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#2340 of 5143 Re: 1994 Jeep Cherokee Hell [shandibarton]
Dec 12, 2005 (6:12 pm)
First of all, take your vehicle to a jeep dealership to have them scan the On Board Diagostics (OBD). This will let you know what your problem is, and how to go about fixing the problem. I, seeing this problem before, just quite not as bad, tend to lean towards the crankshaft, and/or the camshaft position sensors needing to be replaced. I cannot tell you what exactly the problem is, because i myself would be connecting a OBD scan tool to your vehicle and searching your sensors, as the dealership would.
As for the radio, ask the dealership tech to check under your dash to see if your antenna wire is connected to your radio.
I hope this helps you, and good luck m8.
#2341 of 5143 Re: Does my 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo have a pcv? [hornet2]
Dec 12, 2005 (6:41 pm)
1994 GC are equipped with a CCV (crankcase ventilation) system which preforms the same function as the PVC (positive crankcase ventilation) system.This CCV uses a rubber fitting with a molded-in orfice that is pressed into a hole in the valve cover. The fitting is connected to the intake manifold by a plastic hose.
With the engine idling, pull the CCV hose from the rubber grommet. Place your finger over the hose opening. If there is no vacuum, check for a plugged hose, manifold port, or valve. Take a paper clip and clean the orfice where the hose connects to on the valve cover (looks like a big rubber grommet), and push through any blockages that may be hindering operation. Change any parts that you may suspect are defective. Thats it. Done.
I hope this helps you, and good luck m8.
#2342 of 5143 Re: 95 GCL with Alarm Problems [dvanner]
Dec 13, 2005 (8:15 am)
I have also had that problem over the years. What I do is unlock the (outside)passenger door with the key, this shuts off the alarm. It never works in the drivers door. Now my problem is that the alarm will go off at odd times so what I do is, before I open the door to get out I hit the door lock button (on the driver's door). I then slide the lock back and get out, slide the lock forward to lock the door. This does not arm the alarm system. 93 jgc 145k ready to sell also a workhorse.
Dec 13, 2005 (8:42 am)
I have a 93 jgc 4.0 with 145k. The alarm goes off at odd times when it is armed (I currently don't arm it, pain in the but). Also, the VIC does not show any wheels lit (in 2wd or 4wd) and the 4wd does not appear to work. There is a vacuum line coming from the front gear housing that is not connected. According to the vac diagram, it should be connected with the speed control. Should I just tee off that and make the connection?? Thanks,
#2345 of 5143 Re: jeep 4 cylinder warm start problem [gemini5362]
Dec 13, 2005 (1:10 pm)
To me it sounds like a fuel delivery problem. I had a '96 Chevy Tahoe that did the same to me in 2002. It ended up being the connecting valve on the hose that's connected to the fuel tank.
Along that route (from fuel tank to injection) there are many valves and things that can get damaged.
#2346 of 5143 Re: Rumbling Sound In Rear Of 1998 JGC [tkl2]
Dec 13, 2005 (8:57 pm)
I purchased a used 1998 JGC in June-2004. After 500 miles I had to have the rear differential over-hauled ($650). Also , front stabilizer links ($142) The Jeep dealer gave a 12 mo.. 12,000 mile warranty. It is bad again in only 10,000 miles (14 months) NO WARRANTY.
The front differential was over-hauled 8.000 miles after purchase ($1100) There was a terriffic thump every time you hit a bump since purchased. Had to replace both front and rear sway bar assemblies and the track bar ($226). New ignition wires, distributor cap, spark plugs, etc. Had this vehicle for 18 mo. and have spent $2557) on repairs.
News about the rear differential-- DC issued a TSB dated 7-31-1998 regarding the aluminum differential , manufactured by Dana, ie.: NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO 1997 AND 1998 GRAND CHEROKEES EQUIPPED WITH V-8 ENGINES AND ALUMINUM HOUSING DANA 216 RBA AXLES BUILT IN THE USA (ZJ) BETWEEN DECEMBER 1 1996 AND MARCH 31, 1998 (1997 MDH 1201XX THROUGH 1998 MDH 0331XX) AND BUILT IN EUROPE (ZG) BETWEEN JANUARY 20, 1997 AND JUNE 30, 1998 ((1997 MDH 0120XX AND 1998 MDH 0630XX). SYMTOM/CONDITION-- A growling noise may be present coming from the rear axle. This noise may be caused by gradual wearing of the rear axle carrier bearing and races. The noise is usually light at first and is often mis-diagnosed for a wind noise or air leak in the tailgate area. The noise becomes gradually worse with increased mileage. A remanufactured axle assembly has been released for use in this situation.
The axle assemblies will be shipped minus axle shafts and wheel end/brake components which will require transfer from the original assembly. The axle assemblies will be shipped dry as they will require cover removal for installation of the axle shaft "C" clip retainer.
CAUTION: THE AXLE BEARINGS RIDE DIRECTLY ON THE AXLE SHAFT WITHOUT A RACE IN THIS APPLICATION. DAMAGE TO THE AXLE SHAFT CAN RESULT FROM CONTAMINATION IF METAL PARTICLES ARE PRESENT IN THE FLUID. CAREFULLY INSPECT THE AXLE SHAFT FOR DAMAGE AT THIS AREA. IF ANY DAMAGE IS PRESENT, AXLE SHAFT REPLACEMENT WILL BE REQUIRED.
DIAGNOSIS; Road test the vehicle. If noise is present and the vehicle falls within the build range, perform the Repair Procedure.
The part numbers and description required are listed on this TSB (Technical Service Bulletin)
I just came accross this TSB and had the Local Jeep Dealer road test my vehicle (10,000 mi.) bad bearing again, as mentioned above. The technition acknoledged the bearing is bad. Can't do anything for you- 12 months has passed. Service manager contacts regional DC representative- NO HELP!! I call DC customer Relations _ NO HELP!!
DC acknowledges (BY THEIR TSB) they produced or installed faulty merchandise manufactured by others. Their position in this instance was: If one of these goes bad while under warrany we'll fix it, but if we can make it past the 3 yr. 36 mo. warranty we'll place the burden for our mistake on the customer. ($1300) just for the housing; gears and bearings are extra- plus labor. Ball park figure for repair; $2000- $2500. I ask you , " IS THIS BEEING ETHICAL IN BUSINESS?" THIS IS THE FIRST DC CAR I HAVE EVER PURCHASED AND THE LAST !!
When I took the JGC in, the dealer should have been privy to the problem, with the models mentioned above, which has gone on for the last 6 yrs. It wasn't brought to attention until I confronted them. POOR SERVICE- NO ETHICS!
#2347 of 5143 94jgc automatic shutdown
Dec 14, 2005 (6:47 am)
the alarm system has never worked right. i could always get the engine started by locking/unlocking the door. but now even that doesn't work. i see that there are some alarm relays and fuses in the power distribution system. can i remove the alarm/automatic shutdown fuses and relays and have a car that starts again?
#2348 of 5143 Re: 1994 Jeep Cherokee Hell [trickster]
Dec 14, 2005 (10:06 am)
I have a 99 Grand Cherokee that suddenly stalls. Sometimes it will restart and other times it needs to rest and then it will restart. I hooked up an OBD II analyzer, and it returns no trouble codes. I hooked up the analyzer just after it stalled and again, no trouble codes.
Any idea what to do?
#2349 of 5143 1998 JGC front end squeaking and noisy transmission
Dec 14, 2005 (2:04 pm)
1998 JGC Ltd. 5.2L V8 102,000 mi
oil change every 3,000 mi
all preventative maintenance/tuneups
It got pretty cold here this week (~10F), and I noticed that until my baby attains normal running temperatures (slightly below 200F), I hear an intermittent squeaking noise coming from the front of my car. It sounds like it's coming from the engine (I think it might be a bearing associated with my timing belt), but I am not sure what would be making that noise. I have heard other cars making that noise too. If anyone has any information and recommendations for me I would greatly appreciate it.
Also, I was wondering when the front/rear shocks and/or struts should be replaced. My Jeep seems a bit bouncy these days for the GC I am used too.
Finally, I noticed my drive train sounds a bit like a marble shaking around in a tin can when I have the car idling in drive. And my overdrive is starting to sound like that low-pitched whining that you hear when a fast-moving truck blows by you.
Thanks so much for any and all help. I want to get these things fixed!