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Windows won't close

Looking at the wiring diagram for your vehicle, I don't see any part of the circuit that would affect both rear windows, without also affecting the front. Because of this, my guess is that you have two failed power window...

Possible electrical problem

It is always an unfortunate experience to have your vehicle stall while you are driving. It is also unfortunate that there can be a great number of reasons as to why your Jeep Grand Cherokee is stalling as well. Without...

Leak in power steering

The power steering pump or hoses could be the cause but the system would need a complete diagnostic inspection to verify the leak before a recommendation for repairs is given. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check...

Hole in radiator

If you see a hole in the plastic radiator top tank then you may need to have the radiator replaced and the entire system flushed and filled with new coolant. The radiators on these are made very thin and are...

Car won't start, but not battery

An engine that cranks normally but doesn't start is lacking fuel, spark, or both. Fuel delivery can be determined by checking fuel pressure, and injector pulse. Spark can be determined using an inline spark tester. Checking for any stored diagnostic...

Car overheats when idling only

The cooling fan clutch on this engine requires the hot air flowing across the radiator to lock up the clutch when it starts getting hot. Some of these vehicle's radiators have a leak, or flow problem, that will cause the...

Car key won't turn

Hi. There are only a few reasons why your key will not turn. Most of the time it is because the steering wheel is locked in one direction putting pressure on the key lock cylinder, or the cylinder is not...

Airbag light is on

Hi there. An airbag light is an indication there are fault code(s) present, I suggest having a certified mechanic, like one from Yourmechanic, scan your vehicle for airbag codes (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/air-bag-light-is-on-inspection).

Heat not working on passenger side. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hi there - these events are most likely not at all related. The lack of heat on the passenger side only is an issue with the controls or actuators for the heater "air blend doors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/blend-door-is-stuck)". These are the air-routing...

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee dies while driving

A faulty idle air control valve would cause the exact issues you describe. The idle air control valve will be located right next to the throttle body inlet. The idle air control valve controls the idle speed of the engine....

Transmission not shifting properly

Unfortunately the information provided for your Jeep Grand Cherokee is general and a bit limited. It appears that the quality of the fluid in your vehicle may be dirty and I would recommend having a transmission service (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/transmission-fluid-service) performed. A...

Leaking oil

These engines are known to have oil leaks from multiple gaskets on the engine, power steering leaks, transmission leaks, axle cover leaks, and fill plug leaks. The leaking fluid and location would need to be checked in order to isolate...

Horn honks randomly

Hi. The horn switch on the steering wheel energizes a relay on the vehicle which then powers the high amperage horn. A shorted wire or malfunctioning relay in the system are possible causes for the intermittent activation. Have an experienced...

Engine turns over but won't start

An engine needs three things to run: compression, fuel and ignition. If one of these are missing, your engine will not start. A test for spark and fuel should reveal the most likely culprit (e.g., fuel pump, crankshaft/camshaft sensors or...

Car runs hot

On some of these engines, the idler, or tensioner pulley, tends to go bad and throws the belt. However, it could be that your belt just broke from age and wear, or another problem caused the belt to break or...

Car misfires

Hi there. Though misfires can be caused by a number of reasons, a misfire that is present only when the vehicle is first started only has a few common causes. Most of the time this is caused by oil or...

Car cuts off

Hello. If your vehicle runs for a little while and then dies and will not restart then you may have a problem with the fuel pump or the auto shut down relay. The relay is the most common cause of...

Air conditioning doesn't work

Modern cars have complicated HVAC systems that are heavily controlled and monitored by the car. The most likely cause is a blend door or a temperature control door has failed. A qualified technician would be able to diagnose the issues...

Added refrigerant, but no cold air

There are many causes for the AC not to be effective: Low refrigerant is common, but not always the source. The compressor has to turn on and provide the proper circulation. The expansion valve has to create the right amount...

Emergency brake in 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee stuck

Hello. If your Jeep feels like it is slowing down on its own, then the brakes may be binding. It may have to do with the parking brake or it can be something else. I would typically get the vehicle...

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