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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By bill_de
Re: Best snow driving techniques and modes

The lower torque helps keep the wheels from breaking free and start slipping when pulling out from a stand still. It feels different, but it is the way to go.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,170
Posted By bill_de
Re: Different Tire PSI Recommendation 2014 vs. 2015

This was discussed last year. Some '14s came through with 18 inch tires and a 36 psi recommendation. I checked three on the dealers lot. The one with the latest build date said 36. They were all...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By bill_de
Re: Anyone know what dealership in the US

When I bought my Jeep, my salesman told me that the highest volume Jeep dealer is in Idaho. He said it has been that way for a number of years. I don't remember the name of the dealership.


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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-20-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By bill_de
Re: Sound move to the Right side then back to Center

FYI - they count some of the speakers as 2 because they have 2 elements.

You may have already known this ... but just in case. :)


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-18-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By bill_de
Re: Speed limiter

Typing in an address is texting. It is illegal in many states.

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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By bill_de
Re: 8 Hours: 1 Strut (and 4 Beers)

Just curious, did you expand your search for information beyond internet forums.


Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair Manual for 2005 thru 2014 (does not include information specific to diesel engine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,525
Posted By bill_de
Re: All-New and Easy-to-Use 'Uconnect Access' Services

Sometimes a Microsoft update messes something up, but it doesn't leave you stranded on the side of the road. ;)


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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-17-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By bill_de
Re: Another 5.7L issue.

Coolant out the exhaust would normally be white.


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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By bill_de
Re: Leather Dash Coming Unglued?

They should replace the dash under warranty. Yours isn't the first.




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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,798
Posted By bill_de
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

One of the CNBC reporters took a 500+ mile trip in a driverless car a couple of days ago. He said they expected to see a lot of them on the road (highway only) within the next 5 years,


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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 01-08-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By bill_de
Re: My first victim eats my dust!

Speaking as an old man, the guy didn't give a hoot about you. He looked a little antsy, and took off a little faster than you expected, because he had to get home to take a leak.

Been there,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 01-07-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By bill_de
Re: Local official service center says that I can't purchase items from MOPAR ???

Starting point would be Chrysler/Jeep customer service. Whatever decision you ultimately get, get it in writing. Good Luck.




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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By bill_de
Re: I guess I need to combine.....READ PLEASE!

I always use "New posts". The right hand column tells you the forum the post is from. I use full page view as opposed to the app. The app might be different.


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 01-04-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By bill_de
Re: End of the Road for 2015 Cherokee Limited

This being the internet, how do we know that the picture and name you post is really you?

I don't doubt it, based on 'getting to know you' through through your posts. But the internet would die if...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-02-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,655
Posted By bill_de
Re: Economy Mode button, hate the default?!

They could have chosen to have it retain the setting from when the Jeep is shut off. They did get it right for '15.


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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-01-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By bill_de
Re: Pentastar emblem on OEM hood?

If you don't find Pentastar, you may find FCA.

Chrysler's Pentastar going away for new FCA logo (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/11/25/chrysler-pentastar-fiat-fca/70107100/)


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-31-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By bill_de
Re: Consumer Reports

I'm not saying that anything is wrong with it. But typically the percentage of people who respond is so small that it might not represent the whole picture.

How many times have we read, right...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-31-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By bill_de
Re: Consumer Reports

I don't think they are intentionally biased. But I do think that CR readers are a microcosm whose opinions might not coincide with the broader population. The people who respond to surveys, by their...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,655
Posted By bill_de
Re: Economy Mode button, hate the default?!

On the '15s. You didn't mention what you are driving.




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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-29-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By bill_de
Re: Car Wash - Swirls on rims

Don't they still have "Do It Yourself" car washes?




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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By bill_de
Re: Free 2-year maintenance?

Some dealers may give some free oil changes. I got 2 years of free oil changes from Jeep as a thank you for being patient while they solved a problem. It was a screw up with customer service, not a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-29-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By bill_de
Re: 15 SRT hardships within first weeks...

Two things, you may already know, about the auto high beams.

They must be turned on in the uConnect screen.
You must manually turn the high beams on from the stalk on the steering column. The...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 12-28-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By bill_de
Re: Couldn't stand it anymore.. Pulled the trigger on a Tank WW!

Sharp vehicle!


Best of luck and many happy miles.




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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By bill_de
Re: rear door windows do not open completely.

In most cases it's the shape of the door that prevents the window from going down all the way, The lower portion of rear doors are shaped around the wheel wells. The windows don't have room to go...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By bill_de
Re: Holiday Drivers.....

I think it's a great video. Even with no snow, it is clearly the holiday season. It is made obvious by how courteously everyone is driving. :)



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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By bill_de
Re: It's Baaack....Rough Downshifting V6 Transmission

You never told us you wrote for Consumer Reports. :lol:

I hope your trans stays fixed this time. It would make 2015 a "Happy New Year".


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By bill_de
Re: 2014 Sales Brochure

Did you contact Jeep customer service?


If they don't have any, print it out on glossy photo paper. :)


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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By bill_de
Re: 2014 Sales Brochure

You can download it here;

https://www.jeep.com/assets/pdf/cherokee.pdf


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By bill_de
Re: Consumer Reports

And that's why even CR does various types of reports. This one concentrates on value. Others focus on initial quality, reliability, customer satisfaction, etc.

I'm not endorsing CR. The only...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By bill_de
Re: End of the Road for 2015 Cherokee Limited

I agree. I made the same choice because of all the little things that weren't quite right. If (as I believe they will be) most of the little things are dealt with, I'll be looking at a '16 Summit.
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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By bill_de
Re: Sun Visor Recall

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/rc_P3614.pdf


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,854
Posted By bill_de
Re: Need To Vent

In New York the title is in the buyers name, and is held by the buyer with the bank listed as a lienholder. The bank is not considered an owner and do not hold the title. When the loan is paid the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-18-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By bill_de
Re: Speed Limit in Instrument Display?

I don't think it's accurate enough to upgrade just for that. In Delaware at least, my RA4 was accurate about 60% of the time. My new Ford seems about the same.


The signs on the road are still...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-17-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By bill_de
Re: THIS is why you do your first oil change early

I always wondered what made 500, 1,000, 2,500 or however many miles the magic number to protect a new engine. With an engine spinning at between 500 and lets say 4,000 revolutions per minute during...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,615
Posted By bill_de
Re: Mods to ventilated seats

When the A/C is on, the coldest air is usually coming from the dash vents. The seats draw that air to and around you. The other way, you'd be getting air from under the seat.

I guess if they...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By bill_de
Re: Vacuum Line in Battery Compartment??

There had been reports of water getting into the battery compartment due to a problem with the sunroof drain. Should this thing be plugged into a hole to let water from the sunroof to make its way...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By bill_de
Re: Anyone have a successful buy back?

You may have missed;

"Exceptions when manufacturers may not be required to provide a refund or replacement:

The problem does not substantially impair the value of the car to the consumer"
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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,253
Posted By bill_de
Re: It's Baaack....Rough Downshifting V6 Transmission

While the new F150 sure looks good, are you sure you want to get involved with something newly designed once again. In your shoes I'd be looking for something tried and tested.

You said the bad...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,799
Posted By bill_de
Re: just had to be towed. words of warning

They want either all or no wheels off the ground. Using a dolly for recreational towing usually has 2 wheels on the dolly and 2 on the ground. That's the same as a hook type tow truck, two wheels up...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By bill_de
Re: Help....radio volume driving my crazy

Audio - Settings - Speed Adjusted volume - off / 1 / 2 / 3




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