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Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance and Repair

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  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Sonds like a bad knock sensor, easily fixed at a good dealship.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I have owned 4 jeep's in 20 years. I will try and help. I have not had this shaking at stop. Does it feel like a shake in the steering wheel? could be warped front end rotor's associated with the brakes. I have loved my Jeep's, if I did not i would not be on #4.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Inspected the rear diff, it may have a bad gear. Have it checked by someone else.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    How many miles are on this Jeep? Original factory liquid shocks are only good for 30,000 miles and should be replaced with gas shocks. I have monroe gas matic. They give a firmer ride but the handeling is much better. You will get a thump on a large bump, this is from the shock cushion.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I bought my 2001 limited with 48,000k on it in 2005. I know about these problems having owned 2 Jeeps previously. I have had no trouble with mine. It now have 73,000k and I pull a boat. I did change the front pads to Bosch ceramic since metallic pads wear out the rotors and it is easier/cheaper to change pads than rotors. Good luck>
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Squeaking is not normal, I have done atleast 50 brake jobs with no squealing reported. Sounds like pad problem ( cracked, not worn to rotor properly ) Have it checked somewhere else. I have fixed this on friends cars usually after a repair place says nothing is wrong.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Chrysler has recntly settled a multi million dollar lawsuit for brake rotor complaints.
    Turning down the rotors only cause additional problems, if there warped they need replacement. Go with another manufacturer.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I tow a 16ft boat with my 2001 limited 4.7. Most of the time I do not know it is even back there. No sway problems. The new Jeeps offer sway control.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I could be wrong but I believe this has a metal chain. I had a 87 4.0 and a 90 4.0. Both had 200k on them when they were traded. No timing chain replacements.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Sounds like a bad driveline u-joint. Have the driveline checked.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Do not cut the rotors have them replaced. Squeal, may be a bad powere steering pump. may have been bad from manufacturing.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    1. Chrysler just settled a multi million doolar lawsuit for defective fron end brakes on Jeep. replace calipers,rotors, pads...Should have no more trouble.

    2. rough idle, clean throttle body,injectors,spark plugs,

    3. Steering box, was ok then went bad, sounds like something is causing it to go bad, bad front end component binding possibly.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I have the same vehicle. Normal rough idle ( wrong ) I do not know mine is running.
    Wheel hop, change the shocks to gas.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I have the same vehicle. Normal rough idle ( wrong ) I do not know mine is running.
    Wheel hop, change the shocks to gas.Remembere Jeeps hop this is due to the solid front axle but it should not feel like it is out of control.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I own a 2001 Limited with quadra-drive. It does not pull to the right, as a matter of fact I have let go of the wheel going down the highway and it stays straight as a arrow. My suggestion,go to another dealer.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Yes, warped rotors. Chrysler lost a lawsuit for this and had to pay all Jeep owners having similar problems.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    My 01 GC with the 4.7 was getting 10 when I bought it. I installed a K&N air filter..it gets about 13 around town, about 18 on the highway.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Yes, my 01 was doing this..lights on, alarm sound 1 time...this would happen 3 or 4 times..The dealer could not duplicate the problem..I put the lights to manual.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I bought a extended warranty through Chrysler for my 01 GC..I had 4 heated seat elements go out that would have cost thousands..all paid..Starter,blower hsg and evaperator motor..air cond hose. $100 deductable. My next new Jeep will have the warranty and when it is ready to expire I will get another Jeep. These vehicles are
    becomingso complicated that every little thing is hundred's..My warranty cost me $2200.00.. In the 3 years I have owned the Jeep I would have gotten rid of it because it would have been too expensive to repair.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    My Chrysler warranty that I bought for my used 01 GC has been a life saver...I have had no issue's about paying for the repairs. The warranty covers everything except normal wear items.. They even replaced a blown radio speaker, however the 1st dealership charged me for it..The Dodge dealer I have now reported them and repaired it no questions asked. It pays to look for a good dealership. I think this is some of the trouble with others trying to gert their Jeeps fixed.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I have had no issues with my 01 GC..I did change the front pads to Bosch ceramic since the original Jeep pads tend to wear the rotors. I do admit the braking was slightly better with the original pads but I would rather come to a stop slower than buy $90 dollar rotors. I have put appr 30,000 on my front brakes with no issue's..I also pull a boat.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    My 01 has started doing this over the last month, dealership says its normal..I will deal with them...It is pronounced Viscous Coupling..I think its in the tranfer case and helps the wheels slip when on dry pavement.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Timing chain, If the oil is changed reguarly it will not need replacing...I have had 2 Jeeps with 200k..no timing chains.. Does your radiator leak?..is the engine running hot?..if not leave it be.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Brakes squeaking..change the pads..they may be cracked..Pulls..check tire pressure, check front end components. Whinning, Is it the tires..Are they all terain..these make nosie...otherwise it my be from the front axle or drivetrain.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I know turning rotor's is common practice these days however there are 2 problems with this practice. 1..the metal is not as it was year's. ago 2.These new rotors are thinner than they were on the older cars...When they are cut they warp faster because they do not have the beef to withstand the fricton heat from the pads.. Go to aftermarket rotors..Go to Ceramic pads,they do not destroy the rotors like the original mettalic pads do.. Its easier and cheaper to change pads every 40k than rotors.. I am not a mechanic but I have done 50 plus brake jobs and have not had 1 complaint for noise or warping. My 01 has 30k on the front brakes with original rotors and Bosch ceramic brake pads.I also pull a boat.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    My 01 does not cool nearly as well as other suv's I have been in.. It does seem under powered for the cabin. My old 87 would freeze you out. Of course this was r12..the new 134a does not cool nearly as well.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    Just a guess.. vibration at certain speeds..sounds like a wheel out of balance..vibration when braking at high speeds..warped rotors. Good luck.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    I have not experienced this problem with my 01..however I would say it is a fuel sending unit causing this..the gauge gets its info from the sending unit..if it reads as empty that is what your gauge will read..this may also be tied into the trip meter.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    It was probably a defect in the manufacturing of the rim..Jeep's are not fragile..Ive pulled sheds down, towed cars, pulled stumps out..The dealer should replace the rim,,unless you flew off a cliff the rim is not going to split. The seam was not made correctly and split due to the weight of the vehicle.
  • mworleymworley Posts: 41
    No the spare is not needed. It is recommend all 4 tires to make sure the vehicle handles properly..ie...different tires handle different. If the tires are rotated every 7,500 they can be changed as a set because they will wear the same. I average 75,000 miles on my tires..proper tire inflation is critical. Rotation as well. the tires have nothing to do with the 4wd system. Finally why pay for red..because like everything else in this world,,red is popular..people will pay.its called greed.
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