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Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance and Repair



  • susan49susan49 Posts: 1
    HI, I have a jeep cherokee, and the low coolant light keeps coming on. I had it in a shop, and they couldn;t find a leak of any kind. The other shop wanted to replace the radiator. I have to keep adding some coolant to get the light to go off. Any ideas?
  • deep2deep2 Posts: 1
    I have an 01' Cherokee that I have had since 17 miles. At about 48000 it started the Death Wobble. No lift, No change in tire size, everything factory. Swapped the steering stbilizer and it has stopped. The tires need replaceing too, but I swapped the steering stabilizer last june and the problem has not returned. I also own a 00 Wrangler that I bought used and it has a high performance steering stbilizer on it so I am wondering how long til the wobble begins there. It has a 4 inch lift and bigger tires.
  • i have the same problem...but what is even worse is that i have had my jeep back to the shop three times for a major vibration problem only between the speeds of 70 and 80 miles an hour. they have replaced the drive shaft three times and it still does this. have you are anyone else experienced the same problem?
  • lpasolpaso Posts: 1
    We have had the same problem with our 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We bought this vehicle new and it has just over 50,000 on it. We've treated it like a baby. It's been garaged for the entire time. We have met every service call at the dealership. Along with several issues along the years,( a battery that went dead on Christmas eve three years ago, a problem with brakes two years ago, etc.) we had a sudden massive fluid leak last night. The low coolant light kept coming on. Dealership was closed. We made it to Pep Boys down the street who told us they thought it was the water pump. They kept it overnight and just informed us it is not the water pump but the "freeze plug" behind the manifold intake? It cost about $90 to repair if they can get to it. If they have to remove anything, they say it will be about $285.00 to repair. The dealership could care less and has not returned our calls. Whoops. Dealership just called and said if Pep Boys can get to it and repair it for $90, we'll be reimbursed. If not, they'll (dealership) fix it for a $100 deductible.
  • hoppieshoppies Posts: 4
    I have a 2005 JGC Limited with a Hemi and have been experiencing idling/RPM problems for the past couple of weeks. I've been driving with one foot on the brake a one on the gas when I'm at stop lights for fear that it would stall.

    I have had it stall on me twice right after I've started it, thankfully in a parking lot. I took it into the dealership today where the serivce tech downloaded a new updated program and "flashed" my computer. I drove it home about 10 miles and it seemed to run fine. This afternoon I was going to run to the grocery store but the car showed signs of the same problem. The RPMs started out strong but then imediately fell down on the gage almost to stalling then back up then down. It felt like the engine was missing as you could feel a viration while you were sitting in the drivers seat. I've had this car since Jan 06 (2005 closeout specials) and have had no problems with the car until now.

    I called up the dealership this afternoon and I am bringing it in again tomorrow ...this time they'll give me a loaner to drive :)

    I sure hope they can fix this problem I really love the car... I traded in my 2002 Mazda Tribute on this car which was running perfect. Just wanted a newer and larger SUV.

    This is a informational website. I'll repost after I get the results of the testing tomorrow.

    If anyone has any advice as too what the problem might be, I'll be happy to let the service men know.

    Thank you :)
  • leslievlesliev Posts: 1
    I just purchased a 2001 JGC Limited . , And I have a same problem with the climate control blower motor .I disconected ,and it is works fine , and I have current at the Conector .But when I re -conecting . Nothing happen.
    Do you thing is it a resistor problem?
    Where is the resistor located?
    Could you help me.
    Thank You very much
    Leslie V
  • i recently bought a 2005 an i have noticed right away that at speeds between 70 and 80mph it will vibrate very badly. I have taken it to the dealership four different times and each time they say it was the drive shaft. i have had it replaced trhee time and still no luck. Has anyone esle had this same issue? Any help would be greatly appreicated.

    Thanks!!! :(
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    Please keep us posted, I am experiencing stalling with my 2005 jeep grand cherokee llimited, the dealership has tried everything, it only does this occasionally, they are going to flash my computer today also. They contend they have not had any of these problems, but after reading a few posts I disagree, it seems like I will not get a solution. The car scares me, how am I going to sell it to someone else if there is a safety issue?
  • How much is the free space measured from
    the driver's seat to the ceil?

    If someone could be so kind and measure this for

    I am talking about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo CRD 3.0 Year 2005/6 models

    I've read tall people may have some difficulties
    to fit in to the car... :confuse:
  • bruce25bruce25 Posts: 1
    i was wondering if anyone has had this problem.a couple of weeks ago my jeep seemed to want to stall out , the rev's went right down to zero and the engine light came on.i went to an aouto motive shop but by the time i got there the engine light went out and they say they cant do anything untill the light comes back on.since then the jeep still runs rough some of the time but the light hasn't come back on.i replaced the fuel filter and that seemed to help for 2 weeks but now its starting again and still no engine light.if anyone has any hints or tips would greatly appreciate it.
  • hoppieshoppies Posts: 4
    Just a quick update to say they didn't even get the chance to look at my Jeep Wednesday. :mad: Hopefully Thursday they'll find out what the problem is. They did give me a loaner... after I asked for one... its a 99 dodge caravan...with over 100K miles... I was a bit taken back on the age and miles of this loaner...wondered if this is what a 5 star dealership offers their clients to use for the inconvience of having their 43K 2005 JGC in for service with only a mere 2,600 miles on it. :confuse: .. but oddly enough, the loaner, being 7 years old with over 100K.. runs better than my new 05 JGC! :surprise: So I guess, for the time being, I'll be happy being able to get to "point A to point B" .....and hope by Thursday they can fix my problem.
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    My dealership had my car from last Friday until yesterday, they did everythng they could think of, checked all TSB's, flashed computer, had service person drive it for weekend with a computer hooked up, of course it did not stall. Finally yesterday sitting in the service bay, it did stall, they found a problem with of all things the battery- had a bad core or something that made a voltage spike and they think that made the computers shut down and the car stalled, they replaced the battery, it drove great yesterday, I hope that is it, the next step was to meet with Chrysler representative, I was impressed with everything the dealership tried.... wish me luck, I am still nervous!!!!!!!They ran my vin# etc.... the complete electrical shutdown is what had them baffled, when car stalled on them the dashboard lights etc were still working, with me it was total loss of everything, and I could feel the wheel tighten right before it would stall. Good luck to you, keep us posted!!! I have collected all of the posts regarding 2005 stalling, all records from dealership regarding the last time I brought it in for same problem, I have a diary of everyperson I talked to etc. what they said just in case!!!!!!!!
  • hbaradhbarad Posts: 9
    I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with automatic dual zone Heat / A/C. Recently the blower motor resistor was replaced by the dealer. Since then , the blower motor blows (go ahead, insert joke here), you can hear it working hard, but very little air moves through any of the vents. It doesn't matter what the settings are, it is the same in any mode. (Auto, A/C on Manual, Heater on Manual, Fan only). I initially suspected that the dealer failed to connect some hose or something, though they assure me that's not true, and my limited inspection didn't find anything obviously out of place. There was a mention of the "Blend Box", with an estimated replacement cost of $1000.00. I'm a bit suspicious of this dealer (Actually, all dealers), and I am hesitant to turn the car over to them without a better understanding of what it needs. Can anyone here offer any hints?

  • The Jeep seems to run fine however in the past several weeks after driving 30 miles on the highway and then exitting when stopped at a light or in traffic for more then a few seconds the RMP's start to drop below 500 and the oild pressure gauge also starts dropping, then the Check Gauge lights and alarms light and sound and if I take my foot off the break they both start to raise again. Been to the Dealer sever times and they can not seem to find the cause. They are now at the guessing point and had me replace the oil with can oil instead of bulk oil and also replaced the oil pressure sending unit... No Luck still happening.
  • hoppieshoppies Posts: 4
    wow! Thanks for your update!...I too have been saving emails and documenting service at the dealership, just incase!....I told the service men that I did some research on the internet and found out that there are other 05 Jeeps have had similar problems and offered to let them know what they have done or what the problem could be.....but the manager?...said that all their "techs" are familiar with the problems and that they didn't need all the info...I did bring it with me Wednesday and when I left the dealership in my loaner,.. I placed the paperwork on the passenger seat of my Jeep.. just incase..the "techs" wanted some help.

    If it was me..I would like to "hear" about simliar problems and possible solutions....but what do I know, I'm a woman? :confuse: (I bet the servicemen, just love it when car owners do their own research on the net) :) anyway, I love my Jeep with all the toys...navagation, sunroof..heated seats...and just want it back to they way it was when we bought it brand new...without fear that it will stall and leave me high and dry or possbly cause a accident....any owner of a brand new vehicle shouldn't have that worry.. period... Again, thanks for the update...!
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    I had just the opposite, my dealership wanted all the info I had, they were as eager to find solution as I am, the service manager i feel did everything possible, when my husband I met with them yesterday, they had the tech who worked on the jeep, my service team advisor, the service manager and us, and I shared what info I had, he showed me the emails to and from Chrysler, I felt like we were all on the same team, it has been 24 hours and it rides like new, I hope you made copies, or that they are where you left them, our service manager wanted to know the website, I think car manufac. should be looking at this!!!!! I am like you still nervous, I agree it sounds like we have the same jeep, plus we use ours as a tow vehicle behind our motor home, so I really need a reliable car, that is why I went with the Limited to have all the bells and whistles and also great tow dinghy for RV....
  • hoppieshoppies Posts: 4
    Well, I picked up my Jeep this afternoon and it seems to be running ok...I only drove it home about 10 miles but hit a few stop lights on the way and it was running pretty smooth. Their inspection of the engine components found a vacuum line loose and re adjusted the throttle body housing duct. They also noticed some engine shake at idle in the park position but it did not do anything that would be considered abnormal and told me that the Hemi is a very powerful engine ...

    I spoke with the tech directly and he told me that the line was crimped and installed improperly from the factory and it was loose or had fallen off??..I don't remember if it was one or the other what he said. They told me that the line loose or off? would cause the engine to run rough and stall out.. because it regulates the airflow ... .anyway he fixed it...and for the time being..I'm up and running! :shades: They did encourage me if I had any more problems to come I felt better about the dealership service after the sale. :blush:

    Lets hope this will be my last posting and my Jeep will be problem free from now on :)
  • steveidesteveide Posts: 1
    I have only had my Jeep for 6 months its a Cherokee LTD 3.2ltr 2001... and I love it (not too happy with the British fuel prices though with only 20 MPG and now prices are £1.00/ltr(approx $1.65/lltr)) but what is the load whistle I hear from outside? it can only be heard when I accelerate quite hard with the window down, the Jeep performs fine and there's no smoke from the exhaust so I'm sure the Turbo is ok, is it the air intakes?
  • Is this a diesel? The reason I ask is because you mention a turbo. If it's a gas burner, it could be the fuel pump. If this is the case, get someone to ride in the back seat with the window down, and when you accelerate, ask them if it's coming from the front or the rear. The fuel pump is in the rear, if it's a gasoline engine. A whistle could mean that the pump is getting ready to go bad. However, I don't know exactly where the fuel pump is on a diesel model, but I would still think that it would be in the rear. Let us know what you find out. -dixiecrawler
  • If this has only happened when you are on the brakes, it sounds to me like something electrical in the brake system may be grounding out. That's what I would check into anyway.
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