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yes a rotweiller inside ,or a sensor movement ,just dont be silly and leave anything inside the vehicle ,it has a factory immobilisor so no one can take and drive away this vehicle ,just take the cd player out so their is nothing to nick and it will be left alone

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 12, 2010

It is most likely a defective gas cap seal. They should have recommended this cheap replacement part first.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010

the dimmer swtich is part of your light switch. dim to full on postition to keep the interior light on. If this does not work then your switch may be bad; assuming the fuse and bulb are good. Check your owners manual for specifics.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Oct 22, 2010

the proper gap is .035 Joe

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

check the rotors,check if the brakes where installed correctly,check out the struts,or it might just need an alignment...
Good Luck!

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

Sounds like the Heater core to me.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010

First, loosen your wheels and re-tighten in a star pattern using a torque wrench.(setting of around 70-75 foot lbs is good) If that does not help, check your ball joints. Especially the lowers as they have no provision for lubrication and do not last as long as they should.Track bar end at the chassis should be checked to make sure it's tight and that the bolt hole has not become oblong. Other than that, check all front end components for looseness. The steering stabilizer (sideways shock on steering linkage) is often blamed for that condition and though it can be damaged by it, it never is the cause. Last, in extreme cases where everything has been checked and proves to be good, you can have an alignment shop put a bit more caster in the settings. that causes it to want to go straight without wheel flutter.
I gave you recommendations in the order of importance. I've dealt with and cured this condition (called death wobble) on many many Jeeps. If you have any questions just ask!!!

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010

Do not drive it 'till you have the problem solved or if you already haven't lost the cylinder head gasket, you will!!
First thing to check is that the fan (s) works. If mechanical and electric fans are good, check the thermostat. In fact, just replace it as it is inexpensive and once overheated they become unreliable.
Make sure the cooling system is full when cold, both in the recovery bottle and in the radiator If it's not full, check for leaks hot and cold..
If you have any unexplained coolant loss and see white smoke from the exhaust, the head gasket has failed. If you have a 4.0 engine, also be aware that they develop micro-cracks in the cylinder head (problem began in about 2000 but there are still a few showing up) All heads from 2000 and up should be magnafluxed to prevent re-use and immediate failure after a head gasket has been replaced.
Your radiator needs to be flow tested as well but at 5yrs old, unless there is a huge amount of minerals in the water in your location, likely it's good.
Work from the easy items up to the more difficult, unless you see something that definitely has a problem. If you have a question about what you find, just ask. If you have no experience it is a good idea to buy a chilton or haynes manual before beginning. That will save you lots of time and aggravation!

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010

Is it making any sound at all when you turn the key? Does the odometer show numbers? Is there otherwise any evidence othere being power to the Jeep? How corroded are your battery terminals? They may not be getting a good connection to the battery posts.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

hi, if you have changed the above and you know they are working then did you do the following.

when you filled the coolant back up did you undo any bleed screws in the top hoses running around the top of the engine( if you have got none then its a self bleed system) you then need to undo these all the way if you have them, then just trickle the coolant in to prevent build up of air lock as this will cause over heating.

then when you have reached the coolant level you need to put the bleed screws back if you have them if not dont worry its self bleed system, once the level is reached you need to start the engine and leave the coolant filler cap off then wait until the temp is up to normal running temp then refit the coolant cap.

if after doing the above check you have got heat inside the jeep turn the heater on to full heat and turn it on if it comes out hot then this indicates the coolant is pumping around the engine properly, if its cold then you have some problems.

if its cold then this could point towards faulty thermostat, faulty water pump or worse case blown head gasket, if you have heat and it still over heats then you need to check if the rad fan is coming on when it gets hot if its electronic, miss this if its running all the time.

if its still over heating and the fan is working as it should be then you can only have 2 problems left, the first would be the water pump but if you have heat in the jeep from the heater then this points towards the pump working, so all thats left is the head gasket this could have failed and is a big cause of over heating problems.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 27, 2010

It could be a thermostat that is only opening partially or, the radiator may need to be flushed. Radiators on Jeeps are nearly too small for the application and are very sensitive to blockages. When the engine is loaded such as going up hill, is generally where any deficit in the radiator becomes evident. Some increase in temp is normal when pulling up a long grade and with a 50/50 antifreeze mix it should not boil over unless it gets very hot.
215 degrees is about 5 degrees hotter than it should be around town. "normal" is about 210, sometimes a bit less.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

cleanig them? with a fuel system cleaner system? that would be ok. if need to be done correctly to burn it all out. if you want to hollow out the cat...do not. it will effect the jeep running and will set the eninge light (also kill the red eyed tree frog and stuff lol) maybe you can clarify what you want to do, if this does not answer your question.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

P0301 - Cylinder 1 misfire detected........P0302 - Cylinder 2 misfire deteced, and so on........so either it is a current misfire, which you would be running on 4 cylinders instead of 3, or it is an intermittent problem.......i will provide some possiblities,,,
- ignition system (spark plugs, leads, coil packs)
- fuel system (injectors, ecu etc)
- running out of fuel
- low compression

Basically, if your vehciel has not had service for a while, change the spark plugs, and engine oil, and give her some loving, tender care....

However, if it is regularly servicedm there might be a bigger problem.....

More info required to help you.

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2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010

First, disconnect what you installed from the power source you used. Then check that system for blown fuses etc. Without even knowing what each fuse is for, you can check all of them in under ten minutes using a test light.
Most manufacturers have fallen love with the use of multi purpose "modules" to take the place of what once was trouble free and forgiving, wires and switches. Many of those modules are "load sensitive" and will fail if you add anything to their circuit. I hope that has not happened.
When installing pretty much anything additional, I go the route of creating an entirely new circuit that attaches to the battery lead right where it attaches to the power distribution center.
This way you have a clean 12v source that is not attached to all the electronics. To do that, The circuit is as follows: Power lead to a fuse (or circuit breaker) rated at whatever you need to operate the additional equipment, going to a relay. Relay feeds the equipment added.
Power lead with smaller fuse and activation switch on dash, going to relay trigger. Always use separate grounds either to battery or engine block, not tied into any factory wiring. In your case It would be difficult to forget the added equipment was on, but for other items you may add, I like using a lighted switch as a reminder.
Be aware that your alternator is not designed to be overloaded.
If you add too much draw, you can exceed it's limitations, in which case you will need to upgrade to a larger battery and an alternator of a higher amperage output. (guys that install those giant sound systems know a lot about that!!!)
Good luck!

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

It could be as simple as a loose fitting gas cap.
Turn the key on and off 3 times, on the 3rd time leaving it on.
Depending on your system, if you have a digital odometer, an error code will be displayed.
If that doesnt happen, the engine light will start flashing. Start writing down how many times it flashes per interval. It may flash 3, then stop, then flash 4, then stop, and finally flashy just two times. This means it is number 342.
Get online and look up error codes for your vehicle and match it up.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 17, 2010

your wiring harness seems to be wired wrong. Old school meter and a friend, turn on left signal meter it out, right, brakes, etc

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Bent rods....Okay...first thing...did you hit anything or or run over anything? Second, did you go off-roading....

It could be a few things....some easy and some expensive...but need to know what you have done with the Jeep first.

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Jul 24, 2010

The paint code is PSB
if you check the drivers door there is a sticker on the botom it will say,,,PNT,,, PSB

2004 Jeep... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

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