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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#154 of 519 Need Heat/AC Help
Dec 05, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I purchased my 01 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, in April 2007 and now I live in Arizona. I drove the are out this summer and everything worked fine, except the heat,... well I figured I live in Phoenix, AZ, so no big deal. Well after I got here the AC went out and I went absolutely crazy, it can get around 115 out here. I suffered all summer with no AC. Well I got an estimate from the dealership now since I am ready to make the repairs and they are quoting me 1450 because coolant is leaking, I need a heater core, AC wiring blower resistor module, and they told me it is dangerous to drive. I am so NERVOUS about driving. My windshield is getting all steamed up and the blower doesnt work,. Until I get in the shop at the end of the month will I just need to keep adding engine coolant? to make sure that the engine does not lock up, and keep the vents off, or just say save my money and get another car? Please help I appreciate all responses
#155 of 519 Re: Need Heat/AC Help [beardjeep]
Dec 05, 2007 (2:36 pm)
I went to erase the price becuase it was wrong and hit the wrong button. The price was $1,099.??. I was more than happy. I am also from Indiana and have purchased my last Jeep. This spring I am going to buy a Toyota Highland. I drove one the other day and what a delight. My best luck has been with Toyotas (Camry's and Avalon's. Owned 5 and I don't know why I switched. My 2000 Avolon I purchased new in late 1999 has 46,000 miles and have only done oil changes etc plus a new set of Mich. tires about 4 weeks ago. Used the brand new full size spare and purchased 3 more. I love that car. Has power to jet forward, quite, smooth and as much room as a Mercury Grand Marquee. More room than a Caddy CTS. Sorry to have to buy foreign but the Jeep is Germany so what is the diff. The Japanese just have it together. Indy Bob
#156 of 519 Not So Grand Cherokee
Dec 06, 2007 (9:33 am)
Thanks Indy Bob for your advice, Thanks for pointing me in the diretion of toyota. I will be so glad to get rid of my Jeep Problems . The repairs are just too expensive to put in that old of a car with more and more problems surfacing. Bye Bye Jeep, No more for me
#157 of 519 Re: Not So Grand Cherokee [beardjeep]
Dec 06, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Let me sound off some more because it feels so good.
All, I mean all, dealers are nothing but "screw you shops". I had a Jeep dealer tell me I needed $350 worth of brakes all around including rotors in front. Over 10,000 miles later I asked my independent mechanic to check my brakes. I had new tires put on just before this and looked at the front pads and the tire man and my observation agree I was getting close on brakes. When I had my independent mech look at them he said yes I should have new brakes.
Why did my Jeep dealer tell me over 10,000 miles before this point in time I needed new brakes. If you bought new brakes every 40,000 miles I went 25% over the time they told me I needed new brakes before I had them put on.
Why doesn't the dealer tell you about the repair kit for the Heat/AC that is avail. where you don't have to remove the dash, steering wheel, center console,
antifreeze, etc. They are money mongels and they simply screw you. If I had the money to buy a dealership I would prove to the world, (if I wanted to screw the customer) that I could sell cars at my absolute cost, I mean REAL cost, and make a good living on the repair and maint. side of the business. Indianapolis, Bob
#158 of 519 no heat to passenger side
Dec 06, 2007 (2:49 pm)
well now it cold outside and not very warm inside my 01 jgc l. I joined this site today in hopes of understanding the problem and fixing it. I'm good like that. OUCH!!!!!!
I did a lot of reading and now not feeling very good. From what i see this is not very easy or cheap. Please if i missed something let me know, if not, maybe you could tell me a joke to cheer me up.
#159 of 519 Re: 1999 gcl no heat [hal12]
Dec 21, 2007 (8:45 pm)
can you give me some more info on this heater treater kit...i cant find it on ebay and my 2001 jgc limited just started havign problems blowing cold air on passenger side and hot air on driver side...i have no money for dealer repairs....thanks
#160 of 519 Heater repair.
Dec 22, 2007 (6:24 am)
You can prob. get it repaired by a non dealer repair shop for under 400 dollars. Advise thru this source your location and I will advise you were if you are close. We must all wise up and get rid of our Jeeps. They are just too costly to maintain. I opened the Inidanapolis star this morning and found all car dealerships had ads. Even our larged Toyota dealership had ads for his Ford, Kia, and other dealerships but not for his Toyota dealership. Do you know why he did not adv for the the Toyota dealership. BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE TO ADVERTIESE FOR THEM, THEY SELL THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD AND RELIABLE. Take the
$400 you pair for repair of the heater doors at an independant garage or the $1,200 you would pay at the dealership and any other money you can scrape up and buy a used Highlander. You will not be sorry. This spring my 2003 that looks like new and I just spent over $1,000 on it for brakes all around, A/C condenser, and 3 new heater doors( I had the hinge breaking problem) plus I just spent 500 dollars for new Wranger tires and trade it in on a Highlander. I should run it out a while until I feel I recoup some of that 1500 or 1600 dollars I just spent but instead I am going to chaulk that expense up to a bad Jeep experience. Good luck but I really encourage you to get rid of it. It is going to cost you over and over again.
#163 of 519 heater treater kit 2003 grand cherokee
Dec 26, 2007 (11:34 pm)
Can any one tell me where i can get the kit ?