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Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance and Repair



  • 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.
  • Keep a close check on your oil!!! If it looks milky or when you remove the oil filler cap it looks foamy, don't drive it at all! If your loosing coolant but their is no sign of external leaking, the only other kind of leak is internal, which is very, very bad! It wouldn't hurt to also keep a check on the automatic transmission fluid, because, if epuipped, there is an internal tranny cooler in the radiator. If coolant is leaking into the tranny, you'll burn it up before long, and they're not cheap to replace. Like I said before, if the oil looks funny, your coolant could be leaking through a blown head gasket or cracked head into the engine, which, pretty soon, will cause you to blow the engine! Keep a check on this and let us know what you find out! -dixiecrawler
  • Just because your Jeep is lifted and has bigger tires doesn't mean that it will ever get the death wobble, unless your lift is insanely high (which I know your's isn't) with much larger than stock tires. Your steering stabilizer does, however, help to keep it from happening.
  • about 38.9 inch
  • you should be able to take a timing belt to 150k
  • My jgc, which takes me all over the place as required is starting to be troublesome, it has stalled on me repeatedly when stopped and brake applied, if i slip it into nuetral it does not do so, just when stopped in Drive.
    Secondly(well there are many more problems but these are the two most concerning)once the engine/transmission is warmed up, that is after about five miles or so, if i am not on an interstate or toll road and the likes, the tranny has a hard time going out of 2nd into 3rd, i can be running at 50+ with the engine revs at 4000+ and still not wanting to shift, at todays prices for gas i think i am throwing many $$$$ in the drain, any one with any ideas of how i might try to resovle either or both of these major concerns, this model has some kind of adjustment for the transmission on the front and rear, or so i am informed in the book i got to help fix problems, but i do not know if these adjustments are for either of the afore mentioned problems, please does anyone have have ideas to help me out here.
    Many thanks in advance.
  • If your Grand has a full-time 4WD transfer case, then yes, you may have a serious problem. However, the NV242 is both full-time and part-time, that is, you can choose 4-Hi, 4-Lo, 2-Hi, and, I believe, 2-Lo. If this is the case that you have, then maybe you just weren't in 4-Lo. Crawl up under your truck and look for the ID plate attached to the left rear side of the case. This will tell you which t-case you have and then, if you haven't yet found your problem, let us know the model of transfer case you have and maybe someone here can help! -dixiecrawler
  • Hi Dixiecrawler, the jeep can be shifted into 4 lo, 4 hi, 2 lo and 2 hi, and as i said in my original post the thing does not want to shift up after it hits 2nd gear, does the adjustment screw have anything to do with this problem, the haynes book i have does not say what the adjusters are for, just that it has adjusters on it and how to adjust, what a book huh, not telling us what it actually adjusts. lol

  • rob1679rob1679 Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4wd 4.7L V8. Recently a gap has appeared beneath the drivers side front headlight. If you are looking at the front of my car...each headlight is supposed to fit snug against the front bumper/fender. On the passenger side it certainly does. Now on the driver's side there is a gap about the thickness of a DVD case. Local Jeep dealer says all is intact and everything is ok, but this gap is annoying me on a personal and visible basis. Can anyone suggest ways to combat this gap?

  • ancjeepancjeep Posts: 6
  • latorrealatorrea Posts: 1
    I AM HAVING THE SAME EXACT PROBLEMS!!!!!! Somebody, please, HELP!
  • ronbo42ronbo42 Posts: 1
    Im new to this stuff, but I don't know where else to go.. Our 2002 JGC keeps misfiring especially between 50-65 mph. The whole car shakes. Our OBD sensor says misfire cyl 3. My husband changed all the plugs and also switched the wires between 3 and 1. Then it said misfire 1 and 3. I took it to a shop and the guy tested each cyl and said they are all working ok, but just not working together. ?? Please help.. I dont have a decent jeep dealership near me, and the shop guy said Im ruining my cat converters every time i drive it like this. My husband had had a lot of jeeps and hes stumped too.. :cry: tired of paying people to tell me misfire cyl 3!!
  • I have a 2004 jgc that I bought brand new, and I started experiencing the same thing shortly after I got it. Periodically and randomly it would be "stuck" in first and the only way I could stop the revving was to drop it into neutral and make my way over to the side of the road. After a try or 2 I'd be able to get going again. It took two trips to the dealership to get it fixed, but it has not recurred since. I'll look at my paperwork tonight and see what they say they did to correct it. The only problem I had after that (and I'm knocking wood) is that the engine wouldn't said the computer wasn't recognizing the Drive position...quick fix was to start it in neutral, finally got that fixed, too. :)
  • lagulagu Posts: 3
    I have a 1999 JGC limited V8. I got one keyless remote wich works fine. I got another remote from a co-worker and I'm trying to program it. Does anyone know how to program these remotes? I'll apreciate your input.
  • blanksterblankster Posts: 29
    The crankshaft sensor has been known to fail on the jeeps. Might want to check that.
  • bmarkrebmarkre Posts: 1
    When I make a left turn I get a vibration thru the steering column. Should the box go so quickly? Does $375 for the part sound reasonable?
  • andrewsp45andrewsp45 Posts: 7
    many thanks and looking to hear from you again, hopefully you can give me the right answer
  • deen_addeen_ad Posts: 1
    Had one burn out, it's a Sylvania 3454 tinted yellow. So far I've tried Shucks, NAPA and several local parts houses as well as Wal*Mart and none of them have it, it's not even listed in the Sylvania book or the other 4 that NAPA tried to cross reference with. Even my owners manual doesn't list the bulb, in fact there isn't even a mention of the front turn bulb in the listing of bulbs. The dealer says they have 7 of them but they're $5 each. Do I HAVE to use that bulb or can another more common one be used?
  • slegeslege Posts: 1
    I have an '02 Jeep with the dual climate zones. When my blend door broke (which is 1000+ to repair), the computer recognized that the door wasn't working and shut the a/c blower down. Trust me, I tried to make it come on and it wouldn't. If you have a Chilton manual, there is a diagonistic test you can do on the a/c system to retrieve problem codes right on the display on the a/c controller. Good luck! By the way, this same "test" at the dealer is 50-100 dollars depending on the dealer.
  • gordjeepgordjeep Posts: 1
    I have similar vibration problems on my 2000 Grand Cherokee. The vibrations occur when accelerating on the highway and the car shifts from 3rd to 4th gear (automatic transmission), especially on uphill grades. When I drop speed a bit and then accelerate slowly, the vibrations go away.
    This problem has been "fixed" several times by two different Jeep/Chrysler dealers over the past couple of years. They say it's a cylinder misfire, and repace all the spark plugs, do a "carbon blast" to clear out the engine, and the problem goes away ..... for about half a year. I'm fed up with it. One service manager said it might need a valve job at $1,000, but I figured they were just trying things out at my expense. Jeep/Chrysler service just doesn't seem to know much about this problem or how to permanently eliminate it.
    I'd appreciate hearing what solution you find on your 2002 G.C.
  • crookstercrookster Posts: 40
    My 04 wj is making squeaking sounds when I hit any bump and the noises are loud. They are coming from under the car, in the front. What could be the problem with this? Is this serious?
    Thank You
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