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#4750 of 5136 Re: 1994 jeep grand cherokee laredo [stevencap09]
May 02, 2010 (9:55 am)
I have a 97 JGC with 4.0 L I6 and mine works this way.
My tension adjustment bolt is attached to the power steering bracket. It is a very long bolt mounted at a 45 deg angle relative to the pump (/). You have to loosen the pump mounting bolts and then loosen or tighthen the tension bolt to adjust belt tension. If you can't get the belt off I suggest you look at removing the power steering pump. I know that will work because I had to remove pwr steer pump to work on engine.
#4751 of 5136 Re: cat problems [rwengr]
May 02, 2010 (3:10 pm)
A great resource for locating used/salvage parts is the website www.Car-Part.com...
The site has access to the inventory of thousands of salvage yards across North America. It shows you a list of what's available including the price, condition and location. Many of the vendors even offer a warranty on the parts they sell....and a return policy.
I've had great luck finding parts for my '95 JGC Laredo 4.0L and my '06 Mazda3!
#4752 of 5136 Re: 1994 GC owner [mamabear2]
May 02, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I am not a mechanic by trade. I have the same 2 problems with my '95. I was told that the clicking that occurs as im turning corners is a steering nuckle problem. As for the not shifting right. We took our jeep into the dealer for a coolant system repair and it came home not shifting right. I was told that had something to do with the throttle body. Jeep denies any involvement of course but it ran PERFECT before they "tried" to fix it. I wouldnt recommend taking it to Jeep but some other small mechanic in town should charge you less and still be able to give you the info you need.
#4753 of 5136 Still a great vehicle
May 06, 2010 (12:56 pm)
My 2006 5.7 4WD Grand Cherokee has 68K miles and is by far the best vehicle I have owned in 45 years of driving. I am just now replacing the front brake shoes and battery. On the second set of tires and got nearly 60K on the factory Goodyears. It has been nearly flawless and I have used it on interstate, mountains, wet, snow and ice.
It has ben sold, safe and reliable.
I enter this information because had I actually believed the initial posts I would have believed it was a terrible vehicle. Complaints about modern autos seem to come from very poor drivers getting attention by complaining. Is that the current deal?
#4754 of 5136 Re: Still a great vehicle [podedwards]
May 06, 2010 (3:37 pm)
for sure i have a 2000 GC and have 219000 miles on it get 75000 miles on my tires (use Michelin) other than that have radiator prob changed three seam to crack on the plastic tanks where joined to alum en core
#4755 of 5136 Re: Still a great vehicle [podedwards]
May 06, 2010 (5:42 pm)
I remember chatting with you a few years ago when I was debating buying a 2nd JGC vs other alternatives. It's great you enjoy the 06. My son is still having very good luck so far on his (my former) 2001 I6 loaded Laredo with 110K miles. I did end up buying a YE closeout 07 loaded Laredo 4.7 w/X package and it's done very well, just turned 29K mi. I am close to my first big scheduled maintenance with F/R differentials, maybe tranny fluid (I think I will try to do the plugs, they look reachable on the 4.7 which I am sad to see they discontinued). It's running great in MN winter and pulling our boat/trailer in the summer - I use the remote start a lot in winter. I won't get 60K mi on the GY Forteras despite regular rotation, lucky to see 40K but the Jeep is doing fine. I hope we get many more years and with the lifetime drivetrain I have on this 07, I plan to keep it going to 200K. I do agree with you, many tend to 'vent' on the internet for cars they are not happy with or perhaps do not understand or maintain ... I am sure there are some lemons out there but even our 01 Jeep with brake problems once we got new rotors/pads on (free under warranty 35K mi) the new F/R pads are still there at 110K mi!
#4756 of 5136 Re: Still a great vehicle [naatz1]
May 07, 2010 (10:16 am)
the 4.7 dont need plug change till 100,000 miles just check one but i put 100,000 miles on my gc 4.7 and the plugs were still ok just dont put in anything but what is called for as plantum cross fire etc drives the computer nuts trying to keep the engine in time has knock sensors all sort of things that effect timing and the computer takes care of all of this
#4757 of 5136 Re: Still a great vehicle [podedwards]
May 09, 2010 (12:35 am)
I HAVE A DINOSUAR;compared to yours-a-98 laredo..with 137.456 on it,along with several IDIOIT owners ! !(NEVER put diffrent sized tires on a all wheel drive !it rips on the axle gears!along with other more sensetive parts)..but this one survives!
---one critique would be where we,as owners,could gain acess to the software to our own vehickles-bought and paid for-,but dalmer/chrystler still wants you to bring it to them-because they are the ONLY ones with the software,and will NOT release it to anyone but their service dept's!
--the 5.7 is STILL rated as THE FASTEST S.U.V EVER BUILT!.!!
--my little 5.2 isn't that far behind.. the largest problem is mileage..my trip comp rates my n.p.g at everything from only 7 in town,to 14 on the freeway..that's only running marathon premium,as with it's age,it doesn't loke cheap gas--AT ALL! ! !
-it won't start-with the remote start,sometimes taking three cycles to fire up and run-especially with -20f..temps..also,i NEVER use that 5-w-anything oil ...it's too thin!
10-w 30 AT LEAST..if you want the engine to last over 100k..so many cars in the paper read "nice car-needs engine"..part of "planned obsolesence",where they want to sell you a new one..it's wasteful,and fills up our landfills..plus--IT'S A JEEP!! it climbs like a billygoat,hugs the road better than a mustang,if it only got better mileage?!
#4758 of 5136 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L V8
May 12, 2010 (8:45 am)
The vehicle is full-time 4WD and while driving up a hill it feels like I'm going over a speed bump, but I'm not. I'm now starting to notice the same problem on flat roads after driving a steady speed for about 1 hour. The problem will occur 2 or 3 times and then quit. I'm not sure if this is a transmission problem or a drive train/transfer case problem. Any ideas?
#4759 of 5136 Transmission catching in first gear
May 12, 2010 (10:10 am)
Not sure if we are talking about the same problem but I have a '93 GC which has all the time 4W dr and just lately it acts like it is "catching" in first gear. Kind of jerking once or twice before staying in gear. Sometimes it just feels like it never goes into first and is starting out in second. If I manually put it in first it seems OK. Is this a sign that the fluid needs to be changed or that the Transmission is going out? I read that there are bands that need adjusting...is that true?