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#1247 of 5143 intermittenly won't shift out of first
May 21, 2005 (4:48 am)
My 1995 jeep grand cherokee 4x4 I6 with automatic transmission with 150K miles runs great but twice recently it would not shift out of first gear making it very difficult to drive. The car returns to normal if allowed to set for a while. Shifting manually into first gear doesn't help. I am a girl away at college and would really like to find the problem. The transmission has been flushed and bands adjusted. Thanks.
#1248 of 5143 turning problems
May 22, 2005 (8:12 am)
hey guys, new to the forums, new to owning a jeep to.
so i was off roading yesteday and my car got stuck in 1/2 meter of mud (was not able to open any doors.) as you all know a cherooke sport does not have any hooks in front or in back (what genius came up with the idea not to include hooks)
ANYWAY long story short i dug for 3 hours in cold mud to wrap a rope around my front diffrental (i hope i wasent an idiot doing so) but i think while pulling me out i might of bent a hydroloc beside the tie rode (whis was leaking from what i saw) andnow the car only turns left and when i go to turn it right it doesent want to give if i try a bit i see the car lowering a bit whil forcing.
can it be that hydraulic that is bent or broke? can it be more serious? and how much you figure it would cost?
Thanks in advance
#1249 of 5143 96 grand cherokee/catalytic converter
May 22, 2005 (8:31 am)
I recently found out from a shop that my 96 GCL needs a new catalytic converter. The original design apparently lent itself to rattling to pieces. At this point I'm numb to the bad news associated with this vehicle and would love to just get it fixed. The shop (known for it's good ethics) told me that the Walker replacement part plus installation (shop rate) would come out to somewhere around $460.00.
When I looked up the part on Walker's website they list it at $119.00. Is it really that hard to put in a catalytic? Is this something I can put in myself?
#1250 of 5143 96 grand cherokee power locks
May 22, 2005 (11:23 am)
I have a 96 Grand Cherokee laredo The front drivers power lock does not work.How can I check if it is the solinoid or not and how does it come out?Is there anywhere on the net to get procedures and diagrams? Thanks in advance!!
#1251 of 5143 Re: 96 grand cherokee/catalytic converter [mfiore]
May 22, 2005 (12:19 pm)
I would highly recommend going to a local autoparts chain to have this work done.
I have a 1996 S-10 4x4 and my Catalytic converter went out about 6 months ago.
The dealer quoted me "about $600" to replace it.
I, like you, thought that was BS so I shopped around and found a Walker at VIP Automotive for $97.12. They installed it for another $141.44.
Grand Total: $238.56.
$ saved by not going to the dealership: "about" 60%
#1252 of 5143 '99 JGC overheating.....again
May 22, 2005 (12:42 pm)
As long as my Jeep is moving, the temp gauge points straight up. But if I am stuck in traffic or in line at the bank, the temp climbs and overheats if I do not get some air flowing through the radiator. It did the same thing almost 2 years ago. I replaced the thermostat and had the radiator flushed. Come to find out, it was the electric fan relay. 2 years later it is overheating again, so naturally I replaced the fan relay ( which is not easy to get to). But this time it did not stop the overheating. I am desperate! Any suggestions for my straight 6 Laredo 4x4?
#1253 of 5143 Re: 93 Grand Cherokee Wont start in cold mornings [jaycee1]
May 22, 2005 (3:20 pm)
Well here are some things I have read you can check. There is a fuse that disables the vechicle iginition control module preventing the car from starting or continuing to run. The fuse is in the engine and over the years can come corroded. It is a 20 amp fuse,
I believe someone said they fixed this problem by replacing the transmission temperature sensor
Have heard crank shaft sensor can cause lots of problems also.
#1254 of 5143 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [jkram]
May 22, 2005 (3:24 pm)
sounds like the crankshaft sensor .. read some post on the internet about the symptoms and see if it matches your symptoms
#1255 of 5143 My New Jeep Gets a Rebuilt Transmission
May 22, 2005 (6:51 pm)
My 2004 Jeep has 8,000 miles when it began lurching and pulling and acting like I had given it bad gas to drink. That's what I thought at first. The car acted strangely like this for 2 days before a warning light came on. I immediatley took it to the dealer who called me later that day to tell me some metal filings and cuttings were found in the transmission pan and they would have to take apart the transmission. The next afternoon they called to tell me my Jeep was ready to be picked up. Everything was fixed. No charge. The service guy said a bearing was bad inside the transmission so they replaced the entire transmission with a new one. Of course, I questioned the service people when I got to the dealership and they finally told me they replaced it with a rebuilt transmission, which was still good for the typical 7 years or 70K miles. They showed me transmission they pulled out of my car -- it was boxed and getting ready to go back to Detroit. The car seems to drive OK, although it did lurch once entering the Interstate. I suppose I want to know if replacing the transmission on a car with 8,000 miles with a remanufactured one is a reasonable solution to this problem. Why do I find a remanufactured transmission in my Jeep terribly disconcerting and an omen of bad things to come? What recourse do I have with the dealer? I'm sure if I insisted that a new transmission be installed in place of the defective one, they'd laugh me out of the place. If it were your car, what would YOU do? Thanks.
#1256 of 5143 Re: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cuts Off [matthewkennedy]
May 22, 2005 (7:28 pm)
I took my truck to the Jeep dealership and they hooked it up to the computer and couldn't find anything wrong with it. They then tested the battery and said it was low and that that would be a good place to start. So they replaced the battery for $149. Ever since then, it has worked fine. I sure hope so.