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#2453 of 2515 Re: Contemplating first time Jeep Grand Cherokee purchase, pros and cons? [verdugo]
Apr 06, 2009 (6:41 pm)
I have a Grand Cherokee 2004 with V8. Still under 7/70 warranty for drivetrain. Chrysler has never quibbled about my two warranty issues, steering cloumn and front differential. Make sure you keep you repair bills and you are fine. You need to show your repair/maintenance records for the 5 year inspection. Real question is when they go bankrupt, how long is a lifetime?
#2457 of 2515 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee key stuck in ignition
Apr 23, 2009 (5:54 pm)
When trying to exit the car the key gets stuck in the ignition. The key will start the car, and then stop the car, but won't come out of the ignition. It is stuck in the position just before the accessories are turned on.
#2458 of 2515 Re: 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee key stuck in ignition [barnettr0226]
Aug 04, 2009 (8:47 pm)
I had the same thing happen on my 4th day of ownership, then a locksmith told me to remove the rubber cover over the shifter's button you press to shift gears. It gets stuck and won't completely go into park so the key won't come out. So simple. But worth the $25 the locksmith charged to come out.
#2459 of 2515 2000 WJ 4.0 4x4
Sep 09, 2009 (6:32 pm)
Well finely, I have a problem with my WJ, it wont start'' at all ''LOL''' really, My old manual said if you dont hear the fuel pump then check the relays and fuse's and if your pretty confedient, that's not it replace the fuel pump, Well I checked and re- checked , and replace the fuel pump, and that's still not it'' I found the right colored wire's to the fuel pump and jumped it, at the relay box'' or ''PDC''' and tryed to start it, Well theres to many things going on here ! . Theres no code's, no guage's and I thought for sure at least'' I could here it start . there's no fire'' So now it look's like, the PCM I need some help
#2460 of 2515 Tight Turns Front Wheels Jump
Oct 13, 2009 (10:26 am)
I have a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee which I recently inherited from my parents. Love the vehicle but noticed that during tight turns, primarily into parking spots, the front wheels jump, skip, etc. Didn't think much of it due to postings here that on older 4 WD that was possible.
However it proceeded to get worse so much so that at times I could not pull into a space with the wheels turned, would have to back up and straighten them a bit. Almost felt like something was going to break.
Took in to a shop and they replaced the front wheel u-joints. That took care of the not being able to pull into a spot with the wheels turned like I wanted to, but I still feel that jump or skips when making slow tight turns or circles.
Is this normal or is there possibly more repairs to be made to the front end?
#2461 of 2515 Re: Tight Turns Front Wheels Jump [rickp5]
Oct 13, 2009 (10:37 am)
I don't have enough information to guess what specific issues you might have with your front end. But I have a '98 GC that displayed similar traction issues, and it turned out that my transfer case (the main culprit was the viscous coupler) was just burned out (happens if you do enough snow driving like I do with full-time 4WD at 142K). After I got a new case put in, the issue was gone, and handling improved noticeably.
Another idea is to check the splines on the driveshafts, but now I'm getting into the realm where I'm BS'ing.
A rep. at the transfer case company I ordered the part through told me that sometimes the viscous couplers inside transfer cases get stiff, so you might (gently) try some 8's in an empty parking lot to see if that helps. Good luck!
#2462 of 2515 About buying a used Grand Cherokee - any advice?
Oct 28, 2009 (10:05 am)
I have been looking at some used Grand Cherokees - under $10,000 - for primary use as a "snow day" vehicle here in Colorado. Years have ranged from '96 to '02. Are there certain years, models, or engine types to avoid? I have heard negative things about Grand Cherokees but there seems to be a lot of high-mileage ones around.