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#4786 of 5142 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited has all kinds of problems, HELP!!
Aug 07, 2010 (5:31 pm)
My Cherokee is having so many different problems and I don't know how to handle all of them. If anyone has any suggestions or have had the same problems, PLEASE HELP ME !!
The brake light doesn't work on the driver's side only when the headlights are on. I replaced all of the sockets per a mechanic and all was well. Now it is doing it again. I checked the socket and the bulb and both are fine. I am not sure what to do at this point. I can't afford to take the car to the jeep dealership or even get a mechanic to work on it knowing how expensive it will be.
The heater is not working. It started off only on the passenger side, but now it doesn't work at all. I have read other posts talking about the door needing to be replaced. Lots of people are saying to get a heater repair kit and do it myself. Does anyone know how difficult it is to do this? Once again, I can't afford to have a mechanic do it.
The power windows on the driver's side don't work. Every once in a while they will work for a couple of minutes, and then stop again. Then a couple of weeks ago I noticed the front window was down a little bit. It appears the window if off its track because it slips down by itself. I have had to stick something down into the window to keep it from slipping down by itself. Has anyone else had this problem?
If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it!
#4787 of 5142 95' Orvis front drive shaft
Aug 08, 2010 (8:28 am)
The CV joint in my front drive shaft started making a whistling noise awhile back and during my research for solutions I read that Jeep in there infinite wisdom advises that this particular drive shaft can't be rebuilt but instead needs to be replaced (Hayne's shop manual).
I have heard some rumors that you can have a new shaft made with u-joints instead of CV joints, that can also be periodically greased.
If you know anything about this please contact me. I need to replace this before it get's any worse.
#4788 of 5142 Re: Purchase of a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee [mrcorvette1]
Aug 10, 2010 (6:59 am)
I see you posted this a few months ago, but none the less, I would NOT buy a cherokee. I love mine, but have had nothing but problems with it. It is getting to the point where I cannot afford to repair it anymore and need to get another car. It is too bad, because they are nice cars. What did you decide to do? Did you buy one or not?
#4790 of 5142 95 Grand Cherokee Laraedo oil in radiator overflow
Aug 18, 2010 (4:22 am)
I've had her forever and beat her to death, she's never let me down. 8 cyl motor all stock. Last Friday I noticed the radiator overflow looked funny so I looked down in it and it looked and smelled like used motor oil, not oil/antifreeze mixed but straight oil. I checked the oil in the block and it was clean. I checked the antifreeze and it was clean. Thought my son might have added oil to the overflow by mistake, and cleaned it out. Drove it to work and checked it again and found oil in there again. This has me stumped. Clean oil, clean antifreeze, good oil pressure, not overheating but I'm getting clean oil in the radiator overflow. I would think it's the head gasket but I dont have the brownish milky oil or antifreeze I've seen in the past on other vehicles with a cracked head or blown gasket. A buddy of mine asked a mechanic he knows and was told that theres a seal on the underside of the intake that causes this but I dont see how that could be. I mean how does oil get to tha overflow without mixing with the antifreeze. Has anyone seen this or have any ideas?
#4791 of 5142 Re: 95 Grand Cherokee Laraedo oil in radiator overflow [molinjhar]
Aug 18, 2010 (9:59 am)
Are you sure it is motor oil? It could be dirty transmission fluid. I bought a used pickup and trans fluid was black because it had never been serviced. Trans fluid cooler is integrated into radiator assembly. Inspect lines and fittings at radiator. Is your trans fluid level going down? Service trans and put clean red fluid in it. Find out if you have an oil cooler option. Could be integrated or a small seperate radiator mounted on radiator assembly. One other thing. Pressure test radiator. Where I live you can borrow one from Autozone. The pressure should hold for an hour.
#4792 of 5142 TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK
Aug 20, 2010 (6:11 pm)
I HAVE A 1993 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. IT IS A 4.0 SIX CYLINDER 4 WHEEL DRIVE. THE TRANSMISSION IS LEAKING BUT CANNOT FIND THE LEAK. SOME HOW THE FLUID SEEMS TO BE GETTING IN THE OIL PAN. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
#4793 of 5142 Re: TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK [volbuilder]
Aug 21, 2010 (3:48 am)
trans cant get in the engine oil pan
is trans fluid going down with out a spot on the ground then check inside the rad see if going there also see if transfer case is over filled if the seal at the rear of trans goes the fluid can move to the trans fer case over fill it by 2 to 3 quts before coming out the vent or blowing the drive shaft seals
#4794 of 5142 Re: TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK [volbuilder]
Aug 23, 2010 (10:29 am)
I concur with previous opinion. Somewhere the fluid is leaking and entering at one of the engine seals. Most likely it is the rear cover seal. I think you will have to pull the trans to inspect it.
#4795 of 5142 power window issues
Aug 23, 2010 (12:39 pm)
i have a 1993 jeep grand cherokee and the right side rear power window is not working. I have tested the regulator motor and it is ok. I don't seem to have power going to the switch on the door, however there is power to the switch on the driver's door and all other windows work, any ideas