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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,398
Posted By bill_de
Re: Issue free

In a thread like this, I always think/hope that many of the responses are just for $hits and giggles. If they were all serious, I really feel sorry for the folks who make them. ;)



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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,018
Posted By bill_de
Re: Quadra Lift

When you speak to Jayco, see if the axel can be moved toward the back. This would put more weight on the tongue without adding total weight.

Running without WDH or switching from QuadrLift seem...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 09-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,142
Posted By bill_de
Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

If the Ford is as valuable as you indicate, that is more reason to have a proper tow vehicle.

The length or frequency of the trip has nothing to do with it. If you want to justify a bad decision,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-14-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,409
Posted By bill_de
Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

I've never had winter tires since bias ply were replaced by radials. I went to the Michelin site and clicked on a "Winter Tire" link. It describes winter tires as being designed for severe cold...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,398
Posted By bill_de
Re: Issue free

I guess what Macfan just said is that there are noises that only he can hear. :rolleyes:


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,398
Posted By bill_de
Re: Issue free

That's not totally true. On the internet, people also report issues they read about, even if they haven't had a problem themselves. ;)

But people are the same no matter what car they own. So your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By bill_de
Re: VOTS working?

There is a bigger reason to become a member then just getting the specific information about your new vehicle.

This is not Jeep's corporate website. It is a private site that is supported by the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By bill_de
Re: Center armrest storage

Yes, you are correct.


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By bill_de
Re: No brakes!

More likely caused by the tech ignoring step one in the TSB. A failed booster should not effect the seals in the master cylinder. Even in the recall it says if the booster fails you will have to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,989
Posted By bill_de
Re: Another Recall?

This might get you started.

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Interior trim removal (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_interior_trim.htm)


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By bill_de
Re: Water in battery box after rain & car washes...

Overall they are better. But these are still built by humans who sometimes screw up. There is no way to inspect 100% of the operations without adding significantly to build time and cost.

To the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By bill_de
Re: Chrysler Recall P36 / NHTSA 14V-391 (Visor Wiring)

Instead of the site's search engine use Google. Start your search with jeepgarage:


Here's one thread on the topic,

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/another-recall-79015-2.html


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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By bill_de
Re: wife hit curb in my Jeep.......last night

Flowers for your wife ... for all the nasty things you said.
And a box of candy ... for everything you thought. :lol:


It's just a Jeep.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By bill_de
Re: Dealership service choices??

Any dealer should provide service. I have never had my Jeep back to where I bought it. The service departments make money for the dealership. The smart ones don't care whose money it is.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,058
Posted By bill_de
Re: Dealer says no one wants off road package

This is the problem with this, and other forums ... narrow minded people. :mad:




What about Strawberry?


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,689
Posted By bill_de
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

That might be a bit harsh considering most of us had to go take a look in order to find them. If I, and others, haven't noticed them after owning our Jeeps for over a year, the impact of the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-31-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,689
Posted By bill_de
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Thanks

Enjoy your vacation.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-31-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,806
Posted By bill_de
Re: 2015 Limited V6 loses dual exhaust

I was just going to suggest that most people don't know what they have now. You can't get a good read of this on a car forum. But if you asked the first ten people you see in the mall, at the movies...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By bill_de
Re: What's your opinion on fuel?

Years back, the gas companies spent millions of dollars (when millions was a lot of money) advertising all the advantages of using premium fuel. Mostly they proclaimed more power and better mileage....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-27-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,464
Posted By bill_de
Re: 14.32.2 UConnect US Only

It was a known issue when I got my '14 in March of '13. After I called it was updated the next morning.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By bill_de
Times a tickin'

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1ks4/max-s-leg-lengthening-fund/updates/87878?utm_source=giveforward&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update&hid=5425337&cid=3562521


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,574
Posted By bill_de
Re: Is there any feature you can do without or a must have!

And for that reason, I hope they all get these safety features. I hate to look over my shoulder and see somebody on their cell phone aiming for my 1/4 panel. :)


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,901
Posted By bill_de
Re: Perfect vehicle for snow...driver not so much

And who does your proof reading? Fire them! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,307
Posted By bill_de
Re: Should I be scared or getting a 2015 V6 with 845RE trans?

Just keep track as you read the various complaints. In some cases you will be reading about the same complaint, from the same person, about the same vehicle, over and over again. After a while a few...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By bill_de
Re: Indigo blue/brown interior, white piping

I liked it in the pictures. I ordered it sight unseen. Took delivery March, 2013. Still like it better than any of the other choices that were available.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-12-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,307
Posted By bill_de
Re: Should I be scared or getting a 2015 V6 with 845RE trans?

We need to go back to something like the Chevy PowerGlide. It wasn't always the smoothest (until they started slipping) but with only 2 speeds you didn't feel so many shifts. :D


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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-11-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 34,482
Posted By bill_de
Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Supporting members of Jeep Garage can download it in the VIP section.


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,927
Posted By bill_de
Re: Bought a 14 yesterday and aproblems already

Unfortunately computers hic-cup once in awhile. This is true of the one on your desk and the multiple ones in vehicles.

If the problem you experienced has not returned, and everything else is...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-07-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By bill_de
Re: Uconnect update

Most folks here update the system themselves. There are a number of threads on the topic. If you become a supporting member of JeepGarage, you can download the update in the VIP section.

You can...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 08-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By bill_de
Re: Badge Placement Opinions

You didn't mention there was a girlfriend involved in the decision.

Put the badges where ever she wants.

Your life in general will be better! ;)


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By bill_de
Re: Rear Flipper Glass

That is very inconsiderate and could cause an innocent person to get hurt.

Just back into a tree.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By bill_de
Re: Interior Materials Complaint - Gloss Steering wheel w/ satin trim? WTF?

Duct tape comes in a multitude of colors.
You can probably get a German brand too! :lol:

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By bill_de
Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

Thinking about this ... these are Jeeps, not Mercedes ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,040
Posted By bill_de
Re: Quadra-Drive II vs Quadra-Track II

When I worked as an adjuster, in NY, we were writing lots of estimates on everything after a snow storm. The first day there might have been more reports on SUVs, because they were the first to...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 07-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By bill_de
Re: How do I check the oil % left on a

You can also download version 5 here.

Jeep Owners | Download an Owners Manual 2004 - 2011 | Jeep (http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/)


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Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 07-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By bill_de
Re: The Diesel Grand Cherokee is getting axed too?!

Me thinks that when somebody makes a statement like that, with no references, they are just looking to get some attention on the internet that they don't get at home. :rolleyes:

Of course, I could...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,309
Posted By bill_de
Re: Speeding Ticket !

This might work.


Speed Limiters - SCT Fleet Solutions - Real Fuel Savings. Real Fleet Solutions. (http://sctfleetsolutions.com/solutions/speed-limiters?gclid=CNa9xsCh1r8CFcVj7AodYUQAQQ)

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-19-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By bill_de
Re: Oil Change Interval?

When the minder gets to 10%, 10,000 miles from last oil change, or 1 year, whatever comes first.


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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By bill_de
Re: Airing down tires off road in a 2014....

I air down to 17 ... no chimes ... just a notification in the cluster.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By bill_de
Re: Is there a skid plate to protect the area between transfer case and oil pan?

You learn what it's like for our friends down under when they need something from Jeep, including their Jeeps. You wait. ;)

A local machine shop could fabricate something. Or you could do without...
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