||09-22-2010 01:53 PM
First time owner with question
Hello, all! I am new to the Forum and will get around to filling out my profile tomorrow. In the meantime I have a question/s that I am certain someone here can answer: My, new to me, 1997 TJ was purchased to be towed behind my motorhome, but I discovered that while driving the Jeep for the first time yesterday, the turn signals do not self-cancel. They come on and will stay on once the steering wheel is "centered" after a turn. I called the individual from whom I purchased the Jeep and he told me in a follow-up phone conversation that he was under the impression that this model did not have self-cancelling turn signals; I was sure he was "misinformed", but did not pursue the matter. What is involved in replacing the mechanism that actuates the turn signal return action, and is it something I can do, or should it be left to a mechanic? My next question involves the directions for towing the Jeep that are included in the Owners' Manual: It states to put the transmission in one of the gears after putting the transfer case in neutral. I would think that one should leave the transmission in nuetral, but what do I know? That is why I am asking the question/s. Please excuse the lengthy post and thank you in advance for your assistance.