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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,028
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Water pump already ?

It's not just dealers either (as you probably know). I do a lot of work myself but took my tahoe in for new front brakes.. The when I did a lube job the next week, I found one of the two R front...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-25-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 skids and runningboards question

FYI, got the new brackets from Steelcraft yesterday.. Going to install in May, but I'm happy with the company's fix so far.. If you buy the Steelcraft RB's, make sure they have the new brackets, or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-16-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,347
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Caught On Fire

Damn straight they should!

And about the fire extinguisher, you did the right thing. Maybe ultimately you preserved evidence that could prevent another fire and / or injury. So cheers..

I once...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,347
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Caught On Fire

This is a good idea.

There's no way I'm getting this recall done, UNLESS I need the headliner fixed, in which case, I'll have a dealer do it then. Am I missing something, or is it just that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,028
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Water pump already ?

Does anyone know if other MOPAR 5.7L V8s' water pumps will fit on a Jeep? I may buy an extra rebuilt one.

Answer = yes, it looks like.

And this one is "cheap!"... napa TFW 43557

Not sure...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,028
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Water pump already ?

Just replaced my 2012 V8 pump at 43K under warranty. Didn't notice noise (above the piston slap!). Just small leak.

I love my service center, not where I bought the car either.. I diagnosed the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-15-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 skids and runningboards question

Mine are Steelcraft. They have told me of a fitment issue and are sending me updated brackets in 2 months.. (probably with MOPAR measurements!)..

Maybe I should have gotten rock rails, but so be...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-11-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 skids and runningboards question

So here's my own answer.

I installed the 5-plate skid plate set, front recovery hooks, and steelcraft runningboards this weekend.. took me 11 hours! It was harder than I thought for reasons I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-31-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 skids and runningboards question

OK, I'll be able to get everything on without any input, that's fine... Here's another wuestion maybe someone wants to weight in on:


Should I coat the skid plates prior to install with something...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 5.7 L Oil Pressure with Mobile 1

"synthetic" from a oil change place is not really synthetic.

Just look at amsoil OE versus signature series. Both say synthetic on the label, one says 100% synthetic..!! What the! Oh, and one is...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-27-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 2012 skids and runningboards question

If you want to know my motives, I have two small kids who need steps that their small feet can't slip through and brake a leg like nerf bars, and I take my family in places like Arches in Moab, and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-26-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By comnjeep
2012 skids and runningboards question

Hello all, I have a 2012 overland and am putting on all the skids that come with the off-road package and running boards as well - not nerfs or rock rails, just steps..

Any recommendations on the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

That looks pretty good..

I traded my WRX for my jeep.. Never looked back. Of course when I get a snow-jones I take my wifes' 328Xi out.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,464
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I use 2 jacks and I think 2 stands. It isn't fun, but works. I do it not often enough when rotating that I forget the exact process, but I personally start with a jack at the front driver side jack...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 09-23-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

Mine have not burned up yet... 5K miles... My cool dealer service dept gave me the part # in person.

Other option is to run the coppers longer, as most report they look fine at 30K miles as mine...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-29-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,963
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Another Recall - Vanity Mirror Lamp

I had my brake booster fix done in less than 1 hr. The SM I talked to has seen two FAIL prior to recall in my RUST-BELT town. I'm glad I had that fixed. The water from salt spray will pool and rust...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,976
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Front and rear diff fluid change

If I say anything other than the OEM recs I'd be doing so without evidence:...............but.......... I change mine early the first go around as the gears need to wear in some in anything mech. I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-15-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,319
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Sold the 2014, bought a 2014

...What would Freud say?... :lol:
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

Got mine on online from a mopar parts dealer.. About 30% less than dealer, as I said, about 200$. Ouch. I checked every one, and the gap was perfect on every one.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-03-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

My dealer confirmed the iridium plugs would work in my 2012hemi... And they do.. All 200 bucks worth! No issues at all in about 1000 miles.

Dealer BS is everywhere...

I bet most siezed plugs...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Trailhawk in Moab - Trip Report

We just did the white rim in a TJ. I doubt airing down would be needed but then again, I don't really know why someone would air down radial tires ever, so anyway...

I drove and biked the white...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

"I don't care what NGK recommends. My OEM NGK plugs were replaced at 2 years of service and those same plugs that NGK claimed to be "self-lubricating and corrosion resistant" were already beginning...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Positioning jack stands on the WK2

I just rotated mine with two jacks and two stands. Can't really remember exactly how I did it but here it goes:

RF (right front) at pinch weld, left rear at jack mount, two stands at right rear,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By comnjeep
transfer case fluid change wk2

I have a 5.7L with the two speed transfer case (no ESLD's).. I think it's a MP3023, iirc.. Changed the fluid at 31K, it was quite metallic looking but still red, smelled OK. I tend to change fluids...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

plug change done. thanks for posting this thread! a few thoughts:

if you have a compressor, blow out around the modules before removing, this will help get dust out from around them. As OP said,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By comnjeep
Re: How to turn off A/C...

I had a WRX that was the same as a WK2, except you could unsolder a wire in the unit to free yourself of this silly automaticity.. It worked perfectly.. Once the windows got moisture on them in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,188
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

I have this thought that in a paradoxical way, it was the chrome trim that was not fully on the edges of the body panels that was the issue for the OP, and if it was without that it would be fine......
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,188
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Rejected Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Delivery

maybe jeep pays less time on silly measurements and MORE time on the important stuff... Ever think of that?

I'm getting out my micrometer and if the panels aren't just so, I'm bringing my 2012...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,511
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Moab 2014

Doing the white rim in our TJ next month, can't wait...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-10-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,972
Posted By comnjeep
Re: DIY: Hemi 5.7L Spark Plug Change

^^ I think you will probably be fine with antiseize, I'm not here to get in p contest, but if NGK says you shouldn't do the antiseize, I won't. That PDF is enlightening. In my experience with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,361
Posted By comnjeep
Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

I checked my oil and ATF temps on hwy at about -5F today.

ATF was around 107F! (2012 V8 with tranny cooler)
oil was 152-172 depending on which gear I was in. I was running 4th most of the time...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

thanks all. I think the issue really is heat as evil twin implies as he recommended not charging a very discharged battery.. AGM of course don't vent often by design but heat and venting could be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

Thanks. I appreciate your response. Can anyone answer my question a bit more specifically?
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,389
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

^^ I agree.

Only thing better than OEM on ice is probably Blizzak, but these are a bit better in deeper snow. I really don't want winter wheel rotations so this is a reasonable alternative. And 3...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By comnjeep
Re: WK2 battery charging

...and you have a Z06. I've got an '08. Great minds think alike...


Anyone want to weigh in on charging a WK2 from the engine bay?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-23-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By comnjeep
WK2 battery charging

Didn't see a good source thread on this so maybe this could be one.

I have a 2012 V8 that I want to ensure has full charge in cold as I do very short trips sometimes..

I have a 20A max smart...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,361
Posted By comnjeep
Re: What to expect at -16 (-55 windchill)

Cold weather makes more drag on a car for many reasons including denser air.. So seems normal. I would think "cold shifting" means it is not up to operating temp, not ambient temp per se... but that...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,389
Posted By comnjeep
Re: 20" Nitto Terra Grapplers

Noise is really not much different than oem to me... But I did have to rotate twice to get a steering wheel that didn't shake at 75mph.. Probably not the tires' fault, but just throwing it out...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,029
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations?

Thule 916 has served me well.. 2 x 2400 mile trips plus others without any issues. Once bike is on it, it does not move. I did tweek the brackets a bit to prevent theft and possible loosening, but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-28-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,553
Posted By comnjeep
Re: Can your WK2 SRT8 Do this?

I'm really enjoying this thread...

SRT owners trying to justify their uncommon "on road performance" choice...

RRS owners trying to convince people anyone ever would drive one offroad without a...
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