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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-30-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Front end chirping/squealing... solved

If I had one more person tell me I needed front brakes...:mad:
I had my front axle isolator bushings replaced about a month ago. They dropped the axle to replace them. It's been cold here, so always...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Go help scott now!!!

I've voted three times, keep forgetting about the once every 24 hours thing. With other members multiple votes, wow, that's sad. Scott could be #1 with votes from JG members alone...
Some of the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-27-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Clunks and thuds

I ignored mine for a long time. The clunking and the harsh thunk when I put it in drive. I was driving home one night and hit a large pothole, and I thought I had a flat tire for about 150 feet, but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-24-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Help - advice please! What is happening?

I had one of those hose "blowouts" last summer, about a mile from home luckily. I had a guy tailgating me so I took it up to 160kmh to shake him. Noticed a cloud of white smoke and people tuning on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 974
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Hey folks. ...help a guy out please!

Done! Best of luck Scott!
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-02-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: 2010 WK noise from front suspension

Front axle isolator bushings are good?
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Front diff mounts? Axle movement...

Had all three diff mounts replaced today. One trashed, the other two badly cracked.
Wow. No more front thumps and rattles over pavement faults. In conjunction with the sway bar bushings I replaced...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Front diff mounts? Axle movement...

Removed the skid; the mount on the passenger side is totally destroyed. When you jack up the pumpkin, you can watch a lot of up and down movement on that mount. The front one seems good, not sure...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Front diff mounts? Axle movement...

Interesting. I can only see the one passenger side mount without removing the front skid. The bolt is there but it looks like the rubber is shot, as it is quite sloppy. Maybe I will pull off the skid...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Front diff mounts? Axle movement...

Hit a pothole on the way home last night, and immediately afterwards I thought I had a flat tire, coasted a hundred feet and the noise went away.
Jacked up this morning, no damage that I can see....
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-25-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,316
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: show me your detail job

Meguiars Ultimate Compound/NXT Wax/ Ultimate Detailer/Flitz Quick wax.




http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.barnhill/20130825%20006.jpg
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Noise coming from drivers side

I just re-read your original post, and that is an accurate description of the noise, LOL!
With all five nuts not properly torqued, for me, the rotor was "free floating" and was scraping occasionally...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-18-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Noise coming from drivers side

I've experienced a similar noise twice in the past couple years. In both cases, the front wheel nuts were loose, causing slight front wheel wobble and a noticeable vibration at highway speeds. I had...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-06-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Adjustable pedals issue...

Thanks! I will check that out and report back.

Dave
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-05-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Adjustable pedals issue...

My adjustable pedals only move about 1/2-3/4". Anyone else experience this issue?

TIA;

Dave
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-17-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Please help exercise my electrical demon!

Mine has a similar issue at times. It happened again a few days ago, and knowing there were issues with ignition switches on 05's I jiggled the key in the ignition while it was happening, and it...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-26-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Factory Remote start on a 2005 Wk?

I have the Mopar remote start on my '05, but there is a small separate remote for starting.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-23-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,628
Views: 172,563
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Blacked out my gutter mesh grille. It was silver, wasn't sure about the black, but I am pleased with the outcome.

Davehttp://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.barnhill/20130615%20031.jpg
Forum: Members Rides 05-19-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 92,945
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Grand Willys project

The Discovery Channel should be making a reality show on this project.
Wow. Just wow.

Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 05-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Transmission cooler hoses

I repaired mine as noted above over a year ago, and no leaks. Just make sure you use proper high pressure hose.
I cut out the section with the crimps and slid the hose over the metal tubing on each...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-16-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Upper Radiator Hose

I had a similar leak and it turned out to be the above mentioned rubber gasket on the thermostat.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12,486
Views: 1,378,343
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Awesome! Totally awesome! Thanks!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-26-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Front sway bar links and bushings...

I'm in Canada, so our prices are likely higher than U.S. prices.

New brackets were $12.00 each, links were $24.00 each, bushings $29.00 each. All OEM Mopar parts.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Front sway bar links and bushings...

59000 miles; had some front end thunks for quite awhile now. Learned to live with it-somewhat. I replaced the end links on my wifes car recently, and it totally eliminated the thunking in the front...
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 10-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,401
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: my new ride.....Alpine

Never a big fan of ANY white vehicle... until now. Looks awesome!!!
Well done.:thumbsup:
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-23-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Rear hatch glass opens on it's own...

Well, after several self openings, I decided to fix this problem. The button was sticking in the upwards position, I had to physically pull on the button to get it back down so the little contact...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-06-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Hood stripes

I suck at photography, but you should be able to get a general idea...

http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.barnhill/20120324%20080.jpg
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Hood stripes

I've been thinking about that!

Thanks everyone, I will try and get a shot from further back. I wanted something subtle, and that was unique. Had a lot of compliments from co workers, and a few...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Hood stripes

Always wanted to do something with this area of the hood, so I acquired some silver automotive vinyl and came up with this....

http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.barnhill/20120324%20065.jpg
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Rear hatch glass opens on it's own...

Thanks for the replies!

Dave
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-26-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Rear hatch glass opens on it's own...

The last two times I have been sitting in a touchless car wash (including today), the rear hatch glass pops open on it's own. Only time it's ever happened. Chime goes off and rear hatch open message...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 11-08-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Oops! Busted...

Up here they now charge drivers with "stunting" if you are caught driving at excessive speed. $2400.00 fine, vehicle impounded for a week, six points. Couple people thought this was me, since it was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-04-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: part number resource?

Scott, shame on you!


http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_brochures.htm#MANUALS

I won't tell Milous.:thumbsup:

Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 09-04-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Spark Plug Wires

'05 5.7's have replaceable plug wires. Coils are mounted on the valve covers.

Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 07-30-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: The creation of the Alpine Mountian Edition

Looks awesome! Great job.

Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 07-27-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: Five Star Service - NOT

Totally agree, especially the "cover their arse" comment.
I checked the wheel nuts on the other three wheels and they were all within spec.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 07-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Five Star Service - NOT

The past couple weeks I have noticed a rubbing/chafing sound coming from the front of my Jeep while barely rolling at slow speed in traffic that seemed to be getting more noticeable especially when...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,983
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: BullRun 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The video of them running with Klaus is pretty intense at times!
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-19-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bluethunderjeep
Re: New 2012 Jeep SRT8 track vid-awesome

Nice. Very informative too. Thanks Scott.
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