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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-21-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Check Engine light.

Do you remember which code it was?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Ratchet
Re: How is Your High Mileage WK2 Holding Up?

2011 3.6 with 117K. Nothing major at all. Only needed a few small bolt on parts.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-01-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Steam fm Engine

Does said steam emit only when the HVAC is in AC mode?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Why does my 2013JGC Insist on unlocking

When washing, I leave the fob in the vehicle, remove the key from fob and stick the key in my pocket. I generally wash my car at night and don't to annoy the neighbors with all the flashing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,205
Posted By Ratchet
Re: What OBDII scanner are you using?

Word of advice, find a tool/software title that supports "freeze frame data". It's a huge help while troubleshooting to know the conditions when the code actually set.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-12-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Which D3S HID Bulbs?

Have been running XD's "house" brand for a while now. Went with a 6K. After a few hours of burn time, the output is nice and crispy.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,746
Posted By Ratchet
Re: TIPM Recall

Mounting it up higher makes the relay quite a bit more accessible in the event the relay fails. The relay bracket isn't anything more than a bracket. It's only purpose is to support the relay. ...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By Ratchet
Re: HID into Halogen Housing

For the small amount of vehicles out there with OEM HID lighting, the reflector is shaped and cut differently from what would be used for a standard halogen setup as well as some of the vehicles...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-04-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Ratchet
Re: recalled fuel pump relay mounting location

Shouldn't make any difference at all. Actually makes the conector release tab a bit more accessible.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-02-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Anyone install the OEM tow wiring harness themselves?

Not bad at all. A few wiring taps are needed at the TIPM. Running the wiring under the vehicle is quite easy. The only wire that will pass through the firewall is the light blue signal wire for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Where do yall stand on this?

Don't forget to add a set of ratcheting wrenches (gearwrenchs) to your tool collection.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Passenger side headlight

Check the fuse. Next, check the ballast that fires the bulb.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 2001 WJ Injector resistance

Rats are the devil! Will shoot ya a pm so we don't add too much clutter in here. ;)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,746
Posted By Ratchet
Re: TIPM Recall

Eww. :eek: The tech could have done a better job with a bit of wire loom. On the bright side, the connector on the bottom of the relay is insulated quite well. I only hope they soldered and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 2001 WJ Injector resistance

Ohms is resistance. Higher numbers equal less resistance. Injectors can fail in different ways. For example, clogged nozzles. If you are measuring the ohms of the injectors, make sure they are...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-21-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 2001 WJ Injector resistance

10.8-13.2Ohms @ 68F(20C)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 3.6 v6. Engine bay metallic sound

Take the belt off to rule out any pulleys, tensioners, water pump, ac compressor, etc.... If the noise is still there, you can further troubleshoot it.

Have seen a few water pumps bite the dust...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-02-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Rear defroster not working

Open the rear flipper glass. You will see a black plastic shield around the edges of the defroster grid. The shield has locking tabs every couple of inches that will need to be released to reveal...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 28,746
Posted By Ratchet
Re: TIPM Recall

Got tired of hearing the relays were on national backorder. Found an aftermarket relay kit from a local vendor (under $20 for the relay kit and fuse holder) and installed it. It's a simple job if...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-20-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Dual Zone temperature problem - 2012 Overland

I would put my money on the sacrificial gear between the door actuator itself and the blend door post. Have seen quite a few of these things grenade. Being it's the passenger side, the repair can...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ratchet
Re: High mileage WK2

I'm at 109,000 on mine. 3.6 engine.
Nothing major so far other than maintenance items and a few things below.

AC door actuator
Front Struts
Rear door lock actuator
Driver's seat is has a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By Ratchet
Re: How often should I need alignment?

The Hunter alignment systems are some of the best that money can buy. However, the tech using it can make it or break it. The new Hunter systems use heads that clamp onto the tire to prevent wheel...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Ratchet
Re: HVAC blower cycling on and off

Sounds like the sacraficial plastic gear shattered that is part of the passenger temperature blend door actuator. Simple fix if so. Your actuator should be fine.

Short version: when the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Ratchet
Re: a/c leak

I don't blame you. A second opinion never hurts especially if one cannot find the source of the leak.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-01-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Ratchet
Re: a/c leak

If they injected UV dye into the system, which they should have long before this point, traces of dye should be visible at the HVAC drain underneath the vehicle if the evap core is at fault.
...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,654
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Wheel Alignment Specs JGC with Quadralift

Long story short, no vehicle will drive the same even if the angles are set dead spec identical on each one of them. Pending none of the suspension componets are worn/damaged, and a "radial pull"...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Leak on front swing arm(bad shock?)

Indeed it does look like a failed strut. Should be covered with no issues.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By Ratchet
Re: High Mileage WK2s

I'm at 103,000 on my Limited 3.6 Worst thing so far was a failed front strut. Few small electrical issues, but nothing that would stop if from running.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Broken Tail Light - Replacement?

What year? The link below is for the earlier build WK2's.
2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Back Up Light - Mopar #57010275AF, #57010274AF (http://www.justforjeeps.com/20grchbaupla.html)
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-29-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Diy spark plug replacement 3.6

There are two 10mm nuts behind the throttle body. you can see them from the passenger side. It may be easier for you after you remove all the nuts, to grab an "e-torx" socket and remove the studs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Ratchet
Re: The best forum

Well played sir! :)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Pano roof rattle

I had a bit of a click/snap sound while driving down certain road surfaces. Also did it when I pull out of the driveway. Followed the sunroof alignment procedure Milous provided in symptom #4 in...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Diy spark plug replacement 3.6

Once you get the intake plenum removed, it's gravy. There are 2 bolts on the rear/passenger side of the intake that are a bit cramped to get to. The 2 nuts on the driver's side of the intake where...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,103
Posted By Ratchet
Re: Diy spark plug replacement 3.6

No. It is necessary to remove the intake plenum to gain access to the plugs on the driver's side of the engine. It is however a "coil on plug" based system just like the 5.7. But, the spark plugs...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ratchet
Re: add switched 12v outlet under front driver dash?

You can use the 12VDC outlet below the radio or tap into it's wiring all depending on what type of GPS you have. Will have to remove a few trim pieces, but you can easily run a wire from there to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,180
Posted By Ratchet
Re: April, 2014 Consumer Reports - Annual Auto Issue

Yep, my 2011 wk2 with 100,000 miles on it has been such a burden *scarcasm*. Total value of parts (warranty parts and labor included) doesn't even go over $400.00!

As far as I'm concerned, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 100k!

Not doing any warranty extension on this one.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 100k!

JTS, the first year I had it, I managed to rack up 55K. I had a 150mile round trip commute daily. Between work and going to the beach almost every weekend, they rolled up quick. I moved back to my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ratchet
Re: 100k!

Mine is 2WD-no air. Still runs like new. Just installed some new plugs this week. The originals didn't look bad, but they were definately tired. Jeep still runs great. Have developed a few...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ratchet
100k!

And I can say that's it's been a very impressive 100K. Job well done Jeep!


I wonder what happens to the engineers when a Wk2 hits 100,000? :)
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