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have a 05 se with a 4 banger. was looking under the hood and noticed the wiring harness that holds the battery cables and other wires was melted. further examination showed this wiring runs right by the exhaust manifold. Idont know if this is how all of this models wires are run. but the heat from the manifold is enough to melt away the plastic wire loom that cvers the wires. the wire insulation is next . Icaught it in time before the insulation was damaged.I bought some new wire loom recovered the wires. there is enough slack to pull them up and away from the manifold area and tie wrap them to the battery tray. The jeep only has 12000 miles on it and the wires were approx. 3inches away from the manifold. this seems odd that this would happen on a fairly new jeep. also took the jeep for a 5 minute ride and checked the heat by the manifold and it was HOT ! this has me concerned because the heater core hoses run right next to it. Just letting y'all know you may want to check this out on your jeeps. may have to build a heat sheild for this area.
 

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Check with the dealer. There may be a recall about that. I got a notice on my wife's Accord for a similar issue with the AC harness. It was just a quick harness replacement with a new routing scheme.
 

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Check with the dealer. There may be a recall about that. I got a notice on my wife's Accord for a similar issue with the AC harness. It was just a quick harness replacement with a new routing scheme.
thanx i'll ck that out. what pi**** me off about it is one of the reasons I bought a jeep is they've been making them for over 60 years so I would think all the bugs would be worked out!
 

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thanx i'll ck that out. what pi**** me off about it is one of the reasons I bought a jeep is they've been making them for over 60 years so I would think all the bugs would be worked out!
lol, then you aren't very familiar with the automotive industry. :D

Did u buy the Jeep new? If not, it could have been moved by the previous owner.
 

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one of the reasons I bought a jeep is they've been making them for over 60 years so I would think all the bugs would be worked out!
Thats what i thought.. to be truely honest i sort of regret i bought an off road truck and specifically a jeep. Here is what i know on my jeep thats mest up.. the roll bars are not parallel, the hard top is crooked meaning one side is closer to the rollbar than the other, the hard top is also smaller on the drivers side than the other so the previus owner had to stretch it out (and cracked it) otherwise it hits the door. I havnt had any time to mess around more but i'm sure i will find more stuff. Although its sad keep in mind that every jeep is different..:eek:
 

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Talking about recalls... I've read in an article in the net about two weeks ago that Chrysler recalled about 489,000 vehicles for various problems. :(

There was this 3 vehicles, the Jeep Liberty, Dodge Durango and Dodge Avenger Sedan who had faulty parts. There's an integrated circuit in the instrument cluster of these Durangos that could overheat, and faulty door latches for the Avenger. As for the faulty Jeep Liberty parts, it's the blower motor that could fail in hot weather. It is said that the faulty parts will be repaired or replaced by Chrysler. :rolleyes:
 

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Thats what i thought.. to be truely honest i sort of regret i bought an off road truck and specifically a jeep. Here is what i know on my jeep thats mest up.. the roll bars are not parallel, the hard top is crooked meaning one side is closer to the rollbar than the other, the hard top is also smaller on the drivers side than the other so the previus owner had to stretch it out (and cracked it) otherwise it hits the door. I havnt had any time to mess around more but i'm sure i will find more stuff. Although its sad keep in mind that every jeep is different..:eek:
Are you sure that the previous owner didn't roll that sucker and have it repaired? Those problems all sound a bit fishy to me. Also, how does one "stretch out" a hard top?
 

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Thats what i thought.. to be truely honest i sort of regret i bought an off road truck and specifically a jeep. Here is what i know on my jeep thats mest up.. the roll bars are not parallel, the hard top is crooked meaning one side is closer to the rollbar than the other, the hard top is also smaller on the drivers side than the other so the previus owner had to stretch it out (and cracked it) otherwise it hits the door. I havnt had any time to mess around more but i'm sure i will find more stuff. Although its sad keep in mind that every jeep is different..:eek:
sounds like its been in an accident
 

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Are you sure that the previous owner didn't roll that sucker and have it repaired? Those problems all sound a bit fishy to me. Also, how does one "stretch out" a hard top?
Yeah....how does one stretched out a hardtop??:confused:
 

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how does one "stretch out" a hard top?
You bolt it on first and then you use the clips by the winshield to pull it forward. When i took it off few months ago i did the opposite.. i clipped it by the winshield first and then tighten the screws and although the gap where its cracked by the door was now small it rubbed my drivers door. So then i upcliped it and tighten the screws first as i pulled the top towards the back of the jeep and then clipped it in front and we are all good again. Few days ago i was trying to install a soundbar and the rollbar measures 46" in the back and like 45 1/2" by where the sound bar is suppose to be so last night i had to cut little off from the bar to make it fit. I will try to install it later. I have pics of it on my car domain pg 3.. only the new bar has 3/4" wood instead of the 1/4" there. Anyhow the hard top is closer to the roll cage on the drivers side than it is on the passenger side.
 

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lol, then you aren't very familiar with the automotive industry. :D

Did u buy the Jeep new? If not, it could have been moved by the previous owner.
Ibought the jeep used with 4000 miles. I don't think the harness was moved, but i am curious if indeed this is the original route of the harness. It blows my mind that you would locate plastic and rubber items this close to a high heat source. My familiarity with the auto industry has been blinded by the fact that I have a Honda CRV and a toyota preRunner with teenage drivers and never had a problem with either. I swore I would never buy another american car but the jeep is like an addiction! once you experience one your hooked. I guess 60 years cant bring perfection but come on, have a little common sense where you locate things. You are right BinaryKing I have to lol at myself.
 

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triple88a......you stated...". the roll bars are not parallel, the hard top is crooked meaning one side is closer to the rollbar than the other, the hard top is also smaller on the drivers side than the other so the previus owner had to stretch it out (and cracked it) otherwise it hits the door."my question is....how do you stretch a hardtop?....this is what i think with everything you wrote about your jeep....it has been rolled or hit and a bad job of repairing it was done.take it to a frame shop and have them put it on their machine...and check the alinment of your frame.
 

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My tj still has to sticker saying stock paint on it.. there are no scratch marks any where else than the one below the door that goes back few inches.. to me it's a jeep.. its made to be damaged and i shall drive it like its stolen lol
 
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