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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,962
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Hey Gang,

Wanted to resurrect this. The WK2s have been on the road over 4 years. All of us wrench turners have needed to rotate the tires by now. What is the best method to floor jack and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Leaking Power Steering Rack and Pinion Boots

As noted above I had the original rack replaced on my 2011 under the TSB last November while under the basic warranty. Now, less than a year and less than 5,000 miles later, the replacement rack is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Leaking Power Steering Rack and Pinion Boots

See link below for TSB 19-006-10 - Fluid Weeping at Rack & Pinion. It applies to 2011 GCs built between May 20 2010 and August 19 2010. Had the rack in my 2011 GCX replaced back in November 2013 -...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Sponge Bob
Killing Engine in Neutral – Keyless Ignition

Hey Gang. Does anyone know of a way to kill the engine while in neutral with the keyless ignition?

There are a couple of traffic lights near me that are excessively long when red. In my old ’04...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-25-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Happy Holidays to all!

Merry Christmas Gang!

As Cecil Turtle wrote in his Christmas card to Bugs Bunny, "At this joyous time of year, we wish you loads of Christmas cheer!".

Enjoy. Be Safe. And God bless!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-24-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,137
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

Thanks for the 303 vote. I had heard there were "streaking" issues with the product. I am guessing you have not experienced this.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,137
Posted By Sponge Bob
What To Use - Black Exterior Trim Fading

Hey Gang. I need your experience and expertise on keeping the black plastic exterior trim on my 2011 GC Laredo-X black. As with all black Jeep trim, mine is starting to fade and get milky. I have...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-14-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Mold in Taillights (?!)

The dirt and mold are actually in a small cavity on the outer edge of the lenses and not where the bulbs and sockets reside. Thanks for the tip about the rubber cement. If I can eliminate the dirt...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-11-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Mold in Taillights (?!)

Thanks Rt. I'm glad to know I am not the only one with this bizarre issue. I'm sure others have it but have not noticed it. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the dirt and mold out. Due to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-08-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Sponge Bob
Mold in Taillights (?!)

Hey Gang,

Does anyone have dirt and/or mold growing in their tail lights on the tailgate? (Yeah, I know….weird.) While detailing the Jeep (2011 GCX) over the weekend I noticed green mold and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Sponge Bob
TSB 21-001-11 Loose Transmission Fasteners

Hey Gang,

Has anyone had TSB 21-001-11 (2/15/11) completed on their GC? The TSB is for loose crankshaft to transmission torque converter drive plate fasteners. It applies to all 3.6L engines...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-01-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Power Steering Boot Leaking

Awesome Rage! Many thanks.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Sponge Bob
Power Steering Boot Leaking

Hey Gang,

Just changed the oil on my 2011 GC and discovered the passenger side power steering boot is wet. Has anyone else had this issue? Are there any TSBs? I tried searching the site without...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Window streaks on my new Jeep

Just watched the video from the RV Geeks. Did he really wet the rag (old t-shirt) while the rag was on the driveway. ?!?! I wonder if there is a second video for polishing out the scratches caused by...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-03-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: P/S Fluid at "min" mark???

Milous was right (as usual!). I took the Jeep for a long ride and then checked the P/S fluid level. It was up around the “max” mark. I have now noticed the reservoir is not mounted straight as the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-03-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)

Thanks Justal. I will give that a try. I was not planning on changing the studs, only the nuts. Figured if I removed and replaced one at a time I would not be flirting with too much danger….
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-02-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)

Geno – Coming from “Wizzzzzconsin”, I knew you would feel my pain…..
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-02-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: P/S Fluid at "min" mark???

The above makes reference to a Technical Service Bulletin. You may want to make an appointment with your dealer, explain the issue you are experiencing and make reference to the TSB. They should...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-01-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)

Thanks for the info about my post. My JG background is black so I have been using a white font. Milous advised this may not be compatible with some backgrounds so I have changed the font color.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-01-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: P/S Fluid at "min" mark???

Thanks Milous! Just changed font color. Hope this one is a better choice.

Bob.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: P/S Fluid at "min" mark???

Great advice guys. Much appreciated. I don’t have the moan during parking but will check the boots. Will also check the level when the engine is hot.

Thanks!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-28-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Sponge Bob
Rusting Door Nuts (?!)

OK, call me a detailing freak, but I just discovered the nuts holding my doors to the hinges are starting to rust. The vehicle is an early ’11 GC Laredo with the X package in Bright Silver. Has...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sponge Bob
P/S Fluid at "min" mark???

Hey gang. While detailing under the hood I noticed my power steering fluid reservoir is almost down to the “min” mark. Now, granted, the “max” and “min” are not that far apart, but I thought it was a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-28-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Mineral Gray splotchy-ness

For what it’s worth, my 2011 Bright Silver GC also has splotchy paint. My ’04 Bright Silver GC had the same issue. When I first noticed it on my ’04 I checked out a couple of silver '03 & '04...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Should this look so corroded?

No wonder real estate is so expensive in NY. You guys are taking it home with you!!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-04-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Should this look so corroded?

Sorry to say mine looked even worse. I had only 6K and 12 months on them. The rims and rotors had a bad reaction and almost welded themselves together. I had to practically pry them apart. Have...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,476
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Replacing front speakers

Rage – In answer to your question as to why some 6x9 speakers fit and others don’t, I believe it has to do with the mounting holes. A million years ago, a 6x9 speaker was literally 6” x 9”. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-01-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks Ratchet!
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

Ratchet – thanks for all the details. I will have to give your suggestions a try. It’s just so damn frustrating.

On another note, your previous suggestion on how to delete a particular song was...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-29-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,240
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

My dealer likes to gouge me any chance they get so I try to avoid buying OEM maintenance stuff when I know Chrysler does not make the item themselves. At the last oil change I used a WIX oil filter....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-29-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

Hey Ratchet. Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear you are having the same issues even with all the things you have tried. Thanks for the tip on deleting. I thought the manual said that deleting a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-28-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

Not being that tech savvy, I just copied the songs from my iTunes library onto the USB. So, I guess, I only have the one folder. My latest debacle is I can’t delete individual songs from the HDD. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-26-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

Thanks to all for the info. I still don’t know what I am doing wrong. I have a hard copy of the user manual and have tried to follow along word for word, however neither the “edit” nor the “A->Z”...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

Thanks guys. I wonder if it has to do with the folders.

Ratchet – Do you have folders set up by artist?

Findirman – Do you know if I can create folders from the HDD unit or do I have to...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-24-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,060
Posted By Sponge Bob
Searching for song on HDD - No "A-Z" option?

I finally got around to loading a bunch of songs on the HDD of my 430 RBZ unit. I noticed that I don’t get the “A->Z” option when searching for a song. If I search by artist the “A->Z” option is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-12-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: heated seats question

+1. I'm with Jeeters. I don't notice much, if any, heat when the seat is set on low. I start off on high, drop it to low and then wonder if it is even on. Eventually I get tired of looking at the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-12-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Water on INSIDE of Windshield?

This morning I went to start the Jeep and discovered frost on the INSIDE and outside of my windshield. Guess I should not have been surprised since I’ve had so much condensation building up on the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-02-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Water on INSIDE of Windshield?

Good luck with the sunshade. I’ve been using one since day one and the condensation still occurs. I’ve owned a bunch of cars in my time, but this is the first to have more condensation on the INSIDE...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-01-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Water on INSIDE of Windshield?

I’ve been experiencing the exact same problem on my 2011 (built July 2010) and posted on 11/8:

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=30846 (http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=30846)
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,354
Posted By Sponge Bob
Re: Remote start always turns rear defroster on

I’ve had my GC Laredo X for just over a year. I noticed the rear defroster and the heated mirrors would activate any time I used the remote start when the “comfort settings” were turned on and the...
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