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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-27-2016, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I found the seat base to be firmer and not as wide as my Nissan Patrol in which I clocked up over 400K, I guess you could call me a little on the large side at 100kg and 183cm tall. I also checked...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-27-2016, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Well we are back from our Sydney holiday the GC performed perfectly the trip was from Bribie Island to Sydney Olympic Park, we went down via the Pacific Hwy and back by the New England.
The trip...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2016, 06:16 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi to all, I just had to add my update too...
The Jeep GC (diesel) is now reached its 3 yrs and just had the 50k done, all good and it has performed perfectly, over the warranty period the only...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-15-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks for the info, I like the comment 'perceived high parts prices and slow delivery'
My first oil filter cost me $169! more than a diesel Mac truck filter, or a Rolls Royce. I still have the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-11-2016, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: My guide to replace CD player center bin with large bin

Great report, thanks. Looks like we need to source an alternative switch and light.
Maybe Jaycar can assist.



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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-17-2016, 05:39 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Problems - Australia

Had the same problem, dealer couldn't fix it. Took the GC to a steering specialist he found it needed major camber and castor adjustment, cost $160 but problem fixed, tracks perfectly now.


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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-30-2015, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

A heads up on some servicing costs.
My GC CRD is due for its 40,000 k service, quoted $947. Took a look at the charges and you can see where the major costs are.
Genuine (Mopar) Oil filter $80, Air...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-28-2015, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi, sorry for the late reply, holidays and all that...
I was keeping to the speed limits, maybe a couple of K's lower, just in case. The trip down I was getting 6.8 ( my mate said that was because...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-21-2015, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi all, I thought I would give you an 'end of year' update. I am obviously fortunate in that my GC Limited CRD is running perfectly, not a lot of K's after 2 1/2 yrs as it now just on 40,000.
Did a...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-17-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Gforce
2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Is there any news re a GPS map update, mine is terrible, a simple trip from Bribie to Coffs and it tried to send me on to roads that don't exist plus speed warnings that are useless. I had to refer...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-15-2015, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yep, agree with your statement, I think that because the non adaptive cruise doesn't use the brakes plus the build up of speed on resume it can easily take you over the set limit, after all it's...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks Snuke, good point, I need to change my driving style.
As to other vehicles Cruise control, my wife's Nissan Maxima is silky smooth, to resume from even 60 to a 100km is very smooth, it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2015, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Great, thanks to everyone for the replies, I guess I have to live with it, Chrysler needs to look into a mod to fix this, it's not acceptable as it's uncomfortable and doesn't contribute towards fuel...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-14-2015, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Cruise Control
Limited CRD

Some advice please, when I set the cruse for say 100km it locks in instantly, I then have to slow down for say an 80 k zone, on pressing resume the Jeep takes off like...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 08-31-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

This looks like a good setup.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-29-2015, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I wonder how true this is, a Jeep hack ?

Cookies must be enabled. | The Australian...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-09-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Caboolture Steering and Brake Specialists,
28 Aerodrome Rd, Caboolture Qld



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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2015, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Update
All is ok now, the rehash of the original wheel alignment fixed the problem, vehicle tracks correctly now, point the wheel in any direction and it maintains that track. It was a Castor...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-05-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yes your spot on, I did mean limited and this is the problem, I will know the outcome tomorrow.



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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-04-2015, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks for the info, GC is booked at a steering specialist on mon, he has struck this problem before and said that due to lack of castor adjustment the Jeep would be hard to fix, he also said that...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-28-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi Russell, your a Gem, I will take the TSB to a steering specialist in Caboolture who is supposed to be very good, I will let you know the outcome.
Greg
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-28-2015, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Need some advice please, I am having some problems with the GC pulling to the left, I had a wheel alignment done at the 30k service, but if anything it is a little worse. I have to hold the wheel...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-02-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Need some assistance please, some time back I read about a fix for the sometime heard 'diesel rattle', something to do with the injector timing?
Mine gets this noise from time to time, so as the GC...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-16-2015, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Has any one seen this article in the Herald Sun? Makes for very interesting reading.

No Cookies | Herald Sun...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-16-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just a follow up on the above, I checked my Air Filter and I also found that the sealing gasket was split in a number of places, so seems to be a general problem with these Filters.
I fitted my Ryco...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-28-2015, 02:48 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Re Filters
I am using Ryco Filters which have a new car warranty guarantee, they are made to equal and or exceed the quality of the OEM part.
For the CRD the part numbers are:
Air Filter A1847...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-27-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

GPS Query
My GC is a 2013 model to date I have been told that there are no map updates available yet.
Has anyone had a map update ? I am having problems in my area where I get the message ' off...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-11-2015, 06:07 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Problems - Australia

I think there is an inherent problem with Jeep air con, my 13 model is about 80% ok but not perfect by any means and I don't believe that software updates will fix the problem. One of my previous...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-15-2015, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

We were away for 7 weeks overseas, I decided against a battery disconnect as there are some fantastic smart battery chargers available these days, the one I purchased for the Jeep is a Projector 1600...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-03-2015, 02:55 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

That's why I believe that all Dealerships should have to give us fixed price servicing, so the we know what our ongoing costs are going to be, would you agree?



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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-03-2015, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Just hit 26,000km and the 80% exhaust DPF came up, all went well and it did the count down in about 17 mins, as I was in a metro area I went to manual and ran the GC in 4th gear to keep the revs up,...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-11-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Agree there are some very professional 'on the road' dint and paint repairers out there, saves the hassle of taking it to a panel beater.






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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-11-2015, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Gforce
2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I could be wrong here, but isn't this the 1st generation of this diesel as I remember the KW's and torque being at a slightly higher level on the next model?

Also if I am reading this correctly...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-27-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I had a Trans flash update on my 2013 GC, I haven't noticed any difference, but I am finding the up shifting from 1st to 2nd is not very smooth, rest of the gears are not too bad, I originally...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-19-2015, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Gforce
2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Steve1307, I found the SUV version on the MX-U fairly comfortable as it is coil sprung all round.
The cabin was quiet and comfortable and with the extra seats in the back it would be a good family...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-17-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

My Wife's sister and hubby want to buy a new SUV to tow a Caravan, the GC diesel is too expensive to them, so we spent the next couple of days test driving the Holden Colorado 7 SUV and the Isuzu...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-10-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Re DPF issues, mine was at around 12,000km's , info on dash said DPF was 80% full regen in progress and counted down to 0%. My speed was only 50 - 60 kph and included a stop, so the regen worked as...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-31-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Good to hear, nice when you have a win hey...
Happy New Year.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-23-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Heads up Advice
I went to open up the rear floor cover to check the spare tyre and the whole plastic release handle unit came away in my hand, it is held in place by two small screws that screw into...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-05-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Gforce
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Did the test on mine some time ago, over 3 tank full's I have found the computer to be accurate and it has remained that way, I haven't done a reset for a while and it's showing 7.7 L/ 100 km
With a...
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