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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#1655 of 2505 jeep grand cherokee laredo
Apr 18, 2003 (4:29 am)
I purchased a 1995 jgc laredo two weeks ago and it is in great condition. I found a repo paper in the glove box and called the former owner. He said the vehicle would just cut off while driving. I hadn't had this problem untill last night. I was driving along at 30-40 mph and it just quit for about 15 seconds. Then it just started again. The tach went down when it quit and no idiot lights came on during the time frame.
I'm no mechanic, and am just trying to figure out what it could be. It has the I6 engine and 2wd. Could it be electrical, or fuel pump? Any help would be appreciated. It has only done this once so far, but has me worried..
Apr 18, 2003 (3:30 pm)
I had a similar problem in a Pontiac I used to own. Had to have the computer controller for the car replaced. After that - never a problem. If I knew now what I knew then I could have swapped out the piece in 5 minutes. You may want to check out a car repair manual for your Jeep and see where it is located. You may be able to do something like that down the road. But have your dealer check the computer fault codes.
I had this happen in Dallas on 635 at about 8:30. It's not fun losing power steering, brakes, and engine power at highway speeds on LBJ.
#1659 of 2505 Emergency Brake Problem
Apr 20, 2003 (9:10 pm)
I have an 02' JGC that may have a problem with the emergency brake. I have driven off on several occasions with the break fully pulled up. It seems that there was no resistance to stop me from driving compared to other vehicles that I own. My wife took it by the dealer and they told her that this was normal. Should the emergency brake stop you from driving off if it's accuated? Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Apr 21, 2003 (4:10 am)
The parking brake won't typically keep a vehicle from driving away. It's simply to hold the vehicle from rolling off. You can usually feel them dragging, but they aren't designed to overpower the engine. That's why they aren't called emergency brakes anymore.
Many vehicles today have a completely seperate set of wafer thin brake pads on the rear rotors used to hold the vehicle. Completely mechanical system. Has advantages/disadvantages.
Apr 23, 2003 (10:04 am)
Gator: I've had the same problem, so much so that I do not use the emergency brake anymore. The last time I realized I had it up, I was doing 80 mph on the freeway. I'm used to having some type of indicator light on the instrument cluster to remind me it is up.
May 07, 2003 (3:17 pm)
I have a JGC Laredo 94. It's got a 90k miles. I recently changed the spark plugs etc. But I can't see where I adjust the timing. Is that all electronic?
Second question: how easy is it to replace the serpentine belt? Looks easy, but it may have a hidden gotcha.
#1663 of 2505 2001 Limited axle whine,V8 with Quadro-Trac
May 09, 2003 (4:52 pm)
Just bought this with 21,000 miles. Very pleased with it except for the axle whine. Seems some time ago I read about this on one of the boards. What is the "fix" for this? Is there a TSB? Still in warranty HELP!
#1664 of 2505 Brake Rotors-Suggestions?
May 12, 2003 (1:18 pm)
Hi Guys! I had the rotors replaced under the recall for my 02 JGC at 12K miles. Been okay till now but getting the same problem with 20K miles on the car. Dealer is giving me the run around. What do you guys suggest as far as After Market rotors go? I'd like to get them taken care of ASAP coz faulty brakes really freak me out.