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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-24-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: A/c recharge

Since the A/C is a sealed system, if your A/C needs recharged, you should get it serviced to determine what the issue is.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Lame (but quick) question about 2012 3.6L oil change

The 2012 V6 oil filter torque is 25Nm or 18 foot pounds, so you over-tightened it.

See the attached pic ... are you putting the o-ring on the item labeled #2?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: TIPM recall

Are you sure they offered to replace the TIPM through the recall? All of the P09 documentation I have doesn't state that.

First notification: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/rc_P0915.pdf

Final...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-27-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,623
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: 2015 grand Cherokee Lemon?

I realize this question is about a 2015 JGC, but to give you some perspective, my 2012 V6 has been in the shop for two recalls, TSB updates, oil changes and that is it. It just rolled over 37,000...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-03-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 16,750
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: MaxCare Warranty??

Depends upon the state. Colorado, for instance, does not tax the service contract.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-23-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Tire Sling

Usually refers to tire dressing and sling is when the tire shine that you apply to your car’s tires flings up and splatters on the side of your car while driving. I am assuming the dealer applied it...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,374
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: TIPM Recall

Most of that is not needed, check your manual or Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Maintenance information and schedules (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_maintenance.htm). Some really good reading at wk2jeeps. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-16-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,007
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Did you get extended warranty for you 3.0 diesel

You need to call the number associated with chryslerfactoryplans (aka Mopar Vehicle Protection: Extended Warranties from Chrysler. SAVE! Quick Quotes. Buy Online....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-07-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By newtoncd8
New options for 265/50/20 tire size

I know that tire options are discussed frequently and I was just looking at different sites and noticed there are two new options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 265/50/20 tires.

The Cooper...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: 1st maintanance coming up, how / which oil do you recommend?

To OP, if you are interested in option B:

Get a Fumoto valve with the short nipple, the small lever clip to prevent the valve from accidentally opening, 3/8" tubing, OEM filters, your choice of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-28-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,374
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: TIPM Recall

This was just expanded to some 2012-2013 models.


FCA US to recall 467,000 Dodge Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokees...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-04-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Chrysler Maximum Care Warranty

First off, search this site a bit ... you will find a few sites that are MUCH cheaper.

You didn't state what your deductible is, but most get the MaxCare lifetime with $100 deductible for about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

The dealer will know all about it ... you won't have any issues.

See the following URL for the TSB: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_0900214b.pdf
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: What does the powertrain warranty really cover?

Is this a V6?

If so, it is likely covered by Chrysler; they are offering free repairs for cracked left cylinder heads on certain vehicles with model years from 2011 through 2013, with coverage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Awful smell with wiper fluid + fan on

Thanks for coming back and posting the resolution. As a side-note, some people have reported issues with RainX.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,363
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Need To Vent

Then you would really be pi$$ed if you leased the 2011 Mercedes E350 ... it doesn't have Xenon either and at the time, it was something like a $5K upgrade (along with other options).
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,374
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: TIPM Recall

This thread has left me a bit confused. Some people have had had 2012's fixed and yet, the campaign doesn't list the 2012.

I saw one post that stated all 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee's will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: High mileage WK2

Thanks for posting the high mile report .... only 25K on mine, but nice to see high mileage with minor issues.

BTW, there is a TSB for a rattle sound coming from the panoramic sunroof.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,444
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

Thanks. I have seen some of the aftermarket passenger side blades and the tip of the blade does not touch the lower corner of the windshield. When that occurs, the end of the blade doesn't touch the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,444
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

Does the Siliblade (passenger side) touch the corner of the windshield? I want an OEM fit.

If so, which do you have (premium, hybrid, ultimate)?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,293
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Oil changes - SO easy

Get the F106S ... has the option to attach the 3/8 hose, but doesn't stick out like the F106N. I have it on my 2012 JGC and love it ... with the V6 cartridge filter and fumoto valve, easiest oil...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

Just in case others wanted to know, I took the Jeep back in this morning to get the "poor performance with A/C" TSB applied and the tech advised that the TSB update for the remote (TSB-002-12) also ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

Thank you ... that is what I was afraid of .... will call the lead service manager and see how things go.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By newtoncd8
A/C issue ... frustrating dealer response

I took my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (23,100 miles) in to get two A/C issues looked at.

1) When using remote start, the A/C did not kick on.
2) When driving for extended periods, the unit has...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,213
Posted By newtoncd8
Grand Cherokee goes airborne

Hopefully it is okay to post a youtube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrKrvTjxDD8&feature=youtu.be


The video of a Jeep Grand Cherokee striking a car transport trailer and going...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Jeep brand was a star, sales up 58%

Sort of:
The taxpayer loss on the GM bailout is $10.5 billion. The Treasury department said it recovered $39 billion from selling its GM stake, and had put $49.5 billion of taxpayer money directly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,338
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: I call B.S. but what do you think

I certainly understand why you are upset, I would be also. If they dealer would have blown you off, I would have been really upset. However, they have promised to take care of all of the issues,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,397
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Zeigler Extended Warranties

Guess that depends upon the state ... if you purchase a service contract at a local dealership, there is no sales tax in Colorado.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,397
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Zeigler Extended Warranties

But, for the lifetime, they do offer a pro-rata refund option (up until 7 year/100K). I am not sure how much you get back and I would imagine it would depend how many times it was used, how many...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,139
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I always get a year for $84 (including taxes) ... but, this does not include traffic.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,683
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Pricing on Max Care Unlimited warranty?

If you get the lifetime, and depending upon when you cancel the plan, you are able to receive a full or pro-rata refund.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Fuel Filter Replacement interval for 14' Grand Cherokee

I don't know hard it is, but I don't think it is something you need to worry about. Assuming you are referencing the gas (vs diesel) version, according to WK2Jeeps:

"Two fuel filters are used....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-18-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

Dealer just called, said the code was in the system for the blinkers, but it didn't take. They re-flashed it and they are now working. No charge.

Thanks kbre for the help.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

Thanks ... dropped it off at the dealer tonight .. will pick up tomorrow.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By newtoncd8
No blinkers/brake lights on trailer with OEM hitch

-July 2012:
---Purchased vehicle and OEM trailer hitch
---At time of purchase, OEM trailer hitch installed
---Had never tried to use hitch, until …

-17 Apr 2013:
---Went to U-Haul to get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 35,310
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Chrysler Extended Warranty Prices

I have the lifetime plan. The wording is as follows:


“You are responsible to pay only the first $100.00 of the total cost of covered component repairs performed during each repair visit.”

...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Premium fuel

The 5th edition of the 2013 owner's manual (OM) states 87 for the V6 and 89 for the Hemi.

The 4th edition of the user's guide (UG) still has 91 listed for both the V6 and Hemi. Both the 2012...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,933
Posted By newtoncd8
Car wash company no longer washing older Jeeps

Anyone heard of this ... thought it was strange.


KUSA (Denver) - A car wash chain in town is turning away owners of a particular type of vehicle.

Viewers told us that people driving Jeep...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-17-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,544
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: Extended Warranty

I purchased mine online (before eservice contracts stopped selling) and in the documentation, it clearly states I can take the vehicle to any Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealership for repairs.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 48,034
Posted By newtoncd8
Re: ***New Software Application MyGIG Update RHR-RHW-RHP 2.136***

Downloaded 2.136, burned to DVD; no issues.

Put DVD in 730N RHR and after loading up, it says "Wrong disc for software update. Software update operation aborted."

Any ideas?

Edit: I...
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