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#4996 of 5134 Re: 1996 jeep grand cherokee laredo engine trouble [do_drummer]
Dec 19, 2011 (7:14 am)
Do you have a check engine light that is intermittent? Does it want to stall as you come to a stop?
It has been my experience that rough idle AND having to gas it to keep it running is a bad Oxygen sensor.
My 99 has 4 of them. It cost $1000 to change them all out after having similar problems.
Your G/C has different V8 engines than mine though. FYI.
#4997 of 5134 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LEAKING IN CARGO AREA
Dec 25, 2011 (9:50 am)
I BOUGHT MY GRAND 2 MONTHS AGO AND I NOTICED MY STUFF IN THE REAR
WAS GETTING WET, I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS CONDENSATION FROM THE RAIN WE HAD, NOW IT TURNED OUT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CARGO AREA IS WET!
THE RAIN IS COMING IN THROUGH ONE OF THE TRIM PANELS, ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM ANYONE OUT THERE!!! THANKS
#4998 of 5134 Re: 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LEAKING IN CARGO AREA [abl903]
Dec 25, 2011 (10:47 am)
I bet the passenger side taillight is out too. The problem with the 99-04 models is water leaking in from the roof and drippi g down behind the pass taillight then into the rear interior. If u lopk at other similar jeeps on the road u will notice the pass tail lite out a lot. Dont change the bulb...its not bad...you have to unscrew it and clean the contacts with a wire brush. For the leak, make sure all the gaskets in tue hatch area are secured. They slide off of the car due to dereriorating glue that holds the rubber to the metal. -Chris
#4999 of 5134 Re: 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LEAKING IN CARGO AREA [abl903]
Dec 25, 2011 (3:28 pm)
You have a warranty, its a new vehicle so take it back to the dealer. They'll fix it free!
#5001 of 5134 Re: 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LEAKING IN CARGO AREA [mikeyp53]
Dec 26, 2011 (5:35 am)
I do have to tell you that after a love-hate relationship with my Jeep, $10,000 in repairs, & a long history of "buy american" biting me in the tail....I just purchased a 2012 Optima. No more strange electrical problems, frequent costly 4x4 maintenance, and overall poor quality. These are supposed to be "heavy duty" vehicles that cut through bad weather, can handle trail riding, etc. The truth is that I dont even trust it to male it to 7/11. Anyone want a used Jeep? $4k cash takes it. -Chris
#5002 of 5134 Re: 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LEAKING IN CARGO AREA [cski]
Dec 26, 2011 (11:20 am)
Sorry you had such bad luck. I bought new a 2004 Grand Cherokee and have had no issues after 7 years of ownership. Like you, I bought a new Hyundai Sonata 2011 and love the car. Need both vehicles because the Hyundai is useless in snow deeper than 5 inches and won't tow anything. The Jeep is a strong vehicle, I think you just had a streing of bad luck or possibly a bad dealer. You said you had a 2012 so I don't understand how you ran up a $10,000 repair bill. If you were closer, I would buy it for $4K since its worth 20K plus.
#5003 of 5134 Re: front differential noise [ken777bk]
Dec 27, 2011 (10:47 am)
its not your front diferential it is the stock rotors that are with the truck if you had them replaced its still just the equivalant. BEST option is to UPGRADE to better braking syatem such as brembo or othe offroad type of rotors they can take a little fore or look for crossdrilled and slotted rotors and just upgrade calipers. but that the easiest way to fix it i have made my rotors special because of what i do with my 98 limited. Also if you her front end knocking i would suggest switch to a skyjack suspension set.maybe put a limited drop travel for looks and if you do go off road it wont drop out on you.
#5004 of 5134 Re: front differential noise [archgabriel]
Dec 27, 2011 (11:03 am)
Not necessary to do all that. Get stock rotors from Autozone or wherever and replace the ceramic disc pads with semi metallic. The heat from the ceramic warps the rotor and will make noise. For $25 an axle set its a cheap fix. I spent $175 for new rotors, pads and hardware. Did mine 30K miles ago and they are still on the car, no rotor warping and brakes efficiently and I tow a 3500 lb trailer/boat.
#5005 of 5134 97 grand cherokee random shut off
Dec 29, 2011 (1:11 pm)
spark plugs and wires ,cap and rotor,ignition coil,idle air control valve,o2 sensor ,cat also .....all new and changed but jeep shuts off at random times on the highway or at stop .it putts away shutting off or sometimes shutting off .HELP ME PLEASE