See my profile. I own 2 Jeeps myself, a '46 and a '77. I am not a Paid Mechanic, nor am I paid here.
I am a Driver, like you, and perform all of my own SCHEDULED MAINTENENCE AND REPAIRS.I TRY TO HELP OTHER JEEP PEOPLE HERE TOO. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. YOU TOO!
Please do not get mad at my next statements. JUST REALLY PROCESS THEM IN YOUR MIND!
Well I think you have said it all, and answered yourself.
When I was in the Army---I am really glad the Riggers didn't say, "I think we should have sewn up this tear in this Chute a few months ago"
You are playing with your life, anybody with you in your rig, and maybe some unsuspecting soul, just out on the road, sidewalk, or in their yard.
When it comes to brakes--you cannot mess around!
Have them inspected and repaired. Before you drive it agaiin!
I really hate to see torn up Jeeps!
Obtaining a Repair Manual for your Jeep will really help you. If you ABIDE BY IT!
A manual would do you wonders, as far as TROUBLESHOOTING and SCHEDULED MAINTENENCE. ITS YOUR FOREVER, ITS RIGHT THERE, THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
I got my "Rear Lawn" Mechanics License, using one, now I have about 25 of them.
A manual for your specific year and model is available at Autozone, Advance Auto and other parts stores. They cost $25-$30
Covers: Troubleshooting, Scheduled maintenence, Testing, Step X step repairs, Cautions, Terms, Glossery, Stuff you had on your rig, you didn't know. AND LOTS MORE ! ! !
Don't just use 10 pages of it for your fix now, read thru it, lots of stuff you should be practicing.
Keep it in your rig, in a big ziplock, for an emergency repairs, others who can help you, can reference it!
No more preaching from me!
Let me know your outcome. Go to "reply to question" to respond. Please HELP ME, HELP YOU !
I hunt and peck, so this is slow going for me!
Do not think I just spent all of this time writing to you. For nothiing.
I Might be the feller cutting my grass when a Wrangler with no brakes. MOWS ME DOWN!
Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 8:20 PM