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#868 of 2589 Cherokee water leak post warranty repairs
Nov 05, 2002 (9:57 am)
I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with either the BBB or Consumer Affairs in getting Chrysler to pay for a post-warranty repair for an item that was repaired during the warrant period?
My 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport had a water leak at the blower motor housing which necessitated the replacement of the carpet and padding due to the terrible musty smell that enveloped the vehicle. Now four years later the leak and odor have come back. Chrysler will not repair the vehicle - basically telling me it was my fault since I did not opt to purchase the 7/70 warranty! Has anyone else had a similar problem? Any help would be appreciated!
Nov 05, 2002 (11:09 am)
If you go with a wider tire(225 to 235), you will need to reduce the aspect ratio(75 to 70) to prevent/reduce speedometer/odometer inaccuracies. It will help maintain handling characteristics as well.
#870 of 2589 Thanks boggse!
Nov 06, 2002 (12:05 pm)
Tomorrow I am going to get four new 225/75R15 Michelin LTX M&S. I decided to stick with the stock size and go to a tire store that specializes in Michelins vs. getting a "Club Tire" that only is sold by NTB or Sears [such as XCXAPT].
Plus, the add ons per tire at NTB[balance:$11.00, stems:$2.50, tire disposal:$2.00 and state fees:$1.00] are much higher than at a local store. For instance, the local guy charges $1.00 per tire for disposal, which means in addition to the profit on the tires, NTB makes a buck on each tire they take in. I'd rather give my business to a local guy anyway.
Nov 06, 2002 (12:12 pm)
I almost got the Michelin LTX M&S. Instead, I got Toyo Tranpath S/U which I have been very pleased with. They have since been superceded by the Toyo Open Country A/T. A friend who was buying at the same time got the Michelins, and she seems very happy with them. Anyway, I am sure the LTXs will be a great tire. Enjoy!
#872 of 2589 boggse
Nov 06, 2002 (12:16 pm)
I'm glad you have had success with the Toyo's - I have to admit, I didn't give them much consideration. I live in Western PA and you don't see those tires around here much.
I know a number of people that have gone to the Michelin tires and all give them a thumbs up.
I'll let you know how things go with the Michelins - I sure hope they last longer than the stock Goodyears [13,600 miles].
Nov 07, 2002 (11:06 am)
The Toyos are actually an all-terrain tire as opposed to a Highway All-Season, like the GoodYears and the Michelins. The Toyos probably aren't as smooth and quiet as the Michelins on the road, but they are definitely better in both areas than the GoodYears, plus they are pretty good off-highway when needed. My stock GoodYears lasted about 28,000 miles. I think they were the Wrangler RT/S. Anyway, they were crappy, and I am glad I got rid of them. I have 24,000 miles so far on the Toyos with 7/32 of tread left . I imagine I will get Open Country A/Ts when it is time to replace these.
#874 of 2589 IPF H4 Replacement Headlights
Nov 08, 2002 (7:29 am)
I installed the IPF H4 Replacement Headlights last night. The difference was dramatic. The light was brighter and better defined. I still have some fine tuning to do with aiming one of the lamps, but I am very pleased with the improvement I got for about $100.
#875 of 2589 Roof Mounted Tire Carrier
Nov 15, 2002 (6:07 am)
Does anyone have one? Is there a huge increase in wind noise or decrease in fuel economy? Now that I have AAA, and I wouldn't have to get the tire down myself, I was thinking it might free up some luggage room inside.
Nov 15, 2002 (2:11 pm)
I've thought about doing it myself but since my wife parks it daily in a parkade with only 6' of clearance...
It will kill 1 or 2 mpg and will raise the centre of gravity a bit. Lots of people have done it but if you're going to be mouting anything larger than the stock tires, maybe more than to 31" diameter, you might want to look at a rear bumper and carrier instead. A 30" tire will fit inside the Cherokee with a little love.
#877 of 2589 6' of clearance???
Nov 17, 2002 (6:28 am)
Many current model SUVs wouldn't fit in that parking deck. A Liberty Limited 4WD would have less than 1" of clearance. A Liberty Renegade wouldn't fit due to its light bar.