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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,557
Posted By tomstromie
Re: your history with Jeep

For my wife and me.
Not all have been Jeeps.
Jeeps in order purchased.

1996 Cherokee 4.0 L
2002 Grand Cherokee 4.0 L
2003 Liberty 3.7 L
2012 Grand Cherokee 3.6 L
1975 CJ 5 232 CI
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Thoughts on Dealer rust protection products?

What no one has asked is, "How long will you keep this vehicle?" I live in Minnesota and am no stranger to salt on roads, in the vehicles, on the clothes, and everywhere else in the winter.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,984
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Jeep attraction

Last week when I left work there were two dirty red Jeep GCs parked next to each other. I picked the dirtiest one since I live on a gravel road.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,610
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Anyone regret buying the GC?

I have no regrets regarding my 2012 GC. It has 52,000 miles on it without any problems other than the various recalls. They are just an annoyance, and I plan on keeping my GC for 10 years or 200,000...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-03-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,328
Posted By tomstromie
Re: High pitched noise from HVAC blower motor

According to others my 2012 made the same noise. I couldn't hear it and it was rather sad that the service writer (who was older than me) said he could hear it clearly. The blower motor was replaced...
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 01-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 2nd jeep,first time in forum

All Jeep owners are nice - It's a Jeep thing. :)
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 05-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,822
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Don't know if i should buy a wrangler.

Agreed - it's fantastic.

I don't think a soft top is the best choice for living in NYC. I also wanted a Wrangler and ended up with an 'extra' vehicle that is a '75 CJ5 that is just for fun. But I...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 05-23-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,069
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 3.6L Pentastar ?

I have a 2012 GC with 38,000 miles and it's as quiet as can be.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,833
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Extended warranty

I think those are both great deals - for the dealer. I'm on my 4th Jeep, and not one has cost me that much in 175,000 miles to say nothing about 175,000 km.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,007
Posted By tomstromie
Re: '14 Plows through house

I think she took the phrase Go Anywhere, Do Anything® a little too seriously.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Brake Recall

I'm glad to see this recall. I love my 2012 GC, but I have lost the boosting power twice in the last two winters. That may not sound like much, but it's scary as hell when it happens. Both time was...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Steering Wheel Chipped

Little scratches and nicks do smooth out fairly quickly with use.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,286
Posted By tomstromie

Rust started to develop on the area just above the windshield on my 2003 Liberty about years ago due to road debris damage. I had that area repainted for a few hundred dollars and it still looked...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,388
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Trade in dilemma

Talk to another dealer - they can repair it for a lot 'cheaper' than you can. My 2003 Liberty had 123,000 miles on it with the original tires. I asked whether I should replace the tires before...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,055
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Got rid of my Laredo

Did you get charged for the turn signal bulb replacement? :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,738
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Highway Mileage

I average over 26 mpg in the summer as long as I don't go over 65-70 mph and there are not a lot of short trips. Winter in MN is not good for the fuel economy. Between the fuel blend and cold weather...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - ZJ 02-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Has anyone tried headlight cleaner/Do they work?

I've read on multiple sources that whitening toothpaste works well for cleaning headlights. Just make sure you're using your wife's or your girlfriend's toothbrush when try it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Would you try this little Hill in your Jeep

I wouldn't try that hill with your Jeep, say nothing about either of mine.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,050
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 2014 Cherokee Mopar Accessories Catalog NEW

$199 for a tow strap, d-rings, gloves, and a bag to carry it all?!?!?!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,794
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Replace Cabin Air Filter --- Just Do It!!!

I changed mine at about 30,000 miles and it sure needed it. It is a little different than years ago when tree seeds would blow in my face from the dash vents.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Hit this nice milestone last night.

I remember when my 2003 Liberty hit 111111. It looked more like an error code than an odometer reading.
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 01-05-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Just bought my second Jeep


We're on numbers 4 and 5 (2012 GC and 1975 CJ5).
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 12-28-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the Laredo. It shows that you know a good value when you see it. :)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-08-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,997
Posted By tomstromie
Re: What was your 2nd choice?

It came down to a 2012 Grand Cherokee (it was to be my 4th Jeep) and a 2012 Ford Explorer. The deciding factor was the left leg room for the driver. The wheel well on the Explorer was just like my...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-17-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,254
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

No vehicle is without issues, but I am on my 4th Jeep, and all have been relatively good for over 125,000 miles (up to 200,000 miles).

Now the 1976 Rustang was a different story. Cars from the 50s...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 10-07-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By tomstromie
Re: CRUISE CONTROL Hard to turn on

I had another thread where my radio had no volume a couple of times and the dealer wanted me to come in for a software update.

Well, they did the software update and not only has my radio...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-30-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Radio on but no sound

The radio in my 2012 Grand Cherokee has the same symptoms. No sound in AM, FM, or Satellite. Shut off the Jeep, go into the store, and the radio works again. It happened on Friday and again today. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-30-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,254
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

My wife drives a 2007 Pilot that now has over 152,000 miles on it. Honestly I've always been a little disappointed in the build quality, the lack of standard features, and maintenance costs. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,910
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Air filter housing hose to engine missing?

I think it is uncommon for any vehicle to be in the shop that long. I've had engines changed out in 3 days. The only excuse is if parts are not available.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-20-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By tomstromie
Re: I am reallynot quite sure what to say......

I generally don't care what people spend money on unless those same people complain about not having any money. As for my money, I'm definitely not spending any of it on those rims and tires.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-15-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By tomstromie
Re: CRUISE CONTROL Hard to turn on

I've noticed the same thing on my 2012. It works best to click at the top of the button where the ridge is. That will reliably turn the cruise on every time.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-31-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Delivery checklist

Did they give you 2 keys?
Do you have everything you need to change a tire?
Radio reset codes if power is lost?
Forum: NorthCentral 06-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,129
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Minnesota Group Buy

I've purchased my last 3 vehicles through St Cloud MN Dodge Fleet | Dodge, Chrysler & Jeep Fleet St Cloud Minnesota (http://www.brandlfleetservices.com/) in St. Cloud. You tell them what you want,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Nice fill up after record MPG trip

I have a 2012 GC and the last tank driving back and forth to work was 26.4 mpg. It's a 34 mile trip each way with a mix of 2-way suburban highway and suburban interstate freeway traffic. Speeds...
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 06-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By tomstromie
Re: how to reset tire preassure sensor on 2014 grand cherokee

If it's like the TPMS on the 2012 the light will go off in less than 1 minute.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,452
Posted By tomstromie
Re: will your wk2 leave the tarmac?

I live on a gravel road. I treat it well, but my Jeep is not a Garage Queen.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By tomstromie
Re: transmission fluid

I recently towed a 26 foot long pontoon a total of about 10 miles with frequent backing and speeds of generally less than 50 mph. I kept the reading of the transmission temperature on my information...
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 06-08-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 2012 Jeep grand using oil

Something really doesn't sound right. I have a 2012 GC, and it doesn't use any oil between changes. The oil is usually half-way up the dipstick and I have to wipe it clean to get an accurate reading.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 06-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By tomstromie
Re: Trade in my WK and get a wrangler?

I agree with akimball - do what makes you happy. Life is too short to drive a vehicle you don't like.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 05-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,900
Posted By tomstromie
Re: 2014 Cherokee Sightings

The back half looks a lot like the new Ford Escape.
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