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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-10-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

OK fellas--the bushing kits for the shocks have been ordered. They won't be available from Chrysler until 7/16/14 per my dealer. Will let you know how it goes. Finally the 10TH TSB puts forth a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-02-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,134
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rear end Clunking and rattling noise! :((

Well well isn't that interesting. So they totally eliminated any direct metal to metal contact between the shaft and upper shock mount. That suggests that the shaft was banging against the mount...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rear end Clunking and rattling noise! :((

2nd time they tried that. Thankfully I ordered and took new upper mounts with me to the dealer and had them replaced at same time as shocks--few weeks ago. Guess I'll know soon enough. Still quiet--3...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 291
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Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I have never had to replace but 1 set of shocks in my driving life of 40 years and that was on a 7700 lb Ford Excursion. 4 sets and now aftermarket with broken seals. This suspension is major screwed...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-24-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

For what its worth, if I had the knowledge in front of me that you have I would have been crunching numbers big time. After a few times with this crap I would have traded in a heart beat. Here it...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-14-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

How did they come up with the coil spring idea--I'm assuming you had shock problems as well-or did you just have a clunk w/o shock issues?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Thumbs down Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

$650 per shock? Monroes around 100 and Chrysler $650? Did you see how his pupils reacted to light??
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Wll Ladies and Gents--Set #5 of rear shocks--yes that was 5 as in between 4 and 6-have now been installed on my Overland. Quiet so far. I don't bounce down the road--both were completely shot--maybe...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Have one of those as well. Likes to squeek over speed bumps and they said it was brake calipers--lubed them and it stopped. I dont think your dealer would give you any trouble. This deal with the GC...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I shoved a bunch of grease on top of the mounts and it quieted them down but it still bounces like a mother. It is absolutely unbelievable that we've put a man on the moon and built an international...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Oil in air intake hose

Thanks! Just ordered a new pcv valve. Do you just spray the tb with carburetor cleaner? Clean the hose that way too?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Watcher58
Oil in air intake hose

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7 L 41K miles

I was changing my air filter on my AirRaid system and I notice oil accumulating
in about a 4 to 5 inch area about where the pcv hose connects to...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 04-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,199
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Any new Updates heard for a WK2 Programmer - BullyDog, HyperTech, SuperChip

Know this is a bit late but have had the Hypertech Interceptor for a year at least.Really improved performance in conjunction with high flow air induction system. I have an AirRaid System. If you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Cool Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Since Satan has cursed this suspension, I am emailing Monroe directly to see if this is true or just a cruel disappointment. Will post answer :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Has anyone tried the Monroe Reflex shocks?? I got an agent online at JC Whitney as I thought it was too good to be true. They are $84 and have nothing to do with &%)_&^%#)&^)@!&#^^!!Chrysler
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

BTW, a few months ago when it was -29 degrees here in MT, I experienced an even stranger phenomen. I'm leaving working and as I drive out the parking lot the front end goes up. It does not repond to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I don't know what you call it but I'll say the joust connection at the top fits into a hard plastic mount. I greased that area but doing that alone did not stop the clunk. I'm not sure I'd have the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-16-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,112
Posted By Watcher58
Re: overland 4wd stuck in sand

BikerBill-if you have an Overland, it is equipped with Quadra-drive (not Trac) II. QD II has a limited slip rear differential so you can have the situation where you are in your normal QD II and go...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-14-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Watcher58
Talking Repair Costs

Thought you guys might get a kick out of MOPAR's pitch for their extended warranty (sorry MOPAR I bought mine at purchase time)
You should buy a warranty because with repairs it could save you...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

My wacko grease relief has worked without issue for 6 months. Makes you wonder if they are barking up the wrong tree with the shock itself. As they say, the best solutions are simple. Hope yours...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-06-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Thumbs up Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

No I didn't take any pictures as I never thought it would work. Here is what I did. First-here is the link to the tsb where their first attempt at a fix was to tinker with the shock....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-27-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

I'm telling you guys go lather them all up with lithium grease including above the shock mounting plate where attached to the body. There is a space above the plate where the top of the shock piston...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-26-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Well Chris-I wish you luck. We've been fighting this since the 2011 model with Quadralift. It'll be the right shock, then the left shock then both shocks finally telling you that it is a normal noise...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

So much for replacing both shocks at same time

Remove the shocks and drive it around--holy crap! If you take them off and it makes no noise-don't replace them--really?? or just a typo

"normal...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-31-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Attorney sounds good! Knowingly producing a vehicle with a ongoing defect for 4 model years is bad enough. Tack on the fact that they are not honoring the warranty is another. By replacing the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-30-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Welcome to Jeep Hell! You can read back through page after page of this thread which has been going on for model years 2011 to 2014 to see a bunch of angry people. The problem is basically the rear...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-30-2013, 06:43 PM
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Views: 198
Posted By Watcher58
Compass indicator

Has anyone had a problem with the compass on an Overland (2011):confused: or other WK2. It seems no matter what direction I go, it's always SW.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Man I hate that for you. It should fill you with great confidence that their engineers have not corrected this in 4 model years. Don't let them tell you that it's normal operational noise--that's...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-11-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Well I just posted a complaint on the NHTSA website...highlighting our broken shocks as a safety issue. We'll see if they make Chrysler man up!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-11-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

You know that is just typical! Of course a 40K car is supposed to clunk--what the hell was I thinking???? "Normal" = "we don't know how to fix it" This is exactly why I was hesitant to buy a Chrysler...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-10-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Arrow Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Keep us up to date Norm. I hope it stays fixed. Out of the total of 8 rear shocks placed upon my chariot of rattle, 3 of them broke and then they really rattled. Please keep us posted. It would be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-02-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Sorry I got carried away but I was pissed!:slapfight:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-02-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

If you reach your hand up by the plate you saw-(which I WISH was bolted to the frame)-and feel above it, you will feel a space. The space is there because the outer portion of that plate is not in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-21-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Well its about 7 weeka since I went on my packing grease frenzy above the shock mounts and the joist . I mean I put every bit of lithium grease I could get in there. Also placed Li grease over all...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-20-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Let's summarize the conditions when the rattle happens (please correct/add):
- rattle is caused by going of short bumps in speeds lower then 25mph
- three different types of shocks have been...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-14-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,928
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

After my last banging adventure where I filled a lot of places up with lithium grease and made the noise go away,I made it a week before it came back on right rear. I pulled the dust cover, joust...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-12-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,134
Posted By Watcher58
Talking Re: Rear end Clunking and rattling noise! :((

I hope the new shocks take care of your problem. Hopefully they redesigned the mounts or something and that will be all you need. On the other end of the spectrum, I have had 3 sets of shocks put...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-09-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Watcher58
Re: 2011 Overland rear clunk gone for now....

Well, it was completely quiet until an hour ago. I heard a tiny little pop pulling into driveway where I go over a raised lip. I backed up and down several times and it made the same noise each...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-09-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,134
Posted By Watcher58
Re: Rear end Clunking and rattling noise! :((

I hate that for you---doesn't it just irritate the hell out of you when you spend that much money on a vehicle and it rattles. There are 2 major threads about clunking noises in the rear end of...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-06-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Watcher58
Question 2011 Overland rear clunk gone for now....

so someone tell me why this worked as I have not found a cut away diagram of the shock set up. I am also not under the kool aid influence yet to think this will work long term but maybe. .......? I...
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