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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-01-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By tomk
Re: Navigation is being activated

I don't think it has to do with the "signal we're all receiving" ..

I'm betting on a bug in the code that is (after all is said and done) time-related.. the gps system is completely based on time,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-31-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,359
Posted By tomk
Re: Navigation is being activated

Dunno if I buy this. IIRC my 8.4AN will navigate even in places where there is zero cell service.. without cell service there is no way for the unit to talk to Google.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By tomk
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By tomk
Re: Winter Weather Tire Recommendations

In Newport RI you really don't need fully awesome winter tires.

I have run LTX MS on past vehicles, I just cast my lot with the LTX MS2 on my '14. We'll see how they play this winter.

I have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 736
Posted By tomk
Re: 2015 JGC alternator

the alternator mix changed several times thru MY14-MY15.

The big honkin' radiator fan that comes with the tow package is probably the biggest factor in alternator selection, given that it draws...
Forum: Detailing 06-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By tomk
Re: Cleaning Light Scratches On Front Windshield

Griots makes a glass polish and pads for an orbital that you could try.. I haven't tried to use it for scratches, so YMMV..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By tomk
Re: Towing Small Horse Trailer

You said your GC does not have the factory tow package, correct?

If so, your official limit is 3500lb. Bolting on a hitch doesn't change that limit.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 05-20-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By tomk
Re: Durango towing capabilities

IIRC the Reese SC WDH is compatible with surge brakes.. check with etrailer..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By tomk
Re: Rust inside of GC

IIRC the plant itself didn't flood; it was shut down because workers and parts couldn't get to the plant (I'm sure there are folks here who were closer to the actual events).

I was at JNAP on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-22-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By tomk
Re: AC Compressor Does't start WJ 02

That is definitely one of the AC pressure switches. I don't know the WJ so I don't know which one.

You'll need to replace it. Not knowing the WJ, I don't know if you have to drain the AC system...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By tomk
Re: Power consumption when vehicle is off

I had so-so experiences with Optimas on my Gen-I Durango, but YMMV.

The '14 FSM says the long-term ignition-off draw should be <= 0.04A .. using very rough figures, a 1A tender should take 1-2...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,495
Posted By tomk
Re: I can only imagine how much this will cost.

I can see how this could happen.

"white" LEDs aren't really White LEDs.

They are violet or UV LEDs, which excite a phosphor that emits the "white" light (this is similar to how 'old school'...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-02-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,821
Posted By tomk
Re: Driveway-rated ?

+1
that front LSD on my 07 makes a huge difference.
but the beancounters shall prevail.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-02-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By tomk
Re: What in the starting problem? Wife is leaving over this! LOL

let's see.. asd relay, corrosion at PCM (or some other) connectors, ignition switch..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By tomk
Re: Remote Start A/C Question

from TSB 24-002-13:
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By tomk
Re: oil pressure issue just me ?

What year?

http://wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1803414a.pdf
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 09-19-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,679
Posted By tomk
Re: Recommendations for a UHF CB Radio

Coming from some experience in 440MHz Ham Radio ops:

High-gain antennas get their gain by squeezing the pattern toward the vehicle horizon. This probably isn't what you want on the trail.

Best...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 08-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By tomk
Re: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Ranked Most Hackable

pretty simplistic methodology... the authors are trolling for headlines.

It is fine to do research on automotive security. But saying a car is hackable just because the bluetooth and the brakes...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,039
Posted By tomk
Re: Looks like ford is targeting jeep?

http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/signs/smiley-vault-signs-016.gif (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

why anyone would mention Sebring when talking about an SUV is completely beyond me.

And oh yeah,...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 12-25-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,937
Posted By tomk
Re: New lite turned on in dash "green flag"

+1 sport mode.

And may I say, in the kindest way possible, RTFM?

...tom
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 10-24-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By tomk
Re: Hemi Oil Catch Can

Doesn't interfere with anything
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-21-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By tomk
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee problems with 10 miles

Somewhere in the top five rules of awesome quality is "the pain of a quality issue needs to be felt at the point where the issue started"

Meaning: It doesn't do anybody any good to "just fix it". ...
Forum: WK2 SRT Showoff 08-11-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By tomk
Re: 2014 Jeep GC SRT Deep Cherry Red

Nice color :)

Maybe your father's spirit will inhabit the new ride!

...tom
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By tomk
Re: 2014 V8 Gearing

Taken on the way home from Carlisle
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