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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#487 of 2515 CHANGING ENGINE VS BUYING NEW CAR
Jul 14, 2001 (6:39 pm)
I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 5.2L with cat-back system, Hi Flow muffler, big exhaust pipes and headers, and a lot of punch. I have been every where with it, and fast. I now have 163,000 miles on it. Even though it still runs great, it is developing transmission and motor oil leaks. Here is my question: What would be more cost effective? Buying a new Jeep or putting a new engine in the old vehicle which is still in perfect shape. How much should I expect to spend, parts and labor for an engine swap? RSVP. Thanks.
#488 of 2515 re:rotors & gear whining
Jul 15, 2001 (1:47 pm)
To rinkinkin: Several recent posts have mentioned gear whining on this board. My 2001 JGC Ltd developed this problem within the last two weeks. How did your brother solve this annoying problem? I'm calling the dealer tomorrow. Any info might help.
Jul 15, 2001 (4:59 pm)
he is in Ottawa and he says your dealer should know a factory bulletin regarding front/rear drive shaft? His service records are in the office and he will be leaving for vacation tomorrow for about 10 days . I hope this gives u some idea ,but he says the noise is gone and that was end of 2000.
Good luck .
#490 of 2515 I had that infamous "Bump" when shifting from 1st-2nd/2nd-3rd
Jul 15, 2001 (5:08 pm)
in my '99 GC...after MANY attempts to fix it, my dealer finally got it right...they replaced something in the transmission (sorry, I can't remember what it was) & it went away for about 8,000 miles. Then it came back, they promptly fixed it again & it's lasted for about 14,000 miles. I recently (700 miles ago) replaced the transmission fluid, motor oil & gear lube with synthetic, & have gotten a slight improvement in gas mileage & slightly quieter operation (it seems to me, anyway).
My problem is that the dreaded Bump is starting to come back again. Could this be due to the syn ATF??? Or is it just coincidence?? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#491 of 2515 JGC Experience
Jul 16, 2001 (6:24 am)
I have a 2000 JGCL V8 with QT. Overall, I like the car...it's comfortable to drive, it perfroms well on- and off-road, and it is one of the best-looking SUV's available. However, I an VERY unhappy with the reliability. I now have 26.5K miles. I am on the third set of rotors, the next set I'm responsible for. My driver-side speakers intermittently lose sound while the CD-Changer is playing. I have had this back to the dealer four times, and this is still not fixed. I contacted DC service rep (800-992-1997) and was instructed to go to a different dealer. I also have that infamous "bump" when the car downshifts to first and the transmission whine. Has anyone had much success getting the "bump" repaired? What was the specific problem? Thank you.
#493 of 2515 Thanx rinkinkin
Jul 16, 2001 (5:30 pm)
I'll post results when I get an answer.
Jul 17, 2001 (8:44 am)
I am also having the bump, but my cherokee only has 8oo miles on it. And it makes this strange clicking sound when i put it in drive from any other gear. Going to the dealer on friday to drop it off.
#495 of 2515 Trans Bump & Noise
Jul 17, 2001 (9:28 am)
The clicking sound you hear (sounds like a ratchet) is normal to most Mopar cars (my jeep and 300M both do it). Sometimes the trans on my 2001 Jeep GC/QD will bump if I let off the gass just as the trans is shifting up. Again I've had other cars do the same (Mt corvette). I think it is due to the load (force) being taken off the drive shaft.
#496 of 2515 to #470 and others
Jul 17, 2001 (10:52 pm)
I agree. Even Mercedes and Bimmers do that sometimes but not very often. My 2000 GCL with QT had maybe three 'bumps' in the last 10 months and I agree with bobhex40 and I can live with that.