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i have the sunroof rattle on the drivers side. if i push up on the headlining on the side of the glass, it goes away. such a pain to go with my dealer since im usually stranded there (no loaners, and I live in city so hard to make it by the time it closes) so i guess i'll live with it...
Hi topsider,
We certainly understand your hesitation with visiting a dealer. If you end up getting your concern addressed and need further assistance with the process, feel free to private message us!
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I posted these pics in the members rides area but I thought I would put some here for any High Altitude guys who might be following the thread. I bought these rails from Justforjeeps.com. The gray on the rails perfectly matches the accents on the 2018-2019 HA's. They bolted right up to the existing holes.
 

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I feel your pain with the salt. I'm tempted to park my Jeep in a pasture and let the cows lick the salt off of it.
First car wash in spring above 65°F, is getting soaking wet for me day, get under the car with the hose and spray out everything with fresh water and into every opening and all over the vehicle....
It is actually incredible how big of a difference tires can make in the ride comfort.
Yea, I've had cheap high mileage tires, more than tread wears on a tire, the rubber body and stranded belts and bands do also.... .....even a good tire worn tread at average number of miles the difference you feel with a new set is far more than just a new tread on the tire. I can only conclude other parts of the tire wear/fatigue decreasing its ride and handling as well as the tread....
-My suspension is very clunky, sounds like shock mounts are bad but I have not had it checked out yet. Other than that I have had no issues to date with the air suspension.
-I have a weird issue where on startup the whole vehicle will shake and it makes a banging noise. It is very hard to explain, but again have not had the issue checked yet.
-My drivers seat makes a popping noise when my weight shifts in the seat. For example, coming to a stop and then accelerating again.
I just discovered an Upper Control Arm on my WK2 with the bushings destroyed (actually sheered in two) while changing the shocks. So don't rule that out. The upper mounts on the shocks might have torn or gone bad, but that would only be one several possibilities, you really need to inspect and check the whole suspension... ...not sure how the upper shock/strut mounts work on the Air Suspension since it has an airbag over the shock/strut and not a coil spring....

You starting issues sound like bad motor mounts, there are plenty of posts on here about people having bad motor mounts by 60k miles.... ...I have an How To on the How To/DIY/Tips page that I describe how you can check if they are bad....

The later model WK2's also have posts about squeels during start up, that might have something to do with the ESS, but your descriptions doesn't sound like that.... ....and there are also posts about the vehicle lurching like the drivetrain got engine power for a moment on start up, which defies all logic, that might be what you describe....

There are also posts on driver seats about the causes of drive seat squeaks and pops, in my case it was the plastic trim panels attached to the sides of the seat coming loose, just tightening up some screws. I also had the lumbar support break, which only made a nice loud pop when it broke, I was able to to fix it by pulling off the back panel and replacing the broken plastic with some metal pieces from the hardware store with a little tailoring with my dremel tool....
 

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My experience a little different, if I didn't get such a great deal on well equipped WK2, and if I didn't enjoy working on it, I'd probably be sour on the experience...

It needed the front sway bar end links replaced right away, no biggie....
It also needed to fluid in the XFR case to smooth out the wet clutch engagement, again not biggie, I planned on replacing all fluid anyway....
I had bad motor mounts, a little bit of biggie, just a poor choice in types of motor mounts in a vehicle that their other design choices made replacing motor mounts so difficult, so if you make these design choices, that require special lifting tools that also requires pulling the intake manifold, you then choose motor mounts that only last 60k miles?...
The Sirrius/XM died in the OEM Head Unit, I replaced it with an Aftermarket unit.....

I've had to throw a lot of parts at it, mostly brake and cooling system.... ....I thought it was previous owner neglect but it was worse than that, perhaps previous owner ignorant mistreatment...

I've got to wonder if the previous owner put something other than brake fluid in the brake reservoir, it was only after replacing every part in the brakes except the ABS module and hard lines, till I finally got the brakes feeling right... ...I've still yet to replace the reservoir itself, because the brake fluid had become so gunked up, I can not get the gunk off the walls of the reservoir and its clearly contaminating the new brake fluid that is darkening much faster than it should be.... ....this WK2 only had 70k miles on it....

The cooling system, I'm convinced the previous owner or someone she took it to, put aftermarket OAT in the HOAT, it needed a new water pump within 2 months, it required draining and flushing with distilled water for two weeks... ...I had lots of cloudy white stuff in the water, even chunks of soft white residue floating in the old radiator.... ...then I replaced the leaking radiator.... ...everything seems to be working fine with the cooling system now, no signs of leaks, but the hoses don't get as hard as they should when at operating temp, which still makes me think something is not right....

I have a ticking in the passenger side manifold for 10 sec after starting a cold soaked motor, I'm convinced its either cracked or has a broken stud, this I can live with until it gets worse, but I have another difficult job awaiting me in the future....
 
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