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#1449 of 5134 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Air Conditioner Problems
Jun 25, 2005 (7:07 am)
Bought a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V6 new in 1994. Had air conditioner problems while under warrenty. Evaporator coil had to be replaced. Over the years, had it recharged, etc. Now it won't hold a charge at all, blows hot air. Have we missed a recall notice? (Didn't see any on the Web.) A friend of mine with a 2000 Laredo has the same problem along with other Jeep owners we've heard about. Any others with a/c problems? What was the fix? Any insight you could give would be appreciated. Thanks!
#1450 of 5134 Tailgate will not stay open.
Jun 25, 2005 (7:42 am)
I have a 97 Grand Cherokee, and the tailgate will not stay open. Is there any easy fix for this annoying problem?
#1451 of 5134 Re: No Start and crazy gauges [yourabadjeep]
Jun 25, 2005 (11:15 am)
I had a very similar problem with the same model - battery tested fine, but was advised to change out the battery anyway by the serviceman at the local Jeep dealership.
Sure enough - all of these problems went away.
According to the serviceman - even though the battery tested OK - the computer is VERY sensitive to the voltage and amperage - so when the battery -starts- to weaken, these symptoms are the result.
I hope this helps...
#1452 of 5134 Re: Tailgate will not stay open. [hansen4]
Jun 25, 2005 (11:24 am)
The pistons are worn out. You can get replacements from the dealership or most auto parts stores (I bought mine at NAPA at much less cost than the dealership).
The job isn't hard to do - you just need the right sized Torx socket for the bolts.
#1453 of 5134 Re: 94 JGC with turning problems [aaron269]
Jun 25, 2005 (11:35 am)
I ran into a similar problem after having the differential fluids changed at the dealership I purchased my '99 from. When I took it back, I was told that the serviceman hadn't put in the (necessary) limited slip additive.
They changed out the fluid again - refilling WITH the additive - and the problem went away.
Of note is that I later had a leak in the front differential - and the place that I went for my oil changes was topping up the differential when they found the fluid was down. They used the right fluid, but no additive. The problem returned. I fixed the leak and changed out the fluids myself and again the problem went away.
I hope this helps...
#1454 of 5134 Re: JGC rotor removal [gallagher05]
Jun 25, 2005 (12:08 pm)
I had the exact same problem with my '99 - and have read hundreds of posts on various forums regarding this problem with Jeep brakes for multiple model years.
First, I arrived at your post after reading about another owner having a hard time getting the rotors to come off - so I'll address both problems in the reply...
1. Getting the rotors off: I tried everything else and then ended up using a 6 pound sledge hammer and kept hitting the face of the rotor hub until it finally broke free. It was sinply rusted onto the axle hub. I was replacing the rotors anyway (due to the warping problem you mentioned) so I wasn't too worried about cracking or breaking them. (NOTE: I put the lug nuts back on loosely to protect the lug bolts while doing this.)
When I put the new rotors on, I coated the surface of the axle hub (and the base of the lug bolts) with Permatex Anti-Sieze lubricant - and the next time I had to take the rotors off - they came off with a light tap of my hand. The lubricant did not leak out onto the rotors or affect braking in any way.
2. Warping of rotors: Under warranty (36,000 miles) - I had my rotors replaced by the dealer 4 times - and they would warp again with less than 3000 miles on them - every time. Shook the car so badly that I almost lost control a few times when braking onto exit ramps offf the highway. To this day - I don't know why Jeep hasn't been forced to recall these parts.
THE FIX: GET RID OF THE JEEP PARTS!!! If you look at the jeep rotor, you'll notice a groove cut around the rotor, right where the rotor meets the hub. The only reason I can think of is that Jeep was trying to get the last couple of ounces off the weight of the vehicle, and thought this was a reasonable place to remove some. Unfortunately, I found that every time OEM rotors were used, this groove allowed the rotors to warp nearly instantly after replacing them.
I went to the local NAPA store and following their advice bought after market rotors - no groove where the rotor surface meets the hub - and haven't had a problem since. Have driven over 80,000 miles with them, replaced the pads and turned the after market rotors twice (required very little turning, about 8-10/1000 total only - but I turn them myself on a friends' lathe after the local service shop ruined several rotors on my previous vehicles), and still no warpage.
I hope this helps...
#1455 of 5134 Re: Anything to be done about brake situation?? [jeepgrl34]
Jun 25, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Go to the following link:
Jeep brake problem
#1456 of 5134 Re: Mildew Smell when using AC [98jgc]
Jun 25, 2005 (1:25 pm)
Most probably is due to a plugged drain hose. I had the same problem in my '99. The hose was kinked and not draining the condensation from the air conditioner. Once I unkinked it and the condensation could drain, the odor went away (over 80,000 miles ago)
#1457 of 5134 96 JGC Quadradrive 5.2L tranny problems
Jun 25, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I have a 96 JGC Laredo 5.2L and the tranny is acting wacky, studders at max shift, no reverse but otherwise drive perfect. Could this be a solenoid someone told me about. Or am I looking at a tranny R&R
#1458 of 5134 Re: 94 JGC with turning problems [aaron269]
Jun 25, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I just went thru the same problem. What it is, is the transfer case. It uses a viscous coupler. It's a fluid clutch which matches the front and rear wheels when turning. They need to turn at different speeds. When it goes the wheels want to stay locked up when turning, no slippage. Expensive part, but easy to replace. I bought a used ( 70,000 mile ) complete case and no problems since.