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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 05-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Hello everyone, been a while but i've still been checking in here and there. Since about this time last year I installed a new rad, front pads/rotors, new headlight assemblies, 2 door lock...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By kgingerich
Re: "part time" light on the dash came on for no reason

I too have had intermittent 'part time' light show up often after switching back into 2wd from 4 full time. I usually pull onto my gravel drive and give a little gas to spin the rear tires to ensure...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 06-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Recall Rejected

Don't think there's ever enough fuel in mine to ignite! 3.88 per gal around me. Smh.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 05-14-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Radiator Leak

thanks frank. Yep, while cooled completely i opened cap and poured maybe 1/2 qt more coolant into radiator, and it was full once again, capped it. Been great so far. The fittings on the transmission...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 05-13-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Radiator Leak

Alright, my radiator is installed. it was a pain, but done. I used a little thread sealant on the tranny cooler lines, no leaks thus far. Upper and lower hoses appear to be leak free as well. I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 05-09-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Radiator Leak

I am also about to install a new radiator in a WJ 4.0. let us know how your repair goes. I have a Spectra Premium on deck for install this Sunday. I have read extensively on the install, only things...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

Thanks for the imput 05 JGC. After water pump, thermostat, cap and heater core flush I was up and good. Heat was warmer than ever good steady temp. This is a Napa brand water pump so probably not...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-03-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By kgingerich
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By kgingerich
Re: New radiator and trans fittings leaking

Do 4.0 Laredo models without tow hitch/external factory tranny cooler have that transmission cooler line? If not will new radiator just come with a plug for that opening? Might be a dumb question...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

Spoke with shop. Water pump has propeller shaft crack. The pump was replaced by past owner but apparently cracked under the stress I put it through. Head gasket did not show signs of failure after...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-30-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

thanks for all the insight.

Jeep is at shop to have new thermostat and rad cap installed. They will flush and fill the cooling system including heater core. I will report back with further...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

thanks for the insight Frango. Your theories make sense. So we are basically in agreement the thermostat seems closed/failed causing my boiling and overflow of the coolant itself, and engine...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

thanks for the quick replies! i will continue to look into the issue this week. Please keep ideas, tips and advice coming as they arise. I will keep all posted with the status. Those videos made a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-29-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

would a malfunctioning thermostat make my heat only blow cool air? Thanks again!
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-29-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
Re: significant overheat 4.0. diag?

Thanks for the ideas. No I did not check to see air bubbles while jeep was running. I can check in the near future. I only topped off the reservoir, the radiator was full. The overflow tank...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-28-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 864
Posted By kgingerich
significant overheat 4.0. diag?

Hello all,
Punched the gas pedal very swiftly and the throttle 'grabbed' where the pedal did not let off. This became immediately dangerous, I applied brakes hard and shifted into N. The rpms were...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By kgingerich
Re: WJ Rogues for Laredo

If by "maintain them highly" you mean buff them with turtle wax chrome polish, apply Mother's Showtime spray wax, wipe to brilliant shine,:) then park Jeep in garage until the weather gets nice......
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-11-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By kgingerich
Re: WJ Rogues for Laredo

Cleaned up nice.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-08-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 37,268
Posted By kgingerich
Re: post your pictures of your wj

Few pics of the stock WJ. Quick wash/wax to get rid of some Ohio winter salts. Rogues going on soon!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By kgingerich
WJ Rogues for Laredo

hello all,
last week I picked up a set of these Rogues off a wrecked WJ Limited (02). These wheels have always been attractive to me and was pleased to find a set in decent condition for relatively...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-22-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

How many miles do you have on the (assumed) OEM TRE's and Ball joints? What does the steering feel like that you made the decision to replace all these? Just looking for thoughts as my original...
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 02-19-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Hard brake line

Dang. Good point. 2 piece sounds like best bet and an opp to upgrade material.
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 02-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Hard brake line

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f199/rusty-wj-brake-line-34106.html

dealer should have it in stock, have part number from receipt at home, you can call and describe it as the hard line from MC to rear,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-19-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Got around to front Pinion seal this week. (Timken 5778) Dropped at family owned local shop for the service. Spoke with tech about reusing pinion nut and torque procedure. He assured me all would be...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By kgingerich
Re: New Great White North Jeep

Part time 4wd? Didnt think the limited came with a selec-trac nv 242. That being said, unsure of the fault codes, something is up sensor wise.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 10-24-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Front differential issue

x2 on front pinion seal. Always shows a few drops on driveway, i always check it, and level is always full. One of these weeks im gonna take it in to my local shop to have it replaced. (Timken #...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 10-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

If on a budget consider sensa tracs for shocks. Promotions avail including online discounts AAP. Billsteins are best. Also sensas come with lifetime wrrty. I'm sure the billis do too. When you say...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 10-22-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Load Leveling Shocks for WJ Overland?

Damn. Pulled a malibu w/4.0..... my 4.0 was humming with an 850 lb cast iron stove in the rear. She was fine; but IMO that (malibu) might be a bit much on it. Im running sensa-tra s and love them. ...
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 10-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,344
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Help! Refurbishing corroded stock wheels

CF dipped center caps with the painted calipers looks sick. Got my eye on some reps next spring or jk takeoffs. Wk 2 takeoffs are also sick.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-15-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 92,586
Posted By kgingerich
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Replaced torn napa Cv half shaft with one from advance. Napa one rubbed on axle tube tearing it. This one fits correctly. Noticed the wearever pads were cracked @6k miles. Wtf? Got those swapped...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 09-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Need new tie rods... any suggestions?

Ask mechanic if you can bring your own parts. Get napa premium all 4 maybe 125 plus labor and alignment.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,782
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Hi from Wales - UK

no good friend. Talking at best failed water pump, probably failed head gasket, and most severe possibility; cracked heads form overheat. These are problems associated but not limited to servicing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-28-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,782
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Hi from Wales - UK

greetings:
my bias leans towards the 4.0 (4L). It is slow. But if you want fast buy something different. It is super easy to maintain, you will find very few SUVs where the oil (drain/filter) and...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By kgingerich
Re: WJ cv boot issue

For those of you who have replaced driver side CV axle please respond with brand, part number so I have an idea of exactly which CV axle will not rub on the axle tube. Has anyone used the Napa ones...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-14-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Akebono Brake Upgrade?

my experience with the teves has been decent. I believe a culprit for the warping is not greasing the slide pins. The pins are not completely enclosed by a rubber grommet or bushing like most all...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-14-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By kgingerich
WJ cv boot issue

Hello all, an interesting situation with my CV boot which i have heard of mentioned only once before on jeep forum without much response. I have replaced both front CV axle shafts on my WJ about a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-27-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By kgingerich
Re: eridom

05 JGC is correct, these are different axle shafts, however the bearing, retainer, seal, and collar are interchangeable. Drooping the rear axle will allow the diff to be topped off after procedure...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By kgingerich
Re: eridom

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=39543

take a gander here friend. Jack up the truck under pumpkin (carefully with wood block), remove wheels, set stands under frame rails and slowly lower...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-29-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,884
Posted By kgingerich
Re: Finally........... painted side claddings

Maybe a dumb question, but here goes.... Did you tape those off from the steel and paint em, or remove the cladding panels. If removed, How?
Thanks, looks sweet, i would like to do something...
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