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#1569 of 5143 Jeep GC Shimmy
Jul 08, 2005 (8:04 pm)
We have a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I believe has a part time shimmy in the front end caused by the all time four wheel drive hardware in the transmission locking up. Since the rest of the car is in excellent shape, is normally only driven a few thousand miles a year, and four wheel drive is not needed, does anyone know if removing and driving the car minus the front drive shaft is possible, or is the yoke assembly in the transfer case removable (thereby letting the gear oil run out?) Thanks for any help. <
#1570 of 5143 electrical problem
Jul 08, 2005 (11:27 pm)
i have a 99 jgc 45000 miles,never a problem with the exeption that last week i did not drive the car for 2 days and when i tried it would not start,i got a boost from a neighbor since i knew that the baterry was only 3 months old and it started right away BUT now my speedometer,tachimeter and left back breaking light does not work,the rest is perfect.
checked the fuses they are ok.
or if anybody had the same kind of problem what is the cost aprox.
i just service the car after the manual,the rest is all foreign for me.
#1571 of 5143 Re: how do i fix my jeep?????? [ky_jeep_lady]
Jul 09, 2005 (6:13 am)
mine was doing that for a while, off and on, and finally it just wouldn't start at all, unfortunatly it ended up being my fuel pump, hopefully yours is something easier
#1572 of 5143 rear tire
Jul 09, 2005 (6:04 am)
I know this may seem like a stupid question, but I am new to the jeep world and have never had this problem. I have a 96 grand cherokee laredo and I can't remove my rear tire. I have never had a 4 wheel drive before, and this one has select-a-trak, I don't know if there is anything I need to do to be able to remove the tire, or if there is some kind of lock that I am not aware of, or if it is just so rusted on that I can't get it loose? I told you it was a stupid question, but mean while I am stuck with a flat tire.
Jul 09, 2005 (9:54 am)
I know first hand that BMWs with alloy wheels have a similar problem; the dissimilar metals of the wheel and hub interact which fuses them together. If you can pump up the tire I'd try installing the lug nuts finger tight and driving the GC in several figure eights. That will usually break the wheel loose. If you can't inflate the tire you will have to loosen the wheel by whacking on the back side with a big hammer-use a block of wood to cushion the wheel and prevent any dents or gouges. That said, I'd be very hesitant to try this procedure if the truck is only held up by the emergency jack; I'd want the car on a good pair of jack stands. In any event, once the wheel is off you can prevent future problems by cleaning the mating surfaces of the hub and wheel with a wire brush followed by the application of a thin coating of anti-seize paste.
#1574 of 5143 Engine Overheating Problem
Jul 09, 2005 (12:17 pm)
I have a '94 GC with 74K miles on it. My engine is overheating, and I can't figure out what the cause might be. No emergency lights have come on on the dash, but the temperature gauge is going all the way up to 270 deg after a short time of running it (even just idling). The odd part is that the heater is putting out cool air (not hot at all), and the radiator cap is not hot to the touch. The engine is also running a bit rough--not idling well and sometimes accelerates hesitantly.
I checked the fluids and all seemed to be within acceptable range. The engine coolant was maybe a little low, so I added some new coolant but it still overheats. Any insights into what the problem might be, and if I need to take it in to the shop?
#1575 of 5143 Re: Engine Overheating Problem [ggibson]
Jul 09, 2005 (2:05 pm)
Sounds like your thermostat is not opening. If the hot engine water can not get to the radiator it would stay cool and the heater also would not put out heat do to the lack of coolant circulation. This is an inexpensive and easy repair, just do it after the engine is cool.
#1576 of 5143 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jul 09, 2005 (4:48 pm)
About 2 days ago all of my windows wouldnt roll up or down this is when the car was on. I took out the key and put it back in and it still wouldnt work. So i left the car in the parking garage. The next day i put in the key and the car wouldnt start up. It took me 5 trys to start up the car. I just had the 15k service done at the jeep dealership for $650. , but I understand that you must take care of the car so that was not a problem. Can somebody please tell me what is wrong. Also i have taken in the car for a/c problems (twice), rotor problems (twice), and electrical problems (once) can this car classifiy as a lemon in NY? The truck only has 16k on it. plz help
#1577 of 5143 '96 JGC Marker Light Electrical Problem
Jul 10, 2005 (1:04 am)
I have an intermittent problem with the marker lights on my 1996 Jeep GCL. When I turn on the lights, the fuse blows immediately. I've checked bulbs, wires and replaced the headlight switch. After the fuse blows, braking or activating the turn signal will make the dash lights illuminate intermittently. Does anyone understand this problem or know of a way I can troubleshoot???
#1578 of 5143 Re: how do i fix my jeep?????? [pmf65]
Jul 10, 2005 (7:38 am)
no its not my fuel pump i can hear it when i turn the key on even if it dont start. i'm pretty sure its the starter now. i'm gonna go buy 1 and i hope it fixes my problem. thank u 4 ur help.