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Old 04-09-2008, 09:14 AM   #169
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Forgot to say the Jeep was not being towed. The yellow wire (Cool Tech) is splice into the yellow & White wire of the Jeep. Is this correct??
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:39 AM   #170
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Yes, that's right, yellow stripe to Yellow. did ya check the bulb. Sorry, that's a dumb question.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #171
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I found a Blown fuse--replaced fused blew again. I Think its in the USBrake system. I will carry the Jeep back to RV shop for them to check it out.
Thanks for all the help.
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Why can't I flat tow an 08 Unlimited Sahara 2WD with manual transmission?
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Why can't I flat tow an 08 Unlimited Sahara 2WD with manual transmission?
Because there is no transfer case to put in neutral like the 4WD models. With the 2WD, the transmission would continue to spin at 60MPH while the engine was stationary. It it not designed to do that.
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That is exactly what the owners manual says...but I am trying to understand how the manual transmission (auto transmission affect I understand)would be affected or is this just a CYA situation with Chrysler (as with Honda a few years ago). In the past I have towed other straight shift autos just by placing the transmission in neutral with no ill effects. Why would the Wrangler be different? Do you know what damage the Wrangler transmission would suffer as a result of the driveshaft spinning the final drive in the transmission?

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It could be a mechanical issue where there is little or no lubrication when the output shaft is turning for extended periods of time.
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Bill,
Thanks for all your posts-they saved me a lot of time.
I just bought and O8 JK and am going to tow it behind my 10 ft ttruck camper.
Tow vehicle is a Chevy Crewcab Duramax..are toad brakes a must??? Jeep weighs 4200.

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Finished JK tow setup pictures:






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Nice setup. I just got a set of coil cables on eBay last week. $50.00 delivered.
You did a very clean install!
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Nice setup. I just got a set of coil cables on eBay last week. $50.00 delivered.
You did a very clean install!
Thanks, I've "cleaned it up" a little more this week after that first trip. Took 6" out of the 2" square shaft on the Aladdin tow bar at my brother in law's machine shop. With the drop (rise) receiver, there was quite a bit of length added.
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I noticed that. I bet it looks great now. We are headed out again. Taking the Jeep with us makes being out so much more fun.
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FYI. Took the Dolphin and Jeep out for a road trip. Removing the M1 fuse along with the IOD fuse, solved the brake light issues. Every thing works as intended.
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Folks,
I removed my M&G air assist brake system from my 97 wrangler with intentions of installing it on my recently purchased 08 Wrangler. However, M&G states that the ABS on the 08 wrangler must be "slightly" moved in order to install the system. Sadly, with the way the ABS is bolted to its foundation, I fail to understand how to safely perform this function. I would sure like to hear how anybody else did this.

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