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JK falling apart piece by piece

Well, my hood fluttered so hard in the wind that one of the windshield stops on the hood tore in half. A day later one of the silver steering wheel pieces looked loose. I touched it and it feel off. Results??? They are ordering a brand new steering wheel..

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HIGHLY suggest getting the daystar hood wranglers. My hood doesnt budge anymore.

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HIGHLY suggest getting the daystar hood wranglers. My hood doesnt budge anymore.
Or you can try hitting up your dealer for the 09' recall kit. Ive read it costs about $9 for the kit if your jeep isnt on the recall list.
I just installed the daystar kit (got it for free) and that is great, as well.
Ill search for the 09' part number and add it if I find it.

part # CBBOH380, $9-$10, from the local dealer.

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Or you can try hitting up your dealer for the 09' recall kit. Ive read it costs about $9 for the kit if your jeep isnt on the recall list.
I just installed the daystar kit (got it for free) and that is great, as well.
Ill search for the 09' part number and add it if I find it.

part # CBBOH380, $9-$10, from the local dealer.

Hope this helps.
My 09 had the "new improved" straps and still fluttered very bad. I installed the Daystars. Don't waste the money on factory straps.
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The hood was moving around so much the other day I had a hood latch come loose.


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The hood of my 2009 is decidedly more secure than that of my 2008.

Just got back from a 800-mile round trip doing 70-80 mph through strong wind sections, and the hood was noticeably flutter-free.

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I have stock straps on AEV hood... no flutter
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My 09 had the "new improved" straps and still fluttered very bad. I installed the Daystars. Don't waste the money on factory straps.
After reading the above^ Ill have to retract my previous post and say go w/ the daystars. I just had heard alot of good things about the 09' "fix" and thought it worth mentioning. Like I said, Im very happy w/ the Daystars but figured if a cheaper solution was available id let you know.
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I would have the dealership fix the hood issue. No matter what you may of heard - it's not normal nor should it be acceptable with a stock suspension.

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I asked the dealership today about the hood bounce. I asked if there was anything he could do and the answer, of course, no. I asked about aftermarket hood latches as preventative maintenance so it is not breaking stuff again and told me that there was nothing available. Daystar sounds like the way to go. Although it has been unseasonably windy in Iowa this spring........

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Well that bites. I would contact your Jeep factory rep on this. It is, to me, not acceptable for the hood to vibrate.

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Not sure what they are doing with the steering wheel (i'm heading up to Minneapolis) but I will try to snap a pic of the steering wheel. When the piece fell of I couldnt believe it. The rubber molding underneath was in bits and pieces. The dealership is being good about helping out other then they needed my Jeep for the day to figure out the piece would not work and to put the nipple on the hood. Anyone with the Daystars- Where is a good place to pick these up cost wise?

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I know Trail Duty has em, everything I find on Qtec or 4wheelparts I ask PhilD about and he usually beats it.

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DAYSTARS. problem fixed the first time.

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I'll also recommend the Daystars, problem 100% fixed.

As for the steering wheel emblem, sounds like a fluke thing. I've never seen it happen on any of the ones we've had. I have however replaced 3 of those rubber hood snubbers that the wind has ripped off.

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Remove the hood spring

Free hood flutter fix!!!
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alright ive been reading through this post and how bad is this problem will it cause something to break maybe im being thick headed but my hood shakes a little but i couldn't see it shaking to the point where it causes something to break just curious.

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alright ive been reading through this post and how bad is this problem will it cause something to break maybe im being thick headed but my hood shakes a little but i couldn't see it shaking to the point where it causes something to break just curious.
In my case, it fluttered enough to bend the safety catch slightly. We took delivery of the Jeep in August of '07. During our vacation trip out west October '07 we really thought the hood was going to come off (heavy crosswinds heading into New Mexico) . It literally raised 1-2" at the latch. I removed the hood spring and added an aftermarket hood lock behind the grille and it stopped. No problems since.

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Another vote for the daystar hood wranglers. Mine used to bounce like crazy too when on the highway. Just my humble opinion...why waste time trying to get the dealer to fix something when you can do it your self in 10 minutes for 25 bucks and never worry about it again.

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I got the hood straps replaced.....no more flutter

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I got the hood straps replaced.....no more flutter
Good. That's the way it's supposed to be.

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I don't know what it is like to drive a JK without some hood flutter, guess I am going to have to break down and order the daystar straps...

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Is there a forum sponsored dealer selling these hood wranglers ? I’d rather support a company that supports the forum.
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Quadratec is on the vendor list.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/16053_510.htm

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I did the inner fender delete and that fixed the root problem instead of adding a bandaid. A set of hood lovers will achieve the same result.

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