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#1166 of 5143 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - front differential problems [russla] - same
May 04, 2005 (7:37 am)
We have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. About 6 months ago we took it to a Jeep dealer in San Raphael, California who told us the rear differential needed to be fixed - they charged $2500. Now 6 months later, there's a problem with the front of the car, we took it back in and they said it's the front differential and will cost $3000 to fix. This seems ridiculous. They originally said they couldn't figure exactly what was wrong until they "opened up" that area which would probably cost about $900 in manual labor. The original estimate was if we let them open-up the car it should run about $1400 - $2000 total (including $900 diagnosing) to fix the differential. Then they came back with $3000. Are these guys completely ripping us off?? If we go through with the work, we will have put $5500 in work into this Jeep in the past 6 months - probably half of what the car is worth. Not sure what other options we have now that they've already "opened up" the car for $900.
#1167 of 5143 Re: JGC Air Conditioner leaking water inside car??? [paule]
May 04, 2005 (8:44 am)
The original message is #244 from wkilgore. The drain on my 96 model is not visible from the engine compartment (at least not to me). According to wkilgore the hose exits inside the box beam underneath on the 95 model. I need to be certain where it is before I drill or cut the firewall to find it.
#1168 of 5143 Re: JGC Air Conditioner leaking water inside car??? [paule]
May 04, 2005 (10:22 am)
Is there anyone that would be able to email me a picture or direct me to a picture on the web that shows where this hose is at on/through the firewall. I just bought a 97 JGC and have this problem but cannot find this hose. Please help. My email is mstoverinkhotmail.com. Thanks in advance.
#1169 of 5143 JGC Air Conditioner leaking water into car???
May 04, 2005 (12:08 pm)
I also could use a picture that shows the location of the air conditioner drain hose on the 1996 JGC. A/C mechanics tell me that it runs between the firewall into a box beam under the car. A Jeep dealer told me that some models do not have a drain hose. Do not know who to believe. They all want $700 to $900 to find it for me. Anybody has a diagram? Please email it to me atd ccgivens2027verizon.net
#1170 of 5143 Re: JGC Air Conditioner leaking water into car??? [cgivens]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2005 (2:09 pm)
If someone does have a diagram, it would be nice if they could post it using the pic posting instructions in the Forums Help link to the left. Then everyone with this issue could find it here in the future with a discussion search, and there would be fewer email addresses posted for the spam harvesters to find.
#1171 of 5143 Re: JGC Air Conditioner leaking water into car??? [steve_]
May 05, 2005 (7:17 pm)
Sorry guys. I'm just going from my repair manual book and it covers '93 through '00 so it may be a '99-00 model that they're showing.
Come to think of it I will see water draining out of my passenger side framerail when I run the air conditioner so it's quite possible it does exit into the framerail.
Let me take a look tomorrow (too dark tonight) and I'll see if I can spot it using the repair manual as a reference.
#1172 of 5143 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - front differential problems [russla] - same [coop1]
May 05, 2005 (7:24 pm)
Yes, they're ripping you off.
I had all of the bearings (rear differential and axle) replaced for $850. They cut me a little bit of a deal since the company I work for buys Chrysler parts but not a $2000 deal!
I'd either shop around or find an independent dealer. By the way, what is your complaint that caused you to bring it in in the first place?
#1173 of 5143 A\C Drain Hose
May 06, 2005 (8:37 pm)
The drain hose is to the outside of the framerail about 5" behind the shock absorber on the passenger side.
Look in to your front wheelwell and you will see a hose that is about 10" long or so. If you can't see a hose right behind your shock, it's possible the hose came off which would explain the water dripping into the vehicle.
The hose does NOT exit into the framerail as I posted earlier. It is outside the framerail. My vehicle is a '98 but I would think anything in the '93-'98 range would be the same.
#1174 of 5143 Re: AC Drain Hose [paule]
May 07, 2005 (7:47 am)
Hey thanks for the info. Is there any way you could post a picture or send one to my email (mstoverinkhotmail.com). Either way, thanks a lot.
#1175 of 5143 Re: 2000 jeep grand cherokee [pa13]
May 07, 2005 (8:36 am)
I can't believe that as soon as I log on I find your message. I have been having the same problem. My jeep is an 88. It ran good for a year and the last 2 months it just stops running while I am doing 80. Sometimes when I am sitting at a stop light. My husband has tried figuring this out but can't.
If I pump on the gas pedal while it is shutting down, I can get it going again, but not always. The battery is fine.
Does anyone know why my car does this?