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#2033 of 5143 Re: Did I make a mistake buying a Jeep???? [cavman2x]
Oct 06, 2005 (6:43 am)
Hi, I am having a problem with my 1998 Jeep cherokee. It makes a rumbling sound when I start the car and now after I drive it for a little while there is a burnt rubber smell and when I stop the car you can see smoke. I took it to the mechanic who said that the compressor is locked up. I thought that the compressor had to do with air conditioning. Is there more to it than that and why does it over heat if I am not using the air conditioning? The mechanic wants to replace it (which seems expensive) and I wondered if there are other options that might be out there. Thank you
#2034 of 5143 Re: 95 v8 Jeep Gnd Cherokee Laredo - transmission clunk! [95er]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:04 am)
I'm glad I could help out. Good luck! You're right. It's going to be costly but look at this way, you won't have to buy a new Jeep.
#2035 of 5143 Re: Oil Pressure Drop; Check Engine Light Appears [jhuck]
Oct 06, 2005 (8:17 am)
You may have one of two problems: the sending unit or the oil pump. The sending unit controls the oil pressure gauge, and when it drops to a pre-determined level, the check gauges light and chime will appear. This is the less serious of the two. If it is the oil pump, then you must get it serviced pronto. Unfortunately, both the sending unit and pump show the same signs when you are driving. But you'll know when it is the pump because you'll hear those valves ticking because they are starved for lubrication. WARNING: YOU DO NOT WANT TO WAIT TILL THIS HAPPENS! Take it from me, as I've destroyed my '95 JGC V8 motor because of this. Is your JGC 4.0 or 4.7L ? If it's the 4.0, chances are it's the sending unit. But get both checked anyway. I wish the best of luck to you.
#2036 of 5143 Re: Did I make a mistake buying a Jeep???? [penquicw]
Oct 06, 2005 (10:57 am)
It would be most unusual for the compressor pulley to be locked up when the A/C is off(make sure you are not in defrost mode either). If that is the problem you can get around it cheap by buying a belt for a non-A/C equipped JGC and bypassing the compressor. Of course you would have no A/C this way. I would try removing the belt first to see if the compressor pulley is locked up. The pulley should spin free and smooth with no wobble with the car turned off. Did I understand you to say the vehicle over heats too?
#2037 of 5143 Problems with 2005 JGC (WK)
Oct 06, 2005 (3:17 pm)
I have a 2005 WK with the 3.7 and NAG1 5 speed automatic.
Two weeks ago the "check engine" light came on. The dealer says it is caused by the shift sensor and ordered PN 52124137AB. (I cannot find this part on the web). They told me the part is on backorder with no relief in sight -- because a lot of jeeps are having this problem. The service rep told me this is a newly-designed part -- and that there is a TSB out on this problem. I can't find this TSB on the WK web page http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_tsb.htm. So I am driving around with the check engine light on... Any of this sound familiar? Has anyone else had this problem?
Recently, the transmission began not shifting down into 1st gear at every stop. It sometimes starts out in second or third, and when I give it the gas, revs up to 2500-3000 RPM then slams down into 1st gear and takes off. Sometimes, when pulling up to a stop, it really thunks down into low gear. Both of these things happen about one time in five or six stops. Any ideas? Is this transmission (NAG1 - W5A580) prone to these kinds of problems? Anyone else having problems like this? Is problem 1 related to problem 2? Arrrrghhh.
#2038 of 5143 Re: 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited Problems - Part 3 [stevezj]
Oct 06, 2005 (3:59 pm)
I am having similar problem with my '99. It has been in the shop one month!
The instrument cluster was replaced originally but it worked for only a day. Has anyone found a solution!
#2039 of 5143 Re: ELECTRICAL GHOST IN A 96 GRAND CHEROKEE [chellet66]
Oct 06, 2005 (4:11 pm)
My 99 jeep grand cherokee has been at the dealer a month--instrument cluster replaced, BCM replaced-still no fix. Gauges, ac cooling, windows do not work.
#2040 of 5143 Re: Problems with 2005 JGC (WK) [jeeprover]
Oct 06, 2005 (4:56 pm)
Can't help with the Check Engine light, but there is a recall issued for the transmission problem that you are experiencing. Take your vehicle IMMEDIATELY to the dealer as the problem associated with the tranny could eventually end up in your vehicle catching on fire. This recall involves the air-conditioning water dripping into the dipstick opening of your tranny, causing slippage and water directly into the tranny. The tranny can be worked so hard to the point of overheating, hence the eventual fire.
#2041 of 5143 Please help - Grand Cherokee Engine problem?
Oct 07, 2005 (10:19 am)
I have a '97 V8, and lately the auto transmission has not shifted well into 5th gear, so it hovers around 2000 rpm above 50 mph or so. Also, I started hearing a soft thwack, thwack sound while idling or driving - slower when idling, faster when driving. It seems to be coming from the upper engine.
It sounds as if a piece of thin plastic were set up so that a rotating gear or something hits it as it spins. Think Wheel of Fortune when the wheel spins, but a softer sound.
I'm worried it's a serious engine problem, and since I'm moving from the east to west coasts, I'm trying to sell it, so I'd like to know what's going on.
Thanks, anyone, for your thoughts.
#2042 of 5143 Re: 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee dies while driving at low speeds, getting wors [95er]
Oct 07, 2005 (12:35 pm)
Thanks for the imput, would this "chip" problem show up if the mechanic ran a diagnostic? He did and nothing come up.