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#178 of 735 Re: 98 Jeep Cherokee Amp gauge intermittent problem [eric_g]
Sep 03, 2009 (8:20 am)
I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with something similar.
Sometimes it will start and run perfectly. Other times, it will not even attempt to start but I will hear the CD changer in the back of the SUV loading all the CD's. I can then wait 5 minutes and it will start perfectly. I notice when it won't start that the instrument dials do go crazy but only when attempting to start it. When it is running, it does seem to run fine.
I have it at a mechanic right now. Initially they told me it was the battery however, I know that is not the entire problem.
#179 of 735 Ugly problem? Maybe. 99 grand cherokee smoking hot
Sep 04, 2009 (10:57 am)
The guy who jumped the battery reversed polarity, melted a fusible link off the pos. terminal. What else can I expect? Please don't tell me my computer is trash, you hate to see a grown man cry. It turns over, no start. suggestions?
#180 of 735 electrical problem
Sep 22, 2009 (3:06 pm)
My wife has a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The power windows don't work, the controls for the radio on the steering wheel don't work and the overhead console only shows what direction you are traveling and not what the temperature is. Also the lights on the inside of the Jeep stay on no matter what you are doing. The console for the windows and door locks, the power windows no longer work, but the power door locks still work and so do the controls for the mirrors. The memory seat controls also no longer work. Any suggestions?
#181 of 735 Re: electrical problem [rwfanatic]
Sep 22, 2009 (4:12 pm)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we had very similar problems with our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee... all electrical in nature. We replaced sensors and other less expensive items...however in the end replaced the electrical control panel/unit...and all problems were resolved. This appears a very commen problem with JGC as they get older.
#183 of 735 Re: 1999 jeep grand cherokee Electrical Problems 4.0 [dayneseditz]
Sep 24, 2009 (4:41 am)
I am having the same problems with my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It first started when I set the factory security system off and the gauges started going nuts with a strange fast clicking sound coming from behind the instrument panel.Now this happens 1 out of 5 times when I shut down the car. Nothing electrical works when this is happening and the only way to fix it is to disconnect the battery and reset the system.Anyone have any ideas?
#184 of 735 Re: electrical problem [rwfanatic]
Sep 25, 2009 (7:06 am)
mmm I seem to have the same problem. Came to the car this morning , had difficulty getting in and eventually after pressing the button about fifty times the door opened and now i have exactly the same problem as you have described but also my air con shows it is working but doesn't and the heater only gives out hot.
Over the last couple of months I have had to put my key fob almost at the window before it would open. don't know whether this is related.
#185 of 735 hopefully a electrical problem
Sep 25, 2009 (11:41 am)
i have a grand cherokee 3.1 2000 Turbo Diesel Automatic. right i was driving along the road the other day and everything just completely locked up, braked a couple of times and stopped. i could drive it in secound and first, as i had to get it to the side of the road. today i decided to have ago at driving it down the road in "drive" again and it was fine at a low speed (like 7-10mph) then when it went quicker it braked twice and went to a complete stop (didnt make a noise though). i put it in to 2nd and the same kinda happened again, so finally i put it in to 1st and it went quite a distance up the road but it did the same again(same again no noise). reverse works aswell btw. the reason i was tihnkin it was an electrical problem was because the transmission fluid is perfect, it doesnt smell burnt or look black and i thought that if it was something mechanical it just wouldnt drive at all or make a clunking noise.
btw ive also had a problem with starting it, i can turn the key to turn the radio on but its takes a couple of goes to turn the engine on as it just make a clunking noise. also aircon hasnt worked and one of the electric seats doesnt work.
#186 of 735 Re: hopefully a electrical problem [eddobbo]
Sep 25, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Could be a transmission sensor going out. Our JGC would all of a sudden stall for no apparent reason and any speed. Mechanic said this is typical of the transmission sensor...when got hot it would shut off the engine.
#187 of 735 Re: hopefully a electrical problem [bartnbetsy]
Sep 26, 2009 (9:29 am)
thanks for your speedy reply.
ours doesnt stall it just seems to brakes shapely, engine still running.i think it does it when its trying to go in to 2nd gear.
does anyone know if the gearbox had completely gone if the car would move forward, because i would have thought if it was the gearbox had gone it just wouldnt go into 1st or 2nd gear
weve been driving round for about 12 months now without the prob shaft on the front of the car. could that have caused something to happen to it.
its as if the car is tied to a piece of rope and once the rope runs out it just comes to an instant hault (if you get what i mean lol) if that helps.