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#995 of 1240 1997 jeep grand cherokee ltd 6 cyl
Apr 27, 2012 (4:32 pm)
hi, i bought this jeep a couple of months ago, 50k original miles. i have had a few problems. i replaced the blower motor relay already cause blower motor did not turn off when car was off.
i have two other problems: i have to crank the car twice for it to start. the first time it almost turns over, then i turn it off, i hear a little click down my the fuses and relays, then i crank it back on an it starts great. i have already replaced the starter, gave it a full tue-up, replaced the crank sensor and put some 'stuff' in the gas for the fuel injectors, it still takes twice to start.
also, when my lights are on and i put the wipers on the dash lights go out, turn off the wipers and the dash light go back on. what's up with that?
does anyone have any ideas? i love this jeep and i want to fix it.
#997 of 1240 98 JGC Laredo Starting Issue
Apr 27, 2012 (10:06 pm)
Hi, I am new to JGC's and I bought an older, higher mile Jeep to start out with. So, I am expecting a few issues. LOL
The question I have is about the way it has been starting. It doesn't always start first time around, but always starts the second time I try. Like its priming the engine or something (thats the vibe I get, I am very limited in mechanical knowledge).
The delay/restart doesn't bother me...but today, I was letting my son drive it for the first time, and he pressed on the brake when beginning to start the Jeep & the battery died.
Of course, he pressed the brake all the way to the floor! LOL... So, one of my questions is: do JGCs have some sort of safety mechanism that cuts the battery off when the brake is depressed all the way or something...or could this be an electrical issue.
There was also a noise that accompanied this issue... it was a soft buzz, only when he let his foot OFF the brake, so he kept it depressed as to not make the noise... but I switched spots with him & I let the brake off & just let the noise happen... and it only went on for a minute or so, then I went through the process of starting it & it started just fine.
It does have high miles (over 200,00), but I just got an oil change & a new battery put in it a few days ago... so cannot figure out why it died like that.
And it did die, the radio was reset to 12:00...so I am guessing it killed the power totally.
Any info on this type of issue is appreciated!
Thank you for your time!
#999 of 1240 Re: start problem driving me crazy [indieboy2010]
May 02, 2012 (1:01 pm)
I believe this is a faulty crank position sensor which is located on the top left of the bell housing and the part cost between $50-$100 but change it when the jeep is cold
#1000 of 1240 Re: Grand Cherokee Laredo Stalled and Won't Restart [maria99]
May 04, 2012 (1:44 pm)
If you have the 4.0L engine this may be of some help. Have you had the starter checked. I found this was the power drain on mine and sometimes it would drain just overnight. I put a new one on and it's been fine ever since then. I disconnected the wires from the starter and hooked a meter up in between the wires and the starter and found my battery drain at the starter with the Jeep off. I read somewhere the power drain should only be .013 ma and mine was .150 ma with the key off.
Hope this helps.
#1001 of 1240 FINALLY GOT MINE GOING AFTER TWO MONTHS
May 16, 2012 (3:45 pm)
I HAVE A 1996 5.2L JGC AND WELL IT JUST DIED ONE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. CHANGE COUNTLESS PARTS AND NOTHING I GOT A CRANK SENSOR FROM AN AUTO PARTS STORE AND IT WAS JUNK. I RECOMMEND BEFORE SWITCHING TONS OF PARTS OUT GET A CRANK SENSOR FROM THE DEALER $80.00. WELL WORTH IT TRUST ME NOW MY JEEP IS UP AND RUNNING LIKE NEW SINCE I HAVE SWITCHED OUT EVERYTHING IN IT.
#1002 of 1240 Re: FINALLY GOT MINE GOING AFTER TWO MONTHS [thecez01]
May 17, 2012 (1:11 am)
I have a 93 jgc with the 5.2 and only in the summer when it get's hot my ignition coil fail's. so i got two with the lifetime warrenty and now when it goe's out a 10 mm wrench and i'm back on the road in 20 minute's. then i take the bad one back for a free exchange. jeep's, gotta love them.
#1003 of 1240 00 Grand Cherokee Stalling
May 25, 2012 (9:45 am)
I have a 00 GC. For a while now, it has been stalling on me. Most often when it is hot out and the engine has been running. It will stall while I'm giving it gas, but it happens most often while idling or when I take my foot off the gas to brake. Often, the engine will crank, but not fire after a stall. This lasts for about 1 - 2 hours, and then the engine will fire. I have replaced the crankshaft positioning sensor, but to no solution. My next thought would be the battery, or the spark plugs, etc. The fuel pressure is fine, so I don't think it's a fuel pump issue.
#1004 of 1240 Re: start an stall problems [96jeepgcl]
Jun 07, 2012 (9:26 pm)
Could you let me know hw you managed to open up the PCM.
I have an 07 SRT8 and I suspect dodgy solder joints inside cos having same problem as you and when you tap - just tap - the connector to the PCM, it dies.
Bent all the tabs back an tried to open the cover but won't budge. Suspect some kind of glue or sealant used.