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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-02-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Replace OEM TIRES ??

Had those Pirellis on my Caddy SRX to replace the Michelins that it came with. Michelins were horrible in the wet and a tad noisy. Pirelli Scorpion were quiet, didn't hydroplane and were quiet....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-26-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,364
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Shifter Recall

Try putting it in reverse with the engine running, open the door unbuckle and start to get out. The engine has to be running and one thinks they are in park, but are in reverse or neutral for the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,584
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Shifter confusion --- not just GC 14/15???

Dan and Cowpig,

You guys have made your point over and over. BUT as this and other sites have shown it isn't a few people who have had this GC missed gear problem, its hundreds and hundreds. For...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,584
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Shifter confusion --- not just GC 14/15???

When you test drive a car for the first time all the moves you make are careful and deliberate so something like this doesn't show up as a flaw. Once you own it and drive it routinely familiar habits...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,584
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Shifter confusion --- not just GC 14/15???

It hasn't been verified in this situation, the gauge cluster says the gear its in accurately, its the drivers expectation that they've put the car in park when they actually haven't. I'm able to put...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-25-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Where did you install your break controller?

The unit sold by Mopar mounts on the right of the steering wheel over the gas padal per their instructions.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-20-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Touch up paint for Summit lower valance

Does anyone know what color touch up paint to use on the lower panels that run around the 2014-15 GC Summit body and bumpers?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

This just in from ALLPAR.COM
The actual FCA “shifter fix”

by David Zatz on 2016-04-29
FCA is recalling over a million cars, mostly Chargers and 300s, with some Jeep Grand Cherokees thrown in....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-25-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

Pulled into a parking space this morning and pushed it all the way forward; it stopped at neutral. Pushed it again it stopped at reverse, pushed it a third time and it made it to park. Had to look...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-24-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

AMEN. If it doesn't solve the D to R issue (like in a K turn maneuver) or makes hooking up a trailer annoying (door open with small moves) then the FEDs and FCA haven't solved the problem. Then its...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-24-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Talking Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

Not to worry. If this is a typical Jeep recall you'll get the postcard and a year later the dealer still won't have the software ...... or that beautiful sticker!:D
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-23-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

Go back and read the post. I am not talking about parking the car to get out and leave it. I am talking about potential emergency moves going back and forth from drive to reverse (K turn) and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-23-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,751
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Jeep recalling 1.1 million shifters

You guys have it backward. The folks with the gear shift problem are actually more intelligent, able to multitask, and are safer drivers. You see many of us have been driving for decades. In order...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-23-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Pennzoil Ultra Euro L on Amazon Prime

[QUOTE=MBDiesel;1284536]T. Says it "meets or exceeds" MS-11106; not sure if that means it was actually tested by Chrysler or if they just compared it to the MS-11106 spec.

The reason a...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-18-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Pennzoil Ultra Euro L on Amazon Prime

Try Petroleum Service Company | The Pioneer of Online Petroleum Sales (http://petroleumservicecompany.com/)

A 12 quart case for $58.43. I found even with shipping added their prices are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,996
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

So I went back and read the manual. It is pretty definite about firm pressure on the brake pedal and the button on the shifter and LOOKING and WAITING to see if it is in the gear you want. I suspect...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,996
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

It has nothing to do with intelligence. In fact it may be that intelligent people who have accomplished a lot have developed some fast ways to multitask that this selector cannot accommodate. It...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,711
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: New '16 shifter - fit in a '14?

It is interesting to note that some folks call it a "parking brake" and others in this discussion call it an "emergency brake". When we drove stick shifts you had to have a brake on when parking with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-09-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,819
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Preliminary investigation into just over 400,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees

Mercedes uses a stalk on the steering column. Jeep's problem is that they made it look just like mechanical PRNDL console unit drivers have had for decades. The mechanical unit position reflects what...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-09-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,996
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

So you come home and want to get your mail from the mailbox on the street. You would go thru your shut down procedure, get out and get the mail, get back in and restart the vehicle to drive down your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-09-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 13,996
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2014 Gear Shift Confusion

A bit harsh. There are moments when one drives where time is critical. In those cases if one has to stop and look at where the selector is located and correct it if necessary before a needed action...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-08-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: costs of servicing a diesel G.C. vs gas model??

With the GC Summit one can raise the vehicle up to the highest setting and fairly easily do your own oil change. There is a convenient opening in the underbelly panels to get at the drain. Oils that...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-25-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: First Diesel Winter Questions

MPG does drop in cold weather. About 10% from what I've seen. On one very cold night (-7 degrees F) I could hear the fuel pump straining to move the slush. Since then have added Howes diesel additive...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-11-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By NorthstarSRX
SXM problems when using Navigation

Has anyone run into this problem? When using my navigation system and listening to SXM at the same time, hitting the radio change station buttons on the steering wheel takes a minute or more for the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By NorthstarSRX
SXM problems when using Navigation

Has anyone run into this problem? When using my navigation system and listening to SXM at the same time, hitting the radio change station buttons on the steering wheel takes a minute or more for the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-02-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Frame damage? Any luck?

Having had two vehicles with hits like yours repaired by a top quality dealer collision shop, I have seen the wonders that a computer controlled body rack can do to straighten things out. Both...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,211
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Who regrets buy the diesel?

Like it a lot. Everything I thought it would be. No problems in almost 11K miles.

Went through a very very cold winter and heard fuel pump working hard. Just add some Howes with each fill up and...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 40,000+ miles and this pops up on dash

I've seen it 3 times on a 2015 with 6500 miles. Tends to show up after the vehicle has not been out on the highway for a while and used for short trips around town. In the latest case 10 miles on...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-25-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,673
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Grand Cherokee under investigation

IT DOES MOVE IF IT IS IN REVERSE AND YOU OPEN THE DOOR WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. On several occasions I have pushed the lever forward thinking it was in park and opened the door to get out and found...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 07-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,502
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: UConnect firmware vulnerabiltiy

Didn't have to run the engine when I did the upgrade. Just have to have the ignition in the "run" position without starting the engine, ergo don't depress the brake pedal. Takes about 20 minutes to...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-03-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,194
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Any aftermarket oil filters yet?

Try Quantum Sales

NewGMparts.com
42 Holt Road
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
USA
508-295-9095
774-302-4586 fax
mking@newgmparts.net
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-30-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,396
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Eco-diesel trim levels vs the diesel competition

Summit with new saddle interior. Summit sound system makes a huge difference for me as music is incredible. Love ACC, and auto high beams. Have never had people flash as others report. Air Suspension...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,106
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Testimonial for DOMs DEF injector/ harness protection plate

Dom,

A couple of notes from my installation of your plate on a 2015 Summit.

My kit arrived without the popsicle stick to put the nut device into the sub frame slot in the front. Tried other...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 02-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Michelin Latitudes not for this longitude!

Common complaint about Michelins. My 04 AWD SRX came with them. Very tough to handle in heavy rain or snow. Switched to Pirellis and found them 100% better.

How is your DEF shield doing in all...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,377
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Eco Diesel Reviews

1000 miles on a Summit. Incredible machine. Love the technology items. Great mpg. No problems at all.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,794
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Great question. As a new diesel user I have the same question. My research says that the Feds require any pump with a mix greater than B5 to be labeled with a sticker. No sticker = B5 down to petro...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-25-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 GC Limited

Driving a 2015 diesel Summit 4X4. Fantastic mileage. @55mph gets 31+ mpg. @70 mph its 28.7 mpg. Not bad for a 2 1/2 ton brick. Does mid 20's around town. The diesels tend to outdo EPA numbers while...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DEF Protection Plate - 2015 Model

Dom,

Will that hole mean that a 2015 owner does not have to drill a hole in the frame but just in the plate itself? That would seem to make the plate installation very simple. If you had the hole...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 53,167
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

According to a 12/7/14 post under the thread "MY CRD is a Lemon" on the WK2 general area they have not changed anything about the DEF system protection. My CRD is on the train and when it gets to my...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 53,167
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Smile Re: 2015 Deliveries?

As Jake and Elwood Blues would sing "She Caught the KATY". My new GC CRD managed to escape "I" inspection and hop a freight headed east. For all of us who have been waiting what seems like an...
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