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02-25-2012 01:00 PM
The Green Machine
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Originally Posted by GreenJack View Post
Jeep == Chrysler == unreliable...

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Knock on wood, I have had to spend around $800.00 on repairing manufacturer problems with my Jeep in the 11 years, and 145K miles I have owned it. That is excellence. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned.
02-23-2012 11:57 AM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by Dextreme
Have you replaced the fluid in the Tcase? I personally would try that first, as well as replace all your u-joints.
Yea I tried that. It didn't do anything.
02-23-2012 11:13 AM
Dextreme Have you replaced the fluid in the Tcase? I personally would try that first, as well as replace all your u-joints.
02-23-2012 11:01 AM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by guncrazy72

Describe the sound. If it is just a constant tick more than likely is a lifter which is VERY common on Jeeps.

If the noise was coming from your Tcase it would be more of a grinding noise. Dose your Jeep have a lift or bigger tires?
Jeep is stock, tires are 31s. Its a grinding with a ticking added on. Its really bad to be honest. I don't know how to describe it. The sub wouldn't even drown the noise out. Plus I trust these guys who are working on it.
02-23-2012 10:59 AM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by XJTJ
If my Jeeps didnt make any noises id think something was wrong.
Hahaha I agree normally. That's why I put a sub in my jeep!
02-23-2012 10:52 AM
guncrazy72
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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio

Its more than ticking, as I've said before. Its incredibly loud and if I drove it for much longer it'd probably break. I need my jeep in two days because of my job so I just decided to pay. Done deal, call me lazy or whatever but its just not me, not right now.
Describe the sound. If it is just a constant tick more than likely is a lifter which is VERY common on Jeeps.

If the noise was coming from your Tcase it would be more of a grinding noise. Dose your Jeep have a lift or bigger tires?
02-23-2012 10:50 AM
guncrazy72 If you can't work on your own vehicles sell the Jeep as soon as you can. Jeeps are awesome vehicles as long as you can do most of the work yourself. Your just going to keep dumping money into it. I know I wouldn't own a Jeep if I couldn't do the work myself. Shops over charge way to much.

The $1150 you just spent on all of that could have been down to a few hundred dollars after you bought the U joints, joint press and tools.
02-23-2012 10:46 AM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by Johnboy11
I'm 44 years old with a bad leg, and dumb as a box of rocks, and I could do all that work easy. Just replace the u joints first and see what happens. Nobody on here knew what they were doing until they tried and some times failed. Kids these days WOW!. if you are going to own a 4x4 and do any off roading at all then you need to learn. Otherwise buy a Honda Civic and never have to work on it again. My Jeep tics on acceleration all the time. I have driven it 15k miles like that and it keeps going.
Its more than ticking, as I've said before. Its incredibly loud and if I drove it for much longer it'd probably break. I need my jeep in two days because of my job so I just decided to pay. Done deal, call me lazy or whatever but its just not me, not right now.
02-23-2012 10:45 AM
XJTJ If my Jeeps didnt make any noises id think something was wrong.
02-23-2012 10:26 AM
Johnboy11 I'm 44 years old with a bad leg, and dumb as a box of rocks, and I could do all that work easy. Just replace the u joints first and see what happens. Nobody on here knew what they were doing until they tried and some times failed. Kids these days WOW!. if you are going to own a 4x4 and do any off roading at all then you need to learn. Otherwise buy a Honda Civic and never have to work on it again. My Jeep tics on acceleration all the time. I have driven it 15k miles like that and it keeps going.
02-23-2012 10:17 AM
LouieDelTorchio I went to another shop and they're doing it for 1150 (including parts). I'm not going to work on it because I don't want to mess anything up. I'm not that great working on cars unless it involves changing oil
02-23-2012 08:50 AM
coolbreeze You might look into auto-shop at school Louie. Sounds like you might own a project.....Good luck
02-23-2012 08:42 AM
ClayL
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Originally Posted by Gate53 View Post
Mine ticks, grinds, growls, squeaks, bangs, even grunts at times. Always starts and brings me home.
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Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
And that's on a good day.
right? mine ticks at me currently but thats cuz she just need alittle oil
02-23-2012 08:40 AM
ClayL
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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio View Post
So they called back. Both universals need to be replaced and the transfer case is warn so they are replacing that too. $1500. Eff me.
hell you can pay me $1000 and il drive my happy arse from Colorado and fix all that for. You need to find a new shop because they are charging way to much for all that and at least change out U-joints by yourself.
02-23-2012 08:30 AM
Barrie
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Originally Posted by Gate53 View Post
Mine ticks, grinds, growls, squeaks, bangs, even grunts at times. Always starts and brings me home.
And that's on a good day.
02-23-2012 08:27 AM
RUBINOT Have a wrenching party. That's what we do around here, when someone has a problem and needs help fixing it. All your out is money for parts and food and drinks. Plus you learn how to make repairs and make new friends.
02-23-2012 08:20 AM
lynn The people who are most vocal about being dissatisfied with Jeep ownership are usually the ones who can't or won't learn the vehicle and do their own work.

Big Thunder said it well: "If you're not willing to learn or do it yourself, then you can prepare on predatory shops taking your last dime."
02-23-2012 08:18 AM
jayson85
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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio

Uhm, ticking = problems. I've also had to replace the steering column which was 800 bucks. Obviously if my jeep is in the shop it has problems, hence unreliable..
Yeah they are it just means your got ripped off you bought something that the previous owner didn't take care of
02-23-2012 08:15 AM
Gate53 Mine ticks, grinds, growls, squeaks, bangs, even grunts at times. Always starts and brings me home.
02-23-2012 08:08 AM
BigThunder If you are dead set on spending $1500, spend $1000 on good tools, and the other $500 on a t-case, u joints and lots of beer. If you're not willing to learn or do it yourself, then you can prepare on predatory shops taking your last dime. Hate to jump on the wagon here, but soldier up and get it done.
02-23-2012 07:57 AM
SurfKaster
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Originally Posted by GreenJack View Post
Jeep == Chrysler == unreliable...

But it IS a lot of fun...

Replacing u-joints are a piece of cake. I've replaced all of them in my Jeep. Bought a u-joint press kit from harbour freight. Made it very easy.

If I were you, I'd hold off on the transfer case. Change the u-joints yourself then see if your Jeep still has a problem. If it does then take the next step.


Good luck!

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X2. They're not as hard as you might think. Forums & youtube are your friend. When you see how cheap the parts are you just might want to give it a shot. Plus there's great satisfaction knowing you did it yourself & saved a ton of $$$.
02-23-2012 03:34 AM
Jollyczar Man, don't be intimidated by "big stuff" repairs. If your fellow Jeepers on WF are telling you to take care of it on your own then give it a shot. I have learned to do quite a bit with my Jeep that I had never done before, a lot of it I was petrified to begin. In the past few years I've replaced my ball joints, did a complete 4 corner brake replacement, tune up, replaced all my lug bolts (the PO had cross threaded most of them), replaced my suspension, and diagnosed/fixed various other electrical problems. They weren't always easy but I ALWAYS kept WF next to me and could count on helpful hints and valuable instruction at nearly every step of the way (look up my posts, you will see my trials and tribulations I've had along the way). The way I figured it, I "paid" myself the labor cost and used that money to buy tires and various other accessories (not to mention a few gifts here and there for the understanding wifey).

Embrace the true Jeep experience. It is one best done actively, not passively. Plus, chicks dig busted knuckles and the smell of PB Blaster!


Just my humble opinion.
02-23-2012 02:35 AM
netlohcs
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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio View Post
.... very very lazy...

Wow Its hard to feel bad for you getting ripped off if thats your attitude about it
02-22-2012 11:39 PM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc
Not ragging on you at all I just mean that I could have all you need done in about 6 hours or so in my garage, thats a hunk of money...
Tell me about it. The money is definatly worth my jeep though. I love my jeep. My wallet doesn't though
02-22-2012 11:28 PM
DevilDogDoc Not ragging on you at all I just mean that I could have all you need done in about 6 hours or so in my garage, thats a hunk of money...
02-22-2012 11:17 PM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc

People like you are why I need to open a shop.....
What do you mean.... people like me.... haha just kidding. I'm actually not that lazy but id be so lost fixing big things on myy jeep.
02-22-2012 11:15 PM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio View Post
Yea most of it is labor though. And I'm not experienced and very very lazy (don't judge) haha. Once I get my jeep back I have to get two tires cause my back ones are crazy bald!
People like you are why I need to open a shop.....
02-22-2012 11:01 PM
Garlandxj Lazy? Come on man. I am 6' 3" and 285 lbs. If I can drag my fat arse under my Jeep, then you can too. Save some money, WORK on YOUR Jeep. That or become a techno nerd and build a small robot you can control with your X-box controller to work on it.
02-22-2012 09:17 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Bull crap. You can do that yourself for a lot cheaper.
X2 most of that cost is labor why pay all that when it can be done way cheaper.
02-22-2012 08:04 PM
LouieDelTorchio
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00
I have seen tcases for 2-300 bucks around here.
Yea most of it is labor though. And I'm not experienced and very very lazy (don't judge) haha. Once I get my jeep back I have to get two tires cause my back ones are crazy bald!
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