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#2534 of 5134 Re: 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stalls in Idle [ggriffin]
Jan 20, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Wow. It sound like they were just guessing as to what MIGHT be the problem, and didn't care that thier mistakes were being paid for by you.
Question: Does your jeep still stall at stop lights?
Well, did they ever check the idle air control, located on the throttle body. This sensor, will do the exact same thing when they are dirty/gummed up, or need to be changed out. Oh, and so will a throttle postion sensor.
On a more happier note, your ignition system won't need replacment for a good while.
I hope this helps you, and good luck m8.
#2535 of 5134 1994 Grand Cherokee Tight turn thumps
Jan 20, 2006 (7:30 pm)
My 1994 Grand Cherokee thumps and wants to lock up when steering is full left or right both forward and backward on dry pavement.
#2536 of 5134 Re: 1994 Grand Cherokee Tight turn thumps [java2]
Jan 20, 2006 (9:36 pm)
This is pretty much normal as for all time four wheel drives. When you turn one tire is turning faster than the other one, resulting in the PCM reading this as a slipping action, thus putting the transfering power to all the wheels aka. four wheel drive. I have a '95, and it has always done that for as long as i have had the vehicle. Nothing to be alarmed about.
I hope this helps you, and good luck m8.
#2537 of 5134 Re: HIGH PITCHED HOWLING SOUND [blkhemi]
Jan 20, 2006 (9:37 pm)
With regards to your gas tank leak. I had the same thing happen to my 2000. After doing some recall research, I found a recall on my model that was not made general because Daimler Chrysler thought it was contained to a certain number of vin numbers. The problem is that the seams in the tank has popped. I had this confirmed by my dealer's repair shop and I contacted JEEP.com with my findings on the recall which I included the recall number look for this on the us government recall link. I told them that it did not matter that my vin was not there, a tank doesn't have a vin AND the problem is the same. They paid for my new tank---I paid the labor but I had my fuel pump replaced while they were in the same area of concern so I consider that I came out pretty good. If this is the problem do not back off! It's a EPA problem as well as a car problem. Good luck!
#2538 of 5134 Re: Grand Cherokee transmission problems [trickster]
Jan 21, 2006 (8:47 am)
wonderful - thanks a lot for the help.
#2539 of 5134 Re: the trim over my fender [jeeper96]
Jan 21, 2006 (11:04 am)
You need to try and locate a salvage yard that has a Grand the same year as yours. You could probably order the trim from Jeep, but you're going to be able to tell b/c the other trim will be weathered a little and the new will not. It will also be substantially cheaper to get this piece used. If the dent is bad enough to keep the trim clips from engaging, and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg getting it repaired at a body shop, take a hammer, pry bar, etc..., and do what you gotta do. No one will be able to see damage behind the trim, but remember that if you "break" the paint, make sure you at least sand and prime that area to keep it from rusting before covering it with the trim!
#2540 of 5134 Re: 2002 JGC/Coolant Low warning on overhead console [dsmans]
Jan 21, 2006 (11:26 am)
I know this is a late reply, but anyone who is having this problem needs to keep a close eye on the oil in the engine, especially in '99-'04 models. This seemingly minor problem can cost anything from a headgasket replacement, to a head replacement, and even an engine replacement in the 4.0 inline six. For some reason the cast iron heads on these models must have had a problem during casting. They are very prone to cracking. I have a 2000, and I've never run it hot or anything, but the night before a trip to Kentucky from Alabama, I checked the fluids and there it was. The oil looked like a milkshake. I had changed the oil 3 weeks before and there was no problem. Turns out the truck was "rigged" for auction. Luckily the stop-leak let go before I went on the trip. It would have been a real pain getting back home for a trailer and truck (towing would have cost too much!) and we probably wouldn't have gotten much further than the Tennessee line (2 hrs)! Anyway, that's something to watch out for, especially if you also lose oil pressure from time to time when idling.
#2541 of 5134 Re: Need to replace output speed sensor on 1999 JGC [mijomo]
Jan 21, 2006 (11:42 am)
What was the reason they said you needed to change this? What was your vehicle doing? I know you've had to have fixed this by now, so I won't tell you how to do what you've already done. Just curious as to why you needed to replace the output speed sensor. This may be what my problem is.
#2542 of 5134 Transmisson Problem?
Jan 21, 2006 (7:53 pm)
Today when i was leaving my friends house i tried to put my '98 jeep grand cherokee in reverse and the rpm's went the higest to 3000. it wouldnt move. Also when i put it in neutral it drives as well as in drive. What could be the problem. Please Help
#2543 of 5134 Re: HIGH PITCHED HOWLING SOUND [momsjeep]
Jan 21, 2006 (9:51 pm)
Thanks for the reply momsjeep. Which government recall link did you use? Also, did your JGC keep having the gas odor everytime you filled up?