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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Mileage shown and OBD-II module

As far as I know ODB will report the mileage, but I'm not sure if there is any way to determine tampering.

Has the instrument cluster been replaced? If so, then they either need to reset it to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,108
Posted By David_Hart
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

I'm willing to bet that the primary reason that Jeep choose the factory tires was for better gas mileage in an effort to meet US fleet fuel economy rules. The factory tires have a low rolling...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-16-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Power consumption when vehicle is off

I have a jump start battery pack that I throw in the Jeep during the winter and when I am leaving it at the airport for a week or more, just in case.

From the manual:

If you are leaving your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Help with LED

They are soldered to a ribbon cable. Below are a couple of threads that cover this topic. The second one includes a couple of posts by me when I did it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,759
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Pleasant Surpise in Mail Today

Mine showed up today, $150 certificate (Expires in August) and a free oil change (expires March 2017).

Been in for most of the recalls. Have the visor and airbag ocr module outstanding. Reminds...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,073
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Can't make up my mind!

Congrats!! Nothing like that new Jeep smell... (grin)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-19-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By David_Hart
Re: So I get my leather dash replaced then I notice this...

I don't have condensation in my Jeep, but I did have this problem with my previous car, a 2003 Murano. It ended up being a pinhole leak in the seal around the cargo hatch window.

I knew that it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,235
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Omg. Bizzzzzzzard

We got a good amount of snow here in the Boston area. My Jeep was buried in a snowbank in the apartment parking lot. I cleaned off the windows and backed it out to a clear spot to get all of the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-25-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Help I want my OEM remote start.

I only see the 2014 version on Amazon, etc. So, they are probably telling you the truth.

I have to say that winters are a lot more bearable with the integrated remote start, heated seats, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,470
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Different Tire PSI Recommendation 2014 vs. 2015

There was another post here a while back where most 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees produced before sometime in June/July 2013 had 33 PSI on the door and anything after had 36 PSI. Mine is a July 2013...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,717
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Well, The Inevitable Finally Happened

It's nice to see that you have your jeep back!

I got rear-ended in stop-n-go traffic about a year in. It was at a relatively slow speed but the tow hitch saved the Jeep for nothing more major...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-15-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,833
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 8.4 UConnect Update - Deconstructed

What kind of problem are you having with the EFS file system? Mounting it? Or reading it after it has been mounted?

This article talks about mounting it:
foundry27 : Post...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard


(off topic) I was in Florida over the holidays (road trip from West Palm to Key West to Naples to Orlando) and noticed this exact same thing. Most people in Florida seem to drive in the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,208
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Lifetime Maxcare Warranty Transfer-Help

Its my understanding that Florida law, amung a few other states, requires service plans to be transferrable. However, since you live in NC, Florida law does not apply to you or the sale of your car....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-21-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Radio - At least 1 car company has the right idea

Streaming music sounds bad in comparison to decent FM radio and line-input mp3 players (i.e. iPod Classic). Though, satellite can be worse than streaming.

Last I looked, Nav and streaming on...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Uneek 4 X 4 Rocksliders Installation

For those who are confused about what nutserts are, they are also referred to as rivet nuts. "Rivet nuts can also be called Rivnuts, Nutserts or Sheet Nuts.".
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,529
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Looking for recomendations for Extended Warranties

True. But your loan also ends up being paid off a bit sooner because the principal gets reduced by the refund of the service agreement.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-26-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,444
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Anyone regret buying the GC?

I've had my Jeep for 1.5 years now and 25K miles. Every time I have taken it to the dealer for recalls and oil change, they have given me great service.

I don't regret buying my Jeep for a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By David_Hart
Re: would you haul it?

According to cars.com, the options for the 2007 Grand Cherokee were the 3.7L V6, 4.7L v8, etc. 2007¬*Jeep¬*Grand Cherokee Reviews, Specs and Prices...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,955
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Do You Detail?

I detail my car twice a year, spring and late fall. I don't go quite as far as some people (i.e. clay bar) but I do hand wax and treat/clean the leather seats, etc.

Beyond that, I vacuum the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-17-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,420
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Group Buy on Spacers

Not understanding wheel spacers, other than they are typically used to install wider tires, I found these two sites helpful:

Wheel Spacers Pros and Cons | eHow...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,001
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

So far, I have been happy with my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited (July 2013 build). I have 23K on it with no problems. I have had it in for the transmission firmware and brake booster shield recalls. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I missed that tidbit, too... Thanks!!

So... for 2014... that would just be the stock Laredo models.

I have a Limited which comes with the 180-amp. My sister has a Laredo but bought the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,993
Posted By David_Hart
Re: I have no pending recalls ...

Good luck with your new Ford.

My Dad swore by Ford LTDs for the longest time. I looked at the 2013 Ford Edge when I bought the 2014 Jeep and almost got a Ford Escape when I bought my Murano in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,013
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I wonder if they actually mean "upgraded"

If I remember right, the Laredo comes with a 160-amp alternator, the Limited and up comes with a 180-amp alternator, the tow package upgrades it to a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,167
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

You're right, it's every 12 months... I fixed my post...

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,167
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

Another thread on oil... (grin)

My understanding is:

Synthetic: high temps, cold weather starts, heavy acceleration, may keep engine cleaner, long distances between oil changes - about 10,000...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Payload Capacity Towing Trailer - Very Confused - Please Help!!

Here is a basic article on tongue weight.

HowStuffWorks "How Tongue Weight Works" (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/tongue-weight.htm)

So, yeah,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Rant Uconnect Update

This is a bit off topic for a car forum but....

The precursor to OS/X, NeXT began development in the mid 80's. However, Apple didn't buy NeXT until 1997 and released OSX in 1999.

The Linux...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Paint Defect in 2014 Billet Silver

I've washed and waxed my 07/2014 Billet Silver from stem to stern and haven't seen the oval imperfections being mentioned here. Either they fixed the problem before they got to mine or I just got...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,665
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Check your air filter

I changed out my air filter a month ago when I reached 20,000 miles. The old one was in good shape, no cracks or anything, but was fairly dirty (as expected). I gained 1 mpg after putting the new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,089
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

I'm willing to bet that the debate over cotton vs microfiber would continue even if we had graphene paint... (grin)

Graphene Paint Can Protect Against Even The Most Corrosive Acids : Science :...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,662
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

I agree with this.

I live in the Northeast and I have Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 all terrain tires on mine and they work well in the snow, a bit better than most A/T tires. However, dedicated...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,089
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

Um, waxing the roof takes a whole 5 minutes because.... its flat... and I have a step ladder... clay barring would easily take another 1 - 2 hours if you did the whole Jeep.

But, everyone has...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,089
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 1st Wash

I don't have a garage either and live in an apartment...

For my first wash I used a local car wash with bays and did a hand wash and a hand wax. I usually do a hand wax twice a year, once in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,157
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

I first replaced the OEM blades with Rain-X Weather beaters earlier this summer. They look like cheap wipers and left streaks on my 2014 Limited.

I just bought Goodyear Hybrid wipers from the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-04-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,600
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

I just checked my 2014 Limited (July 2013 build). It is Billet Silver with black molding. There are no staples in mine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-25-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,972
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Interesting.... I never knew that there were anti-idling laws. Turns out that in Massachusetts you can idle for up to 5 minutes. There are exemptions, including idling to clear frost, snow, ice,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-25-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Hood mounted wind deflector

I have the Chrome one. In my opinion it looks better on my Billet Silver Limited than the black would as it matches the rest of the Chrome on the front grille.

I have had no problems with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,972
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

Actually, no... but... I do drive in a big city with lots of traffic.
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