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#2297 of 2515 92 Grand Cherokee Laredo Starting / Ignition Problem
Jan 12, 2006 (5:45 am)
I've had a 1992 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo since 1993 and never had problems with ignition/starting it until the past year. The first time I try to start it, it won't start at all. Then someone told me I have to wait until I see the "Check Engine" message on the Dashboard before fully starting the jeep. During warm weather, I have to wait about 3-5 minutes before I see the "Check Engine" and start it fine. But in winter, I could wait up to 15 mins before I get the "Check Engine" message and start the jeep. I've never had to do this before until now. Any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks in advance for any info.
Jan 18, 2006 (5:23 pm)
I have a 96 jeep grand cherokee. has 150,000 miles on it. the yellow check engine light stays on. i understand that is an oxygen sensor bad. Well, I have driven the jeep 569 miles and then started to experience engine power loss like it was cutting out when I passed a car. It did it the next day and started to do this a lower speeds - like when i started up from a stop light. What do you think the problem is? If I wait for a day or two, it will not happen.
#2299 of 2515 As I keep thinking
Jan 18, 2006 (6:22 pm)
about an SUV, I really like the looks (and power) of the JGC and Commander...and, I realize that this forum may be filled with the folks who have problems, but, boy, your problems seem to be pretty serious...stalling, cutting out, are all very unsafe, and scary when told that the dealer has no idea what to do about it...
I asked my local Goodyear technician about SUVs ( JGC, Commander, Durango, Explorer, and the upcoming Santa Fe), and obviously, no comment on the Santa Fe, but his shop experience was that Explorer was a solid vehicle with few major mechanical problems...he said that the Jeeps had chronic transmission problems, requiring fluid changes every 15K miles, which almost nobody does that often...his reco was to avoid Jeeps (did not say the same thing about Durango), but placed Expy at top of the list...I do not know his opinion about Tahoe/Yukon, as I did not ask, I tend to want to avoid GM products...
#2300 of 2515 Re: As I keep thinking [marsha7]
Jan 19, 2006 (5:02 pm)
Your mechanic failed to mention that the Explorer has more drivetrain problems than the DC vehicles, particular their tranny's. I've never had tranny or engine problems with none of my 14 Jeeps, and have driven most over 200k miles. ANY car will have transmission problems if the preventive maintenance hasn't been performed.
Some people have Jeeps at the top. Some Explorer's. Some have the GMT 360 SUV's. It's a mixed bag. They all have markedly more reliability thatn their predecessors.
#2301 of 2515 Re: 2005 Grand Cherokee Stalling [slee0820]
Jan 20, 2006 (3:23 pm)
I have an 05 JGC with about 10k... It is a limited with the hemi and have never had it stall on me.. What size engine do you have in yours
#2302 of 2515 Just One Recall Notice
Jan 22, 2006 (8:57 am)
I found just one JGC Recall Notice:
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall ID from NHTSA: 05V396000
Auto Recall Date: SEP 14, 2005
Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 101925
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.7L ENGINES AND NAG1 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE AIR CONDITIONER EVAPORATOR CONDENSATE WATER MAY ENTER THE TRANSMISSION AT THE FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL. THIS CAN RESULT IN SHUDDER DURING TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT.
IT CAN LEAD TO INCREASED TRANSMISSION OPERATING TEMPERATURES, BOILING OF THE WATER, AND A SUBSEQUENT PURGING OF TRANSMISSION FLUID INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION FOR LEAKAGE AT THE FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL. IF NO LEAK IS DETECTED, A NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR SHIELD WILL BE INSTALLED, AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. IF THE PRESENCE OF A LEAK IS DETECTED, THE VEHICLE WILL BE EVALUATED FOR SHUDDER DURING TORQUE CONVERTER ENGAGEMENT. IF NO SHUDDER IS DETECTED, THE TRANSMISSION WILL BE TRIPLE FLUSHED, AND NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR WILL BE INSTALLED AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. IF SHUDDER IS DETECTED, THE TORQUE CONVERTER WILL BE REPLACED, A NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR WILL BE INSTALLED, AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION, E13
So if you have the 3.7L engine, take your JGC in...now.
#2303 of 2515 Buying my first car....
Jan 23, 2006 (8:43 am)
I'm looking very strongly into buying a jeep grand cherokee tsi '98 for my first car. I get my license in 56 days!! I know I probably get the award for the most naive post, but I was wondering if this was a good idea as a first car? is this a more unreliable year than others? Help! any comments would be GREATLY appreciated. Thnks!
#2304 of 2515 does anyone know a good parts catolog??
Jan 23, 2006 (8:44 am)
i have been looking all over the internet for a good catolog or magazine that actually has Grand Cherokees it.Or a catalog that i can order accesories and parts out of.I know that landrover and probably other vehicles have a monthly news paper that they send every month or so.i would be interested in that for my jeep.Does anyone have any info?
#2305 of 2515 Re: Buying my first car.... [neensaw]
Jan 23, 2006 (10:14 am)
I would definetly suggest a Grand Cherokee as a first car.My parents and i am sure yours would be very happy to have you in a safe larger vehicle.I had a Land rover for my first car and up to a few months ago i just couldn't afford the premium gas.I now have a 96 Grand Cherokee(15mpg).
It is an awesome SUV.The expense for repairs is reasonable,its just plain fun to drive.The other thing is is that is really a safe vehicle and that is what you want for a first car.I couldn't tell you if that year is more or less unrealiable because i just reasently got my jeep and i don't know that much about them yet.i am however learning:) so yes keep researching on this site,read more about the problems and things that the 98s have so when or if you deside to buy one you will have more knowledge on it. Also the crash test rating for the 98 on safercar.gov is a 3 star which is pretty good.Well i wish you good luck!!!