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#3419 of 5134 Reasonable cost for replacing the entire front differential?
Oct 21, 2006 (5:14 pm)
I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee with approx 149,000 miles.
I was at the repair shop today and the guy said the front differential has been badly damaged and the cost for a new front differential alone is approx $2000. He will try to find a used part for me but would not give me a ball park estimate until he find the part. But he did mention the entire job (part + 5hr labor)should be just about $2000. Can anyone give me an idea how much a new front differential costs and how much a used front differential costs? Is it worth it to spend that kind of money to fix it? Your input will be very helpful. Thanks.
#3420 of 5134 Re: I've Got a Virus [keithy02]
Oct 22, 2006 (6:57 pm)
It is NOT a virus! The PCM is bad. The dealer will do everything not to replace the part. They make more money replacing one little thing at a time before replacing the computer. Federal law requires them to warranty the PCM for 8 years or 80,000 miles. They keep that a secret too. There is no way there are 73 things, all controled by the PCM, on your vehicle going bad all at the same time. Also they dont "patch" the software. They may attempt to "reflash" the software on the eeprom which consists of a wipe of the software that is on the chip and then reloading it with the most current version for your vehicle. If the issue is not resolved insist on them replacing the PCM!! If they hassle you, call your states auto repair agency.
#3421 of 5134 New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water
Oct 23, 2006 (4:41 pm)
About 6 months ago, I bought a new 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland. I washed it by hand up until about one week ago when it was so cold out, I took it to a touchless car wash....when I got home, I noticed some water in the rear cargo area and some water dripping down the rear quarter panel window....the car was leaking...
...brought it into a dealer who indicated that the entire window needs to be replaced, which essentially means ripping the interior and exterior apart...
....needless to say, I am not too impressed with the quality of this vehicle....for the price I paid, I at least expect the vehicle to be waterproof...am I asking too much?
#3422 of 5134 Re: New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water [frostyy]
Oct 23, 2006 (5:30 pm)
I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee and from day one it had a leak from the A-pillar handle of all places. Took three attempts, and Dealer had to actually send it to a leak specialist who charged the dealer $175.00 to fix the problem. I have since spoken to three other people with the same problem. Also had the lifters and calipers changed at 3,000 miles. So much for Dr. Z. and quality control.
#3423 of 5134 Re: New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water 
Oct 24, 2006 (5:30 am)
Unbelievable!!....looks like somebody on the manufacturing line who is responsible for the trim work quality control needs to get their butt kicked...
...all I have to say is...there is a lot of competition out there in the Grand Cherokee segment and Jeep better get its' act together or loyal buyers like myself will be looking seriously elsewhere for better quality...
...there is no excuse for having to bring in a new vehicle with very low miles for leaks or anything else!!!
#3424 of 5134 These Jeeps seem to have more nons than pros
Oct 24, 2006 (9:02 am)
I could not agree with you more! And not only that! The dealers knows and they do not fix tha problems either! They are getting paid anywya for looking! My 1999 Grand Cherokee still runs down the battery and no dealer knows why! Hope the electriacina I took it today knows something! It is amazing though that the 2006 models still are having problems... I will not buy another Cherokee ever..maybe if they stop selling them they can sit down and ask themselves why!
#3425 of 5134 Re: New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water [frostyy]
Oct 24, 2006 (4:52 pm)
Where is it leaking? I have a 05 5.7L. What should i look for?
#3426 of 5134 Re: I've Got a Virus [eltipo]
Oct 25, 2006 (5:46 am)
My 2004 JGC 4.0 6cyl. Had the camshaft fall apart at 10,000 miles. The "expert mechanics" at Daimler / Chrysler allowed the dealer to only replace the camshaft + lifters. They were to sorry and cheap to even change the contaminated oil. Unfortunately for me the lemon law in Virginia did not apply since I had the vehicle about 1.5 years before the 10,000 miles. Since you have taken yours numerous times, I would advise you to check the lemon law in your state (forget any prior releases... see an attorney ASAP). In my case, the motor was never right again. Daimler-Chrysler would not do anything more to fix it, other than say it had no problems. I had the same loud, jolting thunk you describe for the last two years... same story the three different dealers on 6-7 tries never could reproduce the problem. Finally, I made the dealer ride with me (driving) and reproduced the thunk 2-3 times. I was told that this was normal for that model due to changes in the computer. In other words, you appear to be in a similar situation as I was. Jeep REFUSED to fix mine, wore me down to the point that I sold mine with only 20,000 miles on it. I took a huge, huge hit on the depreciation. But, Daimler would do nothing to try to fix mine. Needless to say, I did not buy a Chrysler product and never will again. I urge you to push the lemon law, under which you should be able to make them take the vehicle back. At 6,000 miles you should not deserve to be stuck with a piece of crap expensive lemon. Daimler Chrysler is happy, since they have your money, you will see over time that they will refuse to make the car right. I know I sure did.
#3427 of 5134 97 JGC Limited - Stalling out
Oct 25, 2006 (11:40 am)
when I turn the jeep on after about 5 secs it cuts off, I try to restart and it basically shakes and cuts off again. I wait about a 30 secs and then it restarts and it runs. I've taken it to the dealer here and they can't duplicate the problem so they can't solve it. This has started happening once I got the transmission fixed by them, at first they thought it was the battery, so they replaced the battery and plugs, then they said the computer indicated it was an electrical problem and it was miss-firing, so we had that fixed. The problem continues. Does anyone knows what would cause this problem or has anyone had a similar situation? I need HELP!
#3428 of 5134 '94 JGC brake light switch replacement
Oct 25, 2006 (3:30 pm)
This weekend, I get to replace the brake light switch on my son's JGC. I purchased the part and it doesn't look like any brake light switch I've replaced in the '70s.
So, I'm asking if there are any special tools or tricks to replace it please.
The symptom is no rear brake lights. And since it was recently inspected, the odds of all 3 bulbs going out are not as great as the odds of the switch wearing out. That's my hunch. Thanks for the help.