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#4758 of 5133 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 5133 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?
#4760 of 5133 Shaking in front end when brakes applied
May 27, 2010 (8:37 pm)
I've seen similar msgs. on here about front end shaking or steering wheel shaking when brakes are applied when coming from highway speeds to stop. Most say its the rotors but what could it be if you still have this problem after replacing the rotors and put on new brake pads? I thought the problem went away but it came back the same day I replaced rotors and brakes. Any help or info. would be of great help.
#4761 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [bigbill42436]
May 28, 2010 (7:58 am)
who replaced your brakes? you or a garage it sounds as if the wheel nuts were tightened to tight
i have a tourk wrench in my jeep and when doing anything that involves loosing the wheel nuts i tighten them my self with my wrench took care of the shaking problem
#4762 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [tuggajb]
May 28, 2010 (9:54 pm)
I replaced the brakes myself but did not know that you had to torque the wheel nuts. If so, then how many lbs. are they to be torqued?? I used an impact to tighten them by the way.
#4763 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [bigbill42436]
May 29, 2010 (1:59 pm)
tighten to 90 lbs inpack wrench is a no no probably warped the rotors all ready that is what causes the shakes
#4764 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [tuggajb]
May 29, 2010 (4:49 pm)
How much is a good torque wrench?
#4765 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [tuggajb]
May 29, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Hopefully that hasnt happened yet but I will torque them 90 lbs and hope the problem goes away. Thank you.
#4766 of 5133 Re: Shaking in front end when brakes applied [wpatters]
May 30, 2010 (9:32 am)
harbor freight has them for 20 25 dollars
#4767 of 5133 Running and cutting off
Jun 09, 2010 (11:10 am)
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 6 cyl. Sometimes when I get on the Interstate and get to speed of 50, or so, when the rpm should drop, it will not, stays around 3 rpm if going 55 -60. Also it has started acting like it wants to shut off when I come to a stop. Sometimes the rpm will go almost all the way down and catch itself and go back to normal. Twice it has completely shut down. I have had the battery and alternator replaced last December (2009). Any suggestions? (I am female so please overlook my way of explaining - don't know the technical terms. Would like to try to educate myself somewhat before taking to someone.) Thanks.