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#929 of 5143 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Starting Problem
Jan 24, 2005 (12:15 pm)
need some advice.
I have a 2003 Grand Cherokee, 8 cyl., 2-wheel drive, automative transmission.
The problem I have is that when I go to start the vehicle after it has been sitting for mre than 1-hour, that starter cranks and cranks for about 5-6 seconds, and then the engine finally turns over. If it has been just a few minutes since the car was running (i.e. you went to run an errand, ran into a store, and ran out 10-minutes later), and you start it back up again, it starts immediately, without hesitation. I have had this problem for nearly 3 weeks now. I should also mention that the battery, starter, and alternator have all been tested and checkout perfectly.
The vehicle has 35,000 miles on it, so it is still just barely (36,000 miles) within warranty. I have taken it to the dealership, and they had it for two days and stated that they "could not reproduce the problem". They recommended that I have them do a fuel injector service on it, and so I agreed to that. However, it STILL has the problem, and it is a VERY consistent problem (i.e. there is never a time when the vehicle sits for MORE than 1-hour where I do not encounter this problem). I think it might be a fuel pump or fuel pressure sensor problem, but the "mechanic" stated that the pump pressure was just fine when he tested it.
I need suggestions on what to do/say to the dealership because I am taking it back to them tomorrow.
#930 of 5143 Not sure next step
Jan 25, 2005 (1:54 pm)
My electric fan broke in my 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. In the process it messed up my radiator. Being that I don't make a lot of money I decided to buy the parts and have someone install it. Well, the guy installed it but now when I make left turns or back up it will stall or hesitate for like 5 seconds and then kicked in a forward motion. I don't know anything about cars. Has anyone ever had this problem. I'm not trying to go to the dealership unless I have to because it will cost an arm and a leg and my warranty doesn't cover this. Help!! P.S. the guy who fixed it said to give it a couple of more days??
#931 of 5143 Re: Yellowing Headlights 1994 JGC [i_like_myjeep]
Jan 27, 2005 (8:50 pm)
Here is a toll free number in Cartersville, Georgia--1-877-4 JANVIL or www.janvil.com I use this on the plastic windows on my restored 59 cj/5 works great Dale oldman59
#932 of 5143 Does the 2005 JGC have probems.
Jan 28, 2005 (2:44 pm)
I was looking into buying a JGC for myself. I was wondering if the 2005 are still having problems like the ones before it.
#933 of 5143 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [ernst565]
Jan 28, 2005 (9:12 pm)
They appear to be doing very well so far. This is much needed for Jeep since they had some well documented problems when the last design came out in '99.
I have not heard of any major problems. There was one guy who had some issue on this board but he seems to have disappeared after complaining for a few days.
I believe most people have been pretty happy with them.
#934 of 5143 Re: Quadra Drive Transfer Case Leak [texas_yankee]
Feb 07, 2005 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2000 JGC Ltd and had the transfer case replaced at 45,000 mi for $1350 + labor. There was a bearing chewed up inside. One clue I had was that I kept hearing a ticking noise when I was going slow. Anyway, I believe that there is a TSB on the seal leaking. I also had the Warranty Gold warranty and this problem is how I found out that they were bankrupt. (it couldn't have been on something inexpensive!) Luckily, I immediately contacted Visa and recd my money back for the warranty and purchased a Chyrsler warranty!
#935 of 5143 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [paule]
Feb 09, 2005 (3:57 am)
Though I'm not sure exactly whether or not my particular issue with my 2005 JGC is technically a "problem", I would like to share my experience with the forum just the same.
I purchased my 2005 JGC just before Christmas and noticed that there is an odd hesitation (maybe better defined as "bucking" and "hesitation") when accelerating between 37 mph and 45 mph. To be more specific (and accurate), the problem occurs AFTER the car has shifted into a higher gear and speed is reduced WITHOUT the car shifting back to a lower gear. When accelerating from this point, the problem is most apparent.
I decided to take the car to my dealer after approx. 1,800 miles to have it checked out. The dealer service manager advise that he too experienced what I described, but could not define the issue as a "problem" and that the car was functioning correctly. I disagreed and asked to take the same model (2005 Laredo/v8) for a drive as a basis for comparison.
Much to my surprise, both cars act exactly the same, which in my opinion, is not good. The hesitation is annoying and I constantly find myself accelerating harder to move the car past the hesitation. This too is not a good thing when driving in traffic. Big accelerations to move short distances in traffic is a tricky thing to manage....
Bottom line is this.... the dealer described the issue as "it is what it is" and really had nothing more to offer. In my opinion, what it is, is a big, expensive mistake.
Because I find the problem so annoying and difficult to manage, I will take the financial hit and replace the car with something else.
#936 of 5143 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems
Feb 11, 2005 (6:25 pm)
I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 12000 miles on it. And I have taken it in for brake rotor problems (once), radio problems (once), Heating and A/C problems (3 times). I live in Ny and also my heating has a awful smell when it is on, does anybody know what that is? Can I use the lemon law? Thank You
#937 of 5143 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Charging Problem
Feb 13, 2005 (1:32 am)
After replacing the alternator and a fairly new battery Jeep still had the same problem of not charging. An auto electric shop diagnosed the pcm as the problem and the price for one is quite expensive. As a fix he suggested we could install an external voltage regulator but he would not provide any help to how I would install it. The voltage regulator is a Transpo 2 plug electronic type. I have read my Hanes book but it was of no help. Any help, suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
#938 of 5143 Recently spoke to JGC
Feb 13, 2005 (5:33 pm)
salesman, but I want to verify what he said...I am considering 2005/6 JGC purchase in the future, but collecting data now...new design is nice, better than 2004...question about 4WD, and I am also reading the 4WD topic...I want 4WD when I want it not when the car wants it...I do not want AWD, I want to be able to turn 4WD (hi or lo range) on and off when I want it...salesman says that choice is ONLY available on the JGC with the 3.7L V6 engine, both 4.7L and 5.7L engines have an "automatic" 4WD, which engages when it thinks it has to...I want it for occasional snow or slippery areas in Georgia, or occasional (VERY occasional) rough terrain, for the rare occasion I could take it off-road...is it true I can only get this option with a V6, when I would never buy it with less than a V8???...makes me want to check into the 4WD offered on the redesigned 2006 Explorer/Mountaineer to come out in Sept 2005... is the saleman correct???