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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-14-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By BarryB
Re: How many miles on stock brakes?

I am at 52,600 and the front and rear pads look like they will go at least to 100K. My driving is Virginia highway and DC city. I previously owned a 2008 Patriot and only needed to replace the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By BarryB
Re: Observation on Goodyear Fortera HL

I am at 52,600 miles and have 6/32" on the front and 7/32" on the rear - they are 20" tires. When I originally bought the Jeep, I was very skeptical of the Goodyears, but may replace with the same...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 57,646
Posted By BarryB
Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Installed mine last night in about 2 hours. In addition to all of the great advice in this thread, I placed a piece of duct tape over the two nuts and plate that attach the front of the hook to the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 07-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By BarryB
Re: Found Damage When Installing Tow Hooks

Don't forget to unhook your dog first. Seems I saw that happen in a movie once.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,506
Posted By BarryB
Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I have used many different materials over the years, but these adapters work great - and the paint on my GC has not been damaged whatsoever with the one shown at the start of this thread.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,588
Posted By BarryB
Re: Help help help!! Anyone pleae help!

To give a counterpoint to this thread, I have 42K on my 2012 JGC Limited with a lot of options. The last time it was at the dealer was when I bought it - not a single problem and I service it...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-02-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,595
Posted By BarryB
Re: How long did your fortera tires last?

I must have gotten a good set. I am at 41K and they will easily go to 50K - not even close to the wear bars. Performance has been very good and noise is low.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-26-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By BarryB
Re: Mystery Squeak HELP

I had an aggravating squeak that I thought was in the dashboard after travelling on some rough roads. Happened twice about a year apart. Turns out that my passenger side sun visor was not snapped...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,982
Posted By BarryB
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I would rely on straddling the pinch weld since it is used by the factory jack for changing a flat. I would also leave the jack in place and gently lower the GC until it somewhat rested on the jack...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,982
Posted By BarryB
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I would bet that someone else at some point serviced the vehicle and removed the tire and applied the incorrect torque. You went by the book by originally hand tightening with the torque wrench.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,952
Posted By BarryB
Re: Dome Light Stays on while Driving

I made the same mistake and could not seem to get the light to go off - until I noticed that there was a button to the left of the power lift gate in the overhead console. I was very close to taking...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,520
Posted By BarryB
Re: What are these 20" wheels good for...Absolutely Nothing

Getting back to 20s vs 18s, I was fairly certain I was going with the 18s for my current GC. Having owned various Jeeps for various purposes over the years, I was certain that the 18s were the way...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,506
Posted By BarryB
Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

It must not matter - I have had zero damage with using the adapter. Did not like the idea of lifting the vehicle by the pinch weld, but maybe that is the intended way to go. The jack that came with...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,506
Posted By BarryB
Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

The one pictured at the start of this thread.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,506
Posted By BarryB
Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I have been using this adapter for awhile now and it works great. I only use it for the front. There are other threads about safely lifting the vehicle with a floor jack - seems Jeep could have...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-29-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,816
Posted By BarryB
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Could not agree more ... it hurts to see what happened to Detroit after the wonderful muscle car era ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,816
Posted By BarryB
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

True enough, but it was a perfect storm considering the oil embargo, emissions standards, union demands, cafe standards, poor executive leadership, platform sharing among various models, interest...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,816
Posted By BarryB
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Also, mine is a limited with many options ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,816
Posted By BarryB
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Yet ... I just performed my 32K mile service last weekend and have never had it to the dealer since it left the showroom. Not a single problem ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-20-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By BarryB
Re: Broken antenna 2013 GC

Put a pair of vise grips in the center and turn it counterclockwise - the screw in tip should come right out. A new antenna should just screw-in by hand. Bummer.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-10-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By BarryB
Re: Time for a brake job---need some suggestions

thx

Historically I have been using a 3lb hammer with rust penetrating chemicals to get the rotors off, but saw a youtube where a bolt and a couple nuts were placed through the caliper mounting...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-08-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By BarryB
Re: Time for a brake job---need some suggestions

What size tools were needed? Any parts breakdown diagrams available with torque values?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-05-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,508
Posted By BarryB
Re: Disable auto lift gate

I do use it this way also, but still would like the ability to switch it off.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-22-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,508
Posted By BarryB
Re: Disable auto lift gate

Count me in also for the disable feature. Have used the liftgate for over a year and there have been times I wished I could turn it off - I do like the auto feature though.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By BarryB
730N - Clock Stopped Working

After one year of flawless operation, the clock just stopped yesterday at 5:33. I reset it to the correct time and it worked for a bit but now does not keep time as accurately. Anybody else...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By BarryB
Re: Does 2014 WK2 Antenna fit 2011-2013 WK2

Has anybody tried it? What was the outcome?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,746
Posted By BarryB
Re: Rear cargo liner options 2014?

I have owned both types for several jeeps - Weathertech is my favorite for cargo and floor mats.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By BarryB
Re: Second oil change, now I have oil drip spots on my carport

Having done the first two oil changes myself - inspite of lifetime free changes at the dealer, I would bet on mechanic error considering they used Mopar parts.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,675
Posted By BarryB
Re: Got rear ended, lousy body shop issues...

Unfortunately, mine was rear ended also when it was only about 4 months old. If it is any consolation, mine was much worse and it took 2 trys to get the bumper right. Be patient, be picky - mine is...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-29-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,953
Posted By BarryB
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By BarryB
Re: Recommend Removing Engine Cover for Oil Change

I do park in a closed garage at night, but have multiple types of traps around. I had the Jeep out in a very remote wooded area for about a week during Thanksgiving - that is when I think it...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-27-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By BarryB
Re: Recommend Removing Engine Cover for Oil Change

Nope. Teeth marks on engine cover seem more rodent like. Lucky it did not go after the engine electrical.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-26-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By BarryB
Recommend Removing Engine Cover for Oil Change

Look what I found during my second oil change this morning.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By BarryB
Re: Good Job Dealership

I have the same deal, but still do the oil changes myself. Have had similar issues with VW & Mercedes - go figure.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,953
Posted By BarryB
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-12-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,953
Posted By BarryB
Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

How good was the paint match? I have bright silver metallic, but some trim pieces (including the antenna) are in matte black. I am considering getting a black one instead of trying to match the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,953
Posted By BarryB
Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

How long have you had it installed?
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-11-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,953
Posted By BarryB
Re: Sharkfin Antenna Install with Pics

I am considering the sharkfin - anyone have any problems yet?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By BarryB
Re: Selec Terrain issues

Older systems had driveline binding on dry pavement (e.g. - my '94 GC). The new computer controlled systems no longer have this limitation. It doesn't matter what speed you change to "snow" - it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,954
Posted By BarryB
Re: Disabled 2013 Limited Seat Belt Chime

It worked on my 2012, but the EVIC display message still appears warning of the seatbelt being unbuckled. Still, better than before. Thanks for the tip.
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