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  • I just bought a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the vibration while idling is driving me insane. My Jeep service center said it is typical of this model and the computer says there is nothing wrong with it. This is my 2nd Jeep Cherokee and the 1st one did not do this. You would think paying $30,000 for a luxury vehicle that you wouldn't have to vibrate so bad your hands feel like you've been operating a weed eater.
  • Recently, my 98 Cherokee Sport as been giving me problems when I try to start it. Every time I turn it over, I have to turn the key twice (on the first try, the car turns but doesn't fire) and on the second try, it starts right up. I have changed the battery recently, just changed the spark plugs last week and I am not sure where to look next. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
  • i recently purchased a 2001 jeep sport in june . problems ever since. now i have a noise coming from the rear end when i first pull out. it stops after a few minutes. the only way i can describe the noise is, a bird chirpping. what is this? plz help !!!!
  • The heater core seems to be clogged and changing it is a pain. The fan blows fine, the AC works well, there are no leaks, but there is no heat. A mechanic I know said it would run about $800 (in NY metro area) because of the labor involved. Does anyone know of a way to unclog the heater core? I know there is a special brush made for just this purpose but I can't it anywhere.

     

    Does anyone have any info?
  • jeeperjeeper Posts: 4
    try to disconnect the heater inlet and outlet hoses. connect air pressure or hose bib to blow out core.try to blow it out from outlet side ,in reverse. if you can clear enough to allow flow , you can proceed with more common chemical cleaners from auto parts stores to flush system. if there are no leaks then core should be sound enough for the pressure. i have had it work in past. it's just gunk and the low pressure in the cooling system wont push it through.
  • gmattgmatt Posts: 1
    2000 Cherokee - The fan speed control and temp control work, but the vent system is stuck in defrost mode. Is there any other possibility for the problem other than a bad heater/AC control unit? The Haynes manual I have is worthless, and any tips on troubleshooting the problem would be appreciated.
  • I would like to find out how i can remove the radiator. I have managed to remove the water pipes, but cannot remove the oil pipes leading to the gearbox. Does anyone have any ideas?

     

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  • To give an update on the '90 electrical problem, it turned out to be the internal voltage regulator inside the alternator.
  • Saturday night while driving my '95 Country with the defogger on, I began to smell an odd odor, like burning plastic. I pulled over and couldn't find anything smoking or the source of the smell, so I assumed it had come from the old car that was driving in front of me. I turned off the defogger and cracked the windows, and the smell went away after a few minutes. Later I turned the defogger on again and smelled the odor just briefly.

     

    Sunday morning I started the Cherokee to let it warm up, when I returned 5-10 minutes later it was full of smoke and I could see an orange glow on the dashboard by the passenger side. The fire spread quick, and the Cherokee was fully engulfed by flames within minutes.

     

    I am wondering, as the fire appears to have started from an electrical problem, is there anything I should try to get Jeep to do about it? Is anyone aware of any similar incidents or relevant recalls?

     

    Here are some photos of the fire: http://www.timrivera.com/gallery/display_album.php?album_id=1
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,985
    Wow, I guess it was fortunate that the house didn't suffer worse damage.

     

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  • ed96ed96 Posts: 20
    sounds like a vacum problem or the vent door is stuck in closed position
  • Just bought this car and noticed that it doesn't always like to start in Park. It is a 4.0, A/T, 4WD. Asked prev owner about it and he said that he just put a new NSS in it and that I should push the gear selector all the way forward; I have and it doesn't always work. I've seen this problem addressed in previous questions, but no answers. Any clues as to a fix out there? Other than that, we love the Jeep! Thanks.
  • My 97 did the same thing when i bought it, A new fuel pump fixed it right away. Your symptoms are identical to the ones i had and basically indicate a fuel pump that is getting tired and can't build up enough pressure at first to get the thing to turn over. Try turning the key to the "on" position, not cranking, just so you can build up pressure, do this a couple times and see if it starts right up. If it does, and possibly if it doesn't, it's likely time for a new pump. Sadly you have to drop the tank to do this job and a new pump is not cheap but if you do it yourself, try to buy one that does not include the housing, just the pump itself, your mechanic/auto parts clerk will know what i'm talking about. Give or take $200 and 3 hours or so.
  • I started getting this loud knock in the front left tire area that only happens occasionally. It goes away if i apply the brakes even slightly then will start up again when i take my foot off the brake.Then it will just go away totally only to mysteriously return again another time??? any ideas thanks
  • jeepbuffjeepbuff Posts: 2
    RE: 1360 - Thanks for the feedback. I'll file that away for future use. I guess that I wasn't clear enough in my description. The car does nothing in Park when it does this.At other times, it will start fine. When it does it, it doesn't turn over at all. But if we put it in Neutral, it always starts. One of my buds came back with an answer from a mechanic who said that the NSS needs to be moved just a smidge counter-clockwise to fix it. He said that this is a common problem when the NSS is replaced. I have since pretty much homed in on the 'spot' that it seems to like to start. It also bugs me, tho, that it does not always like to go into the Park position at all and stays in Neutral until I move it around to find the right spot. As soon as the snow and cold pass by here, I will get under it and do some linkage checking. Remember when you could change a fuelpump in the parking lot and then go home?? Another improvement. Thanks again for your response. Jeepbuff
  • 34phord34phord Posts: 1
    IM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE COOLING FAN DRIVEN BY THE THE POWER STEERING PUMP THAT HAVE QUIT. MY 2001 WITH 33,000 MILS WHILE TOWING MY 18 FT TRAILER STOPPED WORKING HAVE YOU HAD THIS PROBLEM ALSO DID IT CAUSE ENGINE DAMAGE OR DID THE REPAIRS CAUSE OTHER DAMAGE TO RADIATOR AND TRANS COOLING LINES BY AUTO TECK THAT DID THE REPAIR I FEEL THE FACTORY KNEW THIS WAS A GREAT PROBLEM AS 2005 HAVE A MORE STADARD WAY TO RUN THE ENGINES FAN EMAIL ME AT CARTERIORS@AOL.COM IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS THANKS RON
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  • Careful with the overheating engine - My 2001 Cherokee Sport 4x4 is in the shop now being repaired because suddenly I got a crack in one of the cylinders due to extreme overheating. I was not towing anything, the car is well maintained, and just a month ago had an oil change. My mechanic was surprised to see this problem but he says he has seen it before in 2001 Cherokee's. Chrylser is not being very cooperative. I am looking for people who had engine overheating engine problems. Knowing I took very good care of the car and at 2001 60k miles vehicle should not be having such major engine problem.
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