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#1037 of 5133 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Charging Problem [markswalk1]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:23 am)
I too am having a silmilar problem with a 1991 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L 4X4, After checking the alternator and finding it good I still can not get the system to charge. I also thought of bypassing the computer with a standard voltage regulator. I would appericate any help you also might be able to porvide if you get an answer to your problem. Email me if you can help at maxslobbers.com Thank you for taking the time to read this .. Max
#1038 of 5133 96 jgc forward movement problems
Apr 06, 2005 (7:34 am)
I seem to be having a problem with my 96 JGC. My jeep has almost 150,000 miles on it at this time and has been a wonderfully reliable car the entire time I have owned it. Generally, when the vehicle is cold, I will have issues where the transmission does not appear to engage from a stop until the engine is revved, and sometimes I have to gun the engine a couple times to make it grab. This also occurs when I come to a stop at a light or stop sign. It hasnt been a huge problem for me because once the vehicle is warmed up it seems to stop having the problem. I was assuming it might be something in the transmission filter, but the other day it started doing it even after the engine was warmed up.
Possible causes I can think of are the torque converter being worn out, transmission filter being clogged limiting fluid flow, or simply a worn out transmission. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of this issue, or have any relevant knowledge to this issue, that might be able to point me in the correct direction? Dealer wants almost $3000.00 dollars to repair it, and im looking for alternatives.
#1039 of 5133 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Charging Problem [maxspeed]
Apr 06, 2005 (8:49 am)
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#1040 of 5133 2000 JGC Headlight assembly
Apr 06, 2005 (10:55 am)
One of the parking light bulbs in my 2000 JGC headlight assembly has burned out. The dealer tried to remove the headlight assembly but could not. The jack screw comes out but the three pins behind the light are frozen in their sockets. The dealership said the only way to replace the bulb would be to break the whole headlight assembly. Does anyone have any suggestions or have had a similar experience? Thanks.
#1041 of 5133 Re: 96 jgc forward movement problems [aarghj]
Apr 06, 2005 (11:51 am)
Is your transmission fluid low? That could cause the symptoms described.
#1042 of 5133 Re: Rear Light Failure shown on VIC [peej1]
Apr 06, 2005 (2:10 pm)
This may sound trivial, but when the rear light failure came on in my Jeep, there was one (of the three) 3rd brake lights out. when I replaced just one, the VIC still reported a light out.
the parts guy told me that all 3rd brake lights need to be replaced, so the voltage drain, or resistance, (or what ever is used to establish that all are there) is back to specifics. if one is new and two are old, then the light in the VIC remains on
I didn't bother with it, and eventually, it stopped telling me that my lights were out, and I can't explain that
#1043 of 5133 Re: 96 jgc forward movement problems [paule]
Apr 06, 2005 (5:04 pm)
I have checked the transmission fluid, and it appears to be at the correct level and quite clean...
I dont suspect the fluid level or fluid to be the problem.
#1044 of 5133 Re: 96 jgc forward movement problems [aarghj]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I'm pretty sure you're describing the same condition I experience with my '98. My Jeep however noticeably got worse AFTER changing the trans fluid. I used a non-Chrysler filter and I think that may be exacerbating the problem.
I just bought an OEM filter the other day but have not installed it.
Since I have 166,000 on the truck I figure I can live with it. It only happens at low speed and in similar conditions to what you describe. It's definitely not worth $3,000 for me to fix it.
I think I remember seeing something about a faulty transmission sensor on another website but I have not tried replacing it. Maybe that may be an option for you.
#1045 of 5133 Re: 93 Grand Cherokee Wont start in cold mornings [jstcruzin]
Apr 07, 2005 (10:43 am)
Wow, finally someone else with this same problem! (I have a 93 JGCL v8) I am working on this through another forum site, but wondering what you may have come across so far...
For me, it happens right at about 65 degrees... when I turn the key to "on" (not to the point of turning it over) above 65 degrees, I can hear the 2 second-or-so sound from the back telling me that the fuel pump was turned on - and it starts fine. But below 65 degrees, turning key on, I can't hear the fuel pump start - and of course the Jeep won't start either.
I'm told that when the key is "on", the computer sends a ground to the fuel pump relay, which in turn activates the fuel pump for those two seconds. So it would seem that something is happening between the computer, the FP relay and the pump itself. I've tried replacing the relay, but no help there. I've been told to look for loose grounds, corroded wiring between these components, but won't get to it until this coming weekend.
I have tried tracing the wiring back from the fuel pump to the front of the vehicle, but if I'm following it correctly, it seems to connect up into the bottom of the Jeep just below the left rear seat & I haven't found where it comes back out into the engine compartment. Really just trying to find all the possible "ground" locations, and see if there are any loose/corroded wires/connectors.
Gotta spend more time with it. Please let me know where you're at on this... tx
#1046 of 5133 Re: 96 jgc forward movement problems [aarghj]
Apr 07, 2005 (7:46 pm)
You could try my "FIX' for this, but it might not work if the tranny is just worn out. I am hearing more and more that these trannies are being retired around 135,000 which is where I am right now. My transmission had a seal leak which the previous owners neglected to repair causing some damage, but usually only a problem when it was cold. I replaced the seal and changed the filter and fluid. In all my vehicles I also use transmission sealer and conditioner. That still did not take care of the shifting problem from 2nd to 3rd. Our local parts yard did not have a cheap replacement, but suggested I add limited slip differential additive to the mix. It has taken about two weeks and 2500 miles, but the shifting is steadily improving. Today it was about perfect all day. This is not a cure all, but many of the jeep shifting issues seem to be caused by sticky valves rather than bad clutches. I will keep you informed of my progress.