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#4363 of 5143 Re: Coolong fan woes- overheating [hittin1]
Dec 28, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Hey i had the same problem with my jeep. I have an 2000 Grand Cherokee I-6
I was having the same problems the fan would stay on( but i just re-started it and it turned off) and the lights would dim, it would over heat in slow driving or when stopped, and it would hesitate turning on. turns out my fan motor had died and the car was trying to cool its self and the battery and alternator were fine i just over worked them. I had to replace the entire fan assembly and a new battery it cost a pretty penny and took sometime but it worked. There was a recall on my fan assembly that was checked out by a dealership in Florida and they said everything was fine back then and sense they checked it out my local Jeep dealership said there was nothing they could do. but good luck! Jeeps are awesome the mechanic said that he was surprised that it went so long (5 weeks )
#4364 of 5143 Re: Stalled out [clipkarn]
Dec 29, 2008 (8:56 am)
I haven't had a chance to work on the problem yet due to my work schedule and the weather.
I do have another question though, the starter runs but the engine doesn't engage.
I tried hitting on the starter with a mallet to see if it might be locked up but that proved useless.
I guess I'm questioning the bad starter because I didn't think that if it just stalled when I turned a corner that a bad starter could cause it to stall? Can a bad starter cause problems when the vehichle is already running?
Needless to say I'm not a mechanic so if my question seems dumb I apologize!
#4365 of 5143 Re: Stalled out [joesjeeps]
Dec 29, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Wow. Sounds like you may be into more than one glitch or some truly serious electric gremlin. I fear the days of bashing the starter are kinda' over, although I'd have done it too just 'cause I have a big hammer and I'm old.
As to why it quit? No guess. As to the starter situation, I'd say a remann'ed starter assembly is just about a must.
Happy New Year --- Clip
#4366 of 5143 Re: Stalled out [joesjeeps]
Dec 30, 2008 (8:58 am)
Does the starter engage or do you have zero/nothing?
My 97 would kill and I would have zero power; no radio, starter, lights, etc. If I moved the tilt wheel up and down, the power would come back on. The issue was a short in the ignition wiring. I pulled the cover off the steering column, repaired the contacts and made sure there were no bare wires. That was 20k miles ago and no problems since.
#4367 of 5143 help! 2000 Jeep Cherokee heater
Dec 30, 2008 (11:39 am)
It was -20 degrees this morning. My Jeep has a great heater except on the passenger side floor where it remains -20? Nobody will ride with me in the winter.
Has anyone else had this problem? How about solutions?
#4368 of 5143 Re: Stalled out [neb1997]
Dec 31, 2008 (7:58 am)
Thanks for all the great ideas but merely by accident I solved the mystery.
It was a slight crack in the coil wire which contacted metal when I turned the corner and was shorting out the system. I replaced the wire and we're on the road again.
Very lucky find!!!
Thanks again to everyone that gave ideas.
#4369 of 5143 Re: Coolong fan woes- overheating [hittin1]
Jan 02, 2009 (10:06 am)
Clip is correct. There are 2 temp sensors, one for the fans, and one for the temp gauge. Disconnect 1 at a time to find out which is which. The fan sensor will be obvious, because the fans will start when you unplug the sensor. You can also try, the cooling fan relays, located in the power distribution center that is under your hood.(these usually house all the maxi fuses and relays). I find that the cooling fan relay is identical to another relay(s) and i swap them around to see if i have a faulty relay.
I hope this helps you, and good luck m8
#4370 of 5143 Re: no heat/no air conditioner [ray29]
Jan 04, 2009 (9:57 am)
Just wondering if you got this figured out?? I am having the very same problem with my 03' and it's starting to get cold.. It's like it work's when it want's too. Thank's so much..
#4371 of 5143 Heater workes when it want's too..
Jan 04, 2009 (10:14 am)
Winter is here and my heater is acting funny. I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee and sometimes the heat comes on after 30min and sometimes it takes cranking my Jeep up several times or more before it will work. Had the thermostat changed, heater coil flushed and bought new control panel. This is driving me crazy. Any suggestions?? Thank's sooo much....
#4372 of 5143 Rough Idle
Jan 04, 2009 (11:09 am)
I have a 2003 grand cherokee 2.7 TD. i am getting a misfire/ rough idleshe appears to run okay once i am moving any advice ?