When the prototype of the very first Jeep came out, it was specifically meant to be a vehicle for military utilization. Its characteristic toughness, endurance and versatility made it the perfect candidate for use in situations that involve action and adventure.
One of the many progenies of the Jeep brand is the Jeep Wrangler, the model with a legendary prowess. Rugged and sporty, it has the reputation of being fun to drive on roads. This is due to the fact that it has improved over the years from being the World War refugee it started out as to the icon it is today.
Genuine quality Jeep Wrangler parts are the reasons why it has had remarkable staying power. Exterior body parts like mirrors, bumpers, grilles, wheels, fenders, hoods, lights, splash shields and spoilers do their job to make the vehicle function as it should. Interior body parts concerned with performance including radiators and the like give the Jeep the power needed for tasks that are beyond the capability of ordinary vehicles.
Jeep Wrangler accessories are also available for the vehicle to be able to reach its maximum efficiency. These include custom-molded spare tire covers that fit specific Jeep tire sizes. Made of durable thermoplastic and vinyl, these accessories feature the Jeep logo for a more definite representation of the brand. Durable nylon carpet Jeep floor mats which feature rubber nibbed backing helps keep Wrangler floor mats in place. Mats are color-matched and custom fit to the Wrangler interior. They also feature the Jeep logo. Accessories like window storage bags allow for easy storage of Jeep Wrangler windows when not in use. Soft lining in each of the bag's five compartments prevent scratching. 5-hole alloy wheels with brushed finish are also available to make the Jeep Wrangler achieve a most unique look.
These parts are available as brand new, used or custom-built. Either way, Jeep Wrangler parts would best suit Jeep Wranglers for the simple reason that they are actually designed to fit the model.
Fans pledge undying admiration for the Jeep Wrangler because of the fact that it is capable of taking them to places that are impossible to be reached using mere cars only. The Jeep Wrangler, from times gone by up to now, has stood out from the rest. It has become a symbol, like an enduring warrior ready to do combat on any battleground. It stands and fights. It delivers.
My Jeep Wrangler is a really great vehicle; you almost have this feeling that it's indestructible. But last week, I started noticing a burning smell that usually occurs within 1 mile or approximately 3 minutes after starting it. The smell actually comes and goes. I also noticed a small puddle of oil on my garage floor. Can you please tell me what's wrong with my Jeep?
Based on what you've described, you may be having engine oil leaks. This is a common problem among the Wranglers and could occur anywhere in the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, or timing cover gasket. Although it would be easy to ignore such leaks, especially if the smell is not that bad and usually comes and goes, you shouldn't. It's actually something you cannot afford to ignore. When engine oil leaks are left unchecked, they can premature degradation and damage on the rubber hoses and seals in the engine. Worst of all, engine oil leaks are a fire risk in the engine compartment and could cause catastrophic engine failure. So while it's still early, go on and hunt where the leaks are coming from and have them repaired or fixed. Gaskets and seals should be replaced if they are the reason for the leaks.
A few days ago, I started to have problems when starting my Jeep Wrangler—there were intermittent engine misfires and it was rough on idle. The Check Engine light also started to come on. There is also hesitation when accelerating. What could be the problem?
The good news is that it's easy enough to solve your engine performance troubles. The bad news is that you have ignition wire failure. What does that mean? Your vehicle, regardless of the type of ignition system it has, comes with spark plug wires (ignition wires) that are essential for a reliable ignition performance and trouble-free driving. When these wires go bad, they create so much resistance that the voltage never reaches the plug and causes misfires, hard starting, rough idle, and hesitation during acceleration. As a general rule, spark plug wires should be inspected if you experience any of these symptoms and every time the spark plugs are changed. Replace the wires as soon as you notice any obvious signs of damage such as chaffing, crack, or burned insulation.
The other morning, I slip behind the wheel of my Jeep Wrangler and started the engine. It started easily, ran fine for a while, and then stalled. I tried to restart it, and it accelerated fine but stalled again after I stopped at a traffic light. I thought it was just a common cold engine starting problem but the stalling did not go away. What could be causing this?
Based on the problems you've described, it's possible that there are deposits or accumulated dirt in the throttle body. When the throttle body have accumulated oily, black residue in the bore and on the throttle plate, it can cause hard starting and stalling problems for the vehicle. The only solution is to clean it using a recommended spray cleaner. Be careful not to use the spray cleaner directly on the throttle position sensor as it can damage the sensor; then, you'll have more problem at hand. Also, while you're at it, include the throttle body in your regular maintenance checks to prevent residue and oil deposit buildups in the future.
Jeep Wrangler: The Quintessential 4x4
The Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate 4x4. It can tackle terrains and conquer the harshest weather and the most extreme of road conditions. It was a descendant of the military Jeep that was used over 60 years ago to transport soldiers and supplies during World War II. Although this Jeep hasn’t been stripped of its ruggedness, it now has a more comfortable interior and more safety and convenience features than before. The new Wrangler is still tough, with off-road capabilities like no other. Its original tough guy look and distinct style haven’t lost their magic over time. The Wrangler, manufactured by American brand Chrysler under the Jeep marque, has come out with several generations of compact and mid-size 4WD off-road vehicles and SUVs.
The Jeep CJ was replaced by the Jeep YJ, which was sold and marketed as the Wrangler, in 1986. The new Jeep was designed to be more comfortable on paved roads, with a wider track, more comfort, and less ground clearance. The earlier model of the Jeep Wrangler was meant for daily drivers. Although it came with a new grille, the auto body resembles that of the CJ7. It also had a similar leaf spring suspension, much like the ones used in the CJ. The big difference, however, would be the wider springs used. With track bars and sway bars, the YJ offered better handling. Several variants and optional features were made available for the YJ over the years, from optional anti-lock brakes to the fuel-injected 180hp 4L AMC 242 variant. Several upgrades and redesigns were also done during its stint, which included an extended roll cage and full galvanized frame and body. The YJ was released up to the 1995 model year. The available trim levels for the North American YJ/Wrangler included the following: base, Laredo, Islander, Sport, Sahara, Renegade, and Rio Grande.
After the YJ, the TJ came as a 1997 model. This Wrangler was equipped with coil-spring suspension for improved ride quality and vehicle handling. It also brought back the original round headlamps of the CJ. This was equipped with the same engine found in the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, a 4L AMC 242 Straight-6 engine. Other engine options were also available for entry-level and other models. This version of the Wrangler had some facelifts and performance enhancements over the years.
For 2007, a completely redesigned Jeep Wrangler came out, along with a four-door model. The JK platform replaced the old TJ chassis. Compared to the old model, the JK is wider and has larger tires. The Wrangler JK first made an appearance at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
There are six trim packages for Standard Wranglers and four trim packages for Unlimited Wranglers. For the 2009 model, standard Hill Start Assist (HSA), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and ULEV II emissions were among the updates. The Rocky Mountain Edition was also launched. For the 2010 model, some cosmetic upgrades were done on the Wrangler. The Islander Edition and Mountain Edition also became available. Upgrades for the 2011 model include a redesigned interior, large rear windows, and new USB interface with Bluetooth audio streaming. The 70th Anniversary Edition for the Wrangler was also released. For the 2012 model, the Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. The more recent models of the Wrangler have a more stylish design and improved features on the outside and inside. The rugged 4x4 still retains its impressive performance.