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Just had my jeep in to the shop again today for the intermittent abs trac 4wd issue. they are saying it is due to snow and ice building up on the wheel speed sensors.
Just wanted to share incase anyone else has the same issue or has heard otherwise.
That doesn't seem right. To get ice built up where the speed sensor is at would be a challenge and normal heat from the front wheel bearing and brakes would melt that and dry up any water as long as it is driven for 20-30 minutes.

Hopefully they have a quick fix...best of luck.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
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When I turn off my '14 Limited Diesel and I walk sound the back, I hear a fast beep. Almost like an alarm clock, but it's very faint. It stops rather quickly. Has anyone else heard this?
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When I turn off my '14 Limited Diesel and I walk sound the back, I hear a fast beep. Almost like an alarm clock, but it's very faint. It stops rather quickly. Has anyone else heard this?
I cam across a thread that stated this is the DEF system doing whatever it does following shutdown.

I have heard it as well.

On a side note...I am on a week off so I will finally write up some sort of review..especially since I have about 2900 miles on the SFU.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:12 PM
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I cam across a thread that stated this is the DEF system doing whatever it does following shutdown. I have heard it as well. On a side note...I am on a week off so I will finally write up some sort of review..especially since I have about 2900 miles on the SFU.
Thanks. I have heard it for a while now and finally took the time to ask about it. I got my SFU on 12-22-13 and I just broke 2000. Looking forward to your review.
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The dealer was finally able to look at my jeep while it was acting up and figured out in 2 minutes that it was just a bad wheel speed sensor so they will be replacing it on Tuesday. Im really glad that I may finally have the jeep I've been wanting for the past year even if it is 3000 miles late. Thanks everyone for putting up with my whining. Hopefully no one else has this problem but maybe my experience will lead to a quicker fix
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:50 AM
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

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The dealer was finally able to look at my jeep while it was acting up and figured out in 2 minutes that it was just a bad wheel speed sensor so they will be replacing it on Tuesday. Im really glad that I may finally have the jeep I've been wanting for the past year even if it is 3000 miles late. Thanks everyone for putting up with my whining. Hopefully no one else has this problem but maybe my experience will lead to a quicker fix
Glad to hear your problems will be fixed.
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Thanks everyone for putting up with my whining.

No need to apologize for whining, that's what makes Jeep Garage work so well. We all learn from the experience of others - good and bad. Glad to hear that you have moved to the happy side however.
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I am new to the forum. Appreciate all the information regarding the JGC diesel. I am awaiting delivery of mine in about 2 weeks. Very excited!!!

I am bit anxious though because this will be my first diesel vehicle. Been trying to understand whether there are maintenance items that I need to be aware of on a more frequent basis. I will be doing mostly highway driving (about 60 a day) with some local driving as well. Any advice from the pros on this forum would be greatly appreciated. I understand that is very open ended but any obvious checklist items would be awesome for a diesel newbie like myself.

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I am new to the forum. Appreciate all the information regarding the JGC diesel. I am awaiting delivery of mine in about 2 weeks. Very excited!!! I am bit anxious though because this will be my first diesel vehicle. Been trying to understand whether there are maintenance items that I need to be aware of on a more frequent basis. I will be doing mostly highway driving (about 60 a day) with some local driving as well. Any advice from the pros on this forum would be greatly appreciated. I understand that is very open ended but any obvious checklist items would be awesome for a diesel newbie like myself. Thanks.
You will be very happy with the diesel as a commuter vehicle. I've driven nothing but for last 10 years and it has been such a great change from the gas vehicles I've had.

As for maintenance the diesel requires LESS maintenance than a comparable gasoline engine. Expect the following (my experience)
Modern diesels do consume oil normally. It is not abnormal to have to add a liter between regular maintenance intervals.
Don't be alarmed at the colour or smell of the oil if you do check it. It will be nearly black and may smell oilier than you might expect. This is completely normal.
DO NOT use anything but the exact oil specified by the manufacturer. Anything other than the special low ash euro oils WILL clog the particulate filter and cause you grief.
Do buy your fuel where they sell a lot of it. This will ensure you get the benefit of the seasonal blends that are automatically delivered to the station as required. If you do this you do not need to bother with additives or stabilizers or other fuel mix products.
No need to service any more regularly than the service reminder in the Evic suggests. The electronic service calculations are conservative enough as it is.
Most diesels don't hit their stride until at least 25k on the odometer. Expect your already good mileage to continue to improve over a long period of time. It will drop in winter due to the antigel additives.
When you get home after giving your JGC diesel a heavy workout let it sit at idle for a couple of minutes. This will ensure that all those hot components get a chance to cool down. Turbo parts especially.
I keep a rubberized work glove under the drivers seat so i can deal with the fuel handles that have not been cleaned or have been doused with fuel by the last customer. Your hands and clothes will stink of diesel all day if you get any on yourself.
You will love the low end torque and the zf transmission is the best I've ever driven.
I doubt you will ever buy anything but a diesel again!

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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

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I am new to the forum. Appreciate all the information regarding the JGC diesel. I am awaiting delivery of mine in about 2 weeks. Very excited!!!

I am bit anxious though because this will be my first diesel vehicle. Been trying to understand whether there are maintenance items that I need to be aware of on a more frequent basis. I will be doing mostly highway driving (about 60 a day) with some local driving as well. Any advice from the pros on this forum would be greatly appreciated. I understand that is very open ended but any obvious checklist items would be awesome for a diesel newbie like myself.

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One other thing is to make sure fluids are topped off with the right kind. Specifically, the radiator/cooling system uses a special "lifetime" antifreeze. Don't let the "rapid change" guys fill it with their standard cheap stuff.
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A buddy of mine (same friend that went with Shannon and me to the JNAP tour last year) recently sent me the attached photo of his F350 diesel truck. He had the block heater plugged in for about 4 days. It's been really cold here in MN, and it sits outside, so I suppose he just wanted it ready to start whenever he needed it. Anyway, he was sitting in the house and heard a loud explosion. Went outside to find his truck on fire. Burned out the entire front end of the truck including tires. Not too long before this happened he drove up the drive in his car and didn't see any smoke or anything coming out from the hood. His recommendation now is that if my diesel will start without plugging it in, don't plug it in, especially in the garage. I've been plugging mine in occasionally, not because it needs it, but I figure it will help the engine get up to temp a bit quicker improving economy and cabin heat. Any theories on what happened?
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Damn never saw that.
My experience with 189K miles on my Super Duty was that it never used oil, 7.3L diesel by the way. Never did anything until 125K miles when I replaced the water pump preventative maintenance. Evans Waterless Coolant never changed it. Changed the diff and transmission fluid every 50K miles. Oil every 5K per manual.
Nothing ever broke. Changed brakes at 91K but had more pad and rotor left.
Fantastic truck.
I expect the SFU to be the same.
I am averaging 27.3mpg...
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