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

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 11-09-2010, 10:16 AM
HemiDawg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Buford, GA
Posts: 628
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 2386
HemiDawg is on a distinguished road
Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

Had our first cold snap in the ATL since owning the GC - get in it last Saturday and all tires are reading low, even after running them for a few hours. Fill them back up to spec, but then notice the spare is showing low too. I look up under the back of the Jeep and the way the spare is mounted the valve stem is not accessible without dropping the tire down. First off, is this the way it should be mounted and if so, is dropping it down the only way to access it??
__________________

__________________
2010 GC "S" Limited, Black on Graphite - HEMI - AFE Stage 2 CAI w/ Pro Dry S filter - Magnaflow catback - 20" staggered Viper Reps (275/40 front, 315/35 rear) - SRT springs, grille, roof rails, pedals, and rear sway - Kicker speaker/ amp upgrade w/ 10" Alpine sub and amp


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-09-2010, 10:35 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Butler, PA
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1600
jes_96 is on a distinguished road
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

For what it's worth, my 06 (bought used) had the spare mounted with the valve pointing towards the ground. Easy to access, just reached under and pumped a few couple cubic feet of air in there.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-09-2010, 12:08 PM
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Home of the Mountain Blue Bird
Posts: 1,067
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 155100
jeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond reputejeepgcoman has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

Mine WAS like jes 96's when I bought it. I changed it so the good side of the wheel (and stem) was up to protect the wheel finish. I can still access the stem with a truck syle air chuck, but even if I couldn't, it's no biggie to drop it down once in awhile to check/service the tire. Now, if it were an earlier Jeep w/o the cable/crank spare setup, that would be a different story. Just my opinion.
__________________
05 LX/RT & 06 WK/GCO, modded similarly, MDS "ON" Light, Vortex Gens, Debadged, DashHawk, BT Catch Can, SRT CAI W/Add Air Inlet, K&N Filter, Sonnax Trans Press Booster, SC Tuner W/Adv Trans Tuning App, DS Tuner, Cust tube headers w/3 in. catback, Bilsteins, SRT frt/rear bumpers, Eibach SRT Lwr Sprgs & Sways, FRI Sidewinder Cam Adv 2*, 6.1 valvetrain, SLP 25% UD Pulley, BBK 90mm TB, SOS Coils/.060 plug gaps. 20 in. SRT Reps.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2010, 03:47 PM
06HemiLtd's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 372
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 2360
06HemiLtd has a reputation beyond repute06HemiLtd has a reputation beyond repute06HemiLtd has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

you want to keep the face of the wheel going up to protect it. i live in ohio and usually once a year i have to lower it and add air. it's not something you'll be doing all of the time. you don't have to lower it all the way either.
__________________
Steve-2006 Grand Cherokee Limited-5.7L Hemi-Brute Force CAI-Magnaflow 22" Muffler-Diablosport Predator-SRT8 Rear Sway Bar-Bilsteins-Shorty Billet Antenna-Chrome Turn Signals-Chrome Tow Hooks-Roof Rack-SS Ultras Highs/Lows/Fogs-REC Nav-Commander Shift Knob-20% Tint
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-09-2010, 06:53 PM
Chaoul1's Avatar
The Original

My Jeep: 2010 6.1L WK
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 6,913
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 63495
Chaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

LOL. Mine said the same. I added more air. I guess the TPMS is bad . It still shows "Low Spare Pressure"
__________________
-Paul-
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

PaulsProfessional Automotive Detailing

PPAD's Custom Headlights

Contact for both DetailingPPADscustomwork@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-09-2010, 08:10 PM
Marlin's Avatar
"The Aussie"

My Jeep: 1981 5.7L CJ
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Licmye Bawlls
Posts: 9,362
Thanks: 65
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 81103
Marlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond reputeMarlin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

My spare wheel is face up, therefore I need to drop it to top off the air.

Usually done whilst Jeep is in for service.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-09-2010, 08:58 PM
White Chocolate's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 8,336
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
White Chocolate is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

Yes I just did mine, you need to drop it a bit, not all the way
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-09-2010, 10:23 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2004 4.7 HO WJ
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2374
5.7Unlimited is just really nice
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

Quote:
Originally Posted by HemiDawg View Post
Had our first cold snap in the ATL since owning the GC - get in it last Saturday and all tires are reading low, even after running them for a few hours. Fill them back up to spec, but then notice the spare is showing low too. I look up under the back of the Jeep and the way the spare is mounted the valve stem is not accessible without dropping the tire down. First off, is this the way it should be mounted and if so, is dropping it down the only way to access it??
The Answer is NO, you don't have to drop it. At least I don't have to when mine gets low (which has only happend to me twice)

you just have to get under there and reach up.
__________________
-Jeremy
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-09-2010, 10:40 PM
White Chocolate's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 8,336
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
White Chocolate is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.7Unlimited View Post
The Answer is NO, you don't have to drop it. At least I don't have to when mine gets low (which has only happend to me twice)

you just have to get under there and reach up.
Which way is your valve stem facing
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-10-2010, 12:21 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2004 4.7 HO WJ
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2374
5.7Unlimited is just really nice
Re: Spare needs air, but do I have to drop it to do it??

The face (chrome side) of the wheel is facing up, therefore the stem is also facing up, it's honestly not that difficult to get at. my little air pump has a threaded end on it so I just screw it on the stem, turn it on and watch the guage.
__________________

__________________
-Jeremy
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do the WK2 mirrors drop 'down' in reverse? CougarCruiser Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 19 09-07-2010 10:29 AM
The Measure your drop thread! Please participate if you have DROP springs! Scottina06 Visual Modifications 16 08-26-2010 12:30 AM
Which drop kit? Motteler621 Visual Modifications 13 04-18-2010 09:01 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 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

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.