Straight Transmission and Manifold

Tiny
EAGLEZ
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  • 1995 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 127,500 MILES
1995 Jeep Wrangler 4 Cylinder Straight Transmission ~ purchased new. 1. 5th gear was known to be defective andc I paid a small fortune for what was considered a "Correction Kit" and rebuilt transmission. Jeep denied knowledge of the problem even though they sold the "Correction Kit" ! Is this a weakness that will rear it's ugly head again?

2. The exhaust system was known to collapse on itself and after the third replacement I finally found a custom shop that corrected the problem ~ Jeep denied knowledge of the problem ! ( More for your record than anything else )

3. Bolt snapped from manifold which is also a recognized and known problem~Jeep again denied knowledge of the problem ~ I have exhaust noise coming from manifold for about a minute until metal expands when warming up on Winter mornings. Can this be drilled out and new bolts installed with good results and if so how much should that cost in the Richmond, Virginia area?
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 9:20 PM

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Tiny
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The trans should be fine if updated. The exhaust I'm not familiar with (collapse). As far as the broken stud, it will need replaced. However, I recommend having it removed by a shop with machine shop capabilities or have experience with this type of problem. Based on what needs done, it could take several hours to extract the old stud. Thus, it is hard to give an estimate.
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Thank You for your reply ! The exhaust system would somehow become clogged until the engine would actually cut off. The first time it occurred I had to have a tow to the dealership. That particular replacement of the system was on their tab ! The same problem repeated itself just after warranty expired so I drove to "Stuart Rolfe Automotive" and they installed a complete new system. After yet another occurrence Stuart Rolfe stood behind the system and tweaked it considerably to privide lasting results.

As far as the Bolt / Manifold problem is concerned I am figuring that about $230. Would be fair to complete the job. Does that even sound in range?
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it does sound close. The problem comes in if they have to remove the head to actuall get the old bolt out. Then it could run into more time.
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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 7:06 PM

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