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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Overheating
You need to check to make sure the cooling fan is coming on. If it is not then further diagnosis will need to be done by scanning the computer to see if fan control is turning on to see if...
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2007 jeep compass esp-bas, traction control, and 4wd lights all on seems drive fine and all speed sensors were just replaced
Hi Christopher. Thanks for contacting us today. The first question I'd ask is if the stored error codes were cleared after the speed sensor was replaced. If not, it's quite possible that the reason the lights are still on is...
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Jeep starts but won't move
Hi Connor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases when this occurs, it's due to a shift linkage or shift solenoid failure. It's also possible that you have damage to seals or gaskets inside the transmission case. The best...
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2016 Jeep renegade with engine surge & software update flash pcm&tcm to match software but is slight pull and jerking normal after
Hi Alex. Thanks for sending us the question tonight. It's actually a very good question. If the dealership has inspected the vehicle and determined that the symptoms you're experiencing are caused by a computer or software glitch, a reset or...
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My car is very loud when accelerating and smokes when running, stops immediately when the car turns off.
The problem sounds like you have an exhaust problem. You may have a broken pipe or bad convertor and is rattling in the exhaust. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect and diagnose the problem for you.
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I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and sometimes when I start it, it turns over, but not without 2-3 seconds of hesitation
Hi Nicole. Thanks for contacting us today. The question I would ask you is whether or not you were having the starting hesitation issue prior to having the vehicle serviced - or if it happened after. If it's been an...
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I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler that recently has started making a clunk and clicking noise from stand still and during left turns.
Hi Luciano. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It's quite possible that you have a few different issues causing these noises. In regards to the clunking noise from the center while first starting to roll in first gear, it could be...
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I already have an inspection code why do you want to charge me 70.00 the code is P0304
P0304 is a "trouble code". The diagnostic fee that you are probably referring to relates to a check engine light diagnostic. The cost component in the check engine light diagnostic involved in merely downloading the "code" is trivial and, indeed,...
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Won't crank.
Depending on if you overheated the engine and it still has the cracked radiator, then you may have more than one problem. You may have a problem with the crankshaft sensor if you are not getting spark. You said you...
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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...
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Why is there water in my carburetor in my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport
The only way water gets into the carburetor is from fuel in the fuel tank. You got the water from the gas station fuel tanks. You need to add drygas (HEET) in the tank to try and get out the...
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Where is the fuel filter located ?
The fuel filter on this vehicle is located on the inside of the frame under a protective cover in the left rear of the vehicle just in front of the rear axle shock mounting location on the frame.
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Where is my coolant sensor
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jeep Cherokee. The coolant temperature sensor for the gauge on your Cherokee should be on the back of the driver's side cylinder head. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as...
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What is causing the engine misfires?
It is usually best to change all the coils when chasing a misfire with engines of this age and mileage. If one is weak, they are likely all weak. When you changed the plugs, was there oil in the spark...
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Water got into my motor, what do I do?
Have you already determined you damaged the motor? You may be able to remove the spark plugs and push out all the water, then the air filter can be replaced along with the oil and filter being changed. If...
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Vehicle shaking
There could be a combination of faults creating the shaking effect you are feeling. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage or separations, as well as irregular tire wear will cause vehicle shaking, or shimmy, and such could be "set...
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Vehicle shakes
You should have all the tires checked for a bent rim. You can check this by having someone follow you while driving on the road. The other person can let you know if a problem is visually noticeable. Another alternative...
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Turn signals don't work
Hi there. Check the fuse to the turn signals and see if its blown. If the fuse is not burned, then check the wiring from the switch to the turn signal lights. Use a digital ohm meter and see what...
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Turn signal and hazards not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible that the vehicle could be having a switch or ground connection issue. The turn signals and the hazards are wired separately so that your hazards will work independently in emergency situations....
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Transmission shifts up and down randomly.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed...

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