Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    This sort of report is disturbing. My 2017 JKU goes off warranty in a little over a thousand miles and I don’t like hearing of any sort of motor work at 62k miles. What symptoms prompted you to take it in?

    Signed,
    Nervous

    Good looking Jeep though.
  2. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Shouldn't you still have a powertrain warranty?

    I'm pretty sure my 2016 is 5 year/50k or something like that.

    I kinda hope so cause at 37k (this morning) it popped a CE light. I haven't pulled the code yet.
  3. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    2015 had a 5/100,000 mile. In 2016 it changed to 5/60000 miles. I had several codes. Under load, up hill passing lanes would stall sometimes or just run out of acceleration, I assume that was the cam phasers not working. Sometimes it would feel like an automatic transmission downshifting and then the Jeep would accelerate. Real low idle, have a 6 speed. Would stall from a stop unless you gave lots of gas before letting the clutch out.

    There is a STAR case or whatever they call it about the oil galley bolts not being tightened from the factory. Trip 1 to the dealer was for the oil galley bolts. Fixed most of the issues, but still stalling etc..., not always a check engine when that happened. Trip 2 to the dealer was all the other work, runs great now.

    They tried some cam phaser cleaning with a computer?? Did not work so they were replaced along with the oil control valves. My 5 years is up in May so I hope all is good after that.
  4. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    3 year or 36k miles. They DCed the longer warranty before I bought mine.
  5. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    It is running fine however. Maybe I can conjure up a problem and take it in before the warranty is up. The clutch pedal creaks, for example.
  6. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    That's just the base warranty. I'm pretty sure they still had longer warranties on the powertrain and some emissions equipment.

    I just checked and 2016 they'd shortened the powertrain from 10/100k to 5/60k. I'm pretty sure 2017 was the same.

    EDIT - they are STILL offering the 60m/60k powertrain warranty even on 2019/2020 models. So I'm sure it applied to 2017.

    But then it depends on WHAT breaks.


    Oh never mind. So does mine. That wouldn't have been covered under the base warranty. We're screwed when the throw out bearing/assembly fails. We'll be paying out of pocket for that.
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  7. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Long timer Supporter

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    About 3 weeks a year I wish I had a 4 door. I just did some online shopping and saw the price of the JLU Willys. I fell in love with my 2d JK all over again.
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  8. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    You are correct sir. The warranty info in the glove box clearly states that the basic, all included coverage (except clutch) is indeed 3 yr/36k miles but that the Powertrain Limited Warranty does extend out to 5 yrs/60k miles. Cool!

    You’d think I would have known that. All this time...
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  9. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    My two recent projects. Danged I am a masochist.

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  10. wibornz

    wibornz Been here awhile

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  11. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Meat Popsicle

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    Hey Jeep experts - How many miles is too much? Might go look at an '06 LJ this weekend. One owner, 200k miles. I'm assuming from the diamond plate some rust on fenders and possibly rockers, claims frame is 100% clean, and no issues running/driving. Asking $6500. Haven't seen many LJs for sale and all the TJs I've seen here in NJ are either asking upward of $7500 or they have frame rust issues. Pic borrowed from ad.
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  12. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    The good is that there are a lot of 4.0s out there with a ton of miles, kinda says that the motor is stout and can handle piled on mileage. I would be more concerned about finding one with a solid frame, motors can be easily swapped out in a few hours. And the other positive with the ones with rusted out frames is that there is a plethora of parts/motors available. The bad, there always is a down side, is that the high mileage means that other things will progressively go wrong (eventually) So buy with confidence that it is a solid runner, but be prepared to drop a little coin on other parts as needed.

    I just bought my 99 with 93K on the ticker. The low miles were a bonus, but it still needed brakes, tie rods, F/R sway bar bushings, steering stabilizer, u-joints, and a few other odds/ends. All that is worth doing because it has a stellar frame, what I learned was pretty hard to find here in the Midwest
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  13. jconli1

    jconli1 from the land of pleasant living... Supporter

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    went out to run some errands the other day... got sidetracked.

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  14. spagthorpe

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    I think I'm pushing a 130k on my 2013, and it runs fine, no noises. I'm always nervous about it as well. I don't really want to buy a JL, nothing against them, just don't like the idea of having to do everything to it again. I'd rather come up with a plan for a swap at some point in the future.
  15. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Hickster

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    Same here, 111K on my 2012, runs great no plans to upgrade
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  16. SKT

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  17. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    Good to hear. When I was shopping for mine I test drove a few used ones and one of those had 135k on it a ran great. Looked great too. The guy said he just kept up on maintenance and fluid changes and kept it waxed. So that was reassuring.

    It’s not like mine makes bad noises it just that I’ve been driving it since mile one and as it breaks in and loosens up little noises crop up that catch my attention, most of which have to do, I think, with a kind of harmonic resonance that the engine makes that produces a sympathetic vibration in the dash that results in a sort of fluttery sound at certain rpms. It’s the song of the car, such as it is, though not one that I find particularly soothing.
  18. Zuber

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    I know what you mean about vibrations. My tires will flat spot overnight and it takes 3 miles for them to warm up and turn round again. The spare tire gives out a little jiggle on bumps. The hitch mount clunks on big bumps. Then there's a harmonic with the tires, in a certain gear, engine speed, load, etc. that just talks to you.

    Then the hood catches the wind and flaps and scares the crap out of me!
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  19. kenw

    kenw Still low to the ground, but high on life...

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    Just upgraded from my '11 JKU. Snowed overnight.....right on schedule. Not sure I can DD it though.
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  20. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    Did a little overnighter into Dinosaur Natl. Monument. I spent the night at Echo Park (yes, the echoing is quite good - up to four “pings” from different directions) and was the only one down there. In the moonlight it was quite spectacular. My sleeping bag was not quite up to the task and I was a bit chilled all night long, though not to the extent that I wanted to go below and get more clothes to put on. So I suffered, poor me.
    The road in is smooth and does not require 4wd or even high ground clearance but there was residual snow and ice in the shady spots and I was glad I had installed the snow tires the week before. I did use 4wd in a few spot on the climb out.

    Steamboat Rock at the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers:
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    Takeout (or put in) on the river. Note how far up the tie-off post is from the waterline. It would look very different in June. And there would be mosquitos (well, there would be at least by August).
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    Tha Dog, attempting to Sit, and Stay (and ultimately failing):
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    Yay for snow tires!
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    Based on previous discussions regarding tire pressure I experimented with 25 psi on the way out. Wow! Super cushy ride. A bit sluggish on the tarmac though but it only took a minute and a half (each) to get them back up to 40 psi for the drive home.