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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-08-2012, 08:13 PM
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Posted By bacernate
Re: engine fan

The fan is stuck on low? Clarify please.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By bacernate
Re: Jeep Issues

Not sure how your test reads but there are 3 main things they look at. HC hydrocarbons= if they are high you have a misfire shouldn't be over 150 or so.
CO carbon monoxide= if it's high it's too...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-31-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,777
Posted By bacernate
Re: Air Conditioning Does Not Work

48 is ok if it's 100 out but it should be 36ish. Sounds like an orfice tube or expansion valve problem. Let a pro check it out. Ac stuff is not for amatures as it can be dangerous to work on.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-31-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By bacernate
Re: Jeep Issues

If he would of replaced your cat with an oem one then they both would have been replaced as they are part of the y pipe. In my 20+ years of being a mechanic one thing i've learned is never use an...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-31-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,082
Posted By bacernate
Re: Front diff noise

Whine is almost always gear noise and bearing noise is a growl. The front diffs on these have a tendency to make noise and the only way to eliminate it is to replace the ring and pinion. I've also...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-31-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,506
Posted By bacernate
Re: power draw on 2004 grand cherokee limited

Anything .25 or less is desireable. Remember that you have to let the meter sit for an extended period of time for all the modules to time out. Could be upwards of an hour or more. If you only have...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-19-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By bacernate
Re: no oil pressure

When I do an oil pump at work I pack the gears with vaseline it will help with picking up the oil.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-13-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,892
Posted By bacernate
Re: Air bubbles in cooling system

I work on cars for a living, and in our area there are lots of jeeps and everyone i've seen has this noise in the core. Both of the v-8 wj's i own do this. Before and after heater core replacement....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-21-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,481
Posted By bacernate
Re: Tracking down "clicking" noise

Is the cv boot torn open at the t-case front shaft? If it is start there. Unbolt it and make sure it moves freely. Shake it before you unbolt it if it's sloppy or makes any metal tinny noises it's...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,471
Posted By bacernate
Re: Clicking Noise from front passenger side when accelerating...Please HELP

If it is the t-case a rebuilt unit can be had for 1200 or less, not 2500. only about 2.5 hours labor. I'd lean towards a wheel bearing or a bad cv shaft. The front driveshaft joint at the t-case...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-22-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By bacernate
Re: # 1 spark plug does not fire.

P0340 is a cam sensor code. Look at the cam sensor hold down and make sure it didn't turn. If the bearing on the shaft starts to seize it can turn causing essentially the injectors to be out of time....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-10-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By bacernate
Re: Ghost Power Mirrors

Here is how i fixed mine. Move both mirrors to their fullest extent up down side to side and then they started working normaly. There is a write up on wjjeeps about the sensors getting corroded or...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,022
Posted By bacernate
Re: leaking transmission fluid at radiator

We do these radiators all the time at work and when you tighten the line down the brass insert comes loose. Take the line off at the radiator then unscrew the threaded piece. It will have 2 flat...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,656
Posted By bacernate
Re: '02 wj differential service

The quadra trac uses the 44 not the 35 in the rear. 35 in the front. The 44 has an aluminum housing or magnesium, just use a magnet on the housing and see if it sticks. Not the cover though. If it...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By bacernate
Re: 01 GC Transmission fluid question

Anyone who tells you that the wrong fluid will make a trans slip is off their rocker. It can make shifts harsh but not slipping. A trans that slips or neutralizes has worn bands, period end of story....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-12-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By bacernate
Re: Air Conditioner Problem

Suck it dry and pull the orfice tube and see if there is any debris in it. If the compressor is starting to die it can partially clog the orfice tube.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,658
Posted By bacernate
Re: AC Blowing Hot Air

Its not the cheap plastic that causes this, its the fact that the motors are programmed to calibrate themselves everytime the vehicle is started. So it puts too much stress on the stops, which break...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-05-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By bacernate
Re: HVAC Blower

Have you had the blend doors done yet? A cracked blend door will also reduce air flow, especially on the passenger side.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-23-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By bacernate
Re: Albert

Haven't seen this on a wj but replaced alot of pcm's on dakotas and durangos. They are dropping like flies. A shorted cam or crank sensor can also take the network down. Unplug them one at a time and...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-22-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,260
Posted By bacernate
Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

Go down the road a swerve a little each way, a wheel bearing will change pitch with weight of the vehicle. If the pitch does not change you need to let a mechanic spin the wheels on a lift to...
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