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#2083 of 2512 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 2512 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 2512 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.
#2086 of 2512 Is cleaning the EGR system and issue?
May 20, 2005 (4:21 pm)
AT 150K miles should the EGR system be cleaned? Is carbon buildup a problem with the jeeps?
#2087 of 2512 93 JGC periodical fluid changing
May 20, 2005 (11:01 pm)
I bought a 93' JGC on the last month in Budapest but I do not have an owners manual in english version. The former owner had a copy of manual only german. I need to find a JGC owner or other assessibility Who has a copy of it. I do not mention that I live in Hungary. In this country I do not find an official dealer at the moment. Naturally that after buying I would like to change the oil in the engine, the transmission and the differencial. If it is possible I would like to get an owner or repair manual version in electronical version by known website or to receive by e mail.
#2088 of 2512 Jeep GC LTD 2005 Headrest causing headaches. No tilt adjustment
May 29, 2005 (10:02 am)
I just bought a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. After having a 2002 Laredo for a few years with no problems, I am disappointed with the headrest on the seats of my new Jeep. The headrest pushes forward about an inch or two compared witht my previuos Jeeep turtling your head and causing headaches. It's not my imagination. I am petite and have a tall friend who complained and won't drive with me in my new jeep because of the headrests bothering her neck and back. I have been peaking into SUV's as I see them (a new Mercedes SUV at the mall, the older Jeep model 2002-2004, and other SUV's)and the headrests on other SUV's are straight. There is no back and forth adjustment on the new Jeep, just up and down. I checked with the dealer about getting an old headrest and covering it with the leather that matches my vehicle and was told that every part of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee was redone, including the headrest so I can't replace the headrest poles with a different headrest and poll as they wouldn't fit. Has anyone had this problem and been able to resolve it. Can you ask the manufacturer to take back a vehicle that is causing headaches because of the lack of adjustment and pushing forward of the headrest? I appreciate any help/comments.
Jun 01, 2005 (11:28 pm)
I have some question about the 05 JGC with Hemi. How is the handling of JGC with the Hemi? Does the acceleration meet your expectation? Alos how is the NAV and sterero system? Is it a worthwhile option? Can I get the Hemi with that Laredo model (mostly used the JGC on road so may be an all wheel drive is good enough)? thanks.
#2090 of 2512 ignition switch problem
Jun 03, 2005 (2:13 pm)
I purchased an '05 JGC and the ignition switch has been moved off the steering column to a spot right above the right knee bolster. I've already turned off my JGC 3 times by accident. Has anyone else had this problem? Moving the sit further back is not a comfortable solution. Thanks
#2091 of 2512 Re: Jeep GC LTD 2005 Headrest causing headaches. No tilt adjustment [sgclassylady]
Jun 03, 2005 (3:18 pm)
Have you tried grabbing the headrest and trying to rotate it back?
I'm not sure if the GC headrests are like that or not but they are on other cars. It takes a little bit of oomph but it may be that they are rotated forward and can be adjusted back.
#2092 of 2512 Re: Grand Cherokee Ltd 2005 [gelight]
Jun 04, 2005 (7:37 am)
If your worried about issues on repairs then lease the Grand Cherokee Limited for a 3 year lease. This way you are covered under their 3yr/36,000 mile warranty. No repair issues to worry about then! Also, your monthly payment will be cheaper on the lease. I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee and have driven Jeeps since 1996. As far as I am concerned it is the best riding SUV on the road with the highest off-road ratings of any SUV.