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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Commander SRT-8, SUV
#179 of 198 Re: Vibration with Hemi at 70-75 MPH [05hemi]
Oct 17, 2008 (12:14 pm)
I feel your pain! I have had the same problem for years as well. May I suggest two options. 1) Don't listen to the dealership! They will continue to tell you over and over again saying that they have tried this and tried that. For me it didn't work! I even had the owner of the dealership test drive my jeep and noticed the problem. Like i said in the past I changed tires...twice. Replaced the drive shafts...three times.....or so they say. They, the dealership, even claimed they switched rims and tires and had the same problem....i dont believe them. 2) Get a second opinion. I finally found COMPLETE satisifaction with a "computer ride match" balance from a local tire shop called discount tire. I am not sure if they have them in your area but it WORKED!!!! It was the most expensive balance I have ever had on my Jeep but it is much more enjoyable to drive now. Give it a try......it cant hurt. If you have any questions please ask.
#180 of 198 Bad Vibrations
Jun 28, 2009 (8:54 am)
To all 2000 to 2008 Grand Laredo owners how long does it take to through Down with The Lemon Law...It seems alot of you folks are getting Bad Vibes while driving at certain speeds and have been told by the dealer they have replaced drive line parts from tires to rear axles, and still bad Virations cant we all just Get Along and use the LEMON LAW?
#181 of 198 Re: Vibration with Hemi at 70-75 MPH [jdejeephemi]
Jun 28, 2009 (9:00 am)
Im still skeptical, I blew 600 on new tires but you might have something there,I will put my last 100 bucks on the line I cant take the Vibes & rumble at speeds anymore...The lemon Lawyers will be my last stop... Thanks for the Info..
#182 of 198 Fix for Jeep GC vibrations
Jun 28, 2009 (11:04 am)
I solved my 2008 Jeep GC vibration problem....I traded the POS for a 2009 BMW X5. Tried to buy American but what American car compares to an X5?
I think everyone knows that the Jeep is a POS... the trade-in value of this "CAR" is half what I paid for it...15K and it is only 20 mos. old! Will never make that mistake again.
#183 of 198 Re: Bad Vibrations [gp024me]
Jun 28, 2009 (3:00 pm)
I started through the lemon process, but settled with Chrysler at the first meeting. They swapped-out both driveshafts, did a few other things, and tried to rebalance the tires several times. What really did it for me was taking it to Discount Tire and having a Computer Ride Match done. The vibration is virtually gone. The guy at the tire store said that tires were tough to balance for that vehicle...I hope so, because the dealer was pretty much useless in this area. Not warrantying the tires is a mistake for Chrysler because I think they have direct relationship to many people's vibration problems. If my 2008 Jeep GC doesn't give me any more problems before my lease is up, I might even purchase it, but I won't if they demand the price printed at contract time....they have lost way too much value and gas prices will go up again (not that I really care myself what the cost of gas is). I really do like Jeeps...just hate the quality and sometimes the manufacturer.
#184 of 198 Re: Hemi Vibration [afran]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:58 am)
OH BOY,the plot thickens,I have a V6 GC same thing )* vibes at 45 mph and 60 and over new tires, drive shaft, transmission,, converter ,carrier ring OH by the way they claimed i had a tranny from a Chrystler 300? Why do I find it hard to beleive they actually replaced all the parts they claim?
#185 of 198 Re: Vibration with Hemi at 70-75 MPH [baldhill37]
Jul 11, 2009 (10:08 am)
I naturally had the same issues with my 2006 limited with 5.7L Hemi. I had Belle Tire ballance the tires with a special fixture to hold the wheel straight at balancing to correct the issue. The challenge is the plastic wheel cover on the the Aluminum Wheels. With use of the fixture that holds the wheel by the lug holes instead of the center hub hole it took the problem away immediately with no other repairs or guess work. I put new tires on the Jeep and had a real bad balance problem thinking it was the tires and it was not. Just need a mechanic that understands how to balance the odd wheel configuration we have.
#186 of 198 Re: Vibration with Hemi at 70-75 MPH [05hemi]
Jul 11, 2009 (3:48 pm)
Hey i doubt this is the answer your looking for, because i am not a mechanical type of person, but i own a 2002 jeep grand cherokee that vibrates like crazy once it gets up to around 60 mph or higher and i was telling a co worker about it who does all of his own car work and the second i mentioned that i was having a problem and once it got up to 60 mph he instantly said, IT VIBRATES DOESNT IT, and i was amazed and i was like yess and he said its your rotors, and i was like what??? I've brought it the jeep into at least 5 different places and no one could give me a correct answer they did all kinds of tests and the transfer case looking for codes and everything and couldnt tell me anything. Yet without mentioning that my jeep was vibrating my coworker knew what i was talking about instantly, so i'm not sure if thats correct or not as i've not gone and bought new rotors but i guess its something to look into. Hope this may help if not sorry i tried, however i will be writing a post here so if you have any info for me let me know, thanks
#187 of 198 2002 Jeep grand cherokee laredo radiator fans
Jul 11, 2009 (3:54 pm)
About 4 yrs ago there was a recall on a 2002 jeep grand cheorkee laredo because the radiator fans were basically chit. I brought the jeep in soon after as it was over heating alot. Turns out the fan blew out which in return blew out my radiator fan relay which was 340 out of pocket. Withinn one yr, the fan they replaced blew out again and in return blew out the relay, they replaced the fan for free yet cost me 340 out of pocket again for another relay, the next yr the exact same scenerio, and guess what happened 2 weeks ago, YOU GUESSED IT, my fan has blown once again and i know the relay is blown as well.
Does anyone have any info why this happens every single yr? I love my jeep but it is really looking like it wasnt worth it, to have to keep dealing with this situation every single yr. Not to mention that in summer i can't roll down my windows because the regulators blow out on all of the windows and thats around 240 to 280 a pop to fix, i live in vegas, so maybe the heat causes all of these problems i'm not sure, but it is huge pain in the ass, like i said any info is very very welcomed thank you.
Jul 30, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Hello all Jeepsters,well finally after a total of six weeks of trial and error The jeep is fixed. Lets see now 7000 dollars later AT THERE EXPENSE whole new rear end from rotors ,rear carrier, axles, the whole nine ,a drive shaft that was installed previously and New Tranny throw in a couple of motor mounts and WHALA! just before my 36,000mile warranty ran out.No more Vibes the last thing that was installed was the Tranny and motor mounts and the vibes came to a Halt.Theres a Chrystler Jeep Card in your handbook fill it out thats your only Ace you hold so look in the book and mail it....