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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#2076 of 2505 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee idle problems
May 11, 2005 (11:30 am)
I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 4.0 L engine and 50,000 miles. I am having problems with it stalling. I thought it was a vacuum leak and did find one connection that I thought was loose. I repaired it and I cleaned the CCV and it ran fine for two days. Just now it started again. The idle speed will fall until the engine quits. It restarts crank and then slowly falls off and quits. If you give it just a little gas it stays running. Can anyone help?
#2077 of 2505 Turn Signals
May 16, 2005 (7:26 am)
Does anyone know why sometimes the two turn signals blink at the same time, and some times they alternate?
#2078 of 2505 Re: '00 GCL Fuel Pump & Noise [tasillo]
May 16, 2005 (2:26 pm)
I have found the same problem with my grand cherokee. It takes a while to start it. I got the fuel pressure checked, and that seemed to be the problem. They want me to replace everything, which would cost over $900. Do I just need to get the check valve replaced, or the whole thing? Any help you could give would be much appreciated.
#2079 of 2505 1998 JGC Laredo dripping noise
May 16, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Hello everyone..I'm a new Jeep owner. I just bought a used 1998 JGC Laredo with 80,000 miles. I've had it for about two days now and I've noticed a few things which I'm not sure are normal or not, since I've never owned one before. The first thing I noticed is after I turn the car off, I hear a dripping noise in the engine area. It sounds like water or something is dripping and sort of has a "scorching" sound. It only goes on for about one minute and I haven't seen any puddles under the car. However, I did notice what looked to be a clear liquid dripping for the passenger side body frame. I thought the dripping might have been from having the AC on or something, but it occurs even when the AC is off for the whole ride. Another thing I noticed is I can hear the gas sloshing around in the tank when I stop. I assume it isn't anything major, but just checking. Before I bought the car, the shop turned the roters, so I assume I'll have to get them fixed in another year. Anything else I should look out for in a 1998 JGC? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance..
May 17, 2005 (9:44 am)
I have another question that someone may be able to answer. Is there a way I can set my horn to honk when I lock my doors with the remote keyless entry. I know in the book for the security system it says about calling a certified Jeep Dealer, but is it possible to do this myself. The only thing it does now is makes the locking noise, but I would like it to make a more audible sound so I know when the doors lock for sure.
May 17, 2005 (11:28 am)
My 2000 GC could set that from the overhead console. I set it to flash... I hate the horn noise esp when I get home late at night. Flashing lights are less obtrusive, but still easily visible.
#2082 of 2505 Re: Hemi Regret [regret]
May 18, 2005 (6:49 am)
How is the new one doing. I'm getting ready to buy a 4.7L at the end of the month see post in buying experience.
Wish me Luck.
#2083 of 2505 intermittenly won't shift out of first
May 19, 2005 (7:18 am)
My 1995 jeep grand cherokee 4x4 V6 with automatic transmission runs great but twice recently it would not shift out of first gear making it very difficult to drive. I don't think it is the transmission. It probably has something to do with the vacuum system and sensors. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Is this a common problem? The car has 150K miles on it. The car returns to normal if allowed to set for a while. Shifting manually into first gear doesn't help. Does the problem have to be occuring when I take it to get it fixed for them to find it? Is there anything I can do to help diagnose the problem?
#2084 of 2505 Re: 1998 JGC Laredo dripping noise [biogradstu]
May 19, 2005 (10:07 am)
I have a 1996 JGC 2 wheel drive model with the straight 6 engine. I bought it in 1998 with 25K miles on it. I now have 171K miles on it and have not had any mechanical problems with it except for normal wear and tear replacement parts. When I first brought our JGC home I too noticed the sound and the water dripping off the engine that you mentioned. Since it was still under the manufacture's warranty I took it the local dealer. He asked me if I had been using the defroster. I said I had been. He then stated the sound was coming the AC unit and the water was just condensation caused by the AC. The JGC defroster system uses the AC as a dehumidifier. He proved it me by running the engine and cycling the defroster on and off. Every time the AC pulley would engage and disengage. You may also notice that if you turn off the defroster while the engine is running the AC symbol will appear next to the AC control and it will go out by pushing the AC off button. The final test was I drove it with the defroster on and when I parked it the sound and dripping was there. I drove back home with the defroster off and when I got out our JGC was quiet and no dripping. I do not know if Jeep changed the defroster system between your 98 and our 96 but it is the same production model (ZJ). I hope this helpful to you.
#2085 of 2505 Re: 1998 JGC Laredo dripping noise [movinmetal]
May 19, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Mine does it even after normal driving without anything on (defroster, AC, fan, etc.). The dripping lasts for a couple of minutes and stops. The jeep runs alright, and I haven't noticed any fluids being low, so hopefully it is nothing major. It could be something inside of the engine, but I'm not too "engine smart" so I wouldn't know where to start looking. I also want to mention that I haven't smelled anything weird in the engine area. I think if oil or transmission fluid was dripping, it would smell.