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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-26-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By hammer1234
Rear Brake Life?

Just found out that our 2011 JGC with 54K miles needs rear brakes. Had a slight but mostly inaudible squeak that ended up being from the wear indicators scoring the rotors. :(

Front brakes are...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,983
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Maxcare Service Contract?

Only concern I had once was when I had stall after start issues and one thing I found out that wasn't covered was the key fobs. Fortunately for us the WIN(?) was the problem and that was covered. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-31-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 24,712
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Consumer Reports Drops Grand Cherokee Recommendation

Early 2011 WK2 V6 owner here. Replaced a 2001 Toyota Highlander which had some issues in the second 100K miles but was bulletproof prior to that point. Still have the Highlander as a beater car,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-28-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Maximum Care question...

I have the MaxCare and the only item so far that I've been told is not covered is the key fob.
Forum: Liberty-KJ and KK 09-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Woman killed when car breaks down

But would those result in a situation where one can't pull over to the side of the road? Just wondering although my guess is that the driver somehow wasn't thinking and let the car die in the middle...
Forum: Liberty-KJ and KK 09-27-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By hammer1234
Woman killed when car breaks down

I have a 2011 JGC so I can't completely relate to this, but as a Jeep owner I'm curious...

Does anyone know what would have caused a 2006 Liberty to just shut down in the middle of a highway?
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By hammer1234
Re: 2011 Laredo v6

Isn't the head replacement covered under the powertrain warranty? In that case one could still scan for codes but if the problem does come up after purchase then it's just time for a dealer visit...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-17-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,048
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Stall after start

For those of you with the TIPM issue...when the Jeep stalled did the alarm light flash? Think that symptom is what pointed to the WIN and/or keyfob in my case...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-12-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,048
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Stall after start

Took my GC in and they replaced the Wireless Ignition Node (supposedly there was a STAR case on the issue). Hoping this will fix things for me and I'm glad I have MaxCare if something else is needed.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-03-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,048
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Stall after start

After working fine for several months it just happened to me again yesterday...seems like it never happens to my spouse which is good because she drives the Jeep just about all of the time.

Could...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,048
Posted By hammer1234
Have not been tracking this thread for a...

Have not been tracking this thread for a while...we have not seen the problem for several months now. Have an extended service contract just in case...

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By hammer1234
Re: 2011 JG 3.6 power steering fluid leaking

Not sure if I have this issue, I do hear an occasional moan on turns...but my 2011 has 46K miles so if it does I hope it's covered under the MaxCare warranty we purchased.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By hammer1234
Tire Replacement Recommendations for Laredo X

The tires on our 2011 Laredo X are getting worn down after about 41K miles and will have to be replaced in a bit. Just wondering which tires would be good for replacing the OEM Michelin Latitudes. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Reliability/Problems for 2011 Owners

FWIW we are at 40K after 2 years, and the vehicle has been solid ever since I bought the Lifetime MaxCare warranty...

Early 2011 build, had some issues, most serious ones I recall were a noisy...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-12-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,262
Posted By hammer1234
Re: reasonable weight to tow with 3.6 pentastar.

Most camping trailers are about 8 feet wide which would mean they would have to be no more than 5 feet tall...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,262
Posted By hammer1234
Re: reasonable weight to tow with 3.6 pentastar.

Know I'm bumping an old thread here, but how does one interpret the frontal area limits? I did a quick calculation of the Jeep itself and it has a frontal area of 36 sq ft...if 40 sq ft is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-16-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By hammer1234
Agree that problems should not be completely open...

Agree that problems should not be completely open ended...but the dealer should be willing to go to bat for the customer if a symptom identified while under warranty is actually diagnosed when...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-09-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

OK, we've had a highway speed whine that the tech heard but could not reliably duplicate, so I'm just going to spring for this service ($100) and see if that helps. And for those who say do your own...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

How can they dispute a claim if the factory maintenance schedule was followed and I just had it inspected?

Hate these differences...with my Volvo dealer they just pretty much stick to the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

Got sucked into that one at the last service...:o

The air filter should be changed at 32K but I plan on just buying that myself. Any aftermarket ones available that are as good or better than the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

The maintenance schedule says to inspect the fluid but the dealer is just pushing for changing it, they say it's recommended to change at 30K miles (there is no 30K mile maintenance in the owner's...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-06-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,669
Posted By hammer1234
Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

At my last maintenance (32K), the dealer was recommending changing the transfer case fluid but all I see in the maintenance schedule is inspecting it. Is this another unnecessary maintenance item...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-06-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By hammer1234
Reporting Warranty Issues

Just wanted to vent a bit about dealer attitudes...

Took my GC in for service yesterday (have 33K miles) and I had a list of items to check, mainly stuff that was minor that could wait until a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-05-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,643
Posted By hammer1234
Re: 11 Grand Cherokee Needs Head Replacement?

Just talked with a Tech on a test drive this morning...he's worked on a number of these head replacements and was surprised to see my GC with over 33K miles without the issue. For them it's to the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-23-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,301
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

Just pulled the trigger on a Maxcare Lifetime, paid $2200 because our GC has 32K miles on it. Easy transaction and got the contract info in the mail in a few days. Main advantage right now will be...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,769
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Rear clunking/rattling noise

Sounds good, hope there is a TSB on this. Will make a note on my next service visit (32K) so that I make sure it's covered under warranty.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-06-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,269
Posted By hammer1234
Re: JRNYC's list of Overland Summit Issues.

What problems did you have on the Land Cruiser? Must have been a lot more than a rattle...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,522
Posted By hammer1234
Re: What are you towing?

Not sure where you get the 2000 lb recommendation from...this is a warning I see in the US manual I have:

I'm guessing that a weight-distribution hitch would help but I tow a pop-up that weighs...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Rear window release button stopped working...

The release buttons, lock/unlock, and door handle functionality have always been a bit finicky on my GC. I replaced batteries in key fobs and had the key fobs replaced due to a start/stall problem...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-05-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By hammer1234
Re: condensation drain from A/C

That's about where I see it...and there's usually a lot of water. Wonder how much there would be if I lived in a more humid part of the country.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,578
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Does your dealer wash your Jeep?

Volvo dealer washes my S40 with each service...don't have issues with that but I do avoid the free annual detailing service. Had that done once and they left wheel cleaner on my rims...

Current...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,048
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Stall after start

Had this happen again today...needed to start and move right away and I started the vehicle and went into drive right away and it stalled. Frustrating because I can't make it happen on demand so I'm...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,774
Posted By hammer1234
Re: PLEASE CHECK YOURS!! front bumper issue...

Early 2011 build...no problems with the bumper cover.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-29-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Incredibly stupid question...

Is it a popup camper? If not you need to figure in the air resistance at highway speed...the owner's manual actually specifies a frontal area limit which is somewhat smaller for the V6.

We do...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Help with remote

Never heard of "partial function" remotes...is your Jeep still under warranty? Was it a private purchase or through a dealer?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-29-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,301
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Warranty Pricing???? Help!

Could you elaborate? Some things are not provided for lifetime (car rental, towing) but from what I read it looks like the repairs are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-17-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By hammer1234
Re: 1st tow with the V6

When you said you loaded a ton of wood pellets does that mean the total weight was 2,650 pounds?

Your experience sounds similar to ours with our pop-up camper which we tow when the GC is also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,043
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Pentastar head problem reported on autoweek.

When was the last time that a recall was done for a non-safety defect?

I'm not saying that Chrysler shouldn't fix defective engines, it's just that if they had to implement a mass recall we'd...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,043
Posted By hammer1234
Re: Pentastar head problem reported on autoweek.

I can't see Chrysler fixing all engines but there should be an extended warranty for this problem (say 8-10 years and unlimited miles). I had an 8 year warranty on my 2001 Toyota Highlander V6 for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,273
Posted By hammer1234
Re: 2012 Jeep GC 3.6L notorious problem

I wonder what the highest mileage that is reported is. So far we are at 28K and no ticking or CEL with our early build 2011 GC. Guess we have a while before the powertrain warranty expires.
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