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#4907 of 5143 JGC 2002 laredo 4x4
Jul 01, 2011 (4:11 pm)
Emission Light coming on; this happened to me in my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo about a year ago, the guy at pep boys checked the diagnostic and told me thats what it said, he asked if i had driven through a lot of big puddles/water and i had he said thats probably what did it. I did not worry about if after that and eventually it went away.
Question: Bought my JGC Laredo 4x4 at 72000 miles, it has 114000 miles now, only problems i have had is the radiator fan went bad twice in a row so the car was overheating but was only about 75$ each time..... and the past few months the AC is not cold its basically whatever outside temp is, and lately thats in the 90's --- i bought the r134 refill but the gauge said it was full so i did it anyways still nothing, pep boys said probably the compressor , any thoughts?
Question: also is this 2002 JGC likely to have many other problems, trying to sell it since i am worried from what i have heard but i have never really had any problems, can anyone guess that i might or what might go bad? Also, what kind of big maintenance should i get done to it (dont know anything about cars) so dont know what i should get done, i get all the oil changes and got new tires.
Thanks for any help!
#4908 of 5143 Re: 95 jgc transmission [linr]
Jul 04, 2011 (8:37 am)
Dd ever get any resolution to your Jeep issue, my son has 1994 Grand Cherokee that is doing same thing. Starts off great, but hard to get it to shift from 1st to 2nd...etc. Thanks, Mike
#4909 of 5143 I have a 99.
Jul 07, 2011 (5:34 am)
The 99 is completely different from the 95. Different trans, engine, space frame, well, everyting.
My problem is the Jeep wants to stall as I am slowing to stop. It has no problem shifting at all. It is an oxygen sensor most likely on mine.
I hope you know the 95' to 98 models had lots of transmission issues. Sorry I cant help.
#4910 of 5143 Re: JGC 2002 laredo 4x4 [m9fuse]
Jul 08, 2011 (4:21 am)
Well, I can tell you that I have 7k in mine since purchased.(It is a 99 V8 4x4) It had 89k when I bought it. Now it has 134,000. It needs a LF hub bearing, has a coolant leak, and it wants to stall at stoplights. I would NOT buy this vehicle again, or recommend one to a friend. I do like the V8 grunt and it was unstoppable in two years of snowstorms. It eats tires, transmission solenoids, sensors, fan belts, passenger rear brake light issues. On and on.
I just paid it off in April. It ran for a month and then started having the aforementioned problems. Garbage.
#4911 of 5143 Re: 94 Grand Cherokee Jeep Limited cuts off while driving [walegzy]
Jul 08, 2011 (4:29 am)
How old is the battery and alternator? If they are stock then replace the battery and clean the leads. See if the problem goes away. If not take it to the dealer. They know for SURE what the problems are, so if u plan on keeping it get a full checkout.
#4913 of 5143 2011 JGC observations and questions
Jul 13, 2011 (8:27 pm)
Purchased a new 2011 JGC Overland several weeks ago, and love it. I would have never in my wildest dreams have guessed that I'd own a Jeep. Always thought the Rubicons and souped up old CJ's were cool, but never owned a Jeep and never really thought about them. Until I saw their ads on TV and saw how nice the interiors were; then saw a video of Bob Lutz talking about how their interiors rivaled those of European luxury brands. Decided to check out the JGC and ditched my Acura TL! I love the ride - very comfortable (sorry, no serious off-roading for me), the stereo system, the panoramic roof, the stitching on the leather and...love the exterior design. Everyone that sees it is shocked it's a Jeep. My next door neighbor dropped $75k on a BMW 5 series, and he thought I purchased an Audi SUV. When I told him I "only" paid $40k for it, his jaw hit the driveway. I am a little nervous about long-term quality (last two vehicles were Acura/Honda, never had an issue), so I'm still thinking about the extended warranty.
I have a couple questions and hoping someone can help me out.
1) When I'm moving slowly, say in and out of the driveway/garage, I hear a minor "clicking." Any idea what this is? It doesn't seem to affect performance at all.
2) I've learned that my Sprint HTC Droid phone doesn't pair with the UConnect system. Besides switching phones, any thoughts on a way to resolve this?
3) Any recommendations for where to purchase an extended warranty? The dealer offered me one, but I'm always wary of their prices. I'd at least like to do a little comparison shopping.
#4914 of 5143 Re: 2011 JGC observations and questions [strokeoluck2]
Jul 15, 2011 (4:21 am)
Your happiness reminds me of the day I brought my 99 Laredo V8 home. It also reminds me of the day after where I went 4 a drive & second gear decided to take a break. Literally. After $7000 worth of service on it (90% covered by warranty), the check engine light finally took a long, 20k nap.
This was four years ago, I only paid $6700 for it, & I basically got a really nice used truck with 89k.
Well, it is expensive to service due to it's 4x4 system, and now I have a stalling issue and a coolant leak. The gas mileage is awful, it drives like a pig, it's steering is numb and the brakes require a heavy foot to push. I am prepping it for sale. my kids are older and I no longer need as much space, so I think I have earned a Subaru WRX or a Ford Focus ST, & I am going to buy it at the end of December, where 4x4's sell well and I can get a great deal on a 2011 or a lightly used 2010. I am going to do my homework this time, and buy a really good, reliable, inexpensive to drive car. Congrats on your new truck. I hope you bought the 6 cyl for good mileage, or the V8 if you wanna haul ass (and a boat).
#4915 of 5143 re: Follow up on Some hints on JGC from Steve 279 [steve279]
Jul 15, 2011 (8:08 am)
My 2004 Crand Cherokee had warped rotors after about 3 years (low mileage vehicle). At 38000 miles I replaced the front rotors and semi metallic pads from Advanced Auto. The OEM ceramic pads had more than 50% lining left, but I replaced them because I was there. The semi metallic pads generate less heat and stop better. So far, no warping. I never had satisfactory performance, ie warping from 14 Ford Taurus' I've owned and the semi metallic changeout cured the problem with the Fords. So far after 10 months, the JGC has no warping problems. The car is in Florida and tows a 4000 lb boat trailer, no issues. You may want to try this solution in addition to the caliper sliders as mentioned above.
#4916 of 5143 Jeep Grand Chkee. overheats/a/c works somtimes
Jul 15, 2011 (10:14 am)
it started all at once, first overheated. about 6 months ago the top radiator hose blew up. then on the way back from a vacation it overheated, put in a thermostate and it seemed to work fine.
Now. it started overheating and fast when the a/c's on, when its off lasts about twice as long. the a/c regardless of temp seems to work for the first 5 min then blows. warm to hot air.
I did a compression test and it was fine. A radiator pressure test. good. replaced the thermostate,, water ppump, and fan. Flushed the radiator well with no changes. The a/c condenser gets really really hot. I tough that maybe it was getting to hot and when the air was getting suckeed through the engine wouldnt allow the radiator to get cool, but mechanics told me that wouldnt do it. I check the freon and its good.
one more thing to mention if you are going over 50 it wont overheat and the a/c seems to work better. I alsoo noticed bubbles in the radiator that doesnt seem to go away. The oil pressure gauge seems a bit high.
when its hot i hear a ratteling noise every once in a while. Please help.