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  1. KJ zGal

    Jeep is home...now to start problem solving!

    Thanks guys--Yes, this is in 2WD around 55mph. The serpentine belt is less than a month old, and the tires have about 5,000 miles on them. They were rotated for the first time a couple of months ago and were balanced as well. The brakes and rotors were also replaced in April, but I suppose after...
  2. KJ zGal

    Jeep is home...now to start problem solving!

    So I brought the KJ home tonight finally since I decided I don't really want to sell it...and so begins the troubleshooting. I've linked to a video with a strange pulsating noise that I can't quite place. At first I thought it was a wheel bearing but the rate of the pulse doesn't change in time...
  3. KJ zGal

    Lightbar gremlin.

    I'm not sure if this will help or not, but a few years back the plastic tab inside my light bar switch broke and I had to superglue it back together. Once that was fixed it worked like a charm =P
  4. KJ zGal

    Restoring My KJ?

    Thanks cplchris--I have always taken it to the car wash regularly and done the underbody washes with every one so I really don't think the frame is going to be an issue. The doors were bubbling up when I bought it way back in 07 and I just never bothered to take care of them. It's mostly a...
  5. KJ zGal

    Possessed KJ...

    Cobra, what did the ECU run you $$$ wise? The aero turbine is fine, but the pipe in front of it tried to fall off several months ago so it might have something to do with the welding, idk. That whole exhaust is going to get redone if i keep this thing lol
  6. KJ zGal

    Restoring My KJ?

    I'm always open to help! It seems to be the worst on that driver door, the passenger door is more spread out and I didn't notice anything on the back doors. I also don't think the frame is rusted at all because I BELIEVE it was coated before I got it, but I have no way to get under there to...
  7. KJ zGal

    Possessed KJ...

    Update: It started the next morning so I took it to a different trustworthy mechanic. Turns out the new fuel pump was defective (bad windings) and after a week of trying the guy finally got it to strand him. He kicked the gas tank and it started right up! Got that pump replaced under warranty...
  8. KJ zGal

    Restoring My KJ?

    So here's the deal...I have an 02 Renegade 5-speed that I love to death and which owes me nothing. It's at 186,500 on the body and engine and 116k on the transmission. It's been for sale for a while now because I picked up a job 43 miles from home and flat out can't afford to drive it there...
  9. KJ zGal

    Possessed KJ...

    Here's what it did to me at the gas station, only this time in my driveway. I *was* going to take it to a new mechanic tonight, but evidently it's not going anywhere without a tow -.- This video should be public so you guys should be able to see it...
  10. KJ zGal

    Possessed KJ...

    Hi guys, thanks for the tips! It has been tested with three different reliable scanners and none of them have produced any codes. I have tried the on board OBD reader as well but to no avail. It has not stalled after starting since he cleaned the throttle body, but it is still acting like it is...
  11. KJ zGal

    Possessed KJ...

    Once again, I'm posting here in the hopes that someone might have SOME idea of where to go with this. I've got an 02 KJ with 186k on it, and have been fighting with it for the last two months to get it to run right. First day it started, I went out to turn it on and it cranked, turned over...
  12. KJ zGal

    02 KJ Electrical Weirdness...

    Here's one video of it acting up: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202551016280541&l=2682256320799770523
  13. KJ zGal

    02 KJ Electrical Weirdness...

    So, tonight, tried to start her up four or five times, wouldn't go. Run inside to get my camera to videotape it, go back out, and she starts up just fine -.- Tried scanning for codes with my OBDII reader, didn't find anything, however the malfunction indicator lamp does flash on and off when the...
  14. KJ zGal

    02 KJ Electrical Weirdness...

    Got the Jeep back last week, he says it needs a new computer but doesn't see an issue with it other than that. I recorded a video of its startups that I will be posting soon so you guys can see. It almost seems like maybe it's not getting enough gas right away, because it's not had to be jumped...
  15. KJ zGal

    02 KJ Electrical Weirdness...

    So we are now thinking it is NOT the alternator, because it seems to run fine after we jumped it and it ran for a while, implying the alternator is charging the battery just fine. There are no dashboard lights on other than the ones that always turn on briefly when it starts (including the...
  16. KJ zGal

    Vibration help

    Check the boot on the drive shaft. Mine came off a few years back and did the same thing, I thought it was an alignment or tire balance issue but it wasn't. I only found out what it was after my ****** went and they were crawling around underneath it and saw it was missing. If it did come off...
  17. KJ zGal

    02 KJ Electrical Weirdness...

    So, I just got the fuel pump replaced in my Renegade, (-$490), there was an issue when he tried to start it up again after he replaced it so he had to run a new ground to bypass the sentry key module (something I've posted about having issues with several times over the years, code NO SKIM BUS)...
  18. KJ zGal

    How rare is my ride?

    First thing my mechanic said when he was introduced to my 02 5-speed Renegade was, "That's a rare bird!"
  19. KJ zGal

    Manual Trans Owners Question

    Mine doesn't have a light, but its an '02. Maybe it was something Chrysler was playing around with for the 2008 redesign? My mom's '95 Ford Escort had one--drove me crazy!
  20. KJ zGal

    Rear Washer Fluid Line

    My KJ has been leaking windshield washer fluid when I try to use the rear dispenser. I can see it leaking, but can't seem to locate the source. I know it isn't the main tank because it only leaks after trying to use the rear wiper. Does anyone have any experience replacing and/or fixing whatever...
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