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#1114 of 5134 1996 JC Laredo with 124,000 miles-no start
Apr 19, 2005 (8:27 am)
I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Laredo with 124,000 miles. I have not had many problems with it. Recently, and with no indication, my car would not start - it sounds like it wants to start but it doesn't. I have been doing some research - originally, I asked the mechanic to replace the crank sensor however, he said he was 100% sure that the car would not start if he did that. I had another mechanic look at it and now I'm really confused. One mechanic says it needs a new computer and a crank sensor, the second mechanic said that although the computer is not working it may not need to be replaced but it could be a connections somewhere and does not think I need a crank sensor but a harness wire. I don' t know which one is right. At this time I have paid for 3 tows and the car is at my home looking so sad - I really like my car and don't want to get rid of it. Should I have someone replace the cranks sensor even though the mechanic says he is 100% sure it won't start after that? or have the computer replaced (a check engine light never came on)? Jayne
#1115 of 5134 Help! Headlights staying on even when my Jeep Grand Cherokee is shut off.
Apr 19, 2005 (9:12 am)
I shut my 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee off in the daytime and noticed my headlights were still on. I don't know if it is the daytime running lights or the headlights in general. The headlight switch was not on at the time. What could be the problem?
#1116 of 5134 Re: 1996 JC Laredo with 124,000 miles-no start [hopeitlasts]
Apr 19, 2005 (11:42 am)
I would replace the computer last. That's a common item to change that rarely is the underlying problem.
Why your mechanic would say that replacing a sensor would make the car NOT start is beyond me. Putting a new sensor in will not cause a car not to start. How he can be 100% sure about that is beyond me.
I would at least find out if it is a fuel issue or an electrical issue.
#1117 of 5134 Re: Death wobble
Apr 19, 2005 (11:46 am)
Had the same problem in a 1994 JGC Laredo; mechanic replaced the steering damper (similar to a shock absorber); problem corrected.
#1118 of 5134 Re: 1996 JC Laredo with 124,000 miles-no start [paule]
Apr 19, 2005 (12:25 pm)
Thanks, I plan to look for another mechanic but it is so hard finding a good one.
#1120 of 5134 Passenger Side Heating and A/C
Apr 19, 2005 (2:30 pm)
I have read the posts dating all the way back to June of 2004 regarding the passenger side heating and air conditioning malfunctioning. I purchased a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited that I bought Certified Pre-Owned from a dealer in Neptune, NJ. I also was suckered into purchasing the Added Care Plus package which the finance manager told me covered the vehicle bumper to bumper, with the exception of a few minor things like heated seats and it wasn't particularly worth the extra $1200 for the Maximum Care package. So I come across this problem with the heat and A/C on the passenger side and figure it's no big deal, I'll bring it to the dealer for service and finally use the warranty that I paid $800 for. However, as all of you did, I come to find out that this particular warranty package doesn't cover the blend air door and I got an estimate of $1207. The fact that on this message board alone there are 14 issues with this is enough to make me curious about this issue. I contacted Chrysler's warrantly customer service two seperate times and not only did they refuse to budge or offer partial liability for this issue, their terrible customer service reps refused to transfer me to a manager, so apparently Chrysler's CSR run their coroporation and they also began to get nasty when I questioned their integrity and why they don't stand by their product. So please, anyone who has had this problem or knows anyone else who owns a Jeep with the same problem, please reply to this post because Daimler Chrysler needs to be taught a lesson and the consumer is not going to continue to suffer at the hands of these big corporations. Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame on you Chrysler, if it has to come to that
ps i will not solicit anyone because it is a violation of edmunds membership agreement just as i wouldnt violate my america online agreement either
pps i am also having issues with my truck shaking and the rotors so feel free to comment back on that issue as well, im curious how many people as a class got screwed by Daimler chrysler and what type of "action" they took
Apr 19, 2005 (4:12 pm)
My mechanic say I have an oil leak and transmission leak in my 1996 jeep grand cherokee. I just got an oil change at Mobil and they did not mention any oil leak or transmission leak when they did the oil change, but they did mention that I needed a new cv boot. Wouldn't they have told me that I have an oil leak or trans mission leak.
#1122 of 5134 Re: OIL LEAK [jenita]
Apr 19, 2005 (4:44 pm)
Oil Leaking, you have a 9 year old truck, it is bound to have some drops leaking from it. it may be only a few drops every 100 miles, but I imagine if you climbed under there and looked at your tranny and oil pan, you'll see some evidence of Oil.
The question you need answered, is... Is it a severe oil leak?. The oil change places don't usually replace oil pan gaskets, so they won't try to sell you that service, they will try to sell you new air filters, pvc valves, wipers, and differential drain and refills. that's what they do. If they are being extra attentive, they may tell you that you have a bad leak, (they told you about the CV) but they may not, many times the expertise there is not suitable beyond draining and refilling your oil. so just cause they didn't comment doesn't mean they didn't see anything. (or their opinion of a leak is different from the median)
Dealerships and other Mechanics, make money on any job they can get, so if they see a drop, they aren't lying to you when they say you have a leak. You need to have someone you trust that is auto savvy, tell you how bad the leak is, and whether it needs to be addressed immediately.
I don't condone driving around in a car that is leaking lots of oil, and some states may have inspections that can be failed if the inspector determines the leak to be beyond reasonable.
#1123 of 5134 Stopping/Starting Clunk
Apr 20, 2005 (1:34 pm)
I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee with 50kmiles. It has only one problem. Just before coming to a complete stop or when I release the brakes to start again after stopping there is a clunk like slack is being taken up somewhere. Feels and sounds like the guy behind me bumped me slightly. I suppose it could be a brake problem but it feels like it might be something in the power train. The problem is persistent repeating at each stop.