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#4479 of 5134 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Too Cool
Jun 20, 2009 (9:36 pm)
I picked up my 93 Grand Cherokee just over a month ago and it has been a nightmare. The computer works against everything I do. The Jeep was overheating, so I put in a new radiator, hoses, heater hoses and both engine coolant temperature sensors. I also put in a new cooler (160 degree) thermostat. My overheating issues have gone away and I was able to drive the thing for a few days. I drove it the other day and had no issues, but several hours later when I went to start it up it wouldn't and still wont. The engine codes are telling me that the engine is running too cool. Does anybody know how I can get around this issue? How do I get the computer to allow the Jeep to start? Atleast when it was getting too hot, I only had to wait until it cooled down for the computer to allow it to start. Now that it is running too cool I am lost as to what to do. I appreciate any assistance. Thanks!
Jun 23, 2009 (11:46 pm)
I have an 01 JGC with almost 100k on it. I have previously wrote that it was hit by a flood and I myself did a ATF change on it. Now only a couple hundred miles on it and the car dies when at a street light, has to have a little cranking in order to run the engine, and transmission doesn't seem to change gears on time. This list goes on and I don't know what else to think of doing to it. I Love my Jeep cause it has pushed its way from Miami to Houston without a problem and I honestly believe that it's like a climate change that has affected it. It's hard to believe but it seems like it and I laugh about it. I have made a list of the things that it has and well I have been told many different things that can fix the problem but no solution. I guess the only solution is to go to a mechanic and make him check it out but we all know that mechanics nowadays are hard to trust. I would like to know what should I do? Suggestions anyone?
#4481 of 5134 Re: List that never ends... [mannymiami305]
Jun 24, 2009 (3:36 pm)
Hey, MM305---I, too, had a flood situation with 99 JGC--4.0 six engine. Water got up to just about CD level on the radio.(total underwater time about 2 hours) I drained the engine, tranny, rear end, gas tank, air manifold, fuel rail,cylinders and whatever---except I failed to disconnect the transmission cooler lines and blow the water/oil mix out. Got it to runnning okay---shifted okay--for awhile.Then got to where it would not shift properly, like yours. Finally took it to tranny shop. What little water remained in the cooler tubes got to the clutch plates and destroyed them. Replaced tranny/torque converter unit and it runs great.Cost was $1500 for the tranny with six month warranty(well past that now). It had 106,000 miles at time of flood and now has over 120,000.
Good luck-----------Smokey Swann-Odessa, Tx
#4482 of 5134 Lack of Transmission Dipstick
Jun 26, 2009 (12:22 pm)
This is not Earth-shattering, but can anyone tell my why the geniuses at Chrysler CHOSE NOT to put a transmission dipstick on our 07' Grand Cherokee? All it has is a plug where the dipstick should be that says "Dealer use only" on it. Now why is that? This is the 3.7 V-6 engine with the 5 speed automatic. So I am not allowed to check my own transmission fluid level? I asked my service advisor at the dealership and I got some stupid response that amounted to "well you really don't need to know that', Why don't I need or want to know that? Now the thing only has 10,000K on it right now, but I'm used to doing things myself, and I like to be informed MYSELF! I wonder if there is one available from Chrysler(I never checked on it) Now imagine if there was no engine oil dipstick either. They couldn't do away with that, could they?? And the one they do have there is the chintziest piece of metal I ever saw for a dipstick. Bring back the OLD DAYS, please!!!!!!!!!
#4483 of 5134 Tranny dipstick
Jun 26, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I know how U feel----but do U also know that some of todays vehicles have total sealed trannys (except for output shaft) and are considered to be throw away---in other words non repairable.
One can easily see how dumb downed Mfgs and government(with regulations-- of nonsense) want us to become.
It simply means that should U lose the rear seal or tranny cooler and lose fluid you are forced to have it serviced by the Mfg--Dealer.
Have a good weekend
Jun 27, 2009 (2:07 am)
I have a light on in between my speedometer and tachometer. It is red, and it looks like a man with an airbag or I was thinking maybe climate control....
What does it mean?
#4485 of 5134 Re: Tranny dipstick [smokebee]
Jun 27, 2009 (5:08 pm)
I hear what you're saying, smokebee, but just because there may(and I'm not sure that is the case here)a throw away transmission, I still can't fathom why there wouldn't be a dipstick to show the proper fluid level. There's the gooseneck coming up from the tranny, right where it should be next to the firewall. Now if the trans was sealed and you aren't supposed to worry about it until it's too late(never mind that you can't see it coming)why spend the $$$ to have a gooseneck there at all? The dealer MUST have a dipstick that they use when you bring the vehicle in for service, and at certain intervals they have to have something to check the level, that is only common sense(unless that isn't practiced anymore) I guess I'm just tryin' to make a mountain out of a molehill. Obviously it HAS to make sense to someone, but I don't build these vehicles!!!! Thanks for responding.
Jun 27, 2009 (6:59 pm)
You might take a look at year or two older vehicle(salvage yard or used one at car lot) with same engine and see if they are equipped with a tube in the same place and a dipstick present. Check with Jeep parts folks---see if they list the same tube for three or four years models. If tube is same and sticks are available for the other models---one should fit yours.
#4487 of 5134 2005 JGC Laredo sporatically won't start
Jun 28, 2009 (4:32 am)
I have had sporatic problems with my 2005 JGC Laredo not starting. It will run fine for a week or so, then after sitting for just a few hours it will not crank only click. I replaced the battery a month or so ago and it still happened. It will jump start but it takes several minutes. I've never seen a car take that long to jump start. I've had it to the dealer 2 times to troubleshoot. They tell me all of the electrical systems check out fine and that they can't diagnose the prblem until it happens again (I don't think they believe me). Well it happened last night. I intend to have it towed in it's current condition so they can see for themselves. We did have the transmission replaced a year or so ago as well as the blower control switch behind the glovebox. I've seen messages in this forum possibly implicate these items as sources for my current issue. Any thoughts?
#4488 of 5134 Re: Vibration in 06 Jeep GC [mcorum]
Jun 28, 2009 (8:02 am)
2008 Jeep grand cherokee 35,000 mi 2WD replaced tires,drive shaft,universal joints,tranny kits,new tranny,and still have vibration, ive heard of having wheels balanced on a forced balance machine through a computer(while vehicle is in motion) I would hate to throw away 100 bucks and still have the problem?