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Old 01-19-2013, 06:25 AM
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Brett I believe you can remove the radar quite easily for off road stuff I know it's a little late but for any overland drivers going offroad it is worth investigating.
Thanks Mendo I didn't know you could remove it.
Well, I'm heading off first thing tomorrow morning, will let you know how it goes...
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:27 AM
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I am pretty sure that the Radar sensor needs to be aligned using a special tool. Pretty sure there is a thread about it somewhere from Enforcer.
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I encountered similar conditions around Kingfisher bay on Fraser a few months back. Did not take the air dam off, however I did damage the plastic "skid plate" (if you could call it that) between the front bumber and engine skid. Also the adaptive cruise sensor was knocked loose. I don't think removing the air dam would have helped with that though...
Brett, did you know you can just unscrew and the disconnect the adaptive cruise control sensor. I still leave the air dam on to offer a bit of protection, but at least the $3000 ACC sensor won't get damaged.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:17 AM
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Brett, did you know you can just unscrew and the disconnect the adaptive cruise control sensor. I still leave the air dam on to offer a bit of protection, but at least the $3000 ACC sensor won't get damaged.
Thanks - I didn't know that. My dealer quoted me $6k to fix it!
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Thanks - I didn't know that. My dealer quoted me $6k to fix it!
Depending on the problem, there are 3 clips that hold and allow adjustment of the sensor - chances are these are just broken and the sensor is not sitting right. If this is the case, they are less than $10 each - can't rememeber exactly .
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:41 PM
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Depending on the problem, there are 3 clips that hold and allow adjustment of the sensor - chances are these are just broken and the sensor is not sitting right. If this is the case, they are less than $10 each - can't rememeber exactly .
I guess you have to remove the front air dam to remove the sensor / clips? Thanks.
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I guess you have to remove the front air dam to remove the sensor / clips? Thanks.
Yes, there are the 7 quarter turn clips that hold the bumper in place - I think there is a picture in the car user manual. Then there are 2 7mm (i think) bolts holding the sensor in place and you can just unclip the connector. I usually just tape some insulation tape over the connector to keep the dirt out when I off road.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 AM
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Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Well just had the 'fix' done today at Abion CJD, so I can't wait to take it over to Moreton and see what happens.

On a side note, got a "Service Air sus" last week briefly, and I had mentioned to them at the 3k service about a funny noise at the back left, and so they checked it out. Seems to be replacement shock on order now......
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Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

Just got my car back from having the update done. Fiat Chrysler have also agreed to refund my towing expenses. I have to say that in the end both the dealer and Fiat Chrysler were very good in their handling of the issue.

Can't wait to test the update next weekend!
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Well just had the 'fix' done today at Abion CJD, so I can't wait to take it over to Moreton and see what happens.

On a side note, got a "Service Air sus" last week briefly, and I had mentioned to them at the 3k service about a funny noise at the back left, and so they checked it out. Seems to be replacement shock on order now......
Carver,

What is this "fix" you speak of.

We got our Overland from Albion a week ago yesterday and while it's in getting it's 1,000km check up they WILL do it for me then. Along with finding the loose bolts or screws that slide around inside the drivers door when I ahve to brake hard.

Other than the screws, this car is impossible to fault!
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The 'fix' is the reprogramming of the transmission module? There was someone up from either Melbourne or Sydney and had about 5 to do from what the service guys said.
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Re: Grand Cherokee + sand = FAIL

When asking around a few months ago, I was told that the 'fix' is for Quadralift only. Anyone know if this is correct?
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