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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By sterno
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

I think you might have a minor misunderstanding on the wheel sizes. The factory 18 and 20 have tires with the same outside diameter, so the gearing wouldn't affect your choice of one over the other....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By sterno
Re: Full size spare is not "right" size spare

Today even full-size pickups that have lots of space under the bed and no concerns about carrying a few more pounds in back often come with a "full-size" spare tire that's the same outer diameter but...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-19-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By sterno
Re: Overland without the air suspension

I think it's actually ORA2 that puts air suspension in the Limited (not that it matters if you can't get a diesel Limited in Canada). In the US you hit the same problem if you want the Overland or...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 03-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By sterno
Re: What now? OMG

Did you poke around under the hood to make sure it wasn't something easy like a shredded or loose belt?

If you have an AutoZone nearby they'll usually plug in to the OBDII and pull the codes for...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,479
Posted By sterno
Re: 2015 EcoDiesel DEF FACTORY SKID PLATE

Didn't one of the TSBs say to zip-tie the wiring up to the frame? This may be intended as a clean factory fix for that problem. They may still internally be in denial over the injector, especially if...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-28-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By sterno
Re: Doors Off WK2?

The Grand Cherokee was probably not designed to run without doors. Closed doors could be part of the structure that keeps everything rigid when bouncing over rough ground or in a collision or roll.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-21-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By sterno
Re: Problem with this forum

I would also agree that today most vehicles (not just Jeeps) have engines that can, with proper care, outlast many other expensive parts. I've ridden in a number of older cars that had perfectly good...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By sterno
Re: GC purchase in need

I've gotten a few "we need your car" fliers from a dealership that handles a competing make over the past few months. The funny part is that their suggested replacement is not a comparable model so...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-09-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By sterno
Re: My nuts are swollen

I have never personally experienced it, but I have heard of it happening. A layer of rust can sometimes form between the strong metal inside that really holds your wheel on and the pretty cap outside...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,051
Posted By sterno
Re: Disabling cellular modem on 2014 8.4AN?

I just did a little looking to see if there was any new information on this subject, and I found a forum thread where somebody was looking in to disabling cellular or using a different carrier for a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,784
Posted By sterno
Re: To each is own

The front end isn't really that different from the extra chrome package on the Wrangler. But I don't understand why it doesn't have chrome wheels when it has chrome everywhere else.

Maybe Chrysler...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-13-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,265
Posted By sterno
Re: New technique makes it easy to break in and steal GC

Last winter I heard about a string of car thefts where some group was driving around in the morning looking for cars running with nobody in them. People would start the engine to warm the car and...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,010
Posted By sterno
Re: 9 speed transmission?

A couple of times I've read that you'd have to be doing somewhere over 80 to keep the engine speed in the proper range in 9th gear on the Cherokee.

As for why they'd give you a high gear you can't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,492
Posted By sterno
Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

I would like to see the brightness cut down, but not because of the tiny amount of extra fuel burned. I've found that DRLs on some newer cars are bright enough that they wash out other things in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,492
Posted By sterno
Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

I like to sit on the front bumper. But it really seems to bother the other drivers on the interstate when I do that. I don't know why, I always set the cruise control before I climb out the window.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,491
Posted By sterno
Re: Grand Cherokee is a winner....and Cherokee is too!

I still find the front end hideous, but I don't really think the back of the Cherokee is that bad. I do find that on the road a Cherokee in front of me looks nearly indistinguishable from a Kia, so I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By sterno
Re: leather vs. pleather

I've seen very similar comments about BMW, except that they make it harder to get the synthetic (real leather is part of option packages that are on almost every car). I've never done any serious...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By sterno
Re: Just boggles the mind

Right, there is no reason that a smartphone could not do offline navigation now that they have real GPS receivers, fast processors, and lots of storage. Some of the GPS vendors sell their own phone...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By sterno
Re: Just boggles the mind

When I hear people talk about using smartphones instead of GPS units for navigation, I can't help but think, "There's somebody who must not venture outside of cellular coverage very often."
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 38,147
Posted By sterno
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

That sounds like part of the computer that controls the DEF system. By now they're probably running out of components to check.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 173,653
Posted By sterno
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

How about "cash green"? It would be a Summit-only color, and they could announce it at the same time as a price increase.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By sterno
Re: AC compressor is not staying engaged

If it's cycling on and off that fast and it bothers you it may be worthwhile to make sure you're not low on refrigerant.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 38,147
Posted By sterno
Re: Incorrect DEF - See dealer

Are you sure it's a regulatory requirement and not another last-minute Chrysler shortcut? Modern cars have tons of emission control gear that just throws a check-engine when it fails instead of...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By sterno
Re: Nothing good can come of this

No, I'm not missing the point, I just know a little too much about how USB devices work. My complaint about the internet link is a different problem, which I think is more significant than the USB...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By sterno
Re: Nothing good can come of this

I think this shouldn't be a big deal for in-car systems. A general-purpose computer needs to support random keyboards and network dongles you buy, and needs to be able to boot from external storage...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-31-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,269
Posted By sterno
Re: Where are all the EcoDiesels hiding?

Based on the different headlight style I don't think I see very many 2014 Grand Cherokees of any type in my area. I also see very few new-Cherokees. I'm not sure if people around here aren't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,337
Posted By sterno
Re: RWD vs 4X4

This is exactly where I am, though the only technology my old RWD truck has is a (mechanical) LSD so I mostly rely on the nut behind the wheel. RWD, nothing-special tires, no weight in the back other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 173,653
Posted By sterno
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I think the mopar part people thought might cover it turned out to be the skid plate for the urea tank, which is already included with the factory skid plates on the diesel.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-03-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,258
Posted By sterno
Re: Can Our Jeeps Be Hacked?

Those aren't for surveillance. They're to block the government's psychotronic broadcasts. I don't need one because the implant the aliens put in my brain blocks the mind control broadcasts too, but I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 173,653
Posted By sterno
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Take a look at these threads for the problems people have had with the DEF injector.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f222/service-def-see-dealer-72634.html
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,380
Posted By sterno
Re: What am I missing...

I think the really nice high-grade vinyls are often simply labeled as leather interiors, with a footnote describing what they really are. Some time ago when I looked in to the subject it looked like...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,380
Posted By sterno
Re: What am I missing...

Car companies still seem to think that wood is the ultimate form of interior trim for premium vehicles, with leather coming in second. Move up a product line and you see a switch from plastic and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By sterno
Re: St Louis Dealer Reccomendation

When it comes to car dealers I think "trust" is a relative term, but here's my (limited) experience with Chrysler dealerships around St Louis.

For a while now I've gone to South County Dodge to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,870
Posted By sterno
Re: Why did you factory order your JGC?

Life happened so my plans got delayed, but I was considering a factory order. I wanted a multipurpose vehicle for some rough roads that's also a comfortable daily driver for my long highway commute....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By sterno
Re: Just What Is An Altitude????

I'm not an expert on the topic, but my impression is that used car pricing (both buying and selling) often has more to do with what's actually installed than with the name of the trim level.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By sterno
Re: Just What Is An Altitude????

I think the Limited has a slightly higher-end 4x4 system, but it's hard to say if you'd ever notice. The Limited also has more available options if you want them. Some can reasonably be added...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,150
Posted By sterno
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

It wouldn't surprise me if the Jeep DEF system really was an afterthought. Isn't DEF one of the things that's not on the export diesels? Somebody may have said "don't worry, we'll never sell these in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 105,153
Posted By sterno
Re: Changes for 2015?

I think some of this may reflect a change in the market they want to target with the Grand Cherokee. The profitable luxury market seems to prefer more sedate colors even when brighter colors are...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-25-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By sterno
Re: 2014 diesel filler size

Some stations only have the big truck-size nozzles for diesel. Or the car diesel pumps are hard to spot and people miss them, or they're all in one row so one guy towing a trailer blocks half of them...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,150
Posted By sterno
Re: Vulnerable DEF injector wiring!

Is there any realistic chance that the DEF components will be more protected or better routed on the 2015 models?
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