Although Jeep vehicles are known to be reliable, eventually all vehicles will experience problems at some point. It is important to follow your manufacturer’s maintenance schedule to extend the life of your Jeep. Creech is capable of handling all of your Jeep maintenance needs. Below are some of the common problems you may experience with your Jeep.
2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler
Problem– The front suspension has a troublesome wobbling condition. Jeep owners have coined it the “death wobble”. The front axle basically begins to violently shake making the vehicle hard to control. This is especially noticeable on bad roads.
Solution– This problem can be caused by he following: Poor alignment, unbalanced tires, ball joints or steering stabilizer bar.
Diagnosis– The wobble can be a difficult problem to pinpoint. It is best to start with the simplest solutions and progress from there. First, do a visual inspection of the front suspension and look for any components that look worn or damaged. Second, ensure that the bolts are tight on the front track bar. Third, check the tires for abnormal wear, damage and proper inflation. Fourth, check the front wheel bearings for abnormal play. Next, inspect the tie rod and drag link ends for looseness. Last, check your front axle casters for proper adjustment. This is especially important if the vehicle has been lifted.
2007-2012 Jeep Patriot
Problem– Stalling after fulling filling up the gas tank. The gas tank tends to overflow possibly soaking the evaporative canister.
Solution– This problem can be caused by the following parts: Overflow valve, evaporative canister or gas tank.
Diagnosis– First, make sure that the problem only occurs after completely filling up the tank completely. If the tank overflows during refueling, diagnose this issue first. Check the overflow valve to ensure its working properly. Next, verify there are no issues with the gas tank. The evaporative canister should only cause this problem if it gets wet from the tank overflowing. If it gets wet from the tank overflowing, it may have to be replaced.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Problem– Transmission does not shift properly. This typically occurs below 10,000 miles.
Solution– A defective transmission control module or faulty transmission will typically correct this problem.
Diagnosis– Although it does not commonly cause this particular problem on this vehicle, the transmission fluid should be checked first. Next, the transmission control module should be checked. If this component is good, then the transmission is most likely bad internally and will have to be rebuilt or replaced.
2007 Jeep Commander
Problem– The engine stalls while driving.
Solution– This problem can be caused by the following components: Engine control module, throttle position sensor, air control valve, catalytic converter or wheel speed sensor.
Diagnosis– The dash should be checked for a service engine light. If the light is on, the system will have to be scanned to see which fault codes are displayed. Troubleshoot the codes to determine which of the above parts are defective. This problem can be difficult to diagnose if no fault codes are present. If no codes, first check for any problems with the throttle sensor. Second, check the air control valve. Third, look for problems with the wheel sensors. Fourth, test the engine module. Last, check the catalytic converters for obstructions or other problems.
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