Most Jeep enthusiasts love their rigs and tinkering around and jeep troubleshooting is a fun way to pass time. If there is anything that could match the excitement of a trail run, it is probably tuning up their Jeep. Jeep troubleshooting while plain fun for most can actually be a major asset. Troubleshooting is not something you can learn in a day or even ten. It comes from years of experience driving different Jeeps and in varying conditions.
Troubleshooting is a great help when you are off-roading. Often times you may be on overnight trips and it would be really difficult if not practically impossible to find a mechanic on one of the 4×4 trails.
If you are lucky there will be other off-roaders along the same trail who would be willing to help you. However, a willingness to help does not necessarily mean they would have the knowledge required.
If you have been Jeep troubleshooting for some time or at least gathering as much knowledge as you can, then you are definitely an asset on any trail run. And if you have been troubleshooting long enough, you also probably know that most often the solution is something really simple.
Here are some things to check at the top of your list when Jeep troubleshooting.
- Check the air filter. Hold it up to the light and if you can’t see through it, throw it away and replace it.
- Loss of power and stalling are two common complaints that are often related to the fuel filter malfunctioning.
- If the Jeep won’t start check the battery. The question you ask should not be “Does it crank?” but “Does the battery voltage stay high enough when it cranks for the fuel pump to run on?”
These are just a few tips to keep in mind when Jeep troubleshooting. The number of things that could actually go wrong could form a thesis!
Another effective way to get good at troubleshooting is to use service manuals. Following a logical step-by-step procedure for troubleshooting will get you to the root of the problem quickly and efficiently.
You may also want to have a small test kit stored on your rig to check circuits and voltage if you plan to be good at troubleshooting.
And last but not the least, Jeep troubleshooting can save you a large amount of money in repairs and upgrades!
Be sure to check for any Jeep Recalls that could be causing your problems.
Here are a few tips when doing your own Electrical Troubleshooting
Also if you are going to be working on your wiring, make sure you have a Jeep-Wiring-Diagram in hand.
If you want to keep your jeep running smoothly, be sure to perform these simple Jeep Repairs
A Jeep Owner’s Manual is indispensable for any Jeeper who cares about his or her rig.
Also, you can pick up the Best Jeep Repair Manuals if you use to getting things done by yourself.