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  • xscoutxscout Posts: 141
    If you have had no luck in the junkyards you may not find an exact replacement, but Radioshack does carry a decent assortment of replacement knobs in various styles and sizes.
  • My Jeep is finally back home with me after almost a month at the dealer. Transmission is rebuilt and is running beautiful. Who knows if it is fixed for good. Chrylser doesnt want to talk to me and I am not in the position to spend thousands to fight them. I also have the fixed interest contract with the end balloon payment. What do you mean by turning the vehicle in and it costing $275? I am not confident driving this vehicle after all the problems and would like to get out of this contract, any suggestions would be appreciated.
  • I'm not sure where your from or what your contract states, but mine has a section on the back titled "Return of Vehicle". It states:
    "You may return Your Vehicle to us along with the title and any other required papers and pay us a disposition charge of $275 and any other charges for excess wear and tear and for excess mileage...You agree to give us 30 days written notice before the due date and to arrange a conveninet time and place for us or our agent to inspect the vehicle..."
    I am still involved in the Lemon Law process, but I took this to mean that I can return the vehicle at any time with 30 days notice and a $275 fee.
  • I just left the dealership in Chicago and recieved a quote for 31,900 for the following:

    2005 Grand Cherokee Limited
    5.7 Hemi Engine
    DVD Entertainment System
    Trailer Package
    Supp Side Air Bags
    Sirius Sat Radio
    Package 25K

    What do you all think, a good deal? This does include a military rebate of $500. Car has 37 miles. Thanks.
  • fubzyfubzy Posts: 3
    I have a 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee and very interested in installing the new 4" Superlift Suspension Kit and was wondering what the best size rims and tires would be. I think that a 33x12.50 should fit, but I am lost in finding a aftermarket rim to fit i.e. the offset & backspacing of the rims and tires. If anyone could help Thank You.
  • Invoice by Edmunds was $32,859. Dealer invoice was $33,234. Why the difference? Also, dealer wanted to charge for his advertising ($160) and for Customer One Owner Loyalty mailing ($25). This was in California.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Not sure. From the Help files:

    "in some regions some manufacturers may make adjustments to their prices, for example by adding a required advertising fee, which can affect both the invoice price and the MSRP for the affected vehicles. Edmunds only publishes national prices and does not attempt to track these regional variations."

    It's pretty funny that Jeeps wants to bill you for sending you mail. The ad fees, even if legit, are just sad.

    As always, focus on the out the door price and you won't have to waste time negotiating the line items like these.

    Steve, Host
  • I have been posting the "problems and solutions" forum and happened to see your post. Goodluck with the process!!! I too have had transmission problems with my 2005 GC. It didn't stall like yours, but it was a hard shift into 3rd gear (banging into gear, definitely did not feel right). First dealer I took it to said it was normal! Second dealer recognized it and at 5,300 miles the tranny was rebuilt. Still had the same problem so now the pistons and retainers are being changed. This is the 3rd time they've had the car (not counting the first dealer I brought it to). I am hoping this fixes the problem as I do plan to keep the WK for a while... Keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have MA Lemon Law it... In fact, just bought new wheels/tires for it!
  • I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me if i can put 1999 JGC Limited headlights on my 1999 JGC Laredo? I am going to order some but want to make sure if they will fit first? Thanks for any feedback
  • harsjeepharsjeep Posts: 5
    :confuse: HI, I am new to this forum. I just recently bought a 95 jeep GC. I love this thing but quickly found a bunch of problems that have been discussed here. I took her to my local jeep dealer to find out they want to charge me over 4,000, bux to fix everything. like: rear needs to be rebuilt, viscous cup needs to be replaced, steering box is leaking, motor mounts are bad, and needs a trailing arm. now like i said i love this thing, and i'm not in a situation to buy another vehicle at this time, i had decided to list it for sale again, but then out of the blue i decided to keep her. i can't let go of it. years ago i had a 79 cherokee. i loved that old chugger. never had problems with it. but with all the things with this jeep, i don't know if i want to buy another.but for now i'm gonna start replacing things lil by lil, used parts of course, my goals are to lift this thing and make her a good 4x4. i have some friends that are jeep buffs and they are trying to help me get her straightened out. thank god for jeep buffs. if anyone can give me a moral boost or some good info please feel free to do so, i would greatly appreciate it. thanks and all for now.
  • philakidphilakid Posts: 3
    I am thinking of purchasing a 2004 Grand Cherokee with inline 6 engine. The vehicle was never used for towing and has no towing package nor prep done to it. My concerns are due to the vehicle weight, horsepower and torque. I need to pull an open trailer and motorcycle (about 2000-2500 pounds) and will also be towing in mountains (up to 7500 ft). and dessert (temps above 100).

    I did the trip once using a Toyota Camry (192 Horsepower) and found that I could not use the cruise control on I-40 because the transmission kept going out of overdrive. Thus I found myself reving to 4000 rpm and getting 12 mpg. Yes - I know it was dumb to tow with a camry.

    Since the JGC with I6 is only rated at 195 HP and 230 ft lbs of torque, will I experience the same issue of not being able to use the cruise control? Does the vehicle need to be prep'ed with a larger radiator and a transmission cooler? What else would need to be done in order to tow with this vehicle?

    Should I keep looking for a vehicle with more HP and torque?

  • harry0harry0 Posts: 42
    I just took some pictures of my Jeep. This is what a white one looks like.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Check out our new image site - it's a good place to make albums and post photos of your ride.

    Steve, Host
  • A friend of mine has this jeep so I said id help him out and maybe get the thing fixed. He's replaced the thermostat with a 195 degree. It did have a 160 degree thermostat in it. It wasn't heating prior to him replacing the thermostat and it still won't heat does anyone have a solution. Its his only vehicle and he has a 8 month old baby. We live in Nebraska so it does get pretty cold. thanks for any advice.
  • Any thoughts...
  • transpowertranspower Posts: 213
    AOL has the Edmunds list as a news headline, "Ten Fiercest Rides in 4-Wheel Drive": Jeep JGC and Wrangler make the list, and deservedly so.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Missed that list; thanks Transpower. Here's our link:

    Top 10 2006 4WD Vehicles for Off-Highway Use

    Steve, Host
  • mikeyp53mikeyp53 Posts: 55
    I have had it exactly two years now. Towed my boat from NJ to FL and back twice. Never had a problem, never had a warranty claim. All I have done is change oil and rotate tires. Love this vehicle!!!!!

    I cannot understand why all you hear in these columns is complaints.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I cannot understand why all you hear in these columns is complaints.

    In fact, that is not all you hear. However, someone experiencing problems is much more likely to go out and seek help than someone who's not experiencing problems. :)

    tidester, host
  • rheiserheise Posts: 7
    I was told by a Chicago area dealer that he was giving $5500 off of invoice for the 2005's. Even without destination and taxes, that comes out about right with what was offered you. That sounds like a pretty good deal with all the options, but is it worth having a vehicle that is technically already one year old. I can still get 0% financing on a 2006 (not 2005), so the interest savings makes up for the bigger discount. Better off with a 2006.
  • alan93alan93 Posts: 5
    I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the fuse for the auxilary power outlet (always on) is blown but I can't find it to replace it.

    The owners manual on page 202 shows a passenger side kick panel for these fuses but it doesn't exist on my jeep. I found the power distribution under the hood but the manual doesn't specify anything for this power outlet fuse. ???


    Anybody know where its at?

    A picture or link would be great if you have one.

  • chefechefe Posts: 8
    I own a 2000 GC loaded, emaculate, still on extended warrantee but 95000 miles, 20,000 for a 1999 seems like a bit much, I saw a 2004 ( old body style) in Wilmington De for 22,500 with 19000 miles and a 2005 ( newer body style) with 10,000 miles for 22,900.00, hope that gives you an idea.
  • chefechefe Posts: 8
    2001 same body style as 1999 to 2004, don't know what you want, what about milage, what about color, price options, warrantee?????
  • p4jeepp4jeep Posts: 1
    Hey all,
    I'm an 01 Grand Cherokee owner, have been for 3 years. Huge fan of Chip Foose. Getting bored and decided to do some radial stuff, like Airaid throttle body 1" spacer, Jet proformance Chip. got a ton more HP, well not a ton, but considerable improvment. Instaleld an ACDC adapter and installed a mini PC w/ a 10" touch screen for NAV and anything you can imagine you can install on a PC. Have it hooked into my Kenwood multi in head unit. Working right now on a new design for hte dash, bought a huge piece of alumimium, doing a mock up in cardboard of course...Looking for ideas as far as boring out he pistons to get just a little more HP, or should I leave well enough alone here? Or just go get a Hemi to replace my soon to be burned out at he rate I'm going 242 in line V6?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Jeep at the NY auto show (Straightline)

    Steve, Host
  • I hope this is the right place to post for this but we're going to be going upto north carolina in a month with a 5000lb trailer loaded with quads and we were wondering if the Jeep would be able to handle the hills and mountains with this kind of a load or if we would have to bring the F-250 instead. We'd rather bring the jeep because of the NAV and comfort of it. BTW, we have the 4.7L V8 and the tow package.
  • mom3kidsmom3kids Posts: 2
    96 jgc rebuilt transmissionits been back to the mechanic 4 times.everytime i get the jeep back!when i go to drive it it shifts in and out of gears then eventually overheats.has anyone had this problem.
  • peatonpeaton Posts: 1
    I am thinking about purchasing a '99 JGC Limited. I am looking at one that is a V6 and one that is a V8.

    Which would be better?
    Is there a lot of difference in the gas mileage?
    Is there anything I should know about this model?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
  • hi all
    the problem i am having with the above is that when the car is doing 50 to 60 and is in final drive with the torque converter fully locked there is a deep throbbing noise from the trans and it gets louder the more throttle you give it. any one out there know what it might be my local jeep dealer in the uk wants lots of money to rebuild the transfare box but is not 100% sure that will fix it can you help many thanks cliff.
  • clarkkentclarkkent Posts: 154
    Love to see the one with the V6. What engine is it? Chevy or Ford? Who did the conversion? Do you really want to buy a car with a motor coversion to a non-Jeep Motor?

    Or do you want to look again and see if it isn't an I block 6? ;)
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