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Old 10-05-2009, 12:54 PM   #31
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You do realize the thread is 6 months old. The OP has not repled back since so obviously the Jeep is long gone.

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:44 PM   #32
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You do realize the thread is 6 months old. The OP has not repled back since so obviously the Jeep is long gone.
I also noticed this thread is old also.

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:08 PM   #33
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I also noticed this thread is old also.
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the answers and opinions, but 6 months and 2500 miles is enough for me with this Jeep.

The last straw was the rear main seal again, it is dumping oil on my garage floor....again. Twice in 2500 miles, plus the transfer case, brakes, ujoints and wheels and I am done. This Jeep is headed back to the dealer for one last ride. Looks like a Dodge Dakota is in my future.
Sounds like you got a combination of a lemon & a not so good dealership. Sorry to hear of your trouble, I can understand it is a pi$$ off
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Sorry for your headache. I am not a jeep expert, but this is my second one and although they LOOK really cool,...........Jeeps are no doubt junk. Look all over this forum and any other jeep forum and all they are full of is jeep problems.Buy a Toyota .MONEY WELL SPENT.
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Sorry for your headache. I am not a jeep expert, but this is my second one and although they LOOK really cool,...........Jeeps are no doubt junk. Look all over this forum and any other jeep forum and all they are full of is jeep problems.Buy a Toyota .MONEY WELL SPENT.
I think Bimby needs to be put on time out for this comment. Do you also walk into a Church and tell the congregation that there is no God as well?
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I think Bimby needs to be put on time out for this comment. Do you also walk into a Church and tell the congregation that there is no God as well?
and to Kindergarden class...there is no Santa!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:02 PM   #38
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I own two Jeeps presently and have owned a total of four in my driving career. Every one in my family has at least one. We stand by them. None of us have had a problem.
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yep, all vehicles have downsides, and common problems. in these conversations i go off of what vehicles i see in my shop frequently. its amazing how a lot of things are common failures or pattern failures on certain models, the manufacturer knows its a problem, but keeps making them that way for years.

part of ball joint failure is people using quick lubes, that don't take the time to grease them.

but going by the numbers game, 98% of the s-10's i see need a ton of work. i can say the same for cherokee's and wrangelrs to, but the jeep stuff is all so simple. i make a list a page long on a jeep, and its $600, i make a page long list on an s-10 and its 2 grand.
That's why I need to learn to fix my Jeep myself jp, I still cannot get past the fact I paid $800 to have u-joints and axle seals replaced, it seems rather high and I am tempted to call around and see how much the joints and hub assemby's really cost.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:51 PM   #41
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Jeep Wrangler=by far the most fun I've ever had in a vehicle. Bought my 02 TJ Sport used almost 3 years ago. After the first time I took it wheeling I cleaned it up and looked it over good. I found both front axle U -joints had went. They were okay when I bought the truck one short week before that. The next time I wheeled it, I broke a front sway bar link. Next a transfer case mount. After about three months I had invested about $3500 into the Jeep for repairs. That includes parts only as I did all of the work. Everything i bought was an upgrade over stock. Most items were necessary as I was repairing things that had broken.

Now almost three years after I purchased the Jeep the only money I ever invest is a performance upgrade and done for my personal enjoyment. All of my friends and aquantences love my truck and talk to me about getting one. I simply tell them if you like your toys and are not afraid to spend a couple bucks to give your rig some TLC then look to something else. As for me, I just might keep mine forever!
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:10 AM   #42
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I beg to differ on the Dakota comments. My 01 was driven daily for three years and raced on weekends. Biggest problem it gave me was a faulty trans after 85k. Not bad considering all the brake torquing and stalling it up at the strip.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #43
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My dad used to own a 01 Dak with a 4.7 v8 and 5spd. He never had a problem with it. He got rid of it for a larger Ram 2500 diesel so he could tow the 5th wheel camper.

We're a hardcore Mopar family here, we'd rather push our Mopars than drive anything else. Of course we're also a family of mechanics so we take care of our own work.
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x2 on the Toyota, the last 2 tacoma's I had were trouble free and they really hold their resale like the wranglers
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That's why I need to learn to fix my Jeep myself jp, I still cannot get past the fact I paid $800 to have u-joints and axle seals replaced, it seems rather high and I am tempted to call around and see how much the joints and hub assemby's really cost.
Dude, my wife drives a, ach um, 2000 Xterra. I put $2000 into it last year, $700 for a distributor and $1300 for a catalytic converter. Now the other cat is rattling and the estimate is $1500 because in Cal you are required to replace it with a factory unit. I haven't been abble to bring it in yet for some reason.
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On a 2000, you shouldn't have to replace it with a factory cat. I did my superduty at a muffler shop, just because I wanted a high flow cat on my V10.
Just for sh*ts and giggles, call Plaza Muffler here in Orange County and ask them how much for a cat. There number is 714-891-4050.
If you were to save a $1000. It would definately be worth the drive. I've used these guys since 1990.
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Sorry for your headache. I am not a jeep expert, but this is my second one and although they LOOK really cool,...........Jeeps are no doubt junk. Look all over this forum and any other jeep forum and all they are full of is jeep problems.Buy a Toyota .MONEY WELL SPENT.
Was he kidding and I just cannot tell? Seeing as how most people log into a jeep forum in order to ask a question about a problem they are having, it makes sense that the forum would be "full of .. jeep problems." Kind of like saying go to a Jeep mechanic and all you see is Jeeps being worked on so they must all be junk.
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I'm sure there are some "Bad" Dakotas but my '01 4.7l auto quad cab 4X4 went 100k till I traded it with never touching the motor trans or any drive train. exceptions are one u joint, a TPS, a a power window motor. 7 years and much hard use I still rank it as one of my best trucks in 33 yrs of driving trucks. and my buy another if I need a tow vehicle beyond my present Jeep wrangler.
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