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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-20-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

I haven’t posted because we decided to live with no AC until we returned home. Took the car to the dealer and they began troubleshooting. The first conclusion was the Telematic Module /Radio. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-16-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

Chrysler did exactly what they said they would and delivered the Telematics Module / Radio today (Tuesday 07/16/2013) and the dealer installed it. But after the install our 2014 Grand Cherokee is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

Finally, the answer, I think. We returned from our across the country trip last weekend and put our 2014 Jeep GC into our local dealer this past Monday to have them fix the problem that the AC would...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-20-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

A Thursday update. Wednesday the Jackson Jeep dealer suggested, as a temporary measure, putting the AC in auto mode and not touching the climate screen until we reached our home dealer. So today...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-19-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

Today, Wed, the AC climate screen locked up again and the AC control shifted to hot air defrost. Both times this has happened we were idling (checking GPS & maps) during a very hot afternoon. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-18-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

My fuses and circuit breakers were all seated. I traveled for 6 hours today and everything is still working.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

Your talking about those fuses and circuit breakers located under the hood on the left front side in the black box? They did not mention anything but I can push on them tomorrow to see if any of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Erratic ATC on 2014 Grand Cherokee

Following is what I wrote under my original post. Everything is working normal for now but the problem is not "fixed.":
As I mentioned, we're traveling so took it to the local Jeep dealer here in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-17-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

As I mentioned, we're traveling so took it to the local Jeep dealer here in Tupelo. It's a small dealership but I arrived at 0730 and they went to work and worked on it until 1330. They eliminated...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

Checked the car last night at about 2200 hours a new problem had started: the dash screen was illuminated. This morning, after I started the car to see if it would clear the problem and shut it down...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-16-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Jeep Dash Waking Up?

My tack and speedometer woke over 24 hours ago and still has not gone to sleep. No combination of locking, unlocking, starting or otherwise has put it back to sleep. This problem along with the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-14-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Erratic ATC on 2014 Grand Cherokee

Yes I have also been experiencing a similar problem. Now my controls seem to be locked up so getting nothing but hot air as controls are stuck in defrost. So hit the off switch. See my above post....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-14-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
Re: AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

We called the dealer in Jackson, MS and he assured me that they will fix it. He said they have the diagnostic tools as well as the hook up to Jeep so they can also read the modules. They are busy...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By SteveCG
AC quit working on 2014 Jeep GC

We are still not home and towing the Jeep behind our MH. Today while we were out and about the AC quit working. The AC will start working at engine start up and shortly thereafter the climate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

Thanks for the reply’s. We towed 4 hours today with the new charge line charging the toad battery. At arrival we had no problem. In my mind the problem isn’t yet solved but it was helpful that we...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

Installed diodes. And I had the same thought and mentioned it to the dealer. But at this point the diodes do not seem to be the problem. I am not saying that diodes can't short but so far I have not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

I don't know if they checked the ground strap and the write up doesn't mention it. If you can point me in the direction I might be able to check it for obvious looseness.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

No OL. Bill de problems mirror mine and may explain why I started up. We'll tow again Sunday so will see what happens.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

I understand about the timer to shut off interior lights; very helpful feature. Just using an analogy trying to explain to myself why the battery discharged after two days of flat towing with what I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

Yes, the dealer checked the battery with a battery checker tester and declared it good The dealer also said that if you leave an interior light on overnight the battery will run down. Since I've...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,073
Posted By SteveCG
Flat Towing Problem – Jeep Grand Cherokee 2014

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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-28-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,435
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2014 Transmission

It is in traffic where I feel the slow acceleration the most. I say "feel" I guess I mean that from a stop I am not smoothly keeping up with the guy in front of me as he accelerates away without...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

Sounds like a good plan. And the 765 switch is RV designed. I noticed that Roadmaster has a vehicle compatibility list. Their 2012 list did not name the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I am wondering if this...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

I have been thinking about the disconnect switch and have some ideas.

The first question I have is why the step 17 requirement to disconnect the “negative” cable rather then the positive...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

I found this site for battery disconnect switches that seem to have a good design. The switch only draws current when the selection is made.
From: Batteries Products...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

The 2011 manual, 2nd edition says: 16. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and secure it away from the negative battery post.” But the 5th edition leaves out step 16 so according to the 5th...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-20-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

I'll 2nd that!

I have read the Operating Manuals from 2010 thru 2014. The only manual that says disconnect the battery is 2013, 3rd edition, page 593, “17. Disconnect the negative battery cable,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Quadra-Trac II: in Neutral what turns?

As I said in my recent post to (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f107/2013-gc-quadtracii-recreational-towing-53197-2.html) "I am left with the conclusion that the 2014 GC is different from the 2013. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-20-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

I hope you don't mind but I took your questions and answers and gave them to the service manager of Crystal Jeep here in Brooksville, Fl and below you will see his responses in italicized green. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Quadra-Trac II: in Neutral what turns?

Thank you for the information. I downloaded the 2014 GC owners manual (I won't receive the car until April) and on page 475 it says:

10. With the transmission and transfer case in NEUTRAL,
press...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-20-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Quadra-Trac II: in Neutral what turns?

Thanks for the input. I went looking for the flat towing threads and found one of them that was very helpful questioning the need to or not to battery disconnect and recording mileage. Both are...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,059
Posted By SteveCG
Re: 2013 GC QuadtracII - Recreational Towing

I have placed an order for a 2014 GC. So this information is helpful. The battery discharging might be overcome with a Toad Charger. Recording mileage is problematic and will require disconnecting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By SteveCG
Quadra-Trac II: in Neutral what turns?

I am new at 4WD so need some BASIC education. When I put the JGC Quara-Trac-II in Neutral and I am flat towing what turns and what doesn't turn?

I'll take a stab at it.
1. All four wheels turn....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-18-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By SteveCG
Smile Re: Are Grand Cherokees transmissions dependable

Thanks for all the information and assistance in helping me understanding the 4WD. We went to the Jeep store today and ordered us a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. Because we have never seen the car...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-17-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Are Grand Cherokees transmissions dependable

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-17-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Are Grand Cherokees transmissions dependable

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Are Grand Cherokees transmissions dependable

Thanks for the information. While looking for information about the new 8 speed transmission I just found this site. It's very informative and has a great video at the end explaining the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By SteveCG
Are Grand Cherokees transmissions dependable

I am a newbe to Jeep and I am about to place an order for a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. My wife and I are really impressed with the 2013 model we saw on the lot. But now I am starting to have...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 02-15-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By SteveCG
Re: Upgrading the Audio System in the 2014 Grand Cherokee

I am new to all of this but while pricing a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited today the Uconnect 84A AM/FM/BT/Access, code RA3 is a Harman Kardon System. $352 Invoice and $395 MSRP. To have a NAV system...
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