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#1807 of 5134 Re: 94 Grand Cherokee O2 sensor [phlee13]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:45 am)
This posting was from a long time ago but I am having the same problem now on my 1994 JGC. I either get a fast idle or very slow idle followed by the check engine light. I have replaced both the O2 sensor and the MAP sensor but the problem returned after both attempts at a cure. I had one shop suggest that it could be an exhaust manifold leak. Did you ever find the problem causing the 02 sensor on your Jeep?
#1808 of 5134 Re: tranny problems in 05 jgc laredo [sshedroff]
Aug 17, 2005 (12:23 pm)
my symptoms were typical tranny symptoms. one being when going into drive from say park, would hesitate. 2 being a vibration and roaring when trying to maintain a speed, like going over side guards on a highway. 3 being my information center came up w/ transmission over temp. i didn't notice a "staying in first gear", but i am sure that is probably another symptom. have you looked at the tranny fluid yourself? if they aren't checking for that, they are changing transmissions w/out fixing the original cause. if it is a milky color, like strawberry, it is the a/c leaking into the fluid, a tsb is out on it. all it takes is a simple seal. mine is back now, so far so good. they have had to flush the transmission 8 times, and finally all the symptoms went away. no new tranny or rebuilt one. only thing new was they put in a new torque converter, cuz chrysler told them too. had it back a couple days now, and so far so good. checked the fluid, still sparkly red, seems to be good, i am keeping my fingers crossed. again, the dealer i had treated me good, i am very impressed w/ them, it is chrysler that needs some work. for starters a recall on that a/c leaking into tranny fluid problem would be good...
#1809 of 5134 Re: Transmission Slipping [hagensen]
Aug 17, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Try a can of "BG" brand transmission reconditioner. My 95 GC had transmission slip at 125,000, and a can of BG was added and it has worked fine, now having 195,000 miles. Once I saw that this was going to work I then changed the fluid and filter and put in another can of BG. It has been flawless since then....
#1810 of 5134 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ignition Woes ! Help !! [mstanley]
Aug 17, 2005 (1:47 pm)
so what was wrong your jeep
#1811 of 5134 2000 JGC Laredo 4.0 Electrical Problem.... i.e. Windows and A/C not working
Aug 18, 2005 (9:19 pm)
Well, to start off... here's what's not working. My windows won't work. My A/C won't kick on, but the fans blow. My lights don't come on when i use my keyless entry along with my horn not sounding. My overhead guage cluster including; gas mileage, miles to empty, elapsed time, and my temperature isn't working. Door chime along with my low fuel chime isn't working. The seatbelt light won't go off when i buckle my belt. My interior light dimmer isn't functioning. The interior lights don't come on when i use my keyless entry or open my doors. I'm living in FL with 90 degree heat and 90% humidity so this is making in miserable to drive my Jeep. I have resorted to opening my tailgate window and driving with my door cocked open. Anyway, this happened a few weeks ago and i havn't had the time to take it anywhere to get checked out, i really can't go a few days w/o my vehicle, along with not wanting to get screwed by the dealership or another mechanic. I've checked every fuse in my vehicle and they're all fine. I've found a possible short in the circuit that uses the #8 fuse under the dash... but i don't know where to go next or what to do.
#1812 of 5134 Refridgerant line spring-lock couplings...
Aug 20, 2005 (9:47 am)
So I decided to take on the task of replacing my condenser and everything was going well until it came to actually disconnecting the refridgerant lines. The system has been properly vented and I got the radiator out and everything else disconnected but just realized that I need a special tool to disconnect the refridgerant lines. Living in Italy there are no mechanics open on the weekends, and most places are closed during August for vacation. Does anyone know, is there any way to disconnect the refridgerant lines without using this spring lock tool?
#1813 of 5134 2004 Grand Cherokee warped brakes
Aug 20, 2005 (10:17 am)
After 9 jeeps in 18 years I believe this is my last.. Only because of the manufacters inability to focus on a saftey problem....I do realize the brake rotors are warrenteed for 12000 miles or 1 year, however my opinion is this should not pertain to warpage, which is definately a defect in material... As of this posting my mileage is 32,500 ,after 13 months and 14000miles I did pay to have the original rotor's turned down, that cost me $100.00 at the time. I figured I would eat this and it would resolve the issue.. a few months later the wobbling came back and after contacting them Chrysler DID replace all my rotors as a goodwill gesture after the warranty period was over and I was at the time very pleased.. ..the replacement rotors have the very same problem that evolved with the original equipment, which I claim is and still is defective material... In approximately the same mileage the replacement rotors are doing the same as the original and when I brake going down a hill or even coming to a stop the jeeps front wheels wobbles back and forth creating a serious type of action in my opinion..
The sevice people looked at it and they again sent me to chrysler...chrysler sent me back to the service dept where they checked the rotors and found therm warped....This cost me $30.00 Service contacted chrsler and told them ..they will do nothing...I contacted chrysler cust service and they told me in a nice way..TOUGH....NO I do not expect this or any other part or parts to last forever, although shouldnt an important item like a brake rotor last more than the allotted time???
If this was a mechanical failure I could and would live with it..it isnt..it's a defect in whatever material has been used ...I have never needed linings replaced,on any of my nine jeeps, and never in all the years I have driven auto's ever needed drum's or rotor's turned down.
I use my brakes sparingly , now and always have,,thats just the way i DRIVE..Comments will be appreciated because I am not finished with this, not certain on which way or where to go...I am moving on this...
#1814 of 5134 Re: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ignition Woes ! Help !! [copycat]
Aug 21, 2005 (9:17 am)
Thanks, copycat. The problem did turn out to be the crank sensor. Most difficult thing to replace on a 5.2. Located on the rear bell housing behind the EGR tube. Like to never have figured out what type of bolt was holding it on. Jeep Dealer mechanic said he thougt it was 10 mm hex head. NOT TRUE. For all you that change out your crank sensor, it is a # 40 Torx head. 2 bolts. Hope this will help someone..
#1815 of 5134 Re: 2004 Grand Cherokee warped brakes [japus]
Aug 22, 2005 (12:16 pm)
I was wondering if they had solved the problem - apparently not. I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee and I have had the rotors turned 3 or 4 times and have had I believe 5 new sets of rotors and I only have 56,000 miles on the car. They simply can't fix it and won't admit there is a problem. They don't even turn the rotors anymore - they replace them.
They tried accusing me of riding the brakes, living on a hill, etc. It is defective material and I honestly don't think they know how to fix it.
I have done some research on other suv's and quite honestly, there are horror stories on just about everything. I was considering a Hyundai because of the warranty but it sounds like there is a reason for it!
Other than the brakes, I love my jeep. It is sound, solid, no road noise, honestly a lot of car for the money. I've given up trying to get Jeep to admit there is a problem and will take it to a discount brake outfit from now on. As my brother-in-law pointed out to me, at least it gives you warning - the steering wheel starts to vibrate so I know it's time for new rotors. Better than a bad transmission which will strand you, or electrical systems that randomly open and close your doors, or any of the other stories about competition out there.
I haven't heard of many other problems with the Jeeps so after looking up Hyundais, Kia's, Nissans, etc. I'll stick with my jeep with the bad rotors. At least I know I have a solid engine with real all wheel drive when I need it. I wont' take it to jeep anymore for the rotor replacement however, will start going to discount places as they can't do any worse than the 4,000 to 6,000 miles I'm getting out of the jeep rotors.
If you decide to pursue, let me know.
#1816 of 5134 Re: HEATED SEAT & AUTOLIGHTS PROBLEMS [aschmidt]
Aug 23, 2005 (8:28 am)
So Far I've had the same problems you are experiencing.
I had to replace the Passenger window which broke and needed the whole assembly, my passenger heated seat no longer works. My radio does the same thing and resets itself but remembers the stations and where my cd's were playing. My CD-Changer gives me an error half the time. It will work after turning the radio on and off and changing discs about 20+ times. Brake rotors are messed up. For some reason it never remembers my mirror settings and always moves them back, and lastly, the heat and air conditioning regulator is messed up. Those are my major problems.
The radio resetting is really screwing me up. When it first happened I saw that the ground ribbon underneath was frayed and no longer connected. I thought that was the problem and replaced it with a heavy guage ground wire that wouldn't fray easily with road dirt and vibrations. The problem happened again. I have no tried an aftermarket radio. Have you? I would be interested to see if that stops working, although I would hate to loose my cd-changer and steering wheel controls.