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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Cherokee, Engine, SUV
Jan 29, 2009 (2:08 pm)
i have a 1997 grand cherokee V8 and i get around 17mpg, i have had the water pump replaced and the ac pump and i now have 200,000 miles on it and it is running great. i have a stroie to tell about this winter, my husband and i live on a mountain side with a pretty steep drive. This winter my husband came home from his job (he drives a 650 ford utility truck fully loaded with all tools and a crane, he was pulling a trailer behind it with his jetta on it and he could not quit make the hill. He decided he wanted me to pull him up a little bit of the hill to get him into our landing, i thought he was crazy, or he wanted to break my jeep. well he hooked up a strap to his truck and my jeep, we through a little gravel under our tires and i put the jeep in 4 low and believe it or not i pulled him and his truck and trailer up the hill and into our landing. The only regret is that we did not video tape it because it would have made a great comercial for jeep. Our camp neighbors could not believe it either they said if they had not been there to see it they would not have believed it. Please keep in mind that this is an older jeep, but it still has the get up and go that jeep is famous for. i just thought that this was amazing and i wanted to share it.
Thanks : bren
#478 of 731 Re: i love my jeep [brenda1983]
Jan 29, 2009 (10:36 pm)
I think that would have been a great commercial! But just be prepared. You may get a second chance. In a few days the ground hog will let us know how many days of winter are left.
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#479 of 731 Re: Engine noise and oil pressure issues [troutaholic]
Jan 30, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Unfortunately, I think I have to agree with the engine replacement idea. Of course, have a professional take a good look first, but it sounds like worn out bushings and stuff with all the knocking and noises it's doing.
Good luck with it.
#480 of 731 Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 Rocker Arm Problem [dnyara]
Feb 12, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Hi, I am currently having the same problem with my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. My mechanic has replaced 3 of my rocker arms so far and now decided to try changing the lifters. I was wondering if you ever solved this problem?
#481 of 731 Re: Highway RPM's on diesel??? [mtrhead73]
Feb 20, 2009 (6:02 pm)
You have to understand that these have 3.73 ratio gears in the axels. that means that the propellershafts will turn 3.73 times before the tire turns once. that is what gives us more acceleration, passing , and towing power.
#482 of 731 Re: 2001Jeep Grand Cherokee Overheating FIX [billnick]
Feb 24, 2009 (3:12 am)
I know this is a old thread, I have the same problem with my 2001 JGC Laredo 8cyln. I did the same as your thread, when I cut a hole on the bottom of the head light housing all I found was a vacuum box of some kind! Have you heard this ?
#483 of 731 please help! any advice appreciated...
Feb 28, 2009 (6:47 pm)
i just recently purchased a 01 GC for my nephew and after a week it is tapping kind of loud and starting to run hot..all fluids are full and it has new oil..when you go to take off , it kind of hesitates , but not from transmission..i took it to a respectedmechanic in town ,and according to his machine , the number 4 cylinder is not working / firing? he says its something internal of engine , and maybe a bad piston? he said it would be way cheaper getting a new motor installed , anyone have any idea what else this possibly could be , hopefully he is wrong..it sounds like its coming from top half of motor , but im no mechanic..thanks
#484 of 731 Re: 2004 JGC Laredo 4.0L [SaintMichael64]
Mar 10, 2009 (1:08 pm)
Solved for the moment!!!
Seems the turn-signal, fanclutch, A/C, and the rear signal are all wired in series. When the rear brake light went out, the system overloaded, Ohms built up to the point to blow the fuze. Replaced first the tail light sockets and then the entire rear light assembly. Seems to be working for the moment.
New issue, when going above 50 mph, the vehicle will sputter and act like its being flooded out, going to die. Really bad in overdrive. Runs great at slower speeds. Auto zone states check for a 'boogered' vacuum line.
Someone start a Class Action Lawsuit about this vehicle!!!
#485 of 731 poor gas mileage
Mar 11, 2009 (7:32 am)
Hey anyone--just purchased a '96 Cherokee with the 4.0 motor and 75K miles//vehicle seems to run well with good power and smoothness but am only getting about 13mpg overall which I think is low for this vehicle--am going to take it to my local mechanic for a general check---any thoughts on what he should check for or what is the usual cause for gas mileage problems//I have looked at the tailpipe and there is no black deposit//any help would be appreciated//thanks--George
#486 of 731 Re: poor gas mileage [gcristea]
Mar 18, 2009 (4:26 pm)
first check the cheap stuff - e.g., air filter, spark plugs. you could also go for a fuel injector cleaner service. even with the low mileage for this age vehicle, the plugs and injectors can still get gunked up over time. good luck.