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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-26-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,309
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2008 4.7 cold engine noise

I thank I do have some guide wear that is the noise in the front area. I have had this noise on other vehicles without any real problems. The main noise is lifter type noise. It will tap from the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

Use the POR 15 after you get the rust removed the best you can. The POR 15 will stop any further rust from forming. DO NOT use rubberized undercoating, this will only trap the water and gas from the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,309
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2008 4.7 cold engine noise

Well at least I am not the only one with the noise. I guess I can't judge my 08 with my 02 HO 4.7 since it only has 11,030 miles on it and looks smells and starts like a new car. The 08 had about 65K...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Should I be concerned about this much rust?

I would get a 3M rust remover disc. Fits in an electric drill, it looks like a round brush and is very good in removing loose rust. THen I would get some POR 15 (look it up on the internet) brush it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 06-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2005 WK Limited Vs 2006 Overland Vs 2008 Limited

I have one of each My WJ has only 11,000 miles on it and is ten years old, but to me it is much better than my 08 Wk. The interior is so cheap in the 08 WK limited. When you pull the door shut it is...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,309
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2008 4.7 cold engine noise

2005 JGC my Jeep has around 80k. I can hear a little piston slap under all of the lifter noise and other clanking around. I have had cars with piston slap and that does not cause a problem to me. But...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,309
Posted By Don's GC
2008 4.7 cold engine noise

I have posted about my 2008 Wk with the 4.7 engine having noise when first starting cold, and no one ever had an idea or any answer. Or do I have the only 4.7 on this forum that sounds like it is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 06-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,143
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2005 WK Limited Vs 2006 Overland Vs 2008 Limited

I would go with anything that did not have a 4.7 or 3.7. My 08 Limited with 4.7 is the worst Jeep I have ever owned. It sounds like it is going to blow apart when it is cold. The lifters make noise...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 06-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,043
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Maintenance records-How to get them?

The dealer was not giving you BS. I have worked at a dealer for 40 years, and because of the Gramm-Leach Act we have to secure all information. If a company does financing of car loans, all data has...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2 questions on pending purchase of '08 WK

If I was going to pay that much for compression check I would have them replace the primary spark plugs, since they will have them out anyway. If it were me I would just get Autozone to read the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-19-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Don's GC
Re: How much to ask for my 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited HO

Thanks for all of the info on price. I am going to ask 12k and I will try and find photos of the Jeep, if I can talk my wife into selling the vehicle. She treats it like a family member and every...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Don's GC
Re: How much to ask for my 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited HO

Thanks everyone for the information. I had two local dealers offer 10K for the Jeep. One of the dealers is where I get it serviced at. A used car dealer offered to trade a 2004 Mercedes ML350 for my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Don's GC
How much to ask for my 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited HO

Back in December 2001 I bought a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HO Inferno Red with all of the options. I really liked that Jeep, and parked it inside with a car cover. It has not been in winter...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,911
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Rear diff whine.... I think...

The mechanic probably did not mark and count the turns he had to turn the flange nut when removing the pinion seal. If he got it to tight the crush bushing is compressed causing the backlash to be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 11-30-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Body damage

Step away from the Jeep!! If you try and pop the metal from the inside you will stretch the metal and never get it right. Trust me done that before. Look online or in your phone book for a paintless...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 11-30-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Don's GC
Re: need advice - dealer issues

Good Answer 2005JGC. I have worked at a dealership for 40 years and done my share of free work to get a vehicle fixed right. We do not build the vehicle but we sure get treated like low lifes if we...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-14-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,148
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Projector headlights for halogen replacement

Do the headlights come with the self leveling motors ? On my 08 when you start the Jeep the headlights adjust down then back to normal height, and can adjust for load in the vehicle to keep the lamp...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-09-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Don's GC
Re: new tires and tpms ?

I ran into this problem a while back, and had to buy tpms sensors from Chrysler to fix the problem. The sensor has an id number that the star Scanner has to store in the system. an aftermarket...
Forum: Technical Tips/DIY/How-To 11-03-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Am-autoparts HID Headlight

I had the same problem with a Mercedes. The fix was to hook the relay wire triger ( the one that normally hooks to the headlamp feed) up to the parking lamp wire. This fixed the flicker and was a fix...
Forum: Technical Tips/DIY/How-To 11-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Am-autoparts HID Headlight

The projector lens on the aftermarket headlamp is either plastic or ground/ polished wrong, causing a prism effect.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 10-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Vacuum line hub?

That is a brake booster check valve. It keeps your power brakes from loosing all of the vacuum when you are on hard throttle and the engine vacuum drops. If you hit your brakes with the key off and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 10-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By Don's GC
Re: free software upgrade

I installed the update a few weeks back and it works great! The Jeep Logo changed and a few icons and additions to some of the screens. It was worth the wait for the upgrade. Now I need to track down...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 10-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

I would not worry about the trans now with 20k mile on it. Usually when they fail with low miles it is a metal shaving left over from the factory process that finds it's way to the valve body. which...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-30-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,352
Posted By Don's GC
Re: A/C Hissing Noise?

Your freon 134a is low, and you are hearing the gas in the expansion valve. I had that happen on a Dodge minivan last summer when the freon was low. After a charge it was fine. You may have a small...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-27-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Stay or Buy?

Take it from someone that has worked at a dealership for almost 40 years. DON'T trade it in!! The dealer will never give you over good trade-in book value. I see this every day in this business....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Girlfriends WK Rant! Help!

Sorry to here your Jeep has problems. Used cars always have a story to tell. Usually when someone trades in a car they have some problem that they just don't want to get fixed. Some people just leave...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-19-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 3 Problems I hope someone has a fix for!

TSB's are not a warranty covered items if the vehicle is out of warranty. They are instructions on how to repair a problem that has happened enough to cause a red flag to go up on warranty claims....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-16-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Don's GC
Re: HID fog problems

I had the same problem on a Mercedes, they worked fine until I started to drive and put a load on the electrical system. I installed one of the hid relay kits that the Ebay companys sell and fixed...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-07-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Theft

Years ago here at the dealership I work at after a weekend we would come to work on Monday morning to find half of the radios ripped out of the new cars on our back lot. I always wanted to mount an...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-07-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Theft

I just bought an 08 WK with the RER nav radio. I hope that this is not the normal problem with the nav radio. Does this radio have any form of antitheft system. My Honda and Mercedies both had a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,441
Posted By Don's GC
Re: build sheet off

Take your VIN# to your Jeep dealer parts dept. and request a print out of your vehicle. This is the real broadcast report and will be more complete than the vin decoder on the web. The 7.5 gallons of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-02-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,682
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Low spare Warning

I got around to taking the Jeep in to fix the low spare warning. I could not find out what to do to the system myself. The service manager said on some cars you have to hook up the scanner and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 08-29-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Don's GC
Re: Lower front clip - paint question

I have an 08 in Brilliant black and the lower part of the bumper or air dam as it is called is a textured plastic with the brilliant black paint and a flex agent in the paint to keep it from peeling...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 08-22-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,682
Posted By Don's GC
Low spare Warning

The low spare tire pressure warning comes on (2008 Grand Cherokee) at startup on the EVIC. All of the other tires read the proper pressure. I dropped the spare and some one had 48 pounds of air in...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Don's GC
Navigation Question 2008 GC RER radio

I just bought a used 2008 Grand Cherokee with the MiGig RER navigation radio. I have looked at the manual and played with the unit a little, but can not find out if you car run the map display...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2010 - Backup camera displays no image

Crestwood Sorry to hear about your bad treatment at the dealership. One bad apple does cause problems and in the case of car dealerships the whole system is broken. We at the dealers are some of the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-16-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,611
Posted By Don's GC
Re: 2010 - Backup camera displays no image

Usually on a new vehicle when something electrical does not work one of two things have happened. The connector behind the radio has a bent pin that is not making connection or a backed out pin that...
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