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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-16-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,126
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Rear Axle Seal Leaking!!!

I don't know how far Colorado is from where you are now, but with the axle seal leaking bad enough that you have it on the tires, it might be better to just take your other Jeep.

You probably...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,998
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

I don't think anyone has brought up the issue of our front seats frames breaking over time due to the largeness our assets. Of course my current one has not broken yet. But my former WJ (2000) did...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-06-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,767
Posted By vicpick58
Re: First Oil Change

I have had the same thing with several different new vehicles over the years.

I think that sometimes, whoever puts the oil filter on the first time does not bother to coat the rubber gasket with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,613
Posted By vicpick58
Re: 2012 WK2 - special black edition

I would like mine grey:http://www.jeep.com/en/2012/namemyride/#angle=frontAngle&color=grey&light=lightsOff&city=LA Or you can choose your own color.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,008
Posted By vicpick58
Re: How often do you floor it?

In the intrest of fairness I will test drive a V6 too when I am a little closer to time to buy. But I think I read somewhere that the 6 does not come with a two speed transfer case.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,008
Posted By vicpick58
Re: How often do you floor it?

OK, that's cool, I have not had a chance to test drive a 12 WK2 yet so all this talk of flooring it had me a little worried.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,008
Posted By vicpick58
Re: How often do you floor it?

Even though I drive anywhere between 400 to 1000 miles per week I rarely need to completely floor it to pass someone or enter the freeway.

However I still drive a 2004 Overland with the 4.7HO...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,545
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Lifetime Warranty Question, LWM110N for 12 Overland

It's a Jeep thing. Most people don't understand.

Like I said before, I would never buy a Jeep without an extended warranty. Especially not an Overland with the air suspension and all.

By the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,545
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Lifetime Warranty Question, LWM110N for 12 Overland

The front differential (rebuilt twice) would have been drivetrain, but I don't think mine had the 100k mile drivetrain warranty. 36k only if I remember. Mine was built in June of 2003.

Most of my...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,545
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Lifetime Warranty Question, LWM110N for 12 Overland

When I bought my used 2004 Overland with 30k miles at a Honda dealer, I bought an extended warranty by Zurich that was good until 100k miles.

Having owned a 2000 WJ I knew it was probably worth...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,167
Posted By vicpick58
Re: What other SUV brands did you consider?

I agree, I actually have not bought a WK2 yet. I will need to replace my aging 04 Overland sometime next year and I am of course leaning toward staying with Jeep.

But I am also open to other...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-16-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Selec-Trac Question

These Jeeps do not have automatic locking hubs like some other vehicles do. So the front driveshaft will always be turning when the front wheels are rolling.

If you you had a vehicle with locking...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By vicpick58
Re: What is faster?

I never got the flash to upgrade the overdrive ratio in the 45RFE transmission that my 2000 had.

The 2004 has the 545RFE transmission.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-13-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By vicpick58
Re: What is faster?

I have had both too, the HO seems faster in 0 to 60 type hard acceleration.

However the regular 4.7 that I had (2000) would turn about 200 rpm higher at 70mph than the 2004 HO does, so the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Sunroof question

Oh yeah, one time the sunroof would not open at all and I found that I had kicked the wire off of the fuse panel under the dash where they had hooked it up for power.

You might check your wiring...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-18-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Sunroof question

That sounds like an aftermarket sunroof. The one in my wife's 98 Lincoln continental has the same four button set up and it is definitely an aftermarket dealer installed unit.

There should be a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 06-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,373
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Replaced Cabin Filter

Yeah as mon_21 said, the cabin air filter was an accessory, that could be purchased at the dealer or someplace like Justforjeeps.com .

Here is a link: http://www.justforjeeps.com/airfipaca.html
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Durango and GC

The Durango is about 10 inches longer than the Grand Cherokee, allowing it to have a third row seat.

Not sure what kind of 4x4 systems they offer.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-29-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Whats this light for?

My 2000 had that light, my 2004 does not have it. When I first got my 2000, it took my a little while to figure out what it meant too.

I never did figure out WHY it was necessary.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-22-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Major design flaw

Nothing worse than dropping a french fry, reaching down with out looking and picking it up, only to find out the hard way that you have picked up one that was dropped weeks (or months) ago.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-14-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,249
Posted By vicpick58
Re: 2002 quadra drive grinding when turning left and right?

I had a grinding sound on tight turns too, turned out to be the front CV axles. Once I got them replaced, grinding sound gone.

There was no leaking grease or clicking sounds that would normally...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Buy now or wait for 2012

I am also considering a new WK2 but am probably going to wait until next year.

My concern is this, we all know that the 545RFE is a stout and reliable transmission. If they change it and put this...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 05-01-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,278
Posted By vicpick58
Re: 4.7l Exhaust Manifold bolts

When mine broke, the Jeep was still covered by extended warranty, so I had the dealer repair it. They replaced the entire manifold. Said it was warped, but I think they just wanted more money out of...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 04-30-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,278
Posted By vicpick58
Thumbs up Re: 4.7l Exhaust Manifold bolts

Thank you for this post, your write up is very useful information.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,965
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Which WJ is best to buy used?

That Overland looks like an exact copy of mine, except that someone has changed the radio.

Mine was built in June of 03 I have just under 180k miles. Here are just a few of the issues that I have...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-30-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,965
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Which WJ is best to buy used?

If I could do it over again, I would look for a 2004 Columbia Edition with the 4.7HO engine, Select Trak and veri lok rear axle. They did not have the duel zone HVAC to worry about.

If you look...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-25-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Wiindshield Fogs up

It could be your heater core is starting to leak, even though you don't smell it yet. Try running the defroster for a while and see if it dries out and stops fogging up, if it does not stop and gets...
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 03-25-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By vicpick58
Re: This may a stupid question, but sometimes my stupid questions pay off.

Yes you can fit a full size tire and wheel in the spare tire well. Most WJs came with full size spare wheels from the factory.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-14-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Transmission question.

Yeah, this is not really something that would keep me from buying the vehicle. If it is what they call "autostick" then it has been around for a while and it is probably fine.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-13-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Transmission question.

Thanks, I got a chance to look at the Jeep again and if I had looked closer the first time I would have seen that there is a + and - next to the D on the shift slot.

I have no problem with...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-12-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Transmission question.

OK, Thanks for the answer, I think that would take a little getting used to, but I guess it would be fine.

Surely the 545RFE transmission it not like that, I have one of those now and it has a 2...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-12-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By vicpick58
Transmission question.

OK so a friend of mine from out of state comes for a visit and he is driving rented WK2, So I take the opportunity to take it for a little test drive with out having to deal with a car salesman.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,367
Posted By vicpick58
Re: climate control swap question

Consider yourself fortunate to have a Laredo with out the troublesome duel zone HVAC system.

When I had my 2000 Laredo, I never had any trouble with the AC or heat in the entire 280k miles.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Liftgate Props

I have used this supplier: http://www.autopartsbylou.com/lift-supports-products.php?make=JEEP&model=Grand+Cherokee&year=2004&type=mmy&x=16&y=7

For the hood props and the rear lift gate, I am...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-18-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,192
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Same old oil drip problem

Since you say that the drip is coming from the oil filter area, it also could be the oil pressure sensor. It is located directly above the oil filter on a 4.7.

Another idea is the oil pan it's...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-03-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,194
Posted By vicpick58
Re: hydraulic power steering/fan

I just use a turkey baster and suck the fluid out of the reservoir refill and start the engine turn the wheels back and forth a couple times and then suck it out and refill again a few times. I do it...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-03-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By vicpick58
Re: trans fluid flush with new filters

I assume that you are talking about a 45/545RFE trans since you say "both" filters. If so, than a little buzzing or rapid clicking noise when you put it in gear is normal and nothing to worry about....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By vicpick58
Re: Hello

Your rough idle may be because you got moisture in some electrical component somewhere when you flushed the system, let run a while and see if it dries out when it warms up.

That being said, the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By vicpick58
Re: hose

Just keep your new hoses routed away from the exhaust manifold and they should be fine.

I don't understand what you mean by cutting hose and using couplings.

Just remove the clamps at the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 01-05-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By vicpick58
Re: hose

I remember that my 2000 4.7 had heater hoses that were bent metal tubing with the hoses only at the ends.

However my 2004 has heater hoses that are rubber all the way, and could be replaced...
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