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July 01, 2007

Jeep Trip to Brian Head, Beaver Canyon, and Cody, Wyoming

I am packing up the boys, Jackson, and my dad and heading north for the fourth. We are planning some fishing in the Tushar Mountains (the range just north of Brian Head).

I bought a new Garvin Wilderness Expedition rack for the Wrangler and am packing the goods for the trip.

And then as I am driving to the Suns Draft Party in Scottsdale on Thursday the dreaded "Check Engine" light comes on. Looks like something is wrong with the transmission.

This started on a trip to Crown King about a month after I bought the Jeep. The tranny started slipping near the top of the mountain and I assumed it was just that it had gotten the fluid and tranny too hot.

Updates when I get it back from the shop.

Posted by Justin at July 1, 2007 11:45 AM


Nice rack! That really is a cool Jeep.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 3, 2007 07:51 PM

There is probably nothing wrong with your Jeep. The drive out of the phoenix Valley and up through Black Canyopn to the top of perry Mesa on I-17 will cause the tranny and motor to be very hot. My engine light always comes on.I have to let the jeep cool before going anywhere else like Crown King, especially in the summer.

Posted by: Jason Laird at July 4, 2007 12:15 PM

No skiing on the 4th?! I'm shocked. Even my novice boss went skiing last 4th.
Jk, Wyoming sounds amazing, hope it was fun!


Posted by: Libby at July 5, 2007 08:13 AM

Weirdness about the jeep. It appears that rocking the jeep from D to R and back to get off of a huge rock does something to the tranny's computer. It does not like to slip between D and R like that. I guess it triggers some error code that in turn makes the tranny behave all funky.

Sounds like there is nothing wrong with it, and after they reset the error codes, things have been fine. The light didn't come on at Crown King. Just randomly in town a month later.

Just Empty Every Pocket...

Posted by: Justin B at July 7, 2007 01:38 AM