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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-23-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,001
Posted By ernestd
Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

Had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV installed yesterday on my 2011 Overland.
Now I know what a great tire is like!
Much more quiet and smooth riding than the stock 20 inch Forteras , and absolutely no...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By ernestd
Re: For anyone thinking about opticoat

Agree! I lather my ride with the stuff twice a year.keeps the paint looking like new.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By ernestd
Re: 2012 GCHEROKEE antenna woes

Had this issue a while back.
Ordered a 2.75 inch stubby antenna from CravenSpeed.
The look is very clean , the Stubby antenna screws into your existing base.
Installs in seconds and always clears...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-15-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By ernestd
Re: Power doorlock actuator failure

This is one of the reasons why I purchased the 7 year, 140000 km warranty with 0$ deductible! Any electrical issue or other problems and off to the dealer I go.
Enjoy your ride.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-09-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By ernestd
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,427
Posted By ernestd
Re: leather seats

My 2011 overland has 100% leather seats including bolsters.
Headrests are vinyl.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-30-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By ernestd
Re: Windshield Washer Nozzle Broken

Mine broke in the spring.
Poor design/part.
Got it done under warranty.
Good luck.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 11-30-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By ernestd
Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Sunroof Drain Holes

Are you absolutely positive that your leak is coming from the sunroof ?looks to me like these things are sealed pretty tight.
Have you looked around at your windshield seal ?
Good luck
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-25-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By ernestd
Re: Has any one noticed this?

My does this occasionally.
I've just learned to live with it.
There must be a glitch in the electronics.
Enjoy your vehicle.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-25-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,199
Posted By ernestd
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-22-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By ernestd
Re: We are getting ripped off

No one is forcing the consumer to purchase anything you don't want!
If you feel that you're being ripped off, go buy the competitors product.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-21-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By ernestd
Re: Broken antenna 2013 GC

Get yourself the aluminum Stubby antenna.
The reception is excellent ,the look is sleek and doesn't mess up the look of the jeep like the gimmicky Shark Fin antenna!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-20-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By ernestd
Re: paint sealant

Optimum Opti-seal works for me.
Truly an excellent product.
Follow with an excellent wax for ultimate durability and shine.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By ernestd
2011 overland rear brake squeal.

Anyone here have rear brake squeal on their vehicles?
I have 40000 km on my vehicle,lots of pad material left.
Just before coming to a stop the rear brakes produce a high pitched squeal.
Any ideas?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By ernestd
Re: Minor Interior panel creaks and squeaks

Happy to hear that the fix is working for you.
Enjoy your vehicle.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,751
Posted By ernestd
Re: leather seats waranty claim

It all looks like normal wear .Keep it clean and moisturize it once in a while and it should be ok for the life of your vehicle.
The quality of this leather is in my opinion quite good.
Enjoy your...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-15-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By ernestd
Re: Minor Interior panel creaks and squeaks

I agree the Kritox was expensive.
The Gummi Pflege is also an excellent product.
I'm sure you will have these creaks under control shortly.
Good luck
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,813
Posted By ernestd
Re: Overland Leather dash issue

I had a problem with the windshield defroster warping. It took 5 new ones before I got one that didn't warp . When that defroster is removed you can easily access the edge of that warping leather....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-14-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By ernestd
Re: Minor Interior panel creaks and squeaks

DuPont krytox GPL-105 oil Lubricant does the trick all the time.
Don't mess up your interior with all that other stuff. I know what I'm talking about.Ive eliminated all the squeaks in my vehicle...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-13-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By ernestd
Re: Minor Interior panel creaks and squeaks

I've used DuPont Krytox with excellent results.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,018
Posted By ernestd
Re: Deer 1 - 2012 GC Overland 0

Glad you survived without a scratch.
The Jeep did its job.
Enjoy your new Jeep!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By ernestd
Re: Rear Left Shock Leaking

Had the same issue with my vehicle.
First had the passenger rear replaced due to leaking and four or five weeks later had the drivers rear replaced due to leaking fluid.Has been ok for about a year...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-02-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By ernestd
Re: Here is a strange problem

I had my TIPM changed at 200 kilometers and everything worked fine.
The TIPM appears to be a series of motherboards stacked upon each other,so any one or all of those boards could be defective.Also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By ernestd
Re: Adding OEM Remote Start after Purchase

My jeep came with the factory unit and it works flawlessly.
Personally,all of this aftermarket stuff sounds easy to install until you get your hands in there.
If you really want remote start,get...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,518
Posted By ernestd
Re: Rear hatch button does not work !

I had the same issue.
Button stopped working after two years.
The dealer ordered complete chrome brow with button already in it.
It took six weeks to procure the part.
The installation was...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-25-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By ernestd
Re: Rubber trim imperfections.

Looks fairly normal to me.
My 2011 had the same issues .
Lubricate it really well with Aerospace 303 and park it in the sun for a day or two and the rubber trim will go back to its original shape.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-24-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By ernestd
Re: What is this part called? Replaceable?

I just had one replaced recently by my dealer under warranty and the technician did mention that they appear to be made of aluminum and are very difficult to remove as the adhesive is exceptionally...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-22-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By ernestd
Re: Steering Wheel Crooked

It's a known issue!
My vehicle was also delivered with crooked steering wheel that required an alignment.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By ernestd
Re: Damage by DEALER, complain or leave it??

Personally,if it was my vehicle I would tape the glass and attempt to polish it myself.
3m polish kit and some elbow grease should make it all good.
It's in a very inconspicuous spot and should...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-12-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By ernestd
Re: fuel additives

Only Shell gas for me.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,665
Posted By ernestd
Re: Squeak / creak noise from rear passenger area, 2014

This creak has been on all WK2Jeeps.
My 2011 overland had the creak while backing out of my driveway,my dealer couldn't figure it out too.Replaced both leaking rear shocks and that made it a little...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By ernestd
Re: What do you use to clean smudges on headliner fabric

Lighter fluid or pure naphta does the trick for me
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-31-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,730
Posted By ernestd
Re: Mystery Squeak HELP

I have had many mistery squeaks on pano roof ,seats,glove box and interior trim.
I purchased myself a 2 ounce bottle of Krytox oil and treated all sunroof and pano roof mouldings and seals with...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-26-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,154
Posted By ernestd
Re: Rubber trim around front windshield

I replaced my wipers with the Bosch Icons and they are by far the best wipers I have ever had.
By the way,I am on my 3rd Lower windshield trim, the first 2 warped almost immediately.
The 3rd one...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,229
Posted By ernestd
Re: Still can't decide: Overland or BMW X3

BMW quality has really dropped over the last decade.I wouldn't touch one,its all flashy with no substance. Then,when you have a warranty repair,they tell you that their shop is so busy that you must...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By ernestd
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-24-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By ernestd
Re: bubbles on center console silver trim

Obviously a manufacturing defect!
That part may be very expensive.
Have the dealer replace it ASAP.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-24-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By ernestd
Re: Knee panel red discoloration or dye

Same issue here buddy,none of the plastic matches.
I have learned to live with it and not to look too close at my jeep.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-24-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By ernestd
Re: Has the steering wheel thud returned?

On my third shaft and when the engine bay gets hot the thud/clunk is back.
There has to be a better solution to this mess?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-24-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By ernestd
Re: Sunroof seal

My sunroof seal is solid all around.
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