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Jeep FAQs

How do I get my Jeep tire cover on?

Typically there is either elastic that stretches over the spare tire, or a string going around the back of the cover. Place it on the cover and tie the string.

On my 1977 Jeep 304, one cylinder doesn't fire

Start with a simple test - locate the non-firing cylinder. By testing spark on each plug. Once you find it, if the spark plug looks good. Then try swapping out the wire. If that doesn’t fix it, you will need to do a compression check. This can be a bad piston, valve, or rings.

What type of fluid does a Jeep CJ5 transfer case use?

It is recommended to use a gear lube, I prefer 75W-90.

Does the Jeep warranty transfer?

This usually varies from warranty to warranty, you will need to contact the warranty company. Most times it involves a fee.

What other manufacturer’s wheel will fit a 1949 Willys Jeep?

Ford 5.5" bolt pattern wheels used on the 1/2 tons or 42-86 Jeep CJ wheels will work.

What used wheel will fit a Willys Jeep?

Ford 5.5" bolt pattern wheels used on the 1/2 tons or 42-86 Jeep CJ wheels will work.

Where is the oil plug on a Jeep Liberty?

Locate the vehicles oil pan on the underside of the engine. There will be a bolt going into the bottom of the pan. This is your drainplug.

How noisy are soft top Jeep half doors?

A fabric half door can be pretty noisy. However, there will be a lot of wind noise since it is a half door.

What does the upper shock mount on a Jeep look like?

Depending on the model of the Jeep and front or rear, it can be an eyelet, a bar pin or a stud.

My Jeep Comanche will not turn over.

This is more than likely a bad battery or starter. If there is no clinking it is a frozen starter or a locked up engine.

Are Willys Jeeps practical to own?

This largely depends on your intended usage. They only have a top speed of 45-50 mph and they generally get around 15 mpg so keep that in mind if you highway/freeway driving and/or long commutes are important to you.

What style brand of Jeeps had the 4.0 liter engine?

Basically the 91-06 YJ and TJ wranglers, 87 and up XJ Cherokee and Comanche and 93-04 Grand Cherokees.

What were pink Jeeps?

Pink Jeeps were called Surreys. They are a two-wheel drive model that was usually used on island resorts. The pink was actually called Coral Mist or Tropical Rose but also offered in Cerulean Blue/Glacier White and Jade Tint Green/Glacier White.

What year did they switch to the unibody on Jeeps?

It started in 1984 when the XJ Cherokees came out. Followed by the MJ Comanche in 1986.

Do all Jeeps have 4wd?

Not all Jeeps are four-wheel drive. There are models going back to the 1950s that were two-wheel drive models.

What years did Jeeps have an automatic with Quadra-Trac?

76-79 CJ-7s, Wagoneers and J10 trucks.

How a Jeeps winch works.

These are usually electric winches that hook up direct to the Jeep's battery. There is a freespool switch on the winch that allows the cable to be pulled out. It can also be released through the winch remote. Flip the switch to the locked position and hit the button on the remote and it will start to retract.

Who makes Jeeps?

Daimler Chrysler makes Jeep.

Do Jeeps waste a lot of gas?

Jeeps typically get 15-20 mpg if they are a stock vehicle,

Do any Jeeps have heated seats?

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander, Liberty and Compass models all have an option of heated seats.

Why are Jeeps so popular when most of them are junk?

Jeeps are fun vehicles to drive that open up the driving experience to on- or off-road. A lot of the time they get abused off road or have people not repair them properly resulting in unreliability. Also, once lifted, it is recommended to beef up other components such as axles that will take abuse from the extra weight.

Do 1977 Jeeps have power steering?

Some did. Power steering was an option. It is an easy conversion to swap over.

Do Jeeps have a trunk?

Jeeps have storage behind the rear seats. Also there are cargo boxes available that turn them into more of a secured trunk.

When did Jeeps get round headlights again?

Jeep Wranglers started getting round headlights again in 1997.

Which style/brand of Jeeps take the Chrysler 4.0 engine?

Basically the 91-06 YJ and TJ wranglers, 87 and up XJ Cherokee and Comanche and 93-04 Grand Cherokees.

Has there been a recall for soft roof for Jeeps - my zipper broke?

Not to my knowledge. If it is just a zipper tab there is a company called BD company that they are available through.

What was the Jeep’s name in the movie Cars 2?

His name is Sarge.

Jeeps that pull things and are comfortable to ride in.

The Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders have many comforts and are great for towing. I would recommend a V8 model depending on what you're towing.

What are lockers on Jeeps?

A locker is a device which makes both wheels spin for additional traction. Some are able to be turned on and off with electric, air or cable.

What are old Jeeps called?

Depending on the year and model, the names for them vary. Some to mention are CJ2A, CJ2b, CJ3b, CJ5 and CJ7

What do the letters in Jeeps signify?

The letters for Jeep are the body type of the vehicle. CJ stood for civilian Jeep for example.

What do I need to clean my Jeep's plastic window?

Novus makes a great plastic cleaner and polish that works great. It is manufactured for that type of use.

What is OBD I and OBD II in Jeeps?

The OBD stands for On Board Diagnostics, which is the computer's way of telling you what's wrong with it. OBD I used a series of key maneuvers and warning lights to diagnose check engine lights. The OBD II came out around 1995 and has a diagnostic port that you use a code reader to tell the issue the computer is having.

What year did Chrysler buy Jeep?

Chrysler acquired Jeep from American Motors in 1987.

Who made military Jeeps in 1953?

Willys Overland.

1977 Jeep 304 one cylinder doesn't fire.

Start with a simple test - locate the non-firing cylinder by testing spark on each plug. Once you find it, if the spark plug looks good. Then try swapping out the wire. If that doesn’t fix it, you will need to do a compression check. This can be a bad piston, valve, or rings.

What type fluid does a Jeep cj5 transfer case use?

It is recommended to use a gear lube, I prefer 75W-90

How many miles will a Jeep grand Cherokee limited 2002 run before it dies?

This all depends on the motor and how well its taken care of its life. The 4.0s are usually dependable engines that can go as much as 300,000 miles. The 4.7s are known to get 100K or better.

How noisy are soft top Jeep half doors?

A fabric half-door can be pretty noisy. However, there will be a lot of wind noise being it is a half-door.

What does the upper shock mount on a Jeep look like?

Depending on the model of the Jeep and front or rear, it can be an eyelet, a bar pin or a stud.

Where is oil plug on a Jeep Liberty?

Locate the vehicles oil pan on the underside of the engine. There will be a bolt going into the bottom of the pan. This is your drain plug.

What other manufacturer's wheel will fit 1949 Willys Jeep?

Ford 5.5" bolt pattern wheels used on the 1/2 tons or 42-86 Jeep CJ wheels will work.

What used wheel will fit a Willys Jeep?

Ford 5.5" bolt pattern wheels used on the 1/2 tons or 42-86 Jeep CJ wheels will work.