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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By oldgeezer
Exclamation Re: WK 2005 Limited 5.7 Intermittent no start-Possibilities please?

Update. Battery load tested well. All battery connections clean and tight. Amperage test passed on starter. Based on all I have read, I am biting the bullet and having the starter replaced. Will have...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-04-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By oldgeezer
WK 2005 Limited 5.7 Intermittent no start-Possibilities please?

2005 Limited has 88K miles and now has a problem where it randomly will not start. Dash illuminates when key is turned but starter does not try to engage,etc. Leave Jeep for a period of time and then...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-26-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By oldgeezer
Excessive brake dust on front driver's rim

All rotors(upgraded to "heavy duty") and pads were recently changed out within the last 6K by my tech. Noticed within the last week that the driver's front wheel is "loaded" with brake dust compared...
Forum: Detailing 03-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By oldgeezer
Help please. I did not remove pine pitch in a timely manner.

Vehicle is 2002 GC SE with a 4.7 and no structural or paint issues. Due to my stupidity:o, I left the pitch on the Silver jeep from last fall over the winter. I have used De-Sol-it Contractors...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-10-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Spring cleaning....

Beautiful looking WJ. Excellent modded combo for sure! How do you like the 4.7 H.O? I have a 2002 SE WJ with the 4.7 and it is quick.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By oldgeezer
Oil contamination in cooling system-Any ideas?

Motor is 5.7 with 84K in 2005 WK Limited. Have been throwing a code P0128 on a recent consistant basis. Decided to have the thermostat changed out and coolant flushed and replaced. Head tech. noted...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2002 4.7 SE-All new ball joints/tie rods at 103K-Expected?

Question has been posed of the quality of the parts? Fair question for sure. The General Manager is due back from vacation next week and I will report back as to whether the parts are "High End-LOL...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2002 4.7 SE-All new ball joints/tie rods at 103K-Expected?

Anybody have any vaseline? :eek: And to think that this is not a dealership and I have been a "loyal" customer for many years. No wonder that they offered a ten percent discount on the labor. Oh...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2002 4.7 SE-All new ball joints/tie rods at 103K-Expected?

Thanks for all of the inputs. The price breakdown is as follows;
Two upper ball joints 196.72
Two lower ball joints 258.92
Four tie rod ends 308.76
Parts total= ...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By oldgeezer
2002 4.7 SE-All new ball joints/tie rods at 103K-Expected?

Short story. Brought my one owner 2002 GC SE 4.7 to my local repair shop for monthly specials. Decided on the short money oil change,trans flush which included all required change outs for the 4.7...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 02-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2007 Srt8 with 102K Miles and one owner-Need help convincing the other half.

Thank you for a comparative input. My deal will/would be $$$$ without a trade. I really need to think about a fair offer given that used Gen1 Prices seem to be dropping(GD Gas prices:mad:), but I do...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 02-13-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,520
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Thoughts on this SRT?

Agree. Beyond their B.S., have them sit down an "prove" to you how all of the "mods" add up to their number of HP gains? Then, if you are still interested, beat them to the ground and walk away with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 02-11-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2007 Srt8 with 102K Miles and one owner-Need help convincing the other half.

I previously did the Carfax,etc and all looks good. Proabably did not beat the sh** out of it due to his age. LOL since I am close to 5+ years of his age and my testerosterone(SP?) has reduced...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 02-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By oldgeezer
2007 Srt8 with 102K Miles and one owner-Need help convincing the other half.

Based on lengthy and detailed discussions with the owner(he is 60+ and I am nearing 66), the SRT8 has been offered to me at 18.5K from an original 22.5K. All maintenance records are available and 80...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By oldgeezer
If MIL is indicated, does MDS operate?

Have had a recurring MIL code(twice) on my wife's 2005 5.7 Hemi. Have reset the PCM twice by disconecting the neg. ground cable. Just purchased a Scan Code reader to further isolate the issue. Have...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2005 5.7L accelerates by itself out of control?

Thank you for your honesty and unbiased view-well appreciated. I have not been able to duplicate the prior situation. I have been driving the vehicle more than usual and have discussed the situation...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-21-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2005 5.7L accelerates by itself out of control?

Please do not mis-understand my response. Your evaluation of the "problem" is well defined/understood/ and appreciated. I only looked beyond your assessement of the situation since my wife drives the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: 2005 5.7L accelerates by itself out of control?

It seems that there have been a number of well documented similar instances in the mid to late 90's Grand Cherokees.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_unintended_acceleration
Within the article,...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By oldgeezer
Exclamation 2005 5.7L accelerates by itself out of control?

What seems to be a major problem. Start the jeep , put in drive and truck accelerates on its own without foot on pedal. Pedal is near floor and continues to accelerate. Need to slam on brake, put in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 01-18-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,834
Posted By oldgeezer
Highest safe mileage to purchase a SRT8?

Curious question here. If you are able to have the maintenance records, what is the maximum safest mileage to purchase a SRT8? Loaded question, I know, but am interested in the long range reliability...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-18-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Strange-MIL is constant and now ETC light comes on with message "Check Gauges"

Update. Reset the PCM with a disconnect of the neg. cable for a total of 45 minutes. When I decided to remove the negative cable, I noticed that the connection was not tight. Cleaned the battery...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-16-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By oldgeezer
Suspecting Battery Issues-Is battery date coded?

Jeep is WK 2005 5.7 Limited with 83K+ miles. Suspect possible battery related issues. Is there a way to determine the age of a Factory battery? On my boat, I use Interstate and I can determine age...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By oldgeezer
Strange-MIL is constant and now ETC light comes on with message "Check Gauges"

Truck is Limited 5.7 with 83K+ miles and all service is up to date. Wife drives the vehicle and informs me of events that include ETC light coming on and disappearing-repeated twice on two separate...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Fuel mileage impressions

Good numbers(Highway) there. Few questions though? Recent tune up,mileage,etc? I have the 2005 5.7L Limited(Loaded) and combo of city/highway ave. around 14 MPG with my wife driving-she does not...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-04-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: weird noise when cold

Mine is a 2005 5.7 with the same/similar issue and in E. Mass. Curious what others might think also? My guess is the power steering pump? My issue has not been related to only cold temperature...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: did my first transmission pan Drop today..Gooo Me!! Now Im confused.

Here is the procedure from my owner's manual. I have a 5.7 with the quadradrive II trans. I would not think that should make a difference though?

", Fluid Level Check

NOTE:
If equipped with...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-02-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Won't Start...

Sent you a PM. Thanks.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Won't Start...

I found this info in the 2005 WK manual for the 5.7.
ADJUSTMENTS - GEARSHIFT CABLE
Check adjustment by starting the engine in PARK and NEUTRAL. Adjustment is CORRECT if the engine starts only
in...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Won't Start...

My tranny problem wass on my WJ Jeep. Sorry for the confusion problem. I will look in the 2005 wk factory manual and see if I can find a neutral safety switch? I would assume that one is there...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Won't Start...

Had the same exact problem on my WJ. Mechanic first replaced the starter and wiring. Result was positive at first. Problem happened again. Turned out to be the Trans. neutral safety switch with...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-31-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Won't Start...

Here is a thread with a similar problem that I and a few others responded to. Hope that this might help.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=32607
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-27-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By oldgeezer
Strange double "clunk" noise when beginning from a stop?

Jeep is a 2005 5.7 Limited with 81.5K+ miles. Purchased at 77K. Is wife's vehicle which is the first problem because all she cares about is a great sounding radio,heated seats, and air conditioning...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-17-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,296
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: '07 GC Laredo won't start! HELP!

Really confused? They charged you $400.+, but the problem still remains? What exactly is the approach to be used with dealers that charge $$$, with no resolution to the problem, and the customer is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 12-15-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By oldgeezer
Too much $$$ for this 2007 SRT8?-Is $5K below Edmonds

http://www.megastoretruck.com/2007_Jeep_Grand%20Cherokee_135709502.veh#
Am in the process of trying to obtain Carfax,maintenance records for this SRT8. Already received the build sheet from...
Forum: Wheels/Tires 12-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,076
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Do not own a SRT8 Yet-live in the Northeast with snow and ice -Tire options?

Snow never stopped my winter activities at all. Snowmobile with a 700 triple Yamaha Viper, but am concerned if my wife needs to drive an Srt8 in inclement weather. She is 63 and I am nearing 66 with...
Forum: Wheels/Tires 12-15-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,076
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Do not own a SRT8 Yet-live in the Northeast with snow and ice -Tire options?

You bring up a great point of not ruining the original stock OEM rims.
"Tirerack has stock sizes but don't ruin the sweet OEM wheels". If funds $$$$ are an issue, what steps can be applied to...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 12-15-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,296
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: '07 GC Laredo won't start! HELP!

Similar problem on my ZJ. Turned out to be bad starter wiring and the transmission neutral safety switch. Make sure that the shifter is pushed fully into park if there is any play. I did not get the...
Forum: Other Rides 12-12-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Pics of my other toys : Viper / bass boat

Thanks for your positive response. At the moment, I am running a 27 Pitch 4 blade Predator prop that is no longer made. Have another 6 props to play around with. Have had many responses on my other...
Forum: Detailing 12-12-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

So then, the wax(final) used is not necessarily a major factor if I properly understand the above threads? I was only trying to recommend an "IMHO" wax for the prized possession, after paint prep has...
Forum: Detailing 12-12-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,350
Posted By oldgeezer
Re: Best wax.. Pics.. Tried em all, but this stuff is unreal!

As mentioned: "0 spider webs, and if paint is faded, or weathered, use Light Cut " by the same company first, then apply the wax." I did not try to imply that the wax, by itself, is the end/all...
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