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#196 of 735 bad connection
Oct 21, 2009 (9:22 am)
So I just found out today that the wire going from the solonoid to the starter is bad and needs to be changed. We have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the mechanics keep telling us that the wire can't be changed. Something along the lines of the entire engine will have to pulled out in order to change it. Is this the case, or does anyone know of another way? I really don't want to have to pay the high cost of labor for a cheap part.
#197 of 735 Re: bad connection [frnchhrn]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:50 am)
i would tell this grease monkey to shalft someone else and find me a new mec. as should be able to just run a wire along the out side of the old wire and hook up where the old wire was
#198 of 735 Re: bad connection [frnchhrn]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:15 pm)
This sounds a bit fishy to me too. Almost any wire can be changed, even if you have to run it through the firewall to the cabin (e.g., that's what audio installers do all the time).
#199 of 735 Re: bad connection [trek87]
Oct 21, 2009 (2:48 pm)
I agree with both of you, I thought it sounded weird too. I guess the issue is that the wire is way down inside, and supposedly the mechanic couldn't get to it even with really long needle nose pliers.
#200 of 735 Re: bad connection [frnchhrn]
Oct 21, 2009 (3:10 pm)
i dont know where the wire would be so hard to get at that you could not rerout the wire (if its that bad would have to remove engine to change the starter)
#201 of 735 car goes 200 yards down the road then stops
Oct 25, 2009 (4:20 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. engine still running. 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 for 200 yards down the road, then it would brake twice and go in to a complete stop (didnt make a noise though). i put it in to 2nd and it went 200 yards down the road 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. ive done the trick of turning the ignition on and off 4 times and it come up saying "done" meaning there is nothing wrong with the car :S
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.
#202 of 735 96 grand cherokee
Oct 25, 2009 (7:47 am)
I hate to admit this but my 96 grand cherokee got the better of me I sold it , I just couldnt keep up with the electrical problems
#203 of 735 Re: 2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo electrical problem [whwm01]
Oct 26, 2009 (12:32 pm)
Any additional information on this? Same exact thing happened to me the other day.
#204 of 735 Re: 2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo electrical problem [rodiak]
Oct 26, 2009 (1:10 pm)
on all the electrical problums i always ask HOW OLD IS THE BATTERY?
if older than one year sugust you change that first as most intermit prob are a bad battery one cell could be going bad and not make contact all the time will cause all diffrent problums
#205 of 735 Headlight Flashing
Oct 26, 2009 (8:08 pm)
My 2006 JGC Limited has an intermittent problem where the headlights flash on and off numerous times when the switch is in the "Autobeam OFF" position. So while the headlights turn off, the dash lights return to the day time brightness setting and blind you. It may be that I can temporarily halt the problem by turning the switch to "Autobeam ON" and back. Has anyone out there seen this problem? Thanks!