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#3424 of 5142 These Jeeps seem to have more nons than pros
Oct 24, 2006 (8:02 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 5142 Re: New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water [frostyy]
Oct 24, 2006 (3:52 pm)
Where is it leaking? I have a 05 5.7L. What should i look for?
#3426 of 5142 Re: I've Got a Virus [eltipo]
Oct 25, 2006 (4:46 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 5142 97 JGC Limited - Stalling out
Oct 25, 2006 (10:40 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 5142 '94 JGC brake light switch replacement
Oct 25, 2006 (2:30 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.
#3429 of 5142 Front wheel knock
Oct 25, 2006 (5:58 pm)
My '98 GC Ltd has developed a front end knock when turning right or left at almost full lock after several days of travelling thro' flooded roads. I suspect a constant velocity joint ( a common Austin Mini problem). Anyone dealt with this on a Grand Cherokee? Big Hammer needed???
Cheers ...Jim H.
#3430 of 5142 Re: New 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland leaking water [jdejeephemi]
Oct 26, 2006 (9:44 am)
Mine leaked from the top of the rear driver's side window (the one that doesn't open)....I noticed it after I took it through a touchless car wash...water was streaming down the window and dropping into the cargo area...
....don't know if this is an isolated incident or a widespread problem...so yours could be okay...try taking it through a car wash and looking for any water inside that wasn't there before...
Oct 26, 2006 (10:27 am)
I have an 04 cherokee. I'd noticed water coming in from drivers headliner leaving it wet and a puddle on drivers side floor. Noticed luggage rail, going under winshield molding had a gap. Caulked it. Brought to dealer. Cleaned drains, found loose grommet on fire wall. Fixed that. Still when rains heavy, I get a moist residue under floor mats. Actually turns to frost in winter. Been unable to locate problem exactly. Seems to be coming from water getting underneath luggage racks from where they meet windshield to a foot or two going back. Caulked both sides of railings from windshield on back. Seems to have helped. Not 100%, but better than before. I keep some paper towels under mats these days. Hope this helps you. Make sure dealer cleans drains too.
#3432 of 5142 Re: I've Got a Virus [johndperry]
Oct 27, 2006 (6:20 am)
I feel your pain, my 2005 GC Ltd was approx 1 year old, and I started having electrical issues since April, it has been towed to my dealership 5 times, they keep replacing modules, it started has a stalling while driving and losing all functions of the dashboard, steering can become a problem, I have heard a thunk a time or two, and braking issues with error messages, every time it happens I have to have it towed so the codes are in the system.(plus without signal lights, odometer, not safe to drive) They have replaced the front control module and many other modules, I live in VA also, the lemon law, to my understanding is before 18 months, we are at 15, and I have approx 20,000 miles, I have filed a lemon law complaint, they think they can fix it one more time by replacing some ignition thing, and something in the steering.... The car is not reliable or safe to drive, i am afraid to drive far from home because of these problems. When you have these problems you are stuck, I could not in good conscience sell this car or trade it to someone with these problems, our dealership has been great; but Chrysler has not impressed me.
#3433 of 5142 low power, no tachy
Oct 27, 2006 (10:19 am)
Driving with air con on full, the motor lost power and the tachometer went to zero. The radio distorted and the aircon stopped. managed to limp the few hundred yards home. Now it won't start, just clatters the relay and the wiper sweeps for some reason. Checked all fuses, lifted out all relays one by one but no joy. Battery pretty new and reads 12 volts.
I see signs of burn on the aircon leads close to the blower.
Ideas por favor?
Cheers...Jim ( down Mexico way)