Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 11-20-2010, 10:31 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652974
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
My babys... condition.

So, Ive mentioned before that I got this for a great deal, it needed engine work and there are some tranny concerns. I have been dealing with chrysler training in the mornings then work afterwards all week and have had no extra time to tinker with it. I was able to pick my heads up from the machine shop on friday so I could work on assembly today. I started here:







Those were about 6:30 this morning. A couple jobs and some free time later I got it to here:









I have to change the oil, pull the trans pan and replace the filters, pull the coolant resivor and flush and clean it out (green coolant used by PO)... then cross my fingers and toes and start it up. Its a pretty big weight on my shoulders not knowing the condition of the engine and trans and spending money to fix whats there is stressing me out... my only other option I would have done is a mopar reman and that would have been just over 3k and I would still possibly need a trans. That may be what it gets anyway Ill hopefully know next week.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2010, 10:34 PM
macmac's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CenCoast Cali
Posts: 196
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 68125
macmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond reputemacmac has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My babys... condition.

keep us posted...
________
WINNING
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-20-2010, 11:04 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,091
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255383
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My babys... condition.

nice hood work light
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-20-2010, 11:41 PM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 49,248
Thanks: 867
Thanked 977 Times in 691 Posts
Rep Power: 7717885
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My babys... condition.

Nice work bro! Keep us updated!
__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED\BlackOps CFR Edition" 1 of 1
2013 JKU Wrangler 10A-stormtrooper'ed, JW Speaker and more!
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-21-2010, 01:04 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652974
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My babys... condition.

Thanks guys, Ill keep you posted... Hopefully tue-wed this week ill be able to get it started.

The PO drove it till the cylinder filled up with coolant so I *should* be able to start driving it if the motor is in decent shape. I have nightmares from a buddy like 8 years ago doing a head gasket on his escort, problem started with the wrong head bolts which bottomed out and didnt snug the head. That let the coolant and oil mix, once the fiasco was straightened out he drove it 3 houses down the block and a cam seized in a journal and it broke the cam gear off the cam. If this patch job doesnt work its just going to get a Mopar reman.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-21-2010, 01:59 PM
DJ BoNiOmArIo's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 10,324
Thanks: 5
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 12375
DJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond reputeDJ BoNiOmArIo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My babys... condition.

keep us posted nice work
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-21-2010, 05:53 PM
lo lo's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1434
lo lo is on a distinguished road
Re: My babys... condition.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy View Post
nice hood work light
I was thinking the same thing...
__________________
2006 WK Overland

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-21-2010, 07:30 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652974
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My babys... condition.

Not going to lie... the hood light is a coworkers whom works the other shift. He told us we could use it if we want to.

Its a nice lamp and I think was like 90 bucks off the mac truck like a year ago, but at that time I didnt have my cranberry box I just had that orange cart and didnt have the room to store it. They are VERY helpful!

perks of the job, just like getting to do all this in a heated shop on a hoist!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-25-2010, 02:24 AM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652974
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My babys... condition.

I started it tonight, started right up (after I plugged in the crank sensor ha ha). Runs great, there is a bit of a clunk from the front diff (the upper bushing) which is like 20 bucks and about 1.5 hrs of my time. Drove it 24 miles this evening (mostly the drive home).

It seems like one of the pinions is singing on accel... going down the freeway and rolling into the throttle its VERY noticable! I need to nail down where its coming from then inspect from there. Realistically diff noises dont bother me, bearings are cheap, only expensive thing is time and thats free for me (although my sanity pays).

I installed my HID's this evening too... not as clean as I would have liked but I was pressed for time. Ill go back in and mount the ballasts better, route the relay harnesses better. They are 6000k 55w headlamps, 3000k 35w fog lamps... AMAZING, coming from a 92 protege to these, its like daylight!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-25-2010, 02:45 AM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 49,248
Thanks: 867
Thanked 977 Times in 691 Posts
Rep Power: 7717885
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My babys... condition.

congrats! Nice to hear of a member bring another WK back to life
__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED\BlackOps CFR Edition" 1 of 1
2013 JKU Wrangler 10A-stormtrooper'ed, JW Speaker and more!
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-25-2010, 09:47 AM
jeepnjeep's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nassau, NY
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 3297
jeepnjeep is just really nice
Re: My babys... condition.

Nice! You must feel very good doing all that work and having it run right off the bat. Congrats!!
__________________
Hi, Im JIM
2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.7 Ltr engine.
Tow pkg.
Cargo pkg.
So far K@N replacement air filter,hood scoops, 255/65/17 General Grabber AT2 tires, Magnaflow muffler and I trimmed the front valance under the bumper.
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."Col. Jeff Cooper
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-25-2010, 11:04 AM
95_V8_ZJ's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 1995 5.2L ZJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mt. Pleasant, PA
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1828
95_V8_ZJ is on a distinguished road
Re: My babys... condition.

as said, congrats man.. its a good feeling knowing all your time and hard work paid off, isnt it?
__________________

__________________
'95 ZJ Limited, 4.0LNOW A V8 SUCCESSFULLY , 249, Flowmaster, Optima, BFG 32x11.50-15 M/Ts, Durango Intake, '98 style fog lts, roof lts, 3.73 gears, Dana 30/35
2001 Yamaha Raptor 660R
2001 Chevy Impala 3.8 (S/C convers)
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9 bored NOS
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.4 DOHC V6 PCM flash, intake, exhaust, NOS, Trans Reprogrammed
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community