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#4927 of 5143 Re: Advice on Considering a Used Jeep Grand Cherokee [topat46]
Jul 30, 2011 (9:01 am)
Wow - I had no idea. I totaled my little BMW Convertible last month (1998 with very few repair issues) and now have to purchase something with the insurance payout by Wed. - when I lose the rental car.
I'm a school teacher with no auto mechanical knowledge so your advice is GREATLY appreciated.
Based on this info and advice from others, I think I've now made my decision to go with the Nissan Pathfinder. I'm going to shoot for one with less than 115K, however I see many for sale on-line with more than 200K which is a good indicator to me. Leme know if there are other you think I should consider.
Again, THANK YOU!
#4928 of 5143 Re: Advice on Considering a Used Jeep Grand Cherokee [taglaca]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2011 (10:16 am)
Have your independent mechanic check out the Pathfinder's transmission. (link).
Well, whatever you find that looks good, it's cheap insurance to have a mechanic give it a once over.
2011 Used Car Best Bets may help.
#4929 of 5143 Re: JGC starts then stalls [deratristar]
Aug 01, 2011 (3:40 pm)
Thanks for your reply. All the lights show before it dies. I do have two keys and have tried them both. Tonight however, when I try to start the jeep nothing happens. No clicking, nothing just dead. I have a tow coming tomorrow to bring it to my mechanic. I will follow-up with the reults. Thanks, Joe D
#4930 of 5143 Re: Advice on Considering a Used Jeep Grand Cherokee [taglaca]
Aug 03, 2011 (5:02 am)
The Mazda Tribute and the Ford Escape are the same vehicle, and u can get the Ford cheaper, and it looks far better. It has a strong Duratech V6, so do not buy the 4-banger. The truck is too heavy for the base 4cyl engine. The Mazda is made by Ford, so don't buy it because you think it is Japanese and therefore a better vehicle.
Be sure to get an AWD model, and do NOT buy a Grand Cherokee, unless you really need a 4x4 with a locking center diff, low range, and skid plates.
If you do decide on the Grand Cherokee, the V8 is a must have if you can afford the gas. I have a 99, and my 4.7 hauls a** for a heavy truck. and I love it in the rain, because I can stomp on the gas and the 4x4 prevents almost all wheel-spin. It is bigger than the Fordza, and I have leather, sunroof, Infinity Sound system, power drivers and passenger seat, heated seats, etc. It just costs a lot to service.
#4931 of 5143 Re: JGC starts then stalls [deratristar]
Aug 05, 2011 (5:32 pm)
deratristar, thanks for your advice about the security issue with the key. I noticed the keys didn't respond to even locking and unlocking. I had it checked and it was the module that handles the security of the key. You were right, thanks again! Joe D
#4932 of 5143 Re: NO HEAT 2004 JGC [folsomjeeper]
Aug 06, 2011 (2:43 pm)
I know this is an old thread but I'm having the same issue and I can't seem to track down a fix. I searched WJ heater fix on ebay but no luck. Any help is appreciated. You can email me back at Jaha2929hotmail.com Thanks.
#4933 of 5143 Re: NO HEAT 2004 JGC [vkleerskov]
Aug 07, 2011 (11:10 am)
Its the "flapper" damper under the dashboard. Its cheap plastic and it breaks or sticks in one position. Very cosly labor to replace because you have to pull the dash. Saw a bill for one of these for $700 including labor at my dealer.
#4934 of 5143 Re: NO HEAT 2004 JGC [vkleerskov]
Aug 07, 2011 (12:25 pm)
there is a kit with a template to cut into the heater box to replace the flap available at the dealer I don't remember the part numbers good luck
#4935 of 5143 Permanent fix for the Grand Cherokee issues
Aug 08, 2011 (4:59 am)
I have found a repair that will benefit all Jeep WJ model (99 to 04 Grand Cherokee) vehicles.
First, open the hood and stick a pole in it (because the struts that hold the hood open are most likely broken, and even if they are not, a stiff breeze will bring the hood down on your head).
Second, pack all open areas under the hood full of C4. Repeat this step for the interior.
Third, douse your WJ with gasoline. For 4.7 liter H.O. vehicles use premium unleaded. Save one quart for step four.
(do not try to siphon gas from the tank, as our SUV's are mostly on E)
Step four, use the quart of gas from step three to fill a wine bottle, then stuff a rag in it, light it, and carefully place in vehicle. Safety first!!!
Now you can finally enjoy your Grand Cherokee's only repair that is permanente, and has cost you nothing.
Chris, Rikers Island, NY
#4936 of 5143 Re: Permanent fix for the Grand Cherokee issues [cski]
Aug 08, 2011 (7:46 am)
Ain't that the truth !!! I am so sick of my car I could scream. I will fix one thing and something else will mess up. There is ALWAYS something wrong with my car. I swear it is possessed by Satan.