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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Robey5
Re: Rodents love my engine bay

Rodents: they too perform a necessary function in the ecosystem.

Nevertheless; I've noticed that they like the engine bay in my JGC. Particularly: chipmunks like to hide acorns under the TIPM. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-23-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Robey5
Re: Miles to next oil change

I am convinced that the engineers who designed the WK2 (and others) Driver Information Centers have solved this issue by putting 2 trip-odometers in cars these days. Because I am a bit particular...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-17-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Robey5
Re: 2014 Fuel Lid opens by itself?!

I have a 2011 JGC, and I am not sure if they changed the location of the button to open the fuel door for the 14MY (unlikely, but I have seen some odd things in my 20 years in the auto industry).
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

Here goes:

I backed my JGC into the garage and threw on my insulated carhartts; turned on the furnace in preparation of working on my back.

I put a set of various tools on my little stool/cart...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-07-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

I have a *new* motor in hand.

It did not cost $662. Nor did it cost $450; but it was still expensive.

I will install it tonight, and take a couple pictures....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By Robey5
Re: $135 for 7 software module updates?

3 years or 36,000 miles. I'm at 37,500.

...and they want you to pay $135 for some flashing??? That is weak sauce. They are being a bit punitive; considering you threw a kilo-buck at them for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Robey5
Re: Question. Is the wiper stock illuminated on a 2012 Overland?

Congrats on the new ride ... not sure what you're coming from, but these trucks are quite nice!

Anyhow, the stalk for the turn signal/wiper/r-wiper on my 11 does not light up (when the head-lights...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

A little research on this motor...

I was able to find a lower price on flea-bay ... ($450) ... for a new one (Chrysler hits you for $662, and there are people out there selling the exact same one...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

Well; we have a diagnosis from the dealership (...costing me $140).

Rear differential motor for the eLSD system "is in need of replacement". ...and the software for the controller needs to be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-30-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

I got under the Jeep yesterday and checked the electrical connections at the transfer case as well as at the rear diff.

I was able to confirm that these connections were as they were supposed to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Robey5
Re: 2012 grand Cherokee transfer case control module location

May I ask ...

What was it doing while driving in limp mode? What codes did you get from the diag-system that lead to the replacement of the TCCM?

I have a 11 that has the Serv 4WD on the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-19-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

This "service 4wd" light/error (unfortunately) is not a one time thing.

It throws this error 8 out of 10 times that I start the vehicle. Usually -- it throws the code right at start up. Some...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,818
Posted By Robey5
Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

Well,

I went to the WK2 because there was not anything that was comparable that I could justify. From a capability standpoint, there are few other vehicles that compare -- I did a 100k review...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

A number of views, but no real bites? I am surprised that nobody on this site has tackled fixing this on their own...

Anyhow, I crawled under the car this weekend to take a look at the rear diff...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-13-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
Re: "Service 4wd" light

I have a friend who can pull codes from the car: I popped by his office today.

Codes that were "status = stored" are:

C148F-1D - Rear Differential Measured Motor-Circuit current out of range...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-12-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Robey5
"Service 4wd" light

Awesome.

So; yesterday, I crossed 108k in the WK2. As I did, I pulled into traffic and I received a "service 4wd" error on the display, and simultaneously the traction control off light turned ON...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 164,732
Posted By Robey5
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

"Replaced the crappy ball valve that kept leaking on my Provent with a Fumoto valve."

... what is a "Provent"? Is that QL suspension related?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-16-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By Robey5
WK2-Rust on the body

Hey all:

It is getting close to cold and snow up here in the mid-west, and I like to prep my daily drivers by a deep exterior clean before the salt hits the roads.

Unfortunately, I found a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 164,732
Posted By Robey5
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Sounds lame. ... but today; I paid it off.

Crossed 106k miles as well.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Robey5
Re: WK2 and capacity load

I did not check the tongue weight on this load, but this is easily the largest load I've ever carried.

Due care was taken. I was not attempting to set any land speed records, and took care to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Robey5
WK2 and capacity load

Ok fellas:

For fun and building off of the "what do you haul with your WK2" thread -- I'd like to share with you one of the reasons that I purchased this ride.

I haul stuff. Some stuff big,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Robey5
Re: Water leak in rear cargo area

Well, a fair number of views but nobody has seen this issue?

For reference, this is the "cup" that gets filled when there is a very heavy rain. Both front sunroof drain-channels are clear and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,977
Posted By Robey5
Re: Hmm....50K...already

Time behind the wheel flies if you don't pay attention...

I just hit 101.5k. I would like to know if there are any 150k drivers on our board ... I would believe that there has to be someone who...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Robey5
Water leak in rear cargo area

Ok y'all:

I have an interesting water leak that has me scratching my head - the rear cargo area has an area where the flashlight is (driver side) and there is a small catch cup there (where I put...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By Robey5
Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Again, I am surprised that this post got so much traffic and --- thank you all for the many compliments that everyone put the time into posting.


@Beacon617 -- you actually read about the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By Robey5
Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Woah! More traffic on this post than I expected...

Ok; did I have a couple issues? Yes. BUT given that I only had a QL compressor, I am thinking that I may have been more lucky than others on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,701
Posted By Robey5
WK2: 100k mile 'review'

This morning on the way into the office, my jeep turned 100k miles. A milestone of sorts, I suppose. I have not really been a contributor to the forum, but as I have been a member a while before I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Robey5
Thumbs up Re: 2011 Overland: Shake in 1/2 gear at 2000-2500RPM

Problem "solved" ...

After a fair amount of waiting, the dealership has replaced the drive shaft to "fix" the issue.

Some research done on my side, the drive shaft supplier was having problems...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-09-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Robey5
2011 Overland: Shake in 1/2 gear at 2000-2500RPM

Hey all:

So; my 2011 has 98k on the odo, and I am experiencing a bit of a shake (as in - the whole car is shaking) in 1st and 2nd gear at about 2-2.5k rpm.

Took it to the dealership of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-09-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By Robey5
Re: Sun Roof Pop Up Bug Screen ??

dcorn:

The supplier of the "big" (panoramic) sunroof system is different from that of the "small" (single panel) sunroof system in our WK2s. That is why the sunroof's air dam material is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-04-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Robey5
Re: Headlight replacement

Dionarap:

Not sure what year you have, but with the 11MY here are the cliff notes:

Purchase D1S bulbs (...in a PAIR)
With the vehicle on, cut the steering wheel completely to the right, and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-29-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Robey5
Re: Removing "airbag warning" sticker

I was able to get it looking a little better, but it still has the residue there and it is obvious for the keen eye to see that something was there.

Regarding what KIND of JGC I have: I have an...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Robey5
Re: Replacement bulb for license plate -->LED?

Installed easily. new LED bulbs put off a much nicer, cleaner white light that looks much nicer.

It took longer to find my dielectric grease than it did to install the bulbs.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-28-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Robey5
Re: Removing "airbag warning" sticker

Results from the Naptha: nada. In fact, mineral spirits seemed to chip away at it better; but I do not believe that I will ever be able to get ALL of the adhesive off.

Looks like I may be looking...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-20-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Robey5
Replacement bulb for license plate -->LED?

'Sup yall:

I have found that my plate light bulb has burned out.

I would like to replace this bulb with an LED - so that I don't have to do it ever again.

To the point, can I just purchase a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-18-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Robey5
Re: Removing "airbag warning" sticker

"Albeit an exceptionally stupid one."

Agreed. Seriously: must us americans be reminded that an airbag may deploy in the event of a crash, and that it is unsafe to drive a vehicle while being...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Robey5
Re: Removing "airbag warning" sticker

As in a Fels-Naphta bar?

Or; a water-mix with Naphta?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By Robey5
Removing "airbag warning" sticker

Hey all:

after the amount of time spent in traffic --- I finally was able to get the obnoxious "air-bag warning" sticker off of the visor on the driver side.

I have seen other threads where...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-08-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Robey5
Re: back-up camera problems please help

I am not sure what the tipm has to do with the rear camera and the BCM flash, but I've heard stranger things.

My *guess* is that you are not getting power to the rear camera - leading you to get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-07-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Robey5
Re: 2012 Overland Headlight Bulb

What you're looking for is a D1S bulb.

Philips 4300K D1S Bulb (http://www.kbcarstuff.com/Philips-4300K-D1S-Bulb-p/pb-d1s-4k.htm)

Sadly, I can tell you that this was the least exciting $200 I...
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