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#2732 of 5134 1996 grand cherokee missing
Mar 18, 2006 (6:59 am)
hello, I have a 1996 JGCL with the 5.2 V8. I have owned this jeep for 4 months with no problems. The owner before me keep up the maintenance well. Recently, as I pulled into a parking space it died on my, but started right back up. Then I noticed I had what felt like a looping type miss when I sat at idle. We had the idle air control check and was told it was fine. Then about 4 days later it died again and would not start. After a tow to mechanic, he determined it was the crankshaft sensor and it started fine. He also put it back on the scanner tool and said my coil was not putting out much spark and replaced that too. However, I have no other codes and my miss is still there. I dont really notice it when driving, but when I sit at a light it feels like it might died out. My husband says it looks as if previous owner had already done a tuneup, but when I pass somebody, I can see some brownish smoke like It was loading up. When we took out the idle air control it was all black from carbon. Can anyone offer help as we are stumped with no codes from computer.
#2733 of 5134 Re: 2004 Grand Cherokee warped brakes [japus]
Mar 18, 2006 (8:08 am)
Hey guess what I have the same rotor problem. I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it has chewed up 4 sets of rotors in less than 2 years. Dealer told me it was my driving style!! They want to replace the ones in their currently with a new kit and the want me to pay 543.00 for it. This is a bunch of BS. I have just come to realize that jeep is well aware of this problem and I feel they need to fix this mess. It is a defect. Please let me know what and how you are progressing becasue like you I am not done with this!!
Mar 18, 2006 (10:00 am)
I have new 2006 JGC Limited 4WD. 600 miles. A “Service 4 W-Drive System” Message keeps on showing up on the dash. First time it popped up I brought it in to be serviced. They could not determine the reason. I was told everything looked fine and that it could have been a short to the circuit due to the cold weather. They reset it and told me to bring it back in if it this message showed up again. Well it has. I’m going to bring it back in however wanted to get some feed back from this forum 1st. Has anyone had this msg pop up on a new model JGC?
#2735 of 5134 Re: 2004 Grand Cherokee warped brakes [tamiphil]
Mar 18, 2006 (10:02 am)
If you check out www.wjjeep.com you will find the details on the TSB for the warping rotors. A replacement version started showing up on models built around May of 02. I would call the Chrysler customer service number and explain you previous repairs, there isn't a valid reason for the dealership failing to upgrade at the first rotor failure. The new style caliper is silver in appearance vs. the black coloration of the old version, apparently the newer model allows for better heat dissipation.
#2736 of 5134 Locks Grinding
Mar 18, 2006 (2:01 pm)
I read information about this problem on a different forum. Apparently this is common. I only found one post on this forum in regards to it but it didn't have any helpful information.
I have narrowed it down to the trunk (hatch) lock actuator. It makes an awful grinding noise when it opens and closes. So far I can still lock and unlock the trunk.
I opened the rear panel and could see the actuator, it is clearly the motor. I would like to replace it but I can't find the part.
Does anybody know where to get this part? I read it's about $200 from the dealer. I haven't called them to find out.
#2737 of 5134 1996 JGC Rear Window on tailgate will not lock
Mar 18, 2006 (9:37 pm)
We recently bought a 1996 JGC limited and the tailgate has a seperate lift window. We discovered today that the window in the lift gate is not locking (using either the key or remote). I had to take apart the inside of the tailgate anyway since the lift gate itself was not opening due to the connecting rod was not in its' clip (tie wrapped the bugger in there). The lift window is opened with an electric solenoid of some sort. I assume if it was locked there would be no power to it. Not sure if there is switch somewhere that is bad or where to start fixing this at. For now I disconnected the power to the lift window. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#2738 of 5134 Exhaust and Remote starters
Mar 18, 2006 (10:13 pm)
I just bought a 2000 JGCL 4.0 Im new to Jeeps but Im definitely happy. Its fully loaded and Im working on pepping it up a little. I just purchased a Cold air intake and the tornado and installed both. things are going great so far. Just a couple questions on exhaust. I have a hole in my muffler and I want to just replace the whole system. If anyone can help me out on what systems I should go with since Ive looked and found a few different like magnaflow or borla and dont know which to go with. Also with remote starters I dont know where to go to get one if anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated. Thanks to all you Jeep enthusiasts
#2739 of 5134 Steering Problem....STILL!
Mar 19, 2006 (9:01 am)
My 1994 JGC has been pulling to the right for quite a while. I've replaced the tires, track bar, front end bushings, and had the alignment done. The vehicle has never been in an accident but the problem still persists. Is there anything else that might be causing the problem? The brakes aren't sticking, so rule that out. While driving, the steering wheel must be held in the 8 o'clock-2 o'clock position. Is there anything in the back end that could be causing this? How about the steering box or damper? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
#2740 of 5134 Re: Quadratrac Problem?? [nittany1978]
Mar 19, 2006 (12:01 pm)
hi, i had recently purchased a 95 gcl and i am having the same problem, and the dealer has told me the same abt the viscous cup,. i was wondering if you ever had the problem solved and what was causing the problem. thanks much .
#2741 of 5134 jeep cherokee sporty
Mar 19, 2006 (3:14 pm)
looking at a 1993 sporty to buy has 278k on the milage...seeking advice on whether motor will last much longer