Keep Your Jeep in Peak Performance
The Most Common Jeep Repairs
If you own a Jeep, then you already know that your powerful SUV has plenty to offer. Whether it’s a Wrangler or Cherokee, Jeeps are powerful and fun driving vehicles.
However, like all cars, Jeeps will eventually suffer from some wear and tear. This is especially true if you take your Jeep four-wheeling on roads less traveled.
Here are the five most common Jeep problems our ASE-certified Jeep repair technicians see at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
If you’re a Jeep enthusiast, you’ve probably heard the term “death wobble.” Unfortunately, this is a common problem that many Jeeps can face. Drivers of some Jeep models have reported that their steering wheel will start violently shaking after hitting a bump or driving at high speeds. While this is a scary situation, slowing the vehicle down makes the wobble magically disappear.
Clogged Fuel Injector
Hefty Jeep engines, such as the 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine available in Cherokees from 1987 to 2001, can experience clogged fuel injectors. As gunk builds up in the injectors, it will disrupt the fuel flow, leading to misfiring, rough idling, and other issues.
This is another problem that numerous 4.0-liter Jeep engines can experience. Over time, your Jeep’s exhaust manifold, or the first part of its exhaust system, can develop cracks and start to leak. If this happens, you’ll most likely see a decrease in fuel efficiency or hear a ticking sound.
Newer Jeeps can be outfitted with Chrysler’s Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM). This relay center powers your door locks, horns, windows, and additional electrical components. If your Jeep’s TIPM starts to malfunction, your Jeep can seem like it’s haunted. The windows might roll up and down, and your horn might start honking randomly.
Some Jeep owners have reported issues with gas overflowing when they fuel up their vehicle. This problem has been seen in both Liberties and Wranglers. A damaged gas tank or filler neck might be to blame if this happens to you.
If your Jeep is experiencing any of the above problems, call the Jeep repair specialists at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, today. We can be reached at (262) 567-0284.