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#3848 of 5133 Low oil pressure & Check gages light
Dec 16, 2007 (2:19 pm)
I need help troubleshooting a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Check Gages" light alarm.
My wife drives the car to work everyday and intermittently the oil pressure suddenly drops to zero, the "Check Gages" light dings and flashes, then the oil pressure goes back to normal. Her mechanic swears there is no problem with the car. There isn't any problem that I can find other than the annoying frequency with which this can occur (sometimes once every couple minutes). I can't seem to find any correlation between stepping on the gas or breaking, and it mostly happens while driving on the freeway, although it has been known to happen in city driving (stop & go) also.
Is this just an oil pressure sensor gone bad? What should I do first?
Thanks for any ideas and suggestions you have!
Dec 16, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Every time i turn around i see a check engine light on my fully loaded 97 JGC laredo,most of them have ben the O2 sensors, but not this time. What happened was the exhaust manifold cracked, which in turn caused a whole pleuthura of problems to go off. manifold replaced, It now has the unfortunate ability to suck way too much gas. I m talkin like 6 mile to the gallon when it got a respectable 21-25 hwy. What in the world is going on?
#3850 of 5133 Re: Grand Cherokee's electric locks [ilovesalvatore]
Dec 16, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I am having the same problem currently with my 2001. when locking or unlocking the doors there seems to be a noise/vibration coming from the truck lcoks. Has this happened to anyone else? and what was the solution?
Dec 17, 2007 (11:54 pm)
Hi my name is jessica and i am desperate for answers!! I've been thru a lot with my jeep and it doesnt seem to get better at all. About a year ago i lost power in my passenger side windows. Then i noticed the lights on the drivers side door would flick off and on and they still do. Then my shifting consule had days where it didnt light up. Just a few days ago i lost my radio and everything. But it came back on. THEN, my lights turn on when i swtich it to off and turn off when i switch it to on. My light dimming control no longer works either. 3 days ago my battery went dead and assuming it was old and add in the cold i wasnt surprised. I put another brand new battery in. Today i went to start it and the battery was dead again! I dont know what to do and i've tried pulling a code but i dont have any. Please someone help me!
Dec 18, 2007 (6:11 am)
Over the past month I had also been experiencing what seems to be Electrical probs with my 2004 Jeep GC. We have checked all the fuses and had a mechanic look at it but to no avail. We still do not know what has caused the failure of all my power windows, airbag light stay lit, my inside lights no longer dim, driver's side door lock no longer works, and the list goes on and on. I have only owned this vehicle for 3 months and if i can not find out why this is happening then I will seek a legal remedy directly with the manufacturer. I posted a message but no one has, as of yet, been able to shed any light on the prob. The electrical issues seem to be a VERY common problem with the GC...which leads me to believe that there is a faulty chip or component that jeep should be recalling and replacing for all jeep GC owners.
#3853 of 5133 Re: My 99 JCL [cherokeeprnces]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:47 am)
I have a 2003 with 84,000 miles. It had 56,000 when I bought it June of 2006. I have not had any elec. problems. I have had air condition prob. with the latest being a leak in the condensing coil requiring a new coil. Pretty exp. I have also had the heater/AC door problem also very expensive. The oly good thing I can say for it is the tires seem to last a long time but that has nothing to do with Jeep that is the tire company.
Read about the Toyota Highlander. That is my next SUV. I need a tow vehicle. The 2008 highlander is on an Avonlon frame. My wife has an Avalone and it has been a great great car. I have had several other Toyota's and that is where I get my best car life with no costs. I have had it with GM, Chrysler with a Plymouth Voyager, and now thier Jeep. I am done. Toyota has it together. Read Consumers report latest reports on Toyota's. All of them. Good luck with your elec. problems. If you are in Indiana I can recommend a good independant garage that employes a former Jeep Mech. He has helped me with my problems. By the way my heated seat on the drivers side does not work. Now tell me, how often do you run that thing and is is not working. I have never been able to get the two persons seat memory to work. If you are near the Lafayette, Kokomo, Montiecello, Peru, or Logansport area of Indiana let me know and I will give you the name and location of this independent garage. Bob
#3854 of 5133 Re: 2002 JGC Guides/Manuals/Chiltons [leafsfan]
Dec 19, 2007 (1:25 pm)
I am having the exact same problem, any luck.
Dec 19, 2007 (5:49 pm)
I do not understand your question. "Any luck?" My Email explains what I did. Is there some other information you need from me?
#3856 of 5133 Odd Problem with Turn Signal - 2001 GCL
Dec 20, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I have odd problem with my turn signal, on a 2001 Grand Cherokee, which of course I can't duplicate at a repair shop.
Randomly, when I start the car, the left turn signal does not work. If I turn on the flasher for a few seconds, then turn on the left turn signal, then turn off the flashers, then turn signal (usually) starts working, for the rest of that trip.
It's always the Left signal.
Once it comes back, it works fine until the car is turned off.
Will happen frequently for about a week, then not happen at all for 4-5 weeks.
Seems to happen more frequently when the car is cold.
The left turn signal has never stopped working during a trip.
If it didn't work at start-up, it has never started working during a trip, if I don't turn on the flashers.
Sometimes I have to do the flashers more than once, but eventually, it works.
This has been going on for over a year.
#3857 of 5133 Re: Odd Problem with Turn Signal - 2001 GCL [hbarad]
Dec 21, 2007 (11:27 am)
Sounds like you need to put her on the NASCAR tracks and break her in for left turns. I had to replace the flasher(9pin) to get my 99 to work. That flasher is a bitch to remove and install and the Jeep dealer did not list it in the parts breakdown. Had to identify by number on switch. The flashers at Autozone(3pin) etc., will not work. Good luck