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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Cherokee, Engine, SUV
#699 of 731 Re: '96 Cherokee 4.0 backfires [helixman]
Dec 31, 2011 (3:35 pm)
I am having some issues with my 1993 jeep cherokee 6 cylinder...first off when I am driving on flat surfaces it seems alright with lots of power,but when I go to climb hills it heats up and loses power slowing me down from 55 miles per hour to 20 mph up hill what is going on with my jeep??At this point the overheating occurs. But I did notice oil on my manifold..
#700 of 731 Re: '96 Cherokee 4.0 backfires [smokey2873]
Dec 31, 2011 (6:34 pm)
This isn't a solution but are you driving in overdrive when climbing? I've had several cars which overheat going up hills in overdrive. I've since started going into drive or on some cars, 3rd. Seems to provide more power without straining and overheating the engine. Hope this helps get you to the top.
#701 of 731 Re: 2011 Jeep GC [virginianjeep]
Jan 06, 2012 (11:18 am)
I also have a 2011 that was manufactured in Feb 2011 and it has the same problem -- did you get any help from your dealer or Chrysler on this?
#702 of 731 Re: 2011 Jeep GC [gcat1]
Jan 06, 2012 (3:40 pm)
Nope---The company line is it is the normal operation of the MDS system---It has gotten worse.
#703 of 731 Re: '05 JGC shuts off [acewindu]
Jan 06, 2012 (5:39 pm)
I have a 97 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.0 6 straight, I was driving up a hill and the jeep just quit. No warning. I pulled over and then first it wouldn't start then it started and worked ok and then it started to want to quit again and I kept giving it gas to get it home. Is this fuel pump or computer module? I have heard it could be either one. Can anyone help me? They are both really expensive so if anyone has had this trouble and got results let me know?
#704 of 731 Re: 2011 Jeep GC [gcat1]
Jan 09, 2012 (5:34 am)
Dealer said it was the shifting from 4 to 8 cylinders. The missing or jerking morion seems pretty violent for something as simple as this.
#705 of 731 2011 jerking...
Jan 09, 2012 (6:48 am)
I would actually go test drive another Jeep with the same drive-train. See if it does the same same thing as yours.
I think the 2011 is absolutely gorgeous. There are a great many things I love about mine still. The torque, acceleration, commanding view of the road, and the feeling of confidence that goes along with the 4x4 system.
If it doesn't jerk or make any other unseemly noises, then ask your dear service tech to look again. I went through a lot of heartache with my 1999. Never again.
#707 of 731 Re: 2011 Jeep GC [kjo12]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Yep--same as mine---anyone riding with me notices it right away---If you hear of a fix, let me know. Regional Tech drove it and said it was normal operation of the MDS system----It is BS
#708 of 731 random shutting down and checking codes
Mar 07, 2012 (8:27 pm)
rdugger, did you get the "MIL" to light up? My 2001 6 cylinder did somewhat the same as yours. If no engine code is thrown, you can check to see what has been stored on the computer. Put key in the ignition, cycle to just before start position then back to off, repeat two times, on the third let it stay in the position right before start. If there are any codes, they will cycle through the odometer. My MIL did not light, but I got code p0320, no crank reference. My crankshaft position sensor was shot. They go bad at about 150,000 routinely.