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Jul 15, 2004 (11:44 am)
The computer or message board (the display that tells you info. on door ajar or washer liquid low, etc) on my 1994 jeep grand cherokee keeps beeping and saying "service 4w-drive switch"
The dealer said, he only seen this once and that I should ignore this message because they don't know what causes the car to signal this...Well it's a pain in the >>>> to hear this all the time.
I have question other dealer's but they all say it could cost me up to $700.00 to find the problem?
Does anybody know what could cause this?
#829 of 5134 Extended Warranty
Jul 21, 2004 (11:49 am)
I do not own a jeep, nor have I ever owned a jeep, but I am considering buying a 2001 4X4 Laredo with 45,000 for $13,000 (hope this is a good deal). Anyway, do you think that I should purchase an extended warranty? If so, what would it cover (brakes, electrical etc....).
Before everyone starts saying bad things, I know that the JGC has had it's share of problems such as brakes, electrical etc.....but what vehicle does not have problems. I mean, I honestly have never seen a JGC broke down on the side of the road and I see many running on the road so how bad can it be?
Your input and recommendations on if this is a good deal would be appreciated.
#830 of 5134 Plz Help
Jul 22, 2004 (10:10 am)
I own a 04 GC Laredo I6 and I have 2 problems.
1) when I step on and off the accelerator at exactly 50 mph, I hear a ticking noise somewhere near the accelerator. I don't hear the ticking noise from accelerator at lower speed. I step on and I hear "tick" and then step off and hear "tick". Tick~tick
2) When I turn on the ac and step on accelerator, I hear this very low frequency chainsaw noise for like 2 seconds. It sounds like "Cheeeeee"
If anyone had the same problems, plz tell me how to fix..
#831 of 5134 Best tires?
Jul 22, 2004 (6:08 pm)
I put a post #1828 on the basic Jeep Grand Cherokee forum so if anyone here wants to comment on their experiences, I would appreciate it as I go in for service on Monday and they are probably going to tell me I need them in the next 1-2K miles. I'm also curious in thoughts on what are NOT good overall tires for road and snow. Hey thanks.
#832 of 5134 Jeep Antenna swap
Aug 05, 2004 (7:48 pm)
I have a 96 JGC. I have the OEM fixed antenna and want to swap it out for a power antenna. My only concern is that the existing antenna is not flush mounted on the fender panel, so it has a unique sloped mounting piece. If this piece is not transferable to an aftermarket power antenna, it seems I will have a space/hole between the flush mounting of the aftermarket antenna and the fender. Does this force me to install the Jeep OEM power antenna?
Any advice assistance is appreciated.
#833 of 5134 naatz1 - Tires
Aug 18, 2004 (9:20 pm)
Sorry for the late reply, I haven't been checking this board as often as I like. I put some Yokohama Geolanders on my 99 JGC Laredo and am very pleased. I bought them from Tire Rack and thought I got a good deal.
#834 of 5134 Rear Washer Doesn't Squirt
Aug 19, 2004 (8:17 pm)
Recently I my rear window washer hasn't worked. The glass is closed, when I push the stalk the wiper moves and I can hear the motor run, but mothing comes out. The washer tank is full??? Just out of warranty, I'd hate to have to payto have this diagnosed.
#835 of 5134 Re: Rear Washer Doesn't Squirt [iamwhoam]
Aug 20, 2004 (5:42 pm)
Try inserting a pin into the squirt nozzle to clear it. Sometimes they just clog up. Also, make sure that washer tank is full. It is not the one under the hood!
#836 of 5134 Re: Advice for new JGC owners [mikec]
Sep 03, 2004 (4:33 pm)
I can tell you that you should get the sound checked with the transmission. That could very well be the sensor switch I believe mostly the 5 speed transmissions have this. I am familar since I just purchased 1 1/2 weeks ago my 2004 JGC Limited V8(90 miles). I did experience a problem with the transmission within one week of owning.. I received a rough sound and then power just stopped couldn't move jeep. Be advised if this happens put key to off position and in park this actually resets the vehicle to allow you to get to the dealer for service. I am having the switch replaced. I have heard by other owners they too have had the same problem, the dealer that i drove to for service claims it doesn't happen often, but i found 2 people. I would get this checked could very well be your problem . Good luck!!
Sep 14, 2004 (12:22 am)
To pursue this law, do you have to be the registered owner of the vehicle? I have a 40K JGC Ltd. with less than 10,000 on it, and it has quite a few problems, like popping noise from the steering wheel that cannot be fixed for some reason, whistling drive shaft the technician tells me that needs to be replaced (geezzzz alrady? It's only a year-old), wheels making cracking noise when slowly tuning (one good example is pulling up to park, but daeler tells me it's the plastic chrome wheel cover that's streching/contracting when turning. Doesn't this eventually lead into breaking of the plastic parts? I don't know why designers would design such thing for a 40K vehicle) just to named a few. I'm going to try to get these fixed couple more times. But the thing is, the car is registered to my dad's name because we used his credit to get 0 percent APR. Does that mean he has to file all the paperwork? Gosh, this thing is giving me a head ache. The car is barely used, and so many problems.. I mean, I don't pay $600+ a month so that I can leave my car at the dealer 2 days a week, and take the bus to work. It's just really terrifying thinking about paying that much money for 5 more years just to have it fixed so often with no successful attemps. Ohhhh I'm so ready to go to battle with the big company. I'll get my car bought back and go to small claims court to get some compensation for emotional destress and time and money wasted! In the end, I'll buy a damn Japanese car. I'm done with American made ones.