the items you listed? May not be as bad as you think although the clutch and rear main seal should be left to a professional. Besides the cost savings and satisfaction of getting to know your jeep, read up/search/ask questions here and attempt it yourself.
Wattapunk is offline   Quote
 
Old 07-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: 08809
Posts: 144
Mctim35 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by jefferyfghezzi View Post
The Dealer is $90.00 an hour. $140.00 is way off. My guys are 70.00 and very dependable. Rear main seal and front transmission seal (automatic) was 935.00 parts and labor (included a new oil pump).
Now I'm really glad I did it myself! Mine's an '05 6 speed.
RMS - $12
Oil Pan gasket - $17
Oil Pump -$76

It took about 6 hours since I had never done it before and I took my time but fairly easy job.
Mctim35 is offline   Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Kilcrease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Louisiana, now Pensacola Florida
Posts: 101
Kilcrease is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuttis View Post
Ok.... So now I have come to a conclusion that I need a few things fixed.

Track Bar
Rear Main Seal
Clutch
Clutch Bearing?
Short Shifter
Exhaust System
Headers

Can a person with not much mechanical know-how do these type of fixes?
Or shoud I pay a mechanic $140 an hour to do it?
As far as rear main seal here is a detailed walkthrough that anyone can pretty much do in their garage. Rear Main Seal Removal and Installation | MJR Features: Jeep Tech Writeups, Installations & Articles
__________________
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."-Charlton Heston
Kilcrease is offline   Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 06:33 AM
Thread Starter
  #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
kuttis is on a distinguished road
Sorry guys, I'm from Australia and they charge $140 an hour... very expensive when the avergae person makes $800 a week

Rear Main seal is leaking oil..
Clutch sounds like it has problems..
Clutch Bearing is rattling away when clutch is out..
Short Shifter so the stock shifter does not feel loose..
Exhaust System so the engine breathes better..
Track Bar because the Jeep is pulling to the left and the mechanics say they cant allign the wheels more than they already have.

Thanks to everyone with the help
kuttis is offline   Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Donkerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belize
Posts: 206
Donkerz is on a distinguished road
dont worry about the exhaust system, as long as everything is not plugged up your Jeep is fine, cold air intakes and headers dont help much in the Jeeps since they are already efficiently designed. What year is your Wrangler? 03-04 have the NV3550 tranny (mine) and they make a distinct "marbles in a can noise" when taking off from low gear, and they also make a weird noise at idle because they are naturally noisy truck transmissions with little insulation between you and it (only a carpet and the body). test the clutch by putting it in 5th gear, putting Ebrake on and press the gas/let clutch out, if it stalls its good if it doesnt your clutch is fried. good luck.

__________________
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
Donkerz is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner