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#1490 of 5134 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Air Conditioner Problems [fifth]
Jun 29, 2005 (4:16 pm)
I have a 2005 Jeep GCL with the 5.7 Hemi. It has the NAG1 German 5 speed automatic in it. Shortly after I got it in Dec 2004, I noticed that at 60 MPH, sometimes the tac would read 2100 RPM and sometimes it would be at about 1750. I took it back to the dealer and after going for a ride with their diagnostic computed hooked up to it, I learned that the transmission does not shift into 5th gear until about 63MPH(100KM in metric). The torque converter also has lock up abilities in 3rd, 4th, and 5th. which made things a little harder to understand but the diagnostic computer clarified what was going on. I felt that it should be shifting into 5th gear at 45-50 like most vehicles do. The dealer was not sure and called Chrysler. They said that my transmissision is operating as designed. At 13MPG, it sure would be nice to have it shift sooner since the Hemi plays with the vehicle but it as it stands, it will spend most of its life in 4th gear. Has anyone else experienced this?
#1491 of 5134 Re: More Brake Problems [billyoverman]
Jun 29, 2005 (4:28 pm)
I have a Jeep and an Audi. While I have not have the warped rotor issue on the Jeep, I have had them on every Audi I have owned and the fix is always the same. I go buy aftermarket rotors and put them on and that fixes the problem. The factory rotors even if replaced warp fairly soon but the after market ones work. Rotors for the Jeep are not that expensive and for 155 dollars, you should have gotten new rotors and not just resurface the existing ones.
#1492 of 5134 Re: new to this: coolant sensor bad [realtorjeep]
Jun 29, 2005 (8:06 pm)
It's really niether. The coolant sensor plugs into the coolant reservoir. It measures the amount of coolant passing thru your system. You can pick a new one up for about $5.00 at the auto parts store or dealership and it'll take about five minutes to change.
#1493 of 5134 1993 Grand Cherokee Coils,coils and more coils
Jun 30, 2005 (5:38 am)
I have had this vehicle for 7+ years and have had to replace the ignition coil on a regular basis. It started out every 6-8 months and has gotten worse. Changed two today! My wife can even do it now. We carry at least one spare at all times. It was running real bad at 1900- 2100 rpms. Changed wires, distributor, plugs, etc and thought I had it. Wrong! This is a 5.2 liter and a snapon scanner shows no codes but a big analyzer indicates low spark from the coil. I have had numerous suggestions, anybody got an idea?
#1494 of 5134 Re: More Brake Problems [billyoverman]
Jun 30, 2005 (5:48 am)
It is not the way you drive. I have a 2004 GJL, I put a lot of miles on my car, have 46,000, and my car is in the shop today, same thing, felt like the front was going to fall off. New rotors, some leaky something in the axel. My car is well maintained and serviced faithfully, funny how this was not seen last oil change. Guess I will be paying for this one on my visa, so much for the vacation fund. I think I am going to purchase a Ford Focus and this baby is going to sit Also, lady who sits near me at work, same thing with her Jeep, so don't let them play stupid.
#1495 of 5134 Re: Problems with 2005 GCL [jkram]
Jun 30, 2005 (10:00 am)
What got me to take it in to the shop was the engine light coming on and it wouldn't go off. I had acclerating problems also, and when I made a hard stop I could feel something rolling (like a heavy barrel) and hitting (boom!). When I was riding in the car with the rental car guy (who I thought worked for Jeep) he said, "I've never heard them describe a car like that" and I said "what do you mean?" and he said "undriveable". I'm glad I went in when I did and not try to travel over the holiday weekend like I had planned.
#1496 of 5134 Re: More Brake Problems [billyoverman]
Jun 30, 2005 (10:23 am)
I had a '00 Laredo 2wd (also had a '99 almost identical). Rotors warped on the front on both...before the TSB came out. Jeep service refused to replace the rotors under warranty at about 17,000 miles on the '00. I ended up getting replacement rotors from AutoZone for less that $100 for the set that lasted the next 50,000 or so miles until I replaced it with at NON D/C vehicle. These aftermarket rotors did warp when a caliper stuck and heated them up...burned my finger on the wheel they were so hot. Once they cooled down and I got the caliper pins lubed, the rotors un-warped and were fine. The TSB for the brakes 99-02 can be found at http://www.wjjeeps.com/tsb_list.htm#0500302b and might help your case, expecially since you already paid them $155 (they only wanted $90 to turn my rotors 3-4 years ago.
#1497 of 5134 Re: 95 JGC Having turning problems [austinv]
Jun 30, 2005 (10:27 am)
Sounds like the viscous coupler in the transfer case is bad.
Your year and mileage are about right for this to be suspect.
This is not a cheap fix, ~$900 for rebuilt unit with new VC
(per transfercases.com), so you may want to take it to a
shop that specializes in 4WD for a diagnosis first. If this
is the problem, you need to fix it soon or it will cause wear
on the other drivetrain/steering components, thus complicating
(The viscous coupler is what allows the front and rear wheels
to turn at different rates when you are making tight turns.)
#1498 of 5134 Re: More Brake Problems [lovetheburg]
Jun 30, 2005 (11:58 am)
Well, lovetheburg, I just hung up the phone with the service consultant at my dealer who tells me my Cherokee is ready to be picked up. They replaced the rotors, pads, and shoes at no charge. He said there was a service bulletin out for that problem. I asked about a refund on the work from 3 months ago, and he said no. We'll see when I get up there and raise heck about it.
Good Luck! Maybe I need to go by a GMC at the "employee discount"
#1499 of 5134 Re: Problems with 2005 GCL [token]
Jun 30, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Wow, I never heard of that happening. I've been hearing mostly stumbling and hesitations, and other things. I hope everything turns out allright. Please post what they did to fix it when they do.