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#340 of 2505 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
May 02, 2001 (2:50 pm)
I have been trading war stories with a co-worker here at the Edmonds School District. I own a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, he owns a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I bought mine in December and have poured more than $8,000 into it to keep it running. Even now, it is sitting in my driveway and refuses to start. When it does, it frequently revs without warning and is difficult to stop. The transmission shifts at incorrect times, the gurggling behind my glove box is now so loud that we cannot have conversations while driving, and it struggles to start every morning.
I just paid $906 to have these three issues addressed, but the dealer service only worsened the symptoms as they were unable to figure out the problems.
My wife was impressed by the look of the Grand Cherokee. It seems that may be the only positive thing about the vehicle - how impressive it looks in the driveway. (We spent $1500 repainting the vehicle after your paint peeled off.) We thought, at first, it may offer additional security in that people passing by may think someone is home. Given the reputation of your product, it is more likely that potential burglars will suspect the owner is an idiot and stuck in a bedroom closet with drool cascading down his shirt.
Furthermore, I would recommend that your designers increase the size of the glove box, as all of the service bills no longer fit inside.
I am deeply concerned about the reputation of your product and the long term impact of assembling shoddy vehicles. Even the list of recalls and bulletins is far too long to read in a single sitting.
What can I do to address these issues. I am growing tired of spending all this money for something that barely rolls down hills.
VIN 1J4GZ58S6PC101666 (Note the last three digits)
#341 of 2505 Question Regarding Location of Outside Temperature Sensor
May 03, 2001 (3:51 pm)
I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I6 which I really like. I have not had anywhere near the problems I have been reading about here. The only problem I have experienced was with the fuel pump and trouble starting on the first crank. It was fixed under warranty back in November 2000 and so far so good. But I have had no problems with transmission whine, power windows, brake rotors etc. This just goes to show you that the Jeeps being built are not all equal. I feel fortunate to have found a good one, and I am em pathetic with those on this board experiencing great frustration with their many problems.
But that is not why I am posting. Can someone tell me where the temperature probe is located on my vehicle. This is the sensor which is connected to the overhead console and gives the outside temperature reading. I just love this feature on my jeep, as I am an avid weather buff, so I was just curious if anyone knows where the sensor is located. I looked in the owner's manual to no avail. mdjeepman/Greg
#342 of 2505 JGC Transmission Problem - Please advise.
May 04, 2001 (2:22 pm)
I see that everybody has been having this shifting problem with the transmission. Mine is a little different than those posted here recently. My JGC (97 Laredo 4.0L) hesitates to shift from 3rd to 4th. Sometimes when it does pick up the 4th, it'll not stay there for long and shift down to 3rd again. And it'll keep trying to go from 3rd to 4th and come back to 3rd again. This is so irritating that I've started driving with "overdrive off". Also, on the 3rd and 4th gear, if it's not trying to switch gears, the rpm keeps fluctuating by a few hundreds. This is irritating too, but I cant escape this.
A year back when I was in Nashville, I had taken it to a few dealerships for repairs to this (almost 6-7 times). At first, they said that there's nothing wrong with the transmission. When I went again and again, they said "okay, we found out the problem, some cable in the transmission was faulty, it needed some adjustments". I happily started driving home and found no improvement (or maybe neglegible). The problem was still there. Then I took it for repairs a few more times and every time this same thing happened, they would adjust some cable and say it's alright now and it won't be any better.
Sept 2000, I moved to Minneapolis. Took it to a dealership. They found the problem and fixed it. I was so happy that it's gone. Drove my jeep thru the winter without any kinda problem, but now this transmission problem has reappeared. This Jeep dealership charged me around $70 for adjusting some pressure cable, said it wasn't covered in the Chrysler Service Contract (Max Care) which I have till 60k miles. I dint dispute this charge with DC, 'coz I was happy at least my jeep drives fine. But now that it has started again, I dont want to spend money on fixing it. After all, why did I spend a grand on buying the Service Contract?
Anyway, this is the story so far. I know many people have had this problem before (saw it on edmunds' townhall itself). Can someone explain what exactly is wrong and how it has to be fixed... permanently? If some part, such as torque converter and/or some cables, have to be changed, I'd like to tell the dealership to do that. I dont want my Jeep to have any problem when it goes out of that Service Contract period in Feb 2002.
(I'm sure, the explaination/solution to this problem will benefit many.) Thanks in advance.
#343 of 2505 Vibration 95 JGCL "Orvis"
May 05, 2001 (6:29 am)
SUV with 55K started having vibrations at all speeds. Diagnosed with Bulletin No. 09-06-97.Drive Line Vibration. NOT a recall. Cost to replace Mounts, add stiffening brace, new cross members , and bolt various transmiss. supports is approx. $ 1K , parts & labor. Was told it was only a nuisance "noise , vibration", and does not harm car to drive. They recommended to not have work done. Has anyone on this forum had this problem? SUV , fine otherwise. SUV is 5.2 L 8 cyl. TIA ,
#344 of 2505 mdjeepman
May 06, 2001 (3:26 pm)
I have a JC, not a JGC, but the temperature sensor for the overhead console is screwed into the radiator support in front.
Scan from service manual
May 06, 2001 (5:47 pm)
Thank you for your quick response complete with diagram. I have been curious about the location of the temperature sensor for quite a while now. I bought the JGC back in May 99. I should have tried this forum a lot sooner I guess. Thanks again and take care....mdjeepman/Greg
#346 of 2505 JGC '94 Turns over,but won't start
May 06, 2001 (8:51 pm)
Anybody have this problem? My JGC suddenly won't start. I can hear the engine turn over, but it won't catch. What things should I look for under the hood?
May 06, 2001 (9:53 pm)
I just turned 10,000 miles on my 2001 JGC with V8, Quadra Trac and 5-speed transmission. So far, I can report the following:
- Gas mileage (over the last 4,000 miles): 17.3. The best I've gotten is 22 mpg in cruise control at 62 mph (not too often!). Most driving is suburban: mix of fast highway and local stop and go driving.
- Repairs and adjustments: none (I'm not counting the license plate bolts - they weren't factory-installed!).
- Service: 3 oil changes and a tire rotation.
- Brake condition: no signs of wear, no pulsing or squealing.
- Differentials: no signs of whining.
- Accesories: I bought the cargo mat and rear mesh net to confine the dog to the rear. She's happy and the seats stay clean. I also bought the bicycle rack which attaches to the hitch. It's a little pricey, but it works fine, even on the highway.
- Most liked features: comfortable seats, huge side view mirrors, all the electronics (key-controlled memory, steering wheel radio controls, etc.)
- Options I like: awd performed like a champ in the winter, heated seats, moonroof.
- Options I would like offered: The JGC alredy offers almost everything. Speed-controlled volume for the radio would be nice.
- All in all: very satisfied.
#349 of 2505 problems in cooling system
May 07, 2001 (8:09 am)
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.5. TD, European market
There were a broken hose in the cooling system (from engine to radiator). Engine overheated. The hose was changed and cooling system was refilled with coolant. After starting the engine temperature is rising very quick and some hoses are cold.
What is the procedure for the airation of the cooling system? What can be the solution for this problem?