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#384 of 5143 1998 Grand Cherokee from Hell
Sep 17, 2002 (4:35 pm)
In less than a month after purchasing this new vehicle, I was back at the service department trying to fix a water leak on the front passenger-side window. It just leaks when it rains. After taking it in on several occassions and being "repaired" several times, I went to arbitration and received an extended warranty.
It appears that the Chrysler/Jeep technicians and service managers are the worst in the industry. Recently, my automobile was service 02/13/02 at
Frank-Parra Jeep Irving, TX; for an intermittent problem of refusing to start. Several repairs were done including:
1) Performed Injection System Service
2) Replaced Serpentine Belt
3) Performed Coolant Flush
4) Replaced PCM
5) Replaced Upstream O2 Sensor
6) Replaced Fuel Pump Assembly
Total Repair/Service= $995.02
The original problem resurfaced within 12 months or 12,000 miles-Parts/
Warranty, and the 12 months labor & refinishing warranty.
I returned my automobile to Frank-Parra Jeep Irving, TX on 09/17/02 and was informed
that the following repairs would be needed:
1) FP sensor was out of range and needed
2) Raw Induction System needed cleaning
3) Replacement of aftermarket spark plugs (same when originally serviced)
I refused the repairs and was charged a diagnostic fee of $79.60
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER JEEP/CHRYSLER PRODUCT AND I HOPE SOME STEALS THIS ONE OR IT CATCHES FIRE.
#385 of 5143 RE:CD changer problems...
Sep 17, 2002 (6:47 pm)
i've got the infinity gold system w/10-disc changer in my jeep. there are 10 normal cd's in the changer and a CD-R (blue tint) in the head unit and it plays fine. this is the 1st i've heard of any playing issues. i'll try the CD-R in the changer and i'll post my findings.
Sep 18, 2002 (5:17 am)
The noise can be heard inside the vehicle but is most definetly louder if you are outside of it. If fact I practically wake up the whole street in the morning. The noise only occurs however when the temp drops to under 50F and the car has been left sitting overnight. It takes about 10 minutes before it heats up and the noise stops, but those are ten very long minutes.
Thanks for your help!
#389 of 5143 1999 JGC - Windshield Wiper Problem
Sep 21, 2002 (3:42 pm)
I had something weird happen this afternoon. I was driving in the rain, first time in the rain in a while. I turned on the windshield wipers to the normal operating position. Everything was normal for a little while. Then the wipers stopped briefly, and started again. It was almost like they went into the intermittent mode by themselves. As it was raining pretty steady, I fooled with it a little, moving it from normal operation position back to intermittent, then off, they back to normal operating position and fast operating position. It still was acting like it was in intermittent mode when it was in normal or fast operating position. I kept fooling with it, and suddenly it worked "normally" again, by itself it changed to the full time normal operation like it was supposed to be doing all along. This has got me puzzled. Anyone else have this problem? Anyone know what the fix is and aproximate cost? Maybe it will just go away on its own as easily as it came and start working normal from now on. I can always hope. What concerns me is that it will stop working completely one day when it is raining really hard and I am on some highway traveling 60 mph.
Sep 22, 2002 (11:06 am)
Just a word of thanks to "tloke1" for his information in message #221 relative to the Tech Bulletin # 0500302.
Having been plagued with the pulsating problem since I purchased my '01 Limited, and having had the rotors replaced with little relief, I presented the bulletin # to the dealer who was unaware of it. He checked it out, found that it was legitimate, ordered the new calipers, pads and rotors and replaced them. He noted also that these are a new type of calipers that he had not seen before. So far, so good, but I only have 1000 miles on the new set.
It's a shame that fixes like this have to be sought out by consumers who have to badger dealers to comply. Welcome to the world, huh?
Anyhow, thanks again for the tip.
Sep 25, 2002 (4:56 am)
note for those interested in jeeps, they arent all bad. i have had 22,000 absolutely trouble free miles now. jgc 2001 laredo, v8, 2wd.
#392 of 5143 Another good note
Sep 27, 2002 (1:59 pm)
I have one of the infamous 1999 JGC's. It is a V8, 4WD Laredo with Quadra-TracII and Quadra-Drive. (All the so called problem points.)
At 30,000 the only problem has been the rotor issue which I had replaced at aroun 14,000 Mi and plan to ask the dealer about.
I think I did better by purchasing one built later in the year. Build date May, purchased in August 1999.
I love my JEEP!
#393 of 5143 front end wobble?
Sep 30, 2002 (9:12 am)
The wife reported that her '00 JGCL (39K miles) started a severe front end wobble after turning onto highway heading out to the house. She said it happened 3 times and slowed/stopped when she slowed down. I drove it for awhile Sunday, the next day...could not get it to repeat. I ended up replacing the front steering damper shock thinking that might be the problem (anyone remember the Cherokee "death wobble"?). I then drove it some more and could not get it to do it.
Well, after the wife got to work this morning, she called and said it did it again. She said it sounds/feels as if there is a flat tire and the front end shakes/wobbles. I guess I will drive it until I can get it to do the dance for me. Wonder if the ball joints need replacing or something like that. Anyone out there had a similiar issue with their Jeep?