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May 06, 2008 (1:05 pm)
I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 litre 4wd. The vehicle sat for over a year with no battery in it. Well I decided to redo the motor and get it running again. After refreshing the motor we hooked everything back up and now the headlights are flashing and the security light is flashing on the dash. I believe that the ECM forgot what to do because the engine will start and immediately die. Is there a way to reset the ECM manually without a hand held scanner or do I have to get the ECM flashed?
#4096 of 5134 98 Jeep GC stalling when cold
May 06, 2008 (10:57 pm)
Man, I hope someonf can help me! My '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee stalls periodically when cold. I'll back it out of the driveway...snd it dies. Sometimes it'll start right up...sometimes not. What's up?! I've taken it to two respected shops around town and they can't find a thing wrong with it, AND, it won't even stall for them?! HELP!!
May 07, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/4.7 V8 w/ 100,000 miles. White steam coming out of the exhaust, and losing coolant (no leaks). It runs a little rough when first started. I suspect a blown head gasket. What else could it be? Also, has this happened to anyone else? Thanks for ideas.
#4098 of 5134 Re: I HAVE A 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 WITH TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AFT [tuggajb]
May 08, 2008 (8:58 pm)
The 45RFE transmission was only used behind the V-8 engine in the WJ ('99-'04).
#4099 of 5134 Re: head gasket [jimcoyk]
May 08, 2008 (9:05 pm)
Unfortunately, you're right. Besides a blown head gasket, the only other thing it could be is a cracked head. I'm sure you know this already, but, do not drive it like that to prevent any further engine damage! Make sure that whoever is doing the repairs for you doesn't just replace the head gaskets, but also has the heads magnafluxed and pressure tested to make sure they aren't cracked.
May 09, 2008 (8:20 am)
i have a 1997 jeep grand cheroke, and just recently it violently shakes when it gets close to 50mph, it seems to be fine when going slower....my front passenger tire has excessive wear on the outside tread, i don't know if that is a sign of the problem. any ideas?
#4101 of 5134 Re: rear door issues [cripldguy28]
May 09, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Check your owners manual under the section covering "child door lock" This may be the problem
May 09, 2008 (10:40 pm)
Bought a 1994 Cherokee Sport, 4.0 engine REALLY shot.
Found 1998 4.0, (complete), is the block and head gonna bolt-up under all the 1994 components?
#4103 of 5134 2004 Grand Cherokee Starts but wont stay running
May 10, 2008 (3:10 pm)
I have a 2004 GCL 6cy 4 liter. I recently had to disconnect the battery and this is where the problem started. After reconnecting the battery the car turns on but refuses to stay running. Also my gauge cluster is not working at all. And the overhead console lights work, but the display is completely out. I know it isnt the fuel pump because I can hear it prime, and for the 3 or so seconds the car turns on for I can rev the engine up as much as i like. I have a few thoughts on this...Im just looking for some feedback from those who have had similar problems.
1. It could be an oxygen sensor, throttle control sensor, or some other kind of sensor.
2. It could be the battery (unlikely seeing as it turns on well, and the battery is less then a year old)
3. It could be the PCM (powertrain control module)
any thoughts on this would be helpful. I dont want to pay thousands to fix a 40 dollar problem.
#4104 of 5134 Re: 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited Problems [tigerwokie]
May 12, 2008 (5:15 pm)
I bought my 5.9 (we call it THE BEAST) w/55k and the only probs. I had were anti-sway bar links both front axles (easy replacements) and the fact it didn't have its original front seats or radio... until the electric fan stopped working 0ne day ( I discovered the temp sensors switches in the radiator hoses were the culprits...$100 ea.) an the beast overheated one too many times...(even though I 've made a manual switch for it) Now I'm trying to figure out if the knock that's developed is a leak in the manifold or something worse...(knock on wood!) Dispite all that...I STILL LOVE MY BEAST!