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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Will Jeep Be Effected By The Takata Air Bag Recall?

I've seen network news and newspapers report model years from 2002 up through 2008 or even 2011 and nearly every brand.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-18-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Eco Diesel Servicing

There was a diesel-powered Liberty a few years back and the 2007 and 2008 Grand Cherokee had a diesel option in states that don't follow California emmissions requirements. Every Jeep dealer around...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

It attaches to to a mount next to the hitch ball and one side of your trailer frame. The friction bar makes it harder for the trailer to sway from side to side and it has to be loosened when you are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2015 JGC Ecodiesel Towing capability

We towed a 19-ft and a 24-ft travel trailer Grand Cherokee with no sway issues and all we have is the friction bar sway control.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Towing Question

The GC does have an official break-in period. The owners manual says don't tow anything in the first 500 mile and during the first 500 miles of towing "do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-28-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,333
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: TSB - Shift improvements for 2014 3.0L Diesel (Feb 28/2015)

Our shifts were smooth as butter although we did start getting the "fish-biting shudder" sometimes around 45 MPH on flat roads or climbing hills at 55 MPH. I haven't noticed that in the last few...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: What shift mode do you prefer: sport, eco off or eco on?

It's hard to remember to turn eco mode off all the time, but it seemed like my mileage went up a little bit last summer with eco off. :)

The flashes they did for all of the recalls in the 2014...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-26-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,091
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

Dealer replaced the cat yesterday (it took a while for the parts to arrive) I still don't hear the sort of beeping noise after the ignition is shut off so I'm wondering if there is still a problem...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-13-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,091
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

The dealer cleared the code and ordered a new catalytic converter. Is the DEF injector what makes the something like a beeping noise for a moment after the ignition is shut off? I don't hear that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,791
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

Our normal weekday commute and trips to the store average around 25-26 MPG while our 2008 CRD was only around 21-22 MPG.

Highway mileage on the 2008 was only around 25 if I kept it below 65 MPH. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-08-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,091
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: MIL & P20EE again & again & again...

I just had all of the recall work done on our last week and the P20EE code came up yesterday (about 100 miles) later. Maybe they did something to the injector when they implemented the Chrysler...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,595
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Towing with a '14 WK2

Think about it -- your brakes are designed to stop the your Jeep loaded to is gross vehicle weight rating which is something like 1,000 to 1,300 lbs.

Do you really feel comfortable with your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,370
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

Tell the camera operator to give you a push. It looks like he's iced over the spots where the wheels are sitting. Sometimes a little steering action can get you off the ice. I haven't had the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,562
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Need help from experience diesel owners

Mine was built in the fall of 2014 which was the end of the 1st production run where they all sat in parking lots for weeks waiting for the DEF systems to get installed.

30,000 miles and no issues...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,024
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: NAVTEQ and Jeep = Frustration

Our 2008 WK2 navigation didn't have our neighborhood of 614 homes on the map and all of the homes were built between 2004 and 2006.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-28-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,877
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Factory Hitch - Whose came with?

The dealer, or someone with access to Chrysler's scan tool, needs to activate the wiring if you want the 7-pin harness.

Even the front tow hooks aren't standard equipment which seems like a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,692
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Omg. Bizzzzzzzard

It was on the NBC Nightly News for days.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Anyone know what dealership in the US

Davesmith.com advertises on SiriusXM frequently. They currently show 309 Jeeps and 90 WK2s in stock. The biggest dealer near me has 261 new Jeeps on their site.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 13,000 miles on my 2014...so far trouble free

Almost 27,000 miles on our 2014 CRD with no issues so far.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Front Hitch

Most front receivers I've seen in the past bolt to the tow hook mounting points so you would lose the tow hook if you have them. Not sure if this fits models later than 2013.

Curt Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Car Wash - Swirls on rims

Yes, but they usually have signs indicating hand/bucket washing is not allowed so you have to go there when there is nobody else around to complain. Handwashing is the only way to get everything...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-30-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Holiday Drivers.....

At the beginning, opposing traffic is failing to yield to the drivers with the left turn arrows. A driver doesn't understand how all-way stops work near the end.

We took a little tour of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Awful smell with wiper fluid + fan on

I use a washer additive that has a fragrance and can smell it when I use the wipers whem I'm stopped in traffic. You may have to empty the washer fluid tank to get rid of the smell.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,825
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 Overland mirrors when in reverse

I like the mirror tilt. It's handy for parking garages and other places with narrow parking spots. When I'm parallel parking I want to see the rear wheel and I can monitor the back end using the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Receiver Shackle Bracket

Thanks for the other options. I've been looking for one with a solid shank like the ball mount I use to tow our camper. I've thought about just putting the tow strap around the hitch pin if I'm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,606
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Receiver Shackle Bracket

Looking at comments on amazon.com, I'm thinking about the Factor 55. Even reputable brands like Warn have complaints about forged steel shanks not being square which requires grinding excess metal. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,112
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2016 to get twin turbos?

Then there is the ecodiesel engine. :)
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,780
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Diesel Prices

I also have a hard time justifying leather seats, sunroof, technology package, etc. when resale value when I'm ready to trade in my 2014. Why should an engine choice that make the Jeep more fun to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: 2014 ecodiesel heat fuel?

The diesel supplement to the owners manual says #2 diesel is OK down to -10F, so +20 is no problem.

"No. 1 Ultra Low Sulfur diesel fuel should only be used where extended arctic conditions (-10F...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,780
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Diesel Prices

Here in Oregon, commercial vehicles over 26,000 lbs pay a fuel tax based on their weight and number of miles driven. http://www.odot.state.or.us/forms/motcarr/reg/9928.pdf. Oregon has the same tax...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: HEAVY Towing w/o Class IV tow pack

Are you sure the tow package includes different brakes? The tongue weight on a 7,200 lb trailer will put you up close to the gross vehicle weight rating so you won't have much capacity left for...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 65,379
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: DEF INJECTOR and Harness protection group buy

Someone posted a service bulletin on another Jeep forum that indicates the dealer should modify how the DEF wiring harness is secured.

SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: 25-004-14
GROUP: Emissions Control...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,383
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Subwoofer too loud - Grand Cherokee 2014 Limited

I have a 2014 Overland built in the fall of 2013 and the bass is usually too loud for me. Strangely enough, standing right outside it's barely audible so at least I'm not bothering other people...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: BioDiesel vs Petrolium Diesel

Our 2008 had about 130,000 mile on the odometer and there were no mechanical issues related to using biodiesel. FWIW, Chrysler said they only approved up to B5 in the Mercedes-Benz CRD engine.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: BioDiesel vs Petrolium Diesel

I ran B99 during the summer months with my 2008 CRD and didn't notice any significant difference in mileage.

My biodiesel supplier only sells B20 at locations near me so I haven't tried using B50...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Insurance Rates

We pay $1,040 per year with a $500 collision deductible. That includes discounts for good driving record and multi-policy since our homeowner's insurance is with the same company.

I'm one of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Wheel Dilemma - Part 2. AKA: Winter is coming

There are a few alternative to chains that are supposed to be easier to install and remove although I still use old-fashioned chains on the rare occasions they are required here on all vehicles --...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Block heater installation

I'm not sure if it's the same heater used in the Hemi, but you can find the installation instructions for the Hemi block heater at http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82212439.pdf
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,791
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

Finished a 6,000 mile road trip from Portland, Ore. to New Orleans and back. Most of those miles were on rural highways at 75-85 MPH where the speed limits ranged from 70-80 MPH. Average mileage by...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,818
Posted By Hammerhead
Re: When Is The next JGC complete Redesign?

Jeep = Just Empty Every Pocket. :)
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