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#4277 of 5143 Re: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Pulsing Breaks [cesarherna]
Sep 26, 2008 (6:05 am)
This one's pretty easy. My mechanic says that Jeeps are notorious for uneven brake wear. Normally you don't feel any pulsing until there has been enough wear to require your next break job. At this time the break rotors are turned (made smooth) to be compatible with the new pads.
About 8,000 mi (I'm not sure) after my last break job, I felt significant pulsing. My mechanic turned the rotors to eliminate this symptom. He did not replace pads. The bad new is that every time you turn your rotors you make them thinner. Each rotor has a minimum thickness so the more often you turn them, the sooner you will have to replace them.
Don't be surprised if a mechanic says you need new rotors. I don't know if they will install new rotors without replacing the pads.
#4278 of 5143 My GC keeps shutting off
Sep 26, 2008 (8:32 am)
I have a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo, bought used for my daughter. Lately it has been shutting off while driving. It had been starting right back up, but yesterday it wouldn't restart and left her in the middle of a busy intersection in 5:00 traffic. After 30 minutes it finally restarted and I followed her home. We have changed the key out just in case it was something that easy, no such luck. She is now driving my Jag (God help me) while we figure out what the problem is. Anyone got an idea of where to start looking for the problem? I really want my car back before she wrecks it.
#4279 of 5143 Re: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Pulsing Breaks [rwengr]
Sep 26, 2008 (4:03 pm)
I just replace them with a new rotors one month ago and still pulsing, may be I have to go for new calipers and keep trying.
#4280 of 5143 Any Ideas??
Sep 27, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I just recently baught a 2000 JGC so i dont really know alot about them. These posts are kind of scaring me to tell you the truth. The only problem that i have noticed is when i make a tight turn like into a parking stall it vibrates. Its not the brakes vibrating its the steering wheel itself. Does anyone know what might be causing this? Any comments would be greatly appreciated....Thanks!
#4281 of 5143 jeep 1993 cherokee problems
Sep 27, 2008 (6:07 pm)
hello and thanks in advance,
my problem is when i start up my jeep i turn then key and no power till i get to the part where my engine should be turning on thats when i get power to my jeep but the engine does not start .me and my bro tested the starter and of cousre the alternator work (we had both tested) we thing it has something to do with the steering colume but we dont know how to proceed because the jeep should be starting up when we turn the key but it doesnt it take till we turn the key to the point the engine should start to get the dash to power up any help would be awesome
#4282 of 5143 Re: Any Ideas?? [amm35]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Check fluid level in power steering pump. Check the hoses for leaks. Given vehicle age and mileage, it is very possible it has a leak and/or fluid is low. If no obvious problem exists you may need experienced mechanic.
If vehicle paint and interior are in fairly good condition, engine runs OK, and transmission shifts OK, you have a vehicle that's worth repairing.
If you decide to keep it, get the transmission serviced by draining fluid and replacing filter. Expect to pay extra to replace filter because pan cover must be removed. After next 30,000 mi just servicing fluid should be sufficient.
If you have a 4x4 you should expect more problems and higher maintenance costs compared to a 4x2, but 4x4 is fun!
Sep 27, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Check the power steering fluid level. It may be low.
#4284 of 5143 Re: jeep 1993 cherokee problems [eroc22]
Sep 28, 2008 (10:24 am)
have a switch down on the lower end of stearing coloum by your feet sounds as if mounting screws have came loose or switch is bad
#4285 of 5143 Re: Any Ideas?? [amm35]
Sep 29, 2008 (10:40 am)
if you dont feel the vibrating when you brake, it could be something silly like your wheels needing balancing or there could be a problem with track rod end, ball joint or suspension.
take it to a garage you trust for tehm to look at.
#4286 of 5143 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Sep 30, 2008 (10:50 am)
Hey I have a 2004 JGCL and while I am driving my speedometer and RPM will go crazy then all my gauges will go down and then I will die. Sometimes it will restart sometimes it won't. They have replaced the ECM, the auto shut off relay and now they are saying it could be the wiring harnes which will run me 2,000 dollars.
Also my A/C Clutch fuse keeps blowing. They say the clutch is bad.