4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting a Jeep Wrangler and welcome to our worldwide family. This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed vehicles were not intended.
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, roll over of the vehicle and serious injury or death. Because of its open-body construction, your vehicle offers less protection than closed vehicles in the event of an accident. Roll Over Warning Label Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury.
6 INTRODUCTION Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds or while intoxicated may result in loss of control, collision with other vehicles or objects, going off the road, or overturn- ing, any of which may lead to serious injury or death. Also, failure to use standard seat belts subjects the driver and passengers to a greater risk of being thrown out of an open-body vehicle than out of a closed vehicle...
WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain prod- ucts of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
8 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a stamped plate located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of vehicle through windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle.
INTRODUCTION 9 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with the key code number on it. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your dealer to give you the number. The key code can also be obtained by the dealer from your vehicle invoice.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To remove the ignition key on models with a manual transmission, depress and hold the key release button, turn the ignition key to LOCK, and remove the key. Ignition Key Removal Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.
keys that have been programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle for longer than the 2 second validation time period. The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be armed or activated. Operation of the system is automatic regardless of whether or not the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Important Note About Service A four digit PIN number is needed to service the Sentry Key Immobilizer System. This number can be obtained from your authorized dealer. However, this number can also be found on your customer invoice that you were given upon receipt of your vehicle.
3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime will sound and the SKIM indicator light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the second key. 4.
18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel 1/2 revolution from straight ahead position, turn off the engine and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel slightly in both directions until the lock engages.
Door Locks Doors on both hard-top and soft-top models are equipped with a rocker-type interior door lock. To lock a door when leaving your vehicle, press to the “Lock” position and close the door. Door Lock Knob THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 WARNING! •...
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE you will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts, your seat belts can also be used to hold infant and child restraint systems. Please pay close attention to the information in this section.
normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out. WARNING! • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
WARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is loose will not protect you as well.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen.
WARNING! A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belts And Pregnant Women We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is the best way to keep the baby safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) — Airbags Front Airbag Components This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel.
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbags inflate in moderate to high speed impacts. Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the instru- ment panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types of collisions.
You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. 2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts properly. 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as practical to allow the front airbags room to inflate.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag System Components The airbag system consists of the following: • Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module • Airbag Warning Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Steering Wheel And Column • Instrument Panel •...
ORC detects a malfunction, the “Airbag Warning Light” will illuminate for a minimum of 12 seconds and will remain illuminated as long as the malfunction exists. WARNING! Ignoring the “Airbag Warning Light” in your instru- ment panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to protect you in a collision.
32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If A Deployment Occurs The airbag system is designed to deploy when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then to immediately deflate. NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to need airbag protection will not activate the system.
WARNING! Deployed airbags cannot protect you in another collision. Have the airbags replaced by an autho- rized dealer as soon as possible. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! • Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it.
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your protection in an collision. While the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system immediately.
WARNING! In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap can become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are.
36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The child seat is held in the vehicle by the lap belt, lap/shoulder belt, or the LATCH child restraint an- chorage system. • The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weigh- ing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit in the vehicle’s seat belts properly.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint: • Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. The manufacturer also recommends that you make sure that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it.
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Buckle the child into the seat according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out of reach of children. It is recommended that before installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of reach.
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back, and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forward- facing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt The passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch plates, which are designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip.
Rear Seat Tether Anchor THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of position. • If the shoulder belt contacts the child’s face or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered as a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • On hardtop models, keep the tailgate window closed when driving your vehicle. On fabric top models, do not drive with the rear window curtain up unless the side curtains are also open. This will prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Tires Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (includ- ing spare) for proper pressure.
52 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjusting Rearview Mirror Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle).
NOTE: In some long, low speed traffic situations, the displayed temperature readings will be higher than the actual ambient temperature. This is considered normal. Accurate readings will resume with vehicle speed and sensor airflow. Compass/Temperature Mirror UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 53 CAUTION! To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the...
54 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Compass Calibration Automatic Calibration Once calibrated, the compass has the ability to self- correct for changes in magnetic field to keep the compass accurate. This is referred to as Automatic Calibration. If magnetic field changes are too great, the compass will enter CAL mode on it’s own and manual calibration will be required.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 55 Compass Variation Adjustment Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic north and geographic north. In some areas of the country, the difference between magnetic and geographic north is great enough to cause the compass to give false readings. If this occurs, the compass variance must be set according to the Compass Variance Map.
56 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON, and press and hold the center button for 3 to 6 seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Each press of the center button will select a new variance zone. When the proper zone is selected, wait 5 seconds to resume normal operation.
WARNING! • Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your right side mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. •...
58 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Seat Adjustment Move seat forward or rearward by lifting the lever. Be sure the latch engages fully. Front Seat Adjuster Bar Front Seat Adjustment — Recline To adjust seatback, lift lever, lean back, and release lever at desired position.
WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
60 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Lift the seatback release lever and fold seatback for- ward. Folding Rear Seat 4. When completed, return seat to it’s normal position. Rear Seat Release Lever 3. Slowly flip the entire seat forward.
Removing the Rear Seat WARNING! • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision people riding in these areas are more likely to be seri- ously injured or killed. •...
62 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Replacing the Rear Seat Reverse steps for removing the seat. Be certain to pull the seat belts between the seat cushion and seatback. Position them for passenger use. WARNING! • To help protect against personal injury, passen- gers should not be seated in the rear cargo area with the rear seat folded down or removed from the vehicle.
Next, locate handle in middle of the front end of the hood. Insert hand into gap between hood and radiator support and lift up on handle to raise hood. You may have to push down slightly on hood before lifting up on handle.
64 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE LIGHTS Interior Lights The overhead light comes on when a door is opened. It may also be turned on by rotating the control for the dimmer switch on the muti-function control lever fully upward.
Multi-Function Control Lever To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, rotate the center portion of the muti-function control lever up or down. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 65 NOTE: If the driver’s door is left open, and the head- lights or parking lights are left on, the “High Beam Indicator Light”...
66 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Fog Lights — If Equipped The front fog light switch is in the multi-function control lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking or low beam headlights and pull out the end of the lever.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS CAUTION! In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
68 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Windshield Washers To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the delay range, the wiper will operate for two wipe cycles after the lever is released, and then resume the intermit- tent interval previously selected.
WARNING! Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering col- umn, you could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Adjust the column only while the ve- hicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving. ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL When engaged, this device takes over accelerator opera- tions at speeds greater than 35 mph (56 km/h).
70 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Set At A Desired Speed When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing the CANCEL button will deactivate the Speed Control without erasing the memory.
NOTE: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000 ft. (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded (especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the SET speed. (If the vehicle speed drops below 35 mph (56 km/h), the Speed Control will automatically disengage). If this happens, you can push down on the accelerator pedal to maintain the desired speed.
72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off WARNING! • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
The rear passengers have cup holders at the rear of the center console. Rear Cup Holders UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 73 STORAGE Glove Compartment To open the glove compartment, pull the latch up. Glove Compartment...
74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Console Storage Compartment — If Equipped To unlock, insert key and turn. To open, press the latch button. Center Console Add-A-Trunk™ — If Equipped The factory-installed Add-A-Trunk™ option provides a secured compartment for parcels or equipment when the tailgate is closed and locked.
DUAL TOP — IF EQUIPPED If your vehicle is equipped with a Dual Top, you must remove one of the tops from the vehicle. The soft top was installed at the factory for shipping purposes only. The soft top and the hard top are to be used indepen- dently.
76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Using a rubber mallet, carefully tap the knuckles from the outside edge. This will disconnect the bow assembly from the pivot bracket. Remove the soft top from the vehicle and store in a clean, dry location. 5.
6. Reinstall the hard top. Refer to “Hard Top Installation” in this section. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 77 Installing the Soft Top NOTE: The following procedures are for first time set up only. For future soft top procedures, refer to “Soft Top”...
78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. If the soft top has been removed, follow these steps to reinstall the soft top. If the soft top is on the vehicle, proceed to step #5. a. If the pivot brackets have been removed, unzip the sport bar cover and attach the pivot brackets and screws with a #T40 Torx head driver.
5. Unsnap and remove the black boot cover. This cover should be discarded. It was intended as a protective cover for shipping only. NOTE: A visual instruction sheet is enclosed in the dual top wrap. 6. Open the tailgate. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 79 7.
80 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 11. Working from the rear of the vehicle with the tailgate open, lift the plastic header (with latches) up and over the sport bar. As the header reaches the top, locate the 2 bow and push it up and over the sport bar.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 81 13. Unclip and move the sun visor to the side. 14. Open the header latches and engage the hooks on each side into the windshield slot. NOTE: Do not latch at this time.
82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 15. Grasp the drip rail retainers and untuck them from the door frame. The soft top fabric should cover the header completely from one side to the other. This may require you to pull some of the fabric down and around the corners.
16. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail panels over the 3 bow letting them hang down. Make sure the nylon check straps between the 2 bow and 3 bow are not twisted or wrapped around the 2 bow. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the rear corners (sail panels) over the 3 bow letting them hang down.
84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE For Unlimited Models — Look up at the 3 bow and remove the four screws. Grasp the fabric rearward of the 3 bow, and pull it up and around, reinstalling all four screws through the existing fabric holes. (Refer to the Instruction Sheet in the soft top for additional informa- tion and photos).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 NOTE: This may be difficult due to fabric tension. If difficulty is experienced with fabric tension, place your hand on top of the 3 bow and gently pull down to help tuck in the sail panels. 19.
86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 20. Tuck in the bottom retainers on the quarter windows into the bodyside retainer, beginning from the rear and working to the front of the vehicle. Repeat this step for the other side. 21.
22. Zip the rear window beginning from the left using both zipper ends. Run the upper zipper around the window to the right side leaving the lower zipper end at the start on the left. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 87 23.
88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 24. Tuck the lower retainers on both sides of the rear window under the tailgate clips. Reinstall the left sail panel if it was untucked to get the rear window zipper started. 25. Tuck the drip rail retainers into the door frame slots above the door on both sides.
26. Close the header latches and return the sun visor to it’s secure position. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89 HARD TOP CAUTION! • The hard top is not designed to carry any addi- tional loads such as roof racks, spare tires, build- ing, hunting, or camping supplies, and/or lug- gage, etc.
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not move your vehicle until the top has been either fully attached to the windshield frame and bodyside, or fully removed. Hard Top Removal 1. Fold down the sun visors and move them to the side. 2.
CAUTION! When removing the 2 front screws just rearward of the doors, make sure that the nut does not fall into the seat belt retractor. Grasp the nut to prevent this from occurring. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 NOTE: On a dual top vehicle, the two rear and center nuts are retained onto the bodyside.
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 6. Locate the wiring harness at the rear left side corner of the vehicle. 7. Disconnect the washer hose and install the tethered cap. CAUTION! Make sure storage cap is installed to prevent foreign materials from entering tube and clogging system.
8. Disconnect the wire harness from the hard top by pressing the tab at the side of the connector and pulling to disconnect. NOTE: If the red latch on the connector is locked, push the red latch to the right until you can only see the latch on one end (right) of the connector.
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Hard Top Installation NOTE: If the door frames are installed from soft top usage, they must be removed prior to installation of the hard top. 1. Inspect the hard top seals for damage and replace if necessary.
If the temperature is below 72°F (24°C) and/or the top has been folded down for a period of time, the top will appear to have shrunk when you raise it, making it difficult to put up. This is caused by a natural contraction of the vinyl coating on the fabric top.
96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Do not drive vehicle with rear window curtain up unless side curtains are also open. Dangerous exhaust gases which can kill could enter the vehicle. • The fabric upper doors and fabric top are de- signed only for protection against the elements.
NOTE: Stow half doors carefully outside of the vehicle, never inside to avoid scratches. 2. Grasp the fabric of the top above the door frame. Pull down and out on the fabric to untuck the drip rail retainers from the door frame slot. Start with the rear retainer and work forward towards the windshield.
98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 5. Open the tailgate, partially unzip the rear window on each side, and untuck the lower retainers on the window from the tailgate clips on both sides of the tailgate opening. 6. Pull the retainer bar straight out from the tailgate clips. •...
7. Beginning from the rear, moving forward, partially unzip the side window and untuck the bottom retainers. 8. Finish unzipping the window and untuck from the door frame retainer at the front of the window, repeat this step on the other side. NOTE: Stow clean windows carefully outside of the vehicle to avoid scratches.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 10. Completely release the hooks on the rear side of the windshield. Grasp the side bow behind the header and lift top back. 11. As you begin to lower the top, wrap the sail panels so that they rest on the roof of the vehicle.
Tuck the top material between the 2 bow and the 3 bow as it folds. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101 13. Tuck the top material between the 2 bow and the header.
102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 14. After the top is folded down, ensure that the drip rail retainers are tucked in inward as shown. This is to avoid unnecessary wear to the fabric. 15. After the top is folded down, tuck the check straps so that they are not hanging and flapping outside the vehicle.
Putting Up The Soft Top NOTE: Be sure the wire harness is not attached to the soft top bows before you lift the top. 1. Begin working from the rear of the vehicle, with the tailgate open. Lift the plastic header (with latches) up and over the sport bar.
104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Unclip and move the sun visor to the side. 4. Open the header latches and engage the hook on each side into the windshield slot.
5. Grasp the drip rail retainer and untuck them from the door frame. NOTE: Do not tuck the drip rails into the door frame at this time. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 6. Move to the rear of the vehicle and gently pull the sail panels over the 3 bow letting them hang down.
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 7. Align the sail panel retainer to the edge of the bodys- ide retainer at the rear. Tuck the sail panel into the bodyside retainer beginning from the rear and working to the corner. Tuck the retainer around the corner and continue forward.
8. To install the quarter window, affix the rear corner of the window temporarily to the Velcro . Start and zip the zipper only about 1 inch (2.5 cm). At this time it is necessary to tuck in the door frame retainer. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107 9.
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 10. Tuck the bottom retainer of the quarter window into the bottom retainer, beginning from the rear and working to the front of the vehicle. Repeat this step for the other side. 11. To assist in getting the zipper started, lay the retainer bar inside the vehicle on the wheel wells and uninstall half of the left sail panel from the bodyside retainer beginning at the tailgate to expose zipper ends.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109 12. Zip in the rear window beginning from the left using 13. Tuck the retainer bar into the tailgate clips. both zipper ends. Run the upper zipper around the window leaving the lower zipper at the start.
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 14. Tuck the lower retainers of the rear window under the tailgate clips. Reinstall the left corner if it was untucked to get the rear window zipper started. 15. Tuck the drip rail retainers into the door frame slot above the door on both sides.
16. Close the header latches and return the sun visor to it’s secured position. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111 SOFT TOP — SUNRIDER EQUIPPED MODELS CAUTION! • The soft top is not designed to carry any addi- tional loads such as roof racks, spare tires, build- ing, hunting, or camping supplies, and/or lug- gage, etc.
112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Place the vehicle in a warm area. Pull steadily on the top fabric. The vinyl will stretch back to its original size and the top can then be snapped into place. If temperature is 41°F (5°C) or below, do not attempt to put the top down or roll the rear or side curtains.
WARNING! • Do not drive vehicle with rear window curtain up unless side curtains are also open. Dangerous exhaust gases which can kill could enter the vehicle. • The fabric upper doors and fabric top are de- signed only for protection against the elements. Do not rely on them to contain occupants within the vehicle or to protect against injury during an accident.
114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1. Grasp the fabric of the top above the door frame. Pull down and out on the fabric to untuck the drip rail retainers from the door frame slot. Start at the back of the rear drip rail retainer and work forward towards the windshield.
5. Grip and rotate the retainer bar up towards you to release it from the upper portion of the tailgate clips. The retainer bar runs along the bottom of the rear window. 6. Remove the rear window entirely. This is done by unzipping the window, bringing both the right zipper and the left zipper tabs all the way to the end of the zipper track at the bottom left corner.
116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 8. Finish unzipping the window and untuck from the door frame retainer at the front of the window, repeat this step on the other side. NOTE: Stow clean windows carefully outside of the vehicle to avoid scratches.
10. Release the Sunrider pins to release the top bows from the brackets located on both door rails. Push up and back on the bow slightly so it does not fall back and lock into the brackets. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 11.
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 12. As you begin to lower the top, wrap the sail panels so that they rest on the roof of the vehicle. 13. Make sure the sides of the top are folded inward as the top continues to fold, and check straps are clear of the vehicle.
14. Tuck the top material between the 2 bow and the header. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 15. After the top is folded down, ensure that the drip rail retainers are tucked in inward as shown. This is to avoid unnecessary wear to the fabric.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 16. After the top is folded down, tuck the check straps inside the rear corners of the vehicle. This will keep them from hanging and flapping outside the vehicle. 17. Hook the header latches back onto the header to keep them from rattling.
3. Begin working from the rear of the vehicle with the tailgate open. Standing to the side of the vehicle, lift the top by the 2 bow and 3 bow over the sport bar. 4. Engage the hooks on each side of the header into the windshield slots and fully engage the header latches.
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 5. Pull the side bow forward and down. Make certain the blocks on the side bows line up with the retainers on the door rails. Lock the blocks in place. NOTE: Check to make certain the check straps are not tangled on any of the other top hardware.
7. Tuck the sail panel retainer into the bodyside retainer. Begin working from the rear tailgate opening and work to the corner. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 NOTE: This may be difficult due to fabric tension. If difficulty is experienced with fabric tension, place your hand on top of the 3 bow and pull down to help tuck in the sail panels.
124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 8. To install the quarter windows, affix the upper rear corner of the window temporarily using the Velcro . Next, start the zipper about 1 inch (2.5 cm) at the upper forward corner of the window. At this time it is necessary to tuck in the door frame retainer.
10. Tuck the bottom retainer on the quarter window into the bottom retainer, beginning from the rear and working to the front of the vehicle. Repeat this step for the other side. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 11. Zip in the rear window beginning from the left using both zipper ends.
126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: To assist in getting the zipper started, lay the bar inside the vehicle on the right wheel well, uninstall half of the left sail panel from the bodyside retainer, begin- ning near the tailgate open to expose zipper ends. 12.
14. Reinstall the corner of the sail panel that was un- tucked to get the rear window zipper started. 15. Tuck the drip rail retainers into the door frame slots above the door on both sides. Start at the front next to the windshield and work rearward.
128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Raise 1. Grasp the drip rail retainers and untuck both of them starting at the rear of the door frame slot. Repeat this on the other side. 2. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side. 3.
4. Grasp the header and lift the top back. Make sure the material is folded back as shown. Secure latches to plastic retainer on header. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 5. Locate strap to secure the header to the sport bar. Wrap strap around sport bar and hook to header and tighten.
130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Lower 1. Remove strap from header and sport bar. 2. Release header latches from header retainer. 3. Unclip and move the sun visors to the side. 4. Grasp the front header and pull to the front of the vehicle.
2. Fold the door frames and store the knobs and door frames outside of the vehicle. Repeat this step for the other side. WARNING! • Use both hands to remove the door frames. The door frames will fold and could cause injury if both hands are not used.
132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Slide door frame forward until the pin holes in the top line up with the holes in the side bar. Screw in the knobs and tighten, beginning with the front knob. Repeat procedures on the other side.
Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield down and the side bars removed as you lose the protec- tion these structural elements can provide. NOTE: Before lowering windshield, disconnect the elec- trical connector for the inside Compass/Temperature mirror (if equipped). NOTE: The windshield wiper arm and blade assemblies must be removed prior to lowering the windshield, this can be done by sliding out the attachment clip and gently...
134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Carefully follow these warnings to help protect against personal injury: • Do not drive your vehicle on-road with the windshield down. • Do not drive your vehicle unless the windshield is securely fastened, either up or down. •...
3. Remove the two Torx head screws holding each side bar to the windshield frame. Shift the side bar inboard to clear windshield pillar molding when removing the side bar. NOTE: Store all of the mounting bolts in their original threaded holes and tighten for safekeeping.
136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not remove the head impact foam from the side bars, as damage to the foam may result. 5. To safely store the side bars in your vehicle, use four of the cinch straps, found in the glove box. Attach the straps through the footman loops located in the floor behind the folded rear seat on each side of the vehicle.
7. Remove the black round headed windshield Torx head screw on each side of the base of the windshield. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 8. Lower the windshield gently until it contacts the rubber hood bumpers.
138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 9. Secure the windshield by passing the remaining cinch strap, found in the glove box, through the footman hoop on the center of the hood and on the center of the windshield frame. Tighten the strap to secure the wind- shield in place.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES — HARD TOP ONLY Rear Window Defogger To turn the rear window defogger on, press the rocker switch. If you press the switch a second time, you will turn the defogger off. A light on the rocker switch will indicate the defogger is on.
140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Window Wiper/Washer To utilize the rear wiper, press the switch to the first detent. To activate the rear washer, depress the switch to the second detent. The washer will continue to spray as long as the switch is held. The switch will return to the wiper mode when released.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 Adding Washer Fluid The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radia- tor antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION Your vehicle is equipped with the instrument cluster described on the following pages. 1. Voltmeter Indicates available battery voltage and charging system operation. The lower red zone indicates that battery charge may be too low to start the engine. With the engine running, the normal operating range is between 11 and 15 volts.
148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 7. High Beam Indicator Light This light shows that the headlights are on high beam. Pull the turn signal lever towards the steering wheel to switch the headlights from high or low. If the driver’s door is open, and the headlights or parklights are left on, the “High Beam Indicator Light”...
13. Oil Pressure Gauge Indicates engine oil pressure. This gauge does not indicate oil level, and pressure varies with engine speed, temperature and oil viscosity. Consistent lower readings indicate possible malfunction. Seek authorized service. 14. Coolant Temperature Gauge Indicates engine coolant temperature. The red zone to the far right indicates possible overheat- ing.
150 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor quality fuel, etc. may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several typical driving styles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
20. Anti-Lock (ABS) Warning Light After ignition is turned on, illuminates to indicate function check at vehicle start-up. If light remains on after start-up or comes on and stays on at road speeds, it may indicate that the ABS has detected a malfunction or has become inoperative.
152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 23. Fuel Cap Indicator This symbol indicates the side of the vehicle where the fuel cap is located. 24. Fuel Gauge The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank. When the fuel gauge pointer initially moves to E, for your safety, approximately 2 U.S.
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION Radio Broadcast Signals Your new radio will provide excellent reception under most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car radios have performance limitations, due to mobile op- eration and natural phenomena, which might lead you to believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help you understand and save you concern about these “ap- parent”...
154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: On vehicles so equipped the radio, steering wheel radio controls and 6 disc CD/DVD changer will remain active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Seek Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the button to seek up or the bottom to seek down.
156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BAL- ANCE, and FADE. Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the Bass tones. Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be displayed.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively ap- proved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate.
158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. The unit will continue in radio mode. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF (except on convertibles). FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released.
Mode Button To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until CD information appears on the display. Disc Up/Program Button 1 Press the DISC up (button 1) button to play the next available disc. Disc Down/Program Button 5 Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the previous disc.
160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed when the operating temperature is corrected or another MODE is selected. An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons: •...
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Mode Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between AM, FM, the CD changer and Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if equipped).
162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL and release that button. If a button is not selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET RND button, the station will continue to play but will not be locked into push- button memory. You may add a second station to each push-button by repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display window.
General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired opera- tion.
164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL show the disc number, the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1. LOAD/ EJT — Load Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the corresponding number where the CD is being loaded.
FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse) button works in a similar manner. Random Play — SET / RND Press the RND button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Nostalgia Nostalga Oldies Oldies Personality Persnlty Public Public Rhythm and Blues R & B Religious Music Rel Musc Religious Talk Rel Talk Rock Rock Soft Soft Soft Rock Soft Rck Soft Rhythm and Blues Soft R&B Sports Sports...
Time Press the TIME button to change the display from elapsed CD playing time to time of day. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s Manual. CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily.
168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL System Activation To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com. Please have the following informa- tion available when activating your system: 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID).
mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button was pushed. Selecting Satellite Mode in RBB, RAH and RBK Radios Press the MODE button repeatedly until S A appears in the display.
170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care at 888-539- 7474 to discuss options for channel blocking or unblock- ing. Please have your ESN/SID information available. Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels In addition to the 10 AM and 10 FM pre-set stations, you may also commit 10 satellite stations to push button memory.
Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be placed as far forward as possible. Do not place items directly on or above the antenna.
172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being On in your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition is not harmful to the radio.
Blower Switch The blower switch is the rotary knob to the left of the controls. The blower speed will increase as the knob is turned clockwise. There are four blower speeds. NOTE: The blower motor will run until the mode control knob is turned to the “Off”...
174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Bi-Level Outside air comes from both instrument panel and floor outlets. Also, a slight amount of airflow may be noticed at the defrost outlet located at the base of the windshield. Floor Outside air comes from the floor outlets. Also, a slight amount of airflow may be noticed at the defrost outlet located at the base of the windshield.
Temperature Control Knob You can choose your degree of comfort by rotating the knob. The coldest setting is to the extreme left (blue region) and the warmest setting is to the extreme right (red region). UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 Mode Selection The mode selector is the right knob located on the climate controls.
176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Turning the rotary knob to this position shuts off the blower motor and outside air will not come through any outlet. Recirculation Select this position when the outside air contains smoke, odors, high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired.
Outside air comes from the floor and defrost out- lets. This mode works best in cold or snowy con- ditions. It allows you to stay comfortable while keeping the windshield clear. Defrost Outside air comes from the windshield outlets with a small amount being directed through the floor outlets.
178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Window Fogging In mild but rainy or humid weather, the windows might fog on the inside. To clear the fog off all of the windows, turn the mode control knob to the “Panel” position (with snowflake).
182 STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. WARNING! Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may cause serious injury or death.
10 seconds, turn the key to the OFF position, wait 5 seconds, then repeat the normal starting procedure. Ignition Key Positions STARTING AND OPERATING 183 Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C) To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your dealer) is recommended.
184 STARTING AND OPERATING If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not have enough power to continue running when the key is released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accel- erator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running smoothly.
WARNING! Remember to disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 volt AC electrical cord could cause electrocution. Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are expected to last for several days. TRANSMISSION SHIFTING 6-Speed Manual Transmission Follow the shift pattern on the gearshift knob. NOTE: The backup lights will come on when your vehicle is in reverse gear and the ignition is in the ON position.
186 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! When parking your vehicle, always leave a manual transmission in first gear and apply the parking brake fully to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. Never use any gear as a substitute for the parking brake. CAUTION! To drive as safely as possible and to prolong the life of your manual transmission, follow these tips:...
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between a forward gear and reverse, do not spin wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result. Recommended Manual Transmission Shifting Speeds Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H) Engine Speeds 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6 2.4L Accel.
188 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Be sure to re-engage the clutch interlock safety feature by following these steps in reverse order when you are finished off-road driving. Automatic Transmission Shifting from D (Drive) to P (Park) or R (Reverse) (or from P or R to D) should be done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
WARNING! It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or “N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in re- verse.
190 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should always shift the vehicle into P (Park), remove the key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake.
R (Reverse) For moving the vehicle rearward. Always stop before moving the lever to R (Reverse), except when rocking the vehicle. N (Neutral) Engine may be started in this position. NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or otherwise driv- ing with the transmission in N (Neutral) can cause severe damage to the transmission.
192 STARTING AND OPERATING When frequent transmission shifting occurs while using Overdrive, such as when operating the vehicle under heavy load conditions (for example, in hilly terrain, strong head winds, or trailer towing), turning off over- drive will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
WARNING! Never use P (Park) position with an automatic trans- mission as a substitute for the parking brake. Al- ways apply parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. STARTING AND OPERATING 193 CAUTION! •...
194 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The transmission electronics constantly monitor the transmission oil temperature. If the transmission gets too hot, the transmission will change the way it shifts to help control the condition. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during normal operation in D (Drive) position.
Operating Instructions/Precautions The transfer case provides four mode positions — two (rear) wheel drive high range, four wheel drive high range, neutral, and four wheel drive low range. This transfer case is intended to be driven in the two wheel drive (2H) position for normal street and highway conditions such as dry hard surfaced roads.
196 STARTING AND OPERATING Proper operation of four wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and cause damage to the transfer case. Because four wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds.
4H Position Four Wheel Drive High Range — Locks the front and rear driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose, slippery road surfaces. NOTE: This range should not be used during dry pavement operation.
198 STARTING AND OPERATING is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in transfer case N (Neutral). NOTE: Pausing in transfer case N (Neutral) in vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may require shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while completing the shift.
slight application of the accelerator will supply maxi- mum traction. When starting with only one rear wheel on an excessively slippery surface, slight application of the parking brake may be necessary to gain maximum trac- tion. WARNING! On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differen- tial, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the ground.
200 STARTING AND OPERATING • Vehicle speed should be 10 mph (16 km/h) or less. To activate the system, press the switch once to lock the rear axle only (the REAR LOCK indicator light will illuminate), press the switch again to lock the front axle (the FRONT LOCK indicator light will illuminate).
STARTING AND OPERATING 201 If the parking brake is not completely released, the BRAKE warning light will remain on. NOTE: Your vehicle has automatically adjusting rear brakes and we do not recommend any adjustment other than the maintenance performed by your authorized dealer.
202 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Always fully apply the parking brake when leav- ing your vehicle, or vehicle may roll and cause damage or injury. Also be certain to leave a automatic transmission in P (Park), or a manual transmission in 1st gear.
ABOUT YOUR BRAKES Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required with the power system operating.
204 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! To use your brakes and decelerate more safely, follow these tips: • Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in unpredictable braking action, longer stopping distances, or brake damage.
WARNING! To help avoid personal injury, follow these tips: • Never reach through the steering wheel to operate steering column controls. Injury to your hands or loss of vehicle control may result. • If the engine stalls or power assist fails due to a malfunction, vehicle steering and braking will require greater effort.
206 STARTING AND OPERATING The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during the self-test and during an ABS stop to provide the regulated hydraulic pressure. The motor pump makes a low humming noise during operation, this is normal. During off-road use, loss of traction can temporarily defeat the system and cause the warning light to illumi- nate.
CAUTION! The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible detrimental effects of electronic interference caused by improperly installed aftermarket radios or tele- phones. NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard. This is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake System is functioning.
208 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Continued operation with reduced power steering assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be obtained as soon as possible. CAUTION! Prolong operation of the steering system at the end of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering fluid temperature and should be avoided when possible.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS When To Use 4L (Low) Range When off-road driving, shift to 4L (Low) for additional traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain, ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase low speed pulling power. This range should be limited to extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, steep in- clines, or sand where additional low speed pulling power is needed.
210 STARTING AND OPERATING and/or the flow rate is reduced. If you must cross flowing water avoid depths in excess of 9 inches. The flowing water can erode the streambed causing your vehicle to sink into deeper water. Determine exit point(s) that are downstream of your entry point to allow for drifting.
If you stall or begin to lose headway while climbing a steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and immediately apply the brakes. Restart the engine and shift to R (Reverse). Back slowly down the hill allowing the compression braking of the engine to help regulate your speed.
212 STARTING AND OPERATING After Driving Off-Road Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. After going off-road it is always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken care of right away and have your vehicle ready when you need it.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings NOTE: • P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Ex- ample: P215/65R15 95H. STARTING AND OPERATING 213 • European Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards.
214 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank... = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in) 215 = Section Width in Milimeters (mm)
Service Description: 95 = Load Index —A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry. H = Speed Symbol —A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions. —The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved un- der specified operating conditions.
216 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire however the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code DOT = Department of Transportation —This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S.
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressures are listed on the lower front inside corner of the driver door opening. Tire Placard Location STARTING AND OPERATING 217 Tire and Loading Information Placard Tire and Loading Information This placard tells you important information about the,...
218 STARTING AND OPERATING 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and spare tires. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading...
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lb. (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 –...
WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle.
222 STARTING AND OPERATING 2. Economy— Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consump- tion.
CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem. Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always “cold tire inflation pressure”.
224 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condi- tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important.
WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- age or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the speed.
226 STARTING AND OPERATING Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven WARNING! Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread.
WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of un- approved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle.
228 STARTING AND OPERATING Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull left or right. Alignment will not correct this problem. See your autho- rized dealer for proper diagnosis. Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration. Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-of- balance.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off Road type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to main- tain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride.
230 STARTING AND OPERATING premium gasoline will provide no benefit over high quality regular gasoline, and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required.
CAUTION! DO NOT use gasoline containing METHANOL. Gasoline containing methanol may damage critical fuel system components. MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT.
232 STARTING AND OPERATING Fuel System Cautions CAUTION! Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s performance: • The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law. Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance, damage the emission control system. • An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to overheat.
engine running for an extended period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle. • Guard against carbon monoxide with proper mainte- nance.
234 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting after- market cap can cause the MIL (Malfunction Indica- tor Light) to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from the system.
WARNING! • Remove the fuel cap (gas cap) slowly to prevent fuel spray from the filler neck which may cause injury. • The volatility of some gasoline may cause a buildup of pressure in the fuel tank that may increase while you drive. This pressure can result in a spray of gasoline and/or vapors when the cap is removed from a hot vehicle.
236 STARTING AND OPERATING • Make sure that the fuel cap tether strap is not caught under the fuel cap. • Be sure to remove the key. CAUTION! To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling. NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks”...
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) The gross trailer weight (GTW) is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its loaded and ready for operation condition. The recom- mended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale.
238 STARTING AND OPERATING Frontal Area The maximum height and maximum width of the front of a trailer. Trailer Sway Control The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your given drivetrain. Trailer Hitch Classification Class Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) Class II - Medium 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) Duty Class III - Heavy Duty...
240 STARTING AND OPERATING Engine/ Model GVWR (Gross Transmis- Vehicle Wt. Rat- sion 2.4L/ 4,350 lbs (1 973 Manual 4.0L/All 4,250 lbs (1 928 4.0L/ Unlim- 4,600 lbs (2 086 Automatic ited Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds. Note 1 –...
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of many trailer accidents. Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch. STARTING AND OPERATING 241 Consider the following items when computing the weight on the rear axle of the vehicle: •...
242 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended: NOTE: Trailer towing requires special rear axle lubri- cant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in Section 7 for more information. CAUTION! •...
• Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for turning corners. •...
244 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements — Tires − Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tire. − Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the Tires–General Information section of this manual on Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures.
CAUTION! If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg) loaded, it should have its own brakes and they should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances. STARTING AND OPERATING 245 WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hy-...
246 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles wiring harness. The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector. Refer to the following illustrations. 4 - Pin Connector 7- Pin Connector Towing Tips...
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing, all starts must be in FIRST gear to avoid excessive clutch slippage. Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3” range should be selected.
248 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Tips — Cooling System To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- heating, take the following actions: − City Driving When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission in neutral and increase engine idle speed. −...
CAUTION! It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts. 1. Depress brake pedal. 2. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or de- press clutch pedal on manual transmission.
250 STARTING AND OPERATING Shifting Out Of Neutral (N) Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for normal usage. 1. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or de- press clutch pedal on manual transmission. 2. Shift transfer case lever into desired position. 3.
252 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The flasher switch is on top of the steering column, just behind the steering wheel. Depress the switch and both cluster indicators and all front and rear directional sig- nals will flash. Depress the switch again to turn Hazard Warning Flashers off.
Do not use this emergency warning system when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for other motorists. If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
254 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H”, pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range.
Jack Location The jack and lug wrench are stored under the front passenger seat. The jack handle driver and jack extension are located in a kit that is stored on the floor board to the right of the front passenger seat. On some models, this tool kit is under the carpeting in the same location.
256 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: If you have added aftermarket accessories to the spare tire mounted carrier, it cannot exceed a gross weight of 50 lbs (23 kg) including the weight of the spare tire. Preparations For Jacking Park on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place automatic transmission in P (Park), or manual transmission in R (Reverse).
4. Operate jack from the front or the rear of the vehicle. Place the jack under the axle tube, as shown. Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged. Jacking Locations 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 257 and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
258 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
Set the parking brake, place an automatic transmission in P (Park) (or N (Neutral) for a manual transmission). Turn off lights, heater, and other electrical loads. Observe charge indicator in the battery. If indicator is light or yellow, replace the battery. CAUTION! Use the “Jump Starting”...
260 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! • Do not connect the cable to the negative terminal of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode. • During cold weather when temperatures are be- low freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze.
WARNING! Any procedure other than above could result in: • Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out the battery vent. • Personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion. • Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or of immobilized vehicle. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 261 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE The manufacturer recommends towing with all four...
268 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emis- sions well within current government regulations.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration. For states which have an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready...
270 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station. b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
272 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off, or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C) • Taxi, Police, or delivery service (commercial service) • Trailer towing • Off-road or desert driving • If equipped for and operating with E–85 (ethanol) fuel If ANY of these apply to you, then change your engine oil at every interval shown in schedule “B”...
274 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Oil Viscosity (2.4L Engines) SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low tempera- ture starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler cap shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your vehicle.
Engine Oil Filter Selection All of the manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replace- ment. The quality of replacement filters varies consider- ably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service.
276 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst damage. CAUTION! Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- age: • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle.
278 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fuel Filter A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit the speed at which a vehicle can be driven. Should an excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the fuel tank, frequent replacement of the fuel filter which is mounted in the fuel tank may be necessary.
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories con- tain lead and lead compounds. Always wash hands after handling the battery. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 279 To determine the battery charge, check the battery test indicator (if equipped) on top of the battery. Refer to the illustration.
280 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Air Conditioner Maintenance For best possible performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test.
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocar- bon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Pro- tection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. How- ever, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by dealers or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
282 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication U-joints (cardan joints) are sealed and do not require lubrication. Prop shafts, yokes, ball joints and other driveline and steering components may be provided with grease fittings for lubrication. Lubrication of these com- ponents at the intervals specified in the appropriate “Maintenance Schedule”...
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. Windshield Washers The fluid reservoir in the engine compartment should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 283 reservoir with windshield antifreeze (not radiator anti- freeze) rated not to freeze at -25°F (-31°C).
284 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE have an authorized technician inspect the complete ex- haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, dam- aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubri- cation or oil change.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of antifreeze/coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing properly, the antifreeze/coolant will begin to drain from the coolant recovery bottle.
286 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • Mixing of antifreeze/coolant other than the speci- fied HOAT antifreeze/coolant may result in de- creased corrosion protection and engine damage. If a non-HOAT antifreeze/coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible.
Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/antifreeze (coolant) solu- tion. The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where the vehicle is operated.
288 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE children, do not store ethylene glycol based antifreeze/ coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician immediately. Clean up any ground spills im- mediately.
• Check antifreeze/coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze/ coolant needs to be added, contents of coolant recov- ery bottle must also be protected against freezing. • If frequent antifreeze/coolant additions are required, or if the level in the recovery bottle does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
290 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE are present. Components should be replaced immedi- ately if there is any evidence of degradation that could cause failure. Brake System In order to assure brake system performance, all brake system components should be inspected periodically. Refer to the appropriate “Maintenance Schedule”...
WARNING! Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure. You could have an accident. If you see any signs of cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake hoses replaced immediately. Brake Master Cylinder The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately if the BRAKE warning light shows system failure MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 291...
292 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE should be checked when pads are replaced. However, low fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed. Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
CAUTION! Using a transmission fluid other than the manufac- turer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
294 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE (cross-hatched area) on the oil level indicator. The fluid level indicator should be in the COLD region at 70° F (21° C) fluid temperature. If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid to bring to the proper level.
Frequency of Fluid Change Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless the lubricant has become contaminated with water. If con- taminated with water, the fluid should be changed im- mediately.
296 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! When replacing plugs, do not overtighten. You could damage them and cause them to leak. Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Front/Rear Axle Fluid Fluid Level Check Lubricant should be at bottom edge of the oil fill hole.
Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Maintenance After Off-Road Driving After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or similar dirty conditions, have your brake drums, brake linings, and axle joints inspected and cleaned as soon as possible.
298 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under- body protection.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish. CAUTION! Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. Special Care •...
300 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well packaged and sealed. • If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider mud or stone shields behind each wheel. •...
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic. 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive cleaners.
302 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Follow These Steps To Remove The Carpet: 1. Unsnap the front and rear floor carpets. A snap is located on the outboard side of each front seat. 2. Remove the attachment cap from the front footwell area on both the driver and passenger side.
Mopar Jeep Soft Glass Window Cleaner will safely clean all plastic windows without scratching. Removes fine scratches to improve visibility and provide UV protection to help prevent yellowing.
304 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Always rinse thoroughly with cold water, then wipe with a soft and slightly moist, clean cloth. 4. When removing frost, snow or ice, never use a scraper or de-icing chemicals. Use warm water only if you must clean the window quickly.
FUSE PANEL Interior Fuses The fuse panel is located behind the glove box. Fuse Panel MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 305 To access the fuse panel the glove box must be removed. It is removed by slipping the glove box strap off the hook and letting the door roll down off its hinges.
306 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Fuse 20 Amp Yellow Park Lights, Skim (Sentry Key) 20 Amp Yellow Stop Lights 20 Amp Yellow Subwoofer System 10 Amp Red Door Switch Defeat 10 Amp Red Airbag 20 Amp Yellow Rear Wiper 10 Amp Red Back-Up Lights, Rear Window Defroster Relay, 10 Amp Red...
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) Your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power distri- bution center located in the engine compartment near the battery. This power center houses plug-in “Cartridge” fuses, ISO relays, and Mini (Micro) fuses. Power Distribution Center MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 307 A label inside the latching cover of the center identifies each component for ease of replacement, if necessary.
308 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Fuse/Color Description 40 Amp Green Accessories Open 50 Amp Red Open 20 Amp Yellow Power 20 Amp Yellow Horn 20 Amp Yellow Fog Lights 15 Amp Lt. Blue Radio 10 Amp Red A/C Clutch 25 Amp Natural Ignition Switch 20 Amp Yellow Fuel 20 Amp Yellow...
VEHICLE STORAGE If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21 days you may want to take steps to protect your battery. You may: • Remove Cartridge fuse #15 in the Power Distribution Center labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD). •...
4. Remove and replace the lamp. Front Park/Turn Signal 1. Reach under the front fender and locate the front park/turn signal socket. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 311 2. Turn the socket assembly counter–clockwise 1/3 turn and remove it from the housing. Pull the bulb straight from the socket to replace.
312 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Squeeze the bulb/element spring retainer from the reflector. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector. CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights 1. Remove the screws attaching the lens to the tailight housing. 2. Separate the lens from the housing. 3. Push the bulb in, turn it counter-clockwise 1/3 turn, then remove it from the housing, and replace. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 313 Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) The stop lamp is mounted on a bracket that extends...
316 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Automatic Transmission Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Manual Transmission Mopar Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-9224) Transfer Case Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent. Axle Differential (Front) Mopar Gear &...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..318 Maintenance Schedules ....318 Schedule “B” ......321 Schedule “A”...
318 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.
• Off-road or desert driving • If equipped for and operated with E-85 (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months, whichever comes first and follow “Schedule B” of the “Maintenance Schedules”...
320 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Once a Month • Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage. • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed.
Schedule “B” Follow this schedule if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C) • Stop and go driving • Excessive engine idling • Driving in dusty conditions •...
322 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends.
324 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only). Replace the spark plugs.
326 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if belt was previously. Drain and refill the transfer case fluid. Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze. 48,000 51,000 54,000 (80 000) (85 000) (90 000) 57,000 60,000 (95 000)
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings.
328 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Lubricate the steering linkage tie rod ends. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings.
330 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only).
Miles (Kilometers) Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if belt was previously replaced. Drain and refill the transfer case fluid. Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170 000 km). Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.
332 SCHEDULE “A” Schedule “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the steering linkage joints and outer tie rod ends.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints. Lubricate the steering linkage joints and outer tie rod ends. Inspect the brake linings. SCHEDULE “A” 333 36,000 42,000 48,000 (60 000) (70 000)
334 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only). Replace the spark plugs.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze. Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary. Inspect transfer case fluid. SCHEDULE “A” 335 60,000 66,000 72,000 (100 000) (110 000) (120 000)    78,000 (130 000) ...
336 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the steering linkage joints and outer tie rod ends. Lubricate the steering and suspension ball joints.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necessary. Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only). Inspect the PCV Valve, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the steering linkage joints and outer tie rod ends.
338 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary. Drain and refill the transfer case fluid. Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze, if not done at 102,000 miles (170 000 km). Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.
We want you to be happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality service.
technicians, special tools, and the latest information to assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely manner. This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. •...
342 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) in the United States can communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to this vehicle. MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your dealer. They will help you keep your vehicle operating at its best.
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Call Toll Free at: • 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) Visit us on the World Wide Web at: • www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com • www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following describes the tire grading categories estab- lished by the National highway Traffic Safety Adminis- tration.
346 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory...