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#1371 of 5133 Re: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee(Stalling out) [jeepchick]
Jun 12, 2005 (5:57 am)
My solution may or may not work for you, but worth consideration I think. Read below:
I had a similar experience, spent all kinds of $$ at the dealer, only to almost get cut in two while leaving the dealer's lot when it stalled in the middle of two lanes of traffic after the expensive repairs (including complete tune up, wiring harness, fuel injector work...) because all that they did, DID NOT correct my problem. I brought it to a local small repair shop in my town and explained the situation. He asked that I leave it with him while I was at work that day and come back for it that night - he had an idea. My wallet was almost empty after what I had just paid for the other worthless repairs, so I was hesitant to leave it without having some idea of what he had in mind. He told me to trust him, if he was right in his thinking, it would not be an expensive fix. So, it swallowed hard and put my trust in him. When I returned later that afternoon I asked how things went and what I owed. He told me I didn't owe anything yet, drive it for a couple days and let him know if it was any better. I told him I would know when I Ieft his driveway if I was all set, as it would not idle well and would almost always stall while waiting to pull into traffic. I got in the car, started it up and headed for home. I couldn't believe it!!!! The car never hesitated, never shuttered, never stalled....it ran smoothly from that point forward. What was the fix? He disconnected the EGR valve (where I live they do not check emissions on that year vehicle so he didn't go to the expense of replacing) and put a screw in to block air from entering the line. It ran great!!! I was so grateful and happy, and he only charged me $15.00!!!!!!! I still to this day can remember how great it felt to have the problem solved and my Jeep running reliably again. Not sure this is what your problem is, but it sounds similar. May be worth a try. Good luck.
#1373 of 5133 Re: Paule's drain hose pics [steve_]
Jun 12, 2005 (2:57 pm)
the hose you are refering is the over flow line for radiator coolant not the A/C drain
#1374 of 5133 Mildew Smell when using AC
Jun 12, 2005 (6:07 pm)
I have a 98 JGC with the six and 95K. When I turn on the air you get a very strong mildew smell comming from the vents. Does any one know what the problems is and how can I fix it? Thanks
#1375 of 5133 Re: Paule's drain hose pics [degan]
Jun 12, 2005 (8:33 pm)
Yep. I know.
I posted an apology a while ago. I was going by a comment in my repair manual which showed the drain hose on a '99 (I own a '98) and mistook the coolant drain hose for the A\C drain hose.
Grab a flash light and look inside your passenger side framerail. Better yet, get inside the Jeep and pull up the carpet and find it that way.
I have never had that problem on my '98 so I don't really feel like taking my vehicle apart to find a problem that doesn't exist for me.
#1376 of 5133 Colorless and ordorless leak below engine??
Jun 13, 2005 (12:54 pm)
I found a small amount (half of the size of my hand) liquid under my 04 JGC Ltd with 16K on it. This morning. I don't think it's A/C water because I didn't use it the day night before, but it felt like water when I touched it. I didn't taste it. Does anyone know what kind of liquid that could be? I did use A/C for a bit the DAY before, but this morning I went somewhere and parked my car, after about 3 hours I came back and the liquid was there. Any comments and help are appreciated! Thanks a lot!
#1377 of 5133 98 Cherokee Classic
Jun 13, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Hey. I'm new to this. And the world of Jeeps. I recently got a 98 Cherokee Classic Model. It has an inline 6 engine with 225 horsepower. However, it is only a two wheel drive. Recently when i turn the ac on and put it in gear I hear this loud screeching noise that has turned several heads from neighboring houses coming from what sounds like the belt. I have already replaced the belt. That cost 100 bucks. It didnt work. I've taken out some of the R134. The mechanics think too much pressure was being caused by that. However, that still didn't work. I tried several theories earlier. It only squeaks when the ac is on. No matter how low or high it is. It eventually winds out. And it starts when i come to a complete stop and start again or when i change gears. I don't want to spend tons of money on it only to find out that theres nothing that can be done. Has anyone else had this problem. All help and comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#1378 of 5133 94 JGC with turning problems
Jun 13, 2005 (7:41 pm)
My jeep when turning into parking spaces or any other sharp turn the front wheels act as if they are locked up. I can hear a grinding noise and the wheels hop it is worse on hot summer days. Any insight into this problem would be greatly helpful.
#1379 of 5133 Re: 98 Cherokee Classic [jeep1189]
Jun 13, 2005 (8:21 pm)
I would try to tighten the belt. It may not be tight enough. I had a similar problem after changing my power steering pump. I was positive that it was tight enough but was releaved to easily fix the problem. Good luck.
#1380 of 5133 Transmission issues in my 93 baby...
Jun 13, 2005 (8:23 pm)
I can't believe there is a message board for this stuff....who woulda thought? But I'm glad there is.
My 93 GCL, which has had many, many issues in the past, and currently has many other issues...is now leaking transmission fluid like there is no tomorrow. Most days there is a 3'x3' section of fluid on the driveway at home or work after it has sat all day...however, it seems to have an endless supply of fluid. Owners manual states it has a 10qt. capacity....I have only had to add 1 qt. in the weeks it's been leaking..it's started as a very slow leak about 2 months ago.
I took it to Bob Sumerel last Friday, hoping it would just be a seal or something around $300 or less.... they told me the transfer case and the transmission seals were leaking. To repair the seals the whole tranny would have to be pulled and with the amount of labor I may as well have the tranny rebuilt. $2500-3500 for everything. This poor girl has 200K miles on her already.. Not to mention I owe money on the beast..
I am taking it to another shop wednesday for a 2nd opinion. Everyone thinks it should/could be done cheaper. I have no idea. It already has many other issues that need addressed that I just can't afford to deal with. So if this issue is gonna really run more than say $600.....I'm gonna have to sell it and cut my losses, as much as I don't want to.
Does that quote sound high for a rebuilt transmission? Are the seals really that difficult to get to? I get crazy price ranges from talking to all kinds of people...need some input. Thanks so much!