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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Receiver Shackle Bracket

I just use the loop at the end of the strap and a hitch pin.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-04-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Creaking sound from passenger side front wheel area. Dealer does not know cause.

I checked both sides this morning and I have normal clearances in the areas that were highlighted.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-31-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Creaking sound from passenger side front wheel area. Dealer does not know cause.

I listened to your sound again and I think my sound is more like a bushing, rubber sound. I have lubricated all bushings with silicon and checked for rubbing components such as heat shields. What...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Creaking sound from passenger side front wheel area. Dealer does not know cause.

I have had the same noise on my 2011 overland. The strange issue with my noise is that it must be above 75 degrees before I start hearing it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Map Update Process!!

The info comes on a DVD.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Map Update Process!!

The update was $149, but after shipping and tax, $162. A little clarification on the engine running issue. If you have the ignition on only, it times out in about 15 minutes. That is why Garmin...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Map Update Process!!

I just got a map update for my 2011 Jeep. The instructions include leaving the engine running for two hours in your driveway. Is this really the only way?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Door Panel Retention Clips

Did the different styled clips work?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ken Jacobs
TIPM Class Action Suit

I have a 2011 5.7 Grand Cherokee. I recently had the fuel pump external relay installed that cured no starts that I have had for the past two years. Today there is an article in the NY Times that...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: 2012 Grand cherokee starting problems

My 2011 Jeep had the same no start problem. It was caused by a problem with the fuel pump relay. The relay is located in the total integrated power module (TIPM). The recommended solution is to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,652
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Windshield Washer Fluid fluid light won't go out.

When the temp fell to 8 degrees, I got a fluid light and washer did not work. When it warmed up to the forties, washer still did not work. I pulled the fuse to check continuity and when fuse was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Hemi sounds like diesel when cold

My hemi does it also, I think it is piston slap. I hesitate letting the dealer look at it since it is running great other than the noise when cold.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Morning No-Starts

I have a 2011 GC Overland with 5.7 liter engine. For the past three mornings, the first attempt to start resulted in the engine cranking for 10 seconds and stopping. The second start works...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Goodyear Store Issues

It's time to replace the tires ( 20 inch Goodyear tires) on the 2011 GLC overland. I got quotes from the local Goodyear corporate store and my jeep dealer. I initially chose the slightly higher...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Wiper Nozzle problems.

I just had a passenger side nozzle failure on my 2011 GC. In looking at the failure, I found that the hose going to the nozzle was a little short and put some side load on the nozzle tip where the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-10-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Patching hole in fender inner liner

I ran over a small part of a bicycle in my 2011 GC and now have a hole in the rear fender inner liner. The hole is one inch by a quarter inch. I am concerned about water getting behind the liner so...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-11-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,566
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: hate eco mode

If you run in fifth gear instead of drive, ECO mode is disabled.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-05-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Loud noise while driving

I was driving at 35 mph today and a sharp rap like noise occurred. It sounded like a rock had hit the driver's side of the Jeep. I stopped and looked the car over and there was no evidence of a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-17-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: What in the heck kind of noise was this? loud moan after starting car.

I have also heard the moan. I think it is the steering wheel moving from the retracted position to the driver's setting.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,626
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: OBX beach driving advice

While airing down at the Corolla ramp, a SUV drove by without stopping to reduce air pressure in his tires. He got stuck in the first 100 yards. After reducing tire pressure, he was able to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,626
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: OBX beach driving advice

I was down at Corolla earlier this summer. Although the sand is well packed along the beach, it is very deep at the ramp. I would recommend 20 psi and try to stay in existing tracks when entering...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-26-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Navigation Update Adventures

I purchased the Garmin map update for my 2011 Jeep RHB. Installation was rather interesting. Upon inserting the DVD, a unit ID and validation code are displayed. One must then enter the info on...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 05-19-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,045
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Jeep 5.7L vs 4.7L

Were either of the 4.7 engines of the high output (HO) variety?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-26-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Quadra Lift and Selec Terrain Malfunction?

I have had this happen twice in the last year, with no apparent cause.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 04-17-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: First time on beach this year

Yes, I do air down. Usually the tire pressure is 20 to 25 psi based on type and depth of sand. In this case I ran at 25 psi.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 04-17-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Ken Jacobs
First time on beach this year

I made first trip to Corolla, NC, yesterday. Beautiful views as usual.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,469
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Programming key FOB to memory

That is correct, two drivers, two sets of settings, and one key FOB for each driver.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-08-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Rattles when closing front doors?!

I had a rattle in passenger front door that was coming from the lock mechanism. An easy way to check is to see if the crome push rod used to lock the door will turn when unlocked. The problem was...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-26-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Quadra Lift? Squeak

I had a similar noise and the tech took the sway bar off the car, cleaned dirt from the driver's side bushing, lubed both bushings, and reassembled. It solved my problem.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-20-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Suspension Noise

I ran it on the beach at the Outer Banks several times last summer.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-19-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Suspension noise problem solved

I have been getting a creaking noise when making a right turn in a parking lot. I left my jeep at Williamsburg Jeep today and Frank, my mechanic, solved the problem. He told me that this problem had...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Problem Solved

I started this thread with complaints about a creaking noise when making a right turn in a parking lot. I left my jeep at Williamsburg Jeep today and Frank, my mechanic, solved the problem. He told...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Chrysler Maximum Care questions

I also got max-care. I took my internet quote to the dealer and he matched it without hesitation.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-20-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Downshift issue at 40 mph with V8

My 2011 overland also gives me a clunk when passing through 40 MPH. It is becoming more infrequent, but still happens. My 2003 jeep had the same transmission and the same clunk throughout it's...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Suspension Noise

I have a 2011 overland with QL. I have just noticed that I get a groan/creaking sound from the right front suspension area when I am making a slow, hard right hand turn such as in a parking lot. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-07-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: MDS Hiccup Shudder

When I am driving around town, I run the jeep in fourth and avoid MDS and converter lockup. On interstates, I use drive.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-23-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,512
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Jerking motion upon engine start? Easy fellas

I guess I don't understand this. You must have foot on brake to start and to shift from park to drive. I normally keep foot on brake from start to placing transmission in drive. So when does the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-18-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: New Vibration

If you run in 5th instead of D, you can eliminate the MDS and confirm that it is not the problem.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: First Off-Road Experience With WK2 4WD Hemi

The ESB off is normal. There is a TSB out to correct the service 4WD problem.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Ken Jacobs
Re: Noisy suspension in ORII?

When I was running in ruts on the beach, I heard the stops being hit because of the ripples in the ruts and had to slow down. This was never problem with my 2003 GLC with conventional suspension.
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