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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 32,918
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

Flippo, glad to hear it worked.

This fix couldn't have taken jeep engineering more than a couple of days to figure out once management decided it was worth assigning someone to figure it out.
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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 32,918
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Rearend or rear suspension clunk/creak

2014 with tow pkg, 13 months old, 25,000 miles. Took it in yesterday as the 'clunk' became noticeable a few months ago and the new TSB gives them a fix.

They ordered the parts kit, said 1900 are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,403
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 GC gas mileage 3.6L

I've got 23000 miles on my V6 4x4. EVIC reads from 0 to 1.2 mpg optimistic,, that said I got (EVIC) 27.4 mpg on a 300 mile trip on flat roads at 60ish mph.

Best part is I get 16-17 mpg towing a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Just ordered a LTD. Now I'm worried...

I realize you took the plunge but just to add one more factoid to set your mind at ease: I have June 13 build LTD 4x4 Pentastar. 23000 miles, probably 16000 towing a 2850# camper. Zero problems....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: What's this gizmo hidden in console?

We were camped at Fort Desoto County Park in St. Pete, FL which is practically overrun by the little bastards. Lots of signs warning campers to keep food secure and car windows up.

I left a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mcdenny
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mcdenny
What's this gizmo hidden in console?

:confused:I had to replace the front center arm rest (raccoon got in and chewed it up). When I popped out the little plastic armrest hinge cover I found this mysterious gadget shown in the attached...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-21-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Hitch height

Load leveling suspension doesn't have an air compressor to raise the rear end like you would think. The rear shocks pump themselves up (I think) while you drive.

My trailer has 390 # tongue...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Towing with my 2014 V6 : wow!

Trip to AL was 964 miles, nearly all freeway. CC set on 65 the whole way. Not much wind. Three refuel stops. Got 17.3 mpg per EVIC, 15.9 mpg hand calculated.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-15-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Towing with my 2014 V6 : wow!

I have a 2014 V6 Limited. Towed our 2850# fiberglass camping trailer 500 miles on mostly two lane (50 mph speed limit roads), mostly with the cruise control set on 57 mph. Got 17.6 (EVIC) mpg over...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-08-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,981
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 V6 Rattle?

My engine cover was rubbing on another plastic part in the pass side front area. A test drive with the cover off showed no difference in the noise.

The aluminum foil cackling in the wind is a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Rattle in center console 2014 JGC limited

Check out th V6 rattle thread. Maybe it's the same thing you are hearing. My "rattle" seems to come from the left side of the engine but noises can be hard to trace. To my knowledge no one has found...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-27-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 54,249
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

Just rolled over 1900 miles on my 14 Limited V6. Gave it an "A" in the poll. It's certainly the smoothest, most luxurious vehicle I've ever had. Mileage is above my expectation at 24 (EVIC) for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-26-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,981
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 V6 Rattle?

My dealer (St Clair Jeep) checked the car yesterday. Took the tech for a ride, he could hear the noise too. His intuition was that it was wind noise. The noise is quite faint and does sound like...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-25-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 Limited Key Fob

They owe you two key fobs- plain and simple.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-23-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,981
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 V6 Rattle?

V6 Ltd. Built 6/22. Perfectly quiet until about 600 miles, then the rattling noise started and is steadily growing louder and more frequent. Cqr now has 1900 miles. Taking it in Thursday afternoon...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-16-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 800
Posted By Mcdenny
RV Rear View Camera Wiring in 2014 WK2

I've learned a lot here on the forum so I thought I would document my rear view camera wiring in the hope it might be of value to others.

I felt very nervous towing our little RV with just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Minor complaint 2014 (ok, not much of a complaint! lol)

Believe me, you have a bigger problem - eating that crappy food.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: I am disappointed...

Problem with CR is they are a self selected group, not representative of the population as a whole.

I take their info with a little scepticism.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 Cruise control change by +/- 5MPH?

Limited built 6/22, no ATC. Set speed goes up if you hold down the set+ button but not in 5 mph increments. I never see the set speed displayed, either, just the tiny green icon on the lower right...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-15-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,800
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Michelin Latitude Tire Pressure

36 psi - limited V6 built 6/22. Still has 40 all around from dealer. Going to let some out tomorrow in preparation for a 1200 mile week long road trip starting Wednesday. I'll have about 2,000 miles...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: I am disappointed...

My experience with three JGCs, 2001, 2005, 2014, at St Clair Jeep were just as the OP describes. Recent 2014 purchase was the best, maybe 15 min to price and order the Jeep, an hour at delivery,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Mcdenny
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,082
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Friendly Advice ..Dont buy a 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland

Check out the "I think I fixed my rough shifting" thread.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-11-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Gas consumption

He's not using E85 is he?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,597
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Push Button Start - 2014 JGC

You can lock the fob inside by trying to lock it four times. The fourth time will work, it's programmed that way. When I picked up my new car the dealer explained that and added when they go to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-08-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: EVIC brightness control?

Not needed but I like to see when the trans shifts - never had a car that showed that info before. The larger, brighter, "D" turns into an easy to see number when using the paddle shifters. They...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

C'mon... You were off-roading up Sheep Creek, I bet without a paddle too!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-08-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Mcdenny
EVIC brightness control?

2014 Limited, RA4, 250 miles, three days old:

The screen is only "kinda" bright. The little gear number next to the "D" is barely visible on a cloudy day and I can't see it at all if the sun is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-06-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Liftgate handle

You the man once again. I'll print this out for the dealer when I take it in.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Ordered 2014 JGC Ltd V6 yesterday

No, it was late in the day and half the staff had taken the four day weekend. He noted the problem and asked me to bring it back next week. That was OK with me.

One in the showroom had the same...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,597
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Push Button Start - 2014 JGC

D you mean the one inside the fob?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By Mcdenny
Picked up my new 2014 JGC Ltd V6 yesterday - initial impressions

Ordered day after Memorial Day, drove it home day after Fourth of July - my summer holiday Jeep :thumbsup:

Only (tiny) issue I found was rear hatch lift handle molding gap others have reported. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-05-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Liftgate handle

Just picked up my Limited today (built 6/22). Only problem I found was the non-flush handle. Looks just like the photos.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-05-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,366
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

I tow a 2850 lbs fiberglass egg trailer and get 14 - 16 mpg with my 2007 V6 RAV4. My new JGC has almost same engine specs and of course 8 spd instead of Toyota 5 speed so I'm hoping its no worse,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-03-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,366
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 JGC Towing Review w/Pictures and Stats

Thanks for the detailed write up (and all the uconnect info too).

22 mpg seems really good not towing but 8.6 seems awful, even with the 7,000# trailer. Did your route include lots of starts...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-02-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,525
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Good review of Direclink on the Airstream forum. Wordy (what isn't over there?) but a lot more info than direclink's own website.

DirecLink Brake controller... - Airstream Forums...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-01-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,525
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

DirecLink (http://direclink.webplus.net/direclink.html)

Unfortunately the website is long on fluff, short on details.

Reading reviews, a lot of people like them.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: Current builds 2014 Jeeps GC's help?

Ditto what Bill says.

Seems like Milous posted recently that he had tracked something like 160 new vehicles to forum members. Maybe an equal number bought off a lot, not tracking. If so thats...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,525
Posted By Mcdenny
Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

I read lots of good info about the P3 but also about the DirectLink brake controller that plugs into the OBD 2 port so it can use info like vehicle brake line pressure, vehicle accelerometers, etc,...
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