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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Commander SRT-8, SUV
#97 of 202 Re: NEWER UPDATE ON 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4.7 [flattop60]
Oct 23, 2007 (4:25 pm)
I've got a 07 with the 4.7 and am having the same problems. Already replaced two tires and have all four rebalanced but the problem has not gone away. I am due for my first oil change in two weeks and will once again attempt to have the dealer fix the problem. I am also having torque converter lock-up issues around 38-45 mph. I was told by an Engineer at Chrysler that a computer software fix is in the works
#98 of 202 Rear Transfer Case
Oct 24, 2007 (5:16 am)
Has anyone had the rear transfer case replaced?
#99 of 202 CHRYSLER ENGINEER FINDINGS
Nov 13, 2007 (12:14 pm)
I met with the Chrysler Engineer on 10/16. After test driving the vehicle and me giving him a report of what has transpired thus far, he agreed there was definitely a vibration and wanted to order parts to rebuild the front differential. This is after he spent most of the day with a mechanic and a vibration analyzer to track the vibration to the front end of the vehicle.
Chrysler ordered the parts, we delivered the vehicle on 10/23 for the rebuild of the front differential. On Friday, 10/26 we received a call that the vehicle was "ready". We drive the 100 miles to the dealer (Chrysler ask us to use another dealership for the rebuild) on Sat 10/27 to test drive the vehicle. Some better but still vibrated. We refused delivery of the vehicle and kept the loaner.
On Monday we were ask to meet with the 3rd Chrysler Engineer so he could drive the 07 Jeep. He quickly felt the vibration.
On returning to the dealership we reached an agreement that Chrysler would buy back the vehicle but with restrictions.
1. They would give us sticker for our 07.
2. We had to purchase any other Chrysler product at sticker or more. Basically
traded for sticker prices.
The other option for us was to accept another repair attempt that would get the vehicle to about 90% satisfaction (They were going to replace the transfer case), then they were going to give us a warranty for as long as we owned the vehicle that would in essence make repairs to the vehicle at no cost to us for any and all problems.
I really wish they had not restricted us to Chrysler but I understand their reasoning.
We elected to look around and choose another Jeep. This we did and test drove two that we liked. One we preferred over the other and drove it approximately 50 miles. Except for the Goodyear Fortera HL tires, we liked it and it did not vibrate. So, to end this saga in our lives, we are to pick up the vehicle later this week most likely 11/17/07.
Hopefully this purchase/trade agreement will be the end of our mysery of the vibration issues. Most likely someone else will end up with the 07, my only hope is that they get it cheap enough to live with the vibration.
By the way, our new 08 is going to be a 5.7 Hemi with all the bells and whistles.
#100 of 202 '07 Jeep Grand Cherokee vibration before and after...
Nov 13, 2007 (7:56 pm)
I commend your persistence. I am curious, they replaced both of my driveshafts (front and rear) which seemed to cure about 95% of the vibration. It is so subtle now that I don't think I could even get someone to feel it or notice it anymore. Only i know that there is a querk. Are you saying that after the repairs you had made the vibration was clearly noticable and obvious enough that anyone could feel it? Let me know i am really curious. Perhaps you could guage it on a scale of 1-10 before and after the repairs etc. Please reply.
Thanks and good luck!
#101 of 202 Re: '07 Jeep Grand Cherokee vibration before and after... [wholelottahemi]
Nov 27, 2007 (5:03 am)
The 3rd engineer who drove our Jeep stated that the previous engineers who drove it rated the vibration at a 5 after both drive shafts were replaced. 1 being bad and 10 being perfect. After the rebuild of the front differential, this engineer rated the vibration as an 8. He said the best it could be repaired would be a 9, never to attain the 10. So, yes, anyone can feel it, in the floorboards, steering wheel, etc.
If you could get one of the regional service reps to use the vibration monitor that was used on ours, its possible that yours could be made a 10. Ours was always noticable beginning at about 58 mph and on up. They kept zeroing in on the problem but never quite got there. I'm glad its not ours any longer.
However, we are still awaiting the paperwork to be completed before we can pick up our new one. Hopefully this week. I'm sure with the holidays and vacations it will take a little longer.
Good luck with your Jeep.
Nov 27, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Thanks for sharing your situation and communication. Glad to here that they are working with you at Chrysler! My GC had the same problem but once they changed both driveshafts the vibration was reduced to a very slight shudder throught the driveline at 70 with no vibration anymore. The slight shudder is so nominal that unless you were to drive the car daily, I don't know that anyone would pick it up which is why I have been reluctant to continue with the push. Never the less, it is annoying as I know something is still there but it's too small to make a stink with at this point. I had all my ducks lined up and ready to file a lemon law complaint before the fix. They wouldn't give me a loaner and made me drive around with the vibration until the front driveshaft came off of back order.
Good luck and enjoy your new ride!
#103 of 202 Re: Hemi Vibration [wholelottahemi]
Dec 13, 2007 (7:39 am)
We got our new 08 GC Limited on Tues, Dec 4th. Other than the 2 weeks or so waiting for the paperwork to be completed it was a no hassle deal. We paid the difference between the two stickers, plus tax and title and we were down the road all less than one hours time.
I appreciate the dealership in Columbus, Ohio that completed the deal and don't have any good feelings at all regarding the dealership in Ripley, WV. where we purchased the 07. They are without a doubt a dealership out to get your money and not wanting to service the vehicles they sell. In my opinion they are part swappers not mechanics!
The new 08 drives so much better than the 07 its unbelievable. My wife and I are of the opinion that the 07 was wrecked and then repaired without disclosing it to us.
Hats off to Chrysler for making this exchange happen.
As we were pulling out of the dealers lot in Columbus with our new 08, stickers were being placed in the side windows of the 07 stating "This vehicle is property of Daimler-Chrysler, not to be driven without permission and to be sold at auction". I pity the poor soul that gets hold of this lemony cream puff!!!
I don't understand it belonging to Daimler-Chrysler since Daimler split a few months back. I assume it to be so since it was manufactured prior to the sale off.
#104 of 202 Re: Hemi Vibration [flattop60]
Dec 18, 2007 (9:05 am)
I have a 08 jeep GC which has a vibration at 45 mph and at 65mph. The dealer thinks it's the torque converter and has taken data for Chrysler Engineering who can't believe that the converter used on this 08 model can be the problem.
I think it is the drive train and don't expect that they will ever fix it! I think I bought a lemon and I will have to dump it next year and buy a car from a manufacturer that cares about customer satisfation and is not on the brink of bankrupsy as is Chrysler.
#105 of 202 Re: Hemi Vibration [afran]
Dec 18, 2007 (9:31 am)
#106 of 202 Re: Hemi Vibration [afran]
Dec 19, 2007 (9:16 am)
I can understand what you are going through. My 07 has had three tires replaced and all of them re-balanced. I still have driveline vibration above 70mph. I made an appointment for the 26th for them to once again look into the problem