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#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
#5006 of 5134 97 random stalling...
Dec 29, 2011 (2:17 pm)
replace the computer. Buy a reprogrammed one on ebay motors. It will do the trick. If it isn't mechanical, then it IS electrical/ computer related. Run this info through your mechanic. DO NOT BUY A COMPUTER FROM CHRYSLER/MECHANIC. It will run u a $1000. It will be $199 on ebay motors, with a 1 year warranty. It is already programmed for your model. It just needs to be plugged in. It is called the ECU. (Engine Control Unit). There is also one called the BCU. You most likely need the ECU. So....try it. It is inexpensive, easy to install, and 80% will solve all your issues. -Chris
#5007 of 5134 97 grand cherokee random shut off by jeepjeep97
Dec 29, 2011 (5:05 pm)
Ha ! ECU/ECM (Engine Control Unit) (Engine Control Module) everyone has a different name for them. BCU (Body Control Unit). Ya, they do that sometimes. Most likely after they get hot. Usually run fine when cool or cold. It's most likely the first one (ECU/ECM) and not the BCU. There easy to change, plug and play. Last time I checked with Auto Zone they were selling for $145.00 exchange with a one year warrenty. You need to take in your Vin number and mileage. Usually they have to order them but only takes about 3 days. Also I would take in the old one as it has Part numbers and Model numbers on it they may need. Make sure you take in the right one, it has three plugs. There is also a TCM (Transmission Control Unit), it has just one large long plug on most years. I have a 2000 GC and it is doing the same thing, but winter is here and it runs fine now. Will change it next spring before it gets hot. Good luck to you, I'll keep a watch on this page in case you need more info. "PEP" :>)