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#270 of 735 2001 Grand Ckerokee, 4.7 Electric burning smell under the battery.
Feb 28, 2010 (5:00 pm)
Can anyone help me with this New Problum,
I own a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7, i drove it yesterday and it was running great, now today it will not turn over,when you open the hood you smell a strong electrics burning under the battery? Does anybody know why i am getting a strong smell of electrics burning and would this stop the truck from turning over.
Also i replaced the battery last week.
#271 of 735 Re: 2001 Grand Ckerokee, 4.7 Electric burning smell under the battery. [thebigguy2]
Feb 28, 2010 (8:50 pm)
It sounds like you either have a short circuit somewhere in your electrical system or your alternator is burned out.
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#272 of 735 Re: 2001 Grand Ckerokee, 4.7 Electric burning smell under the battery. [the
Mar 01, 2010 (9:10 am)
could have a bad starter as when you try to start if starter is bad will smell bad could be short in starter
#273 of 735 Electrical Gremlin?
Mar 23, 2010 (5:16 am)
OK, so these problems may not have anything to do with one another but i get the sense they are related...
Jeep GC 2001
- wipers stopped working about a month ago. then a few days later started working again
- tailgate power lock stopped working a week or two ago. works sometimes but mostly not
- today, blinkers would not work. Lever on steering column goes up and down, but no "clicking" or arrows showing on dash.
Anyone have any thoughts?
and somewhat related, How do you check or change the fuses in the box under the hood?
thanks- E Kamer
#274 of 735 1995 Jeep Cherokee Wont Start
Mar 28, 2010 (1:09 pm)
I just bought a 95 JGC with straight 6, auto 4WD, 159,000 miles. The tranny is supposed to be out. When I looked at it we had trouble getting it started, but after leaving the key on for several minutes I heard a click then the fuel pump ran and I was able to start it. I towed it home today and now it wont start. Im not getting power at the fuel pump. Ive checked ALL fuses and relays and all are good. Im leaning towarda PCM problem but dont know how to check it. I also need a wiring diagram that shows what wire coming from the PCM powers the fuel system. There are some otehr issues that Ill be asking about but need to get it running first.
#275 of 735 Re: New Info1995 Jeep Cherokee Wont Start [wcf59]
Mar 29, 2010 (1:18 pm)
Update: Its a 1994 JGC. I replaced the pcm with one I found in a salvage yard and it now starts. The tranny is messed up. Bucks and shakes sometimes when in drive with foot on brake. reverse seems fine. Not much power driving forward. Power windows are not owrking. I replaced the master switch with one from salvage but they still dont work. There is power at the master switch. the latch on the rear hatch doesnt work eight, seems like the handls qont pull the rod far enough to release the latch. same on the rear passenger door. Also the power door locks dont work on all of the doors.
#276 of 735 'Check Oil Level' wont shut off.
Mar 29, 2010 (4:07 pm)
Hi -- sorry if this is in the wrong place but Im having a problem with my Grand Cherokee (1993).
For the past few months the 'Check Oil Level' Message has been coming up on the computer notification system over and over again. I have changed and checked the oil several times, added 2 extra quarts, and done everything I can think of to get it to stop. I am wondering, what are my options here.. Is there a way I can disconnect or remove something to atleast get it to shut off?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#277 of 735 01 jeep grand cherokee laredo v8 4x4
Apr 04, 2010 (7:36 pm)
my power windows dont work, when i lock my doors using my key all doors lock except the drivers door...
tonight when i cranked it up i have my lights on auto and they would not come on,i have to twist it to "on"... where it shows how many miles to empty,miles to service, outside temp etc... on the roof its showing -- ..... my radio works and dash lights, when i twist my lights all the way off my radio lights go off but not the ones in the dash. oh yea and at the same time this happened my ac is not cooling
#278 of 735 Re: 01 jeep grand cherokee laredo v8 4x4 [lisac0608]
Apr 05, 2010 (12:52 pm)
Had similar problems with my Jeep Cherokee. Check the wiring running through the drivers side door (probably running through a black conduit or hose). You more then likely have a crack in one of the wires inside this hose causing a short. In the cherokee this was the orange wire, check them all.
#279 of 735 Re: 98 Jeep Cherokee Amp gauge intermittent problem [dknj]
Apr 06, 2010 (9:24 am)
Similar issue to Donna's. And, I've previously posted but now have additional symptoms:
The skinny: '04 Jeep JGC Limited SOHC. I replaced the battery in May of 2009. At the time, the terminals were showing evidence of corrosion and I stupidly did not clean the cables. But, I did clean them off in January of 2010.
The issue: Car will not start right away. Problem goes away for a couple weeks, then comes back. No electronics will work. But fiddling with ignition, pumping brakes (don't ask me why...), doing an Irish jig, taking a pen cap and chewing 7 times, then wait for about 1-2 minutes, starts up just fine. Sometimes, I go into a store and depending how long I'm gone, it will not start right away. If it sits for a better part of the day, it'll start just fine.
But, the clock resets to 12. However, the radio presets are all still there. Seat memory still there. No other problems. Car drives fine, shifts fine, everything. Oh, but third brake light in hatch is out (and I think this has been out for a very long time).
Symptoms: It all started with the car not wanting to turn over, so I tried a couple more times and started up just fine. Then, my wife had similar issue a couple weeks after that. Then, a couple weeks later, I had same issue but started noticing other things other than the car not wanting to start. No sounds, no clicking, just no nothing. Then, for some unknown reason, it starts up as if nothing was wrong.
Here's what I've noticed the half-dozen times or so it's happened:
When I shut car off and remove ignition key, the driver's seat does not move back. I open the door, no interior lights, nothing. Can't lock it with key fob, nothing.
When I put ignition key back in and to the ACC position, the needles in all the guages flicker up and down/back and forth about a quarter inch. And, I hear a clicking sound from under the dash or hood (not sure which). I try to turn it over, needles in gauges stop and absolutely nothing happens.
Recently, my wife noticed the malfunction warning light come on for a day, but I drove it the next day and did not get a warning light at all.
The transmission fluid needs to be changed and recently had passenger side window regulator replaced but this problem has been going on since before the regulator went out.
I'm now thinking that it's a control module. Would it be the PCM? Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I really don't want to spend a grand I don't have.
I've heard the dealer has to re-program the PCM when it has been replaced. Is this true?