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I'm still chasing the problem but don't want to keep buying new parts and finding the problem remains.
The other situation is now it is overheating again on short distance drives, blowing out coolant.
I am told that more than likely I blew the head gasket and the head needs to be machined as well.
I have been reading about other scenarios...bad electric fan switch, thermostat..etc, though the mechanic says it is probably not any of those and it is the head and gasket
Any suggestions. I am looking for the most economical way to correct the problem.
Thank you in advance.
On a trip, about 5 hours from home, it starting shuddering and losing power. Did this consistently until it would hardly run. Had a mechanic look at it where we were and basically trailered it back to our area. Had local Jeep dealer look at it and they couldn't figure anything out either. Wanted to pull the head to investigate and I wouldn't let them. So, I have it home now. It ran ok home, but at above 55mph it starts losing power again and seems to vibrate. Rough idle also.
Took it out yesterday morning. Started right up, gave it alittle gas about two blocks away and it sounded like it was faintly backfiring and losing power again big time. Is now making a metallic sound that doesn't really sound like it's internal. From inside the vehicle it sounds like the sounds are coming from the drivers side of the engine. Checked for any codes using the procedure of holding trip reset in and turning the key to on. No codes! CEL is on!
Any help appreciated in diagnosing this! The dealer sure can't help!
How do I check for a plugged CAT Converter?
are you sure that the temp is realy over heating or is it just the gage?
on the left hand of your engine compartment fire wall is where the computer is mounted i would unhook the bat and then plug and unplug the cables that hook up to the computer could have a little crosion on contacks that is causing you prob
Odd thing also is that there are NO diagnostic codes saying anything is wrong. Actually, if I use the procedure from the owners manual it actually indicates the OBD is never ready.
replaced a few small things on it, a few days ago however i moved to CO. from NM. and it started
overheating a little, so i put some coolant in it and it was fine, but after driving a few more hours i pulled over at a rest area and it started
spewing coolant all over from the resorvour tank. I noticed that the cap of the tank is cracked and i'm replacing that tonight, but i don't know if
thats the only problem i hope it is. Could a cracked cap lead to overheating since it wouldn't be able to hold the pressure?
Maybe this will give you a ballpark idea until an owner shows up with some Chrysler numbers.
I am new here and am thankful for a place to talk.
My vehicle has a noise that sounds so much like worn pulley bearings that I actually replaced the serpentine belt(thankfully), the idler pulley and installed a new tensioner. Yes, the noise is still there, but the parts I replaced were so lousy, it was probably a good thing.
The noise, as listened to through a piece of rubber hose(poor mans stethoscope?) appears to be coming from the top of the motor--alongside the head. It just continues to sound like a severly worn pulley, and seeing that nothing is moving outside the engine at that location, I am looking for some clue about valve adjustment or the like. I say adjustment as that just sounds less expensive.
I would appreciate any insight.
any help wud be appreciated
i' am from mexico, and i have the same problem, i took my JGC to the dealer and they doesn`t know anything because the computer says the JGC is running good, do you solve the problem?
pd: in mexico are more than 50 JGC with the same problem none of this solved
I'm looking at a 1999 Grand Cherokee with V-8 4.7 liter engine with 103k on it. The vehicle is in perfect condition but my only concern is there is a slight ticking noise coming from the engine.It's really sounds like tick tick tick and you notice it when you start the vehicle and a little when you start out driving and then it seems to go away.If you come to a stop you don't hear it but when you start to accelerate you hear it again for a few seconds and then it's gone again.This vehicle was owned by a female doctor and it seems to be very well taken care of and she's selling it at a good price but I can't afford to buy it if the engine is going to need replaced.She told me that a mechanic told her it sounded like a lifter and she was up front about it as I knew there was an engine noise before I drove the vehicle.
I have to give her my answer today as there's someone else who's intersted and I just don't know what to do.Any help is greatly appreciated.
The dealership has not been able to determine the cause. They have replaced the wires, plugs, coil and a fuel injecter. They say the misfire is happening on the #1 piston/cylinder. They have been on the phone with the Chrysler hotline but so far they have no solution.
Did your technician ever find a resolution??
This afternoon, my husband and I filled up the tank of our 2002 Jeep GC, Beavis, with regular unleaded gasoline. Upon pulling away from the pump:
* The check engine light came on
* The oil pressure started reading slightly higher than normal
* The trip computer (the one above the dashboard; mounted to the ceiling) was giving us crazy high projections for the tank. It typically anticipates 280 miles on the tank, but now it was telling us 360+.
There's one other weird thing: When we purchased the car, I seem to remember there was some little metal flap over the the gas tank. It served as secondary protection in addition to the gas cap. It's no longer there, but I can't tell if I was imagining it in the first place.
This was just one trip this afternoon. I haven't tried it again to see if the light comes on with another start of the engine.
A cursory search of the web hasn't yielded any obvious answers, so I thought I'd check in here and see if the boards had any wisdom before heading into the shop. Any and all advice would be very much appreciated...