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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,120
Posted By padgett
Re: Freeze on new 2015 sales

Frankly I am tired of these recalls they do not have parts for. At least you are not waiting for one that has killed people and is related to high humidity (Florida).


Since FCA is not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By padgett
Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

Live in a climate without rust and has been garaged since day one so my '12 is "like new". Did have the cyl head replaced and have a lifetime warrenty so frankly see no reason to change other than...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-19-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By padgett
Re: Dead spot when I stomp on gas pedal?

Have always been an issue with my '12 Pentastar. Light goes green. press the pedal a bit and nothing happens. Press harder and too much happens. Have just learned to downshift manually before passing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By padgett
Re: Impressed with MPG, but speed is huge factor

Really for a barn door the drag of a GC is not that bad, CdA is about 11.6 (31 sq ft FA, .37 Cd) and makes a smooth transition onto my camping trailer.


Best MPG is usually at the lowest speed...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By padgett
Re: Standard battery Vs. AGM in WK2

Unless the battery specifically says it is for a non-vented installation then it is not rated for inside the passenger compartment.


Fumes from a wet battery are sulphuric acid mist and will eat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-08-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By padgett
Re: Tow Rating shows 3500# with class IV package?

BTW my Prodigy controller is installed on the passenger side of the steering column so I can see the display through the lower spokes.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-08-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,953
Posted By padgett
Re: 15 vs 16

Guess no one cares about E-85.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,452
Posted By padgett
Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

Stories like this make me glad I have a Laredo with U connect and the factory towing package only. Is the lightest GC. Been towing since 1970 and this is the best tow car I've ever had.


BTW the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

Just be aware that if you buy with an out of Florida address, the one time transferability required by Florida law may not apply.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

I received that this morning.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-22-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By padgett
Re: Help! What would you do?

a) why the lifetime service contact Chrysler offers is so good.
b) my '12 needed a cyl head at about 25,000 but being a fanatic I monitor the engine and such on my cell phone so could see the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

Just looked at the (FCA US LLC issued) Service contract .


Just above the signature block it says "Consumers in the State of Florida: The rate charged for this agreement is not subject to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

" They complained to corporate FCA and FCA caved in. New rule since Jan 1... all mopar dealers selling warranties to Florida residents could no longer undercut Florida dealers. "


Maybeso but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

ps (don't seem to be able to edit) what Chrysler does not like is this (same citation)


"All motor vehicle service agreements are assignable in a consumer transaction and must contain a statement...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
Re: ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

"b) the Florida sellers cannot discount off list price"


I am not sure where this mythconception came from but it is not true. In fact the Florida law says "By July 1, 2011, each service...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By padgett
ANFSCD: Maxcare in Florida

The world seems to have changed since I bought my Lifetime Contract from Chrysler in 2012.

What I am being told is that a Maxcare Lifetime Service Contract must be sold by a Florida dealer to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By padgett
Re: Another reason to get Mopar's MaxCare warranty

and "lifetime" is limited. Mine says 999,999 miles or 2099.


Does the "added care plus" include the fobs ?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By padgett
Re: is a 2015 still "new"

Well we were still $1500 apart so walked, will just see if a phone call comes in the next day or two. Suggested they throw in a Maxcare Lifetime but they did not want to talk about that.


Doing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By padgett
Re: is a 2015 still "new"

OK know what I need to.


Is a bit of a special case for Orlando:
1) 70 miles to nearest coast, things do not rust here. (Wet but no salt, have gotten used to pulling exhaust manifolds without...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-21-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By padgett
Re: is a 2015 still "new"

a) not in Florida, more 2WDs are sold in the flatlands & are used more as a station wagon.
b) doesn't seem to be much difference between MSRP and Invoice on a Laredo with only the 23E package, less...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By padgett
Re: is a 2015 still "new"

Well this is a '15 Laredo 4x2 so not as much meat on the bone but looks like about 14% off MSRP. Sound reasonable ?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By padgett
is a 2015 still "new"

Friend is looking at a new 2015 on a dealer lot and he keeps quoting the MSRP. Hasn't a 2015 depreciated already ? Is this just being a dealer ? YWTK
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-12-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By padgett
Re: Cruise Control Enables, but Can't Set

I'd be looking at the cruise control release switch on the brake pedal arm. Set too loose and it will make the CC erratic.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-12-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By padgett
Re: xm/sirus

Sorry but to me the BT from my phone sounds better and have more albums I can select instantly.
Forum: SRT8 Only For Sale/Wanted 01-11-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By padgett
Re: Goodies for sale

Images not working for me.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-11-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By padgett
Re: Traction control/brake light warning on at same time

Agree, if thre is a braking problem identified then both the TC and ABS (and ACC if have) should turn off since they may not be reliable.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-05-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By padgett
Re: JGC 2015: 4WD, ABS, FCW, ACC, Parking sensors failure

Or you could take a wrench to the passenger side frame rail ground conections. If any are loose, there you are. That is what I'd do but tend to look to myself first and the dealer second even with a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By padgett
Re: JGC 2015: 4WD, ABS, FCW, ACC, Parking sensors failure

Sure, same thing that caused all of the '14 "Christmas Tree" failures, a bad ground
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By padgett
Re: Question on voltage.

It also depends on where the sensor is. I usually see about 1/2 less on the ALDL than can measure at the battery.

Ideally you want a running voltage in the 13's. Over or under and I would want to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-21-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,539
Posted By padgett
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

If the Grand Cherokee is built on the Cherokee platform then a 2.0 TT will still be slow. A 3.0 V6 with direct injection and twin turbos then sr. The issue is not HP, all you need is lotsa revs but...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By padgett
Re: Online manuals?

Owners manuals are available as .pdfs.
I was able to buy a service manual for my '12 on CD
Did find an 11 parts manual which was fine for my '12 online but forget where.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-08-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 153,921
Posted By padgett
Re: The Towing thread

Ok you are buying a caravan (travel trailer) and not a Caravan (Chrysler van), correct ? ("van" usually means a powered vehicle here).

Most travel trailers with electric (not surge) brakes use a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-05-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,539
Posted By padgett
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

Noting wrong with the Hemi that a 4 valve DOHC with VVT i&e heads and all auminum (or composite) construction couldn't cure. Oh. Then it wouldn't be a hemi.

ps thought a hemispherical chamber...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By padgett
Re: TIPM/External Fuel Pump relay- please sign in...

Of course mine never stalled before the recall and still doesn't.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 22,129
Posted By padgett
Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Is that why its free to go from PA to NJ but you must pay to get out ?

For those who care, RON is Research Octane Number and is a lower stress test than the Motor Octane Number. In the bad old...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By padgett
Re: Check Engine twice in 2400 miles 2015 JGC 3.6

It amazes me that people spend $40k on a Jeep and have trouble with $20 for Torque Pro and a dongle that can display any stored trouble code and all of the parameters (like battery volts) that CJF...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-31-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 22,129
Posted By padgett
Re: How much are you paying at the pump to fill up?

Makes sense some places but wonder if any change in Florida. Or do we get "more" summer blend than most. Read 83F today.

Other than that mpg always goes down in cold places in winter because it...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By padgett
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee 3.0 Muffler Delete

If past the catalyst and last O2 sensor, the main effect would be on noise emissions (measured in some states).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,708
Posted By padgett
Re: extended warranty queston

Agree, the Chrysler Service Contract is the only one to buy. However there are two to conside: the MAXCARE for those who can't change a lightbulb. and the ADDED CARE PLUS for those who can. Compare...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By padgett
Re: Horrible sound when accelerating....

Sounds like time to make a video with your cell phone and record the noise.
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