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post #1 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep took off on its own today!!!

I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I started it and got out it was in park and not moving, I ran back in my house and when I came out the jeep had went backward down a hill and across the highway and into a ditch. Needless to say there is quite a bit of damage. I am the second owner and never thought to check to see if there were any recalls on the Jeep. I see there is a recall for the exact thing that happen to me...does anyone have any suggestions for me on any recourse I might have with Chrysler?? Any suggestions would be appreciated, even funny ones...

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 04:39 PM
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Well, it's definitely not their fault since they issued a fix for it... But that's why I always use my ebrake.
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 04:43 PM
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Yeah, own up to not doing your maintenance and stop trying to pass the buck. It's not Chrysler's responsibility to hold your hand down to the dealer and inspect everything for you.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 05:02 PM
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If you ask real nicely, they might give you a trailer hitch.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 05:19 PM
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If you ask real nicely, they might give you a trailer hitch.
Lol yea shifter detent? If I'm right
Not sure though

Definitely have a working ebrake
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 06:12 PM
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shifter detent kit ...recall was B02 I think. It increases spring tension on the detent. And probaly makes the detent wear out faster.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 06:56 PM
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Does your front driveshaft have u-joints or double cardan?
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 07:04 PM
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Was it a costly mistake? Is your jeep totaled?
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 07:12 PM
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post #10 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 07:47 PM
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Does your front driveshaft have u-joints or double cardan?
all of them have double cardan

Reliability is relative
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post #11 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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This may or may not apply to you, but ZJ's with the early All Wheel Drive (249) transfer case will roll in park if the front drive shaft has been removed. This transfer case has a viscous coupling that wears out at about 100-125k miles. Owners who do not need 4wd will sometimes remove the front drive shaft instead of going to the expense of replacing the VC.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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No No it was just a joke, expecting a reply like this......"what front driveshaft"
The front driveshaft was removed cause of the bad 249 and the guy doesn't even know it, and on a 94 it will roll away in park.
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 09:26 AM
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shifter detent kit ...recall was B02 I think. It increases spring tension on the detent. And probaly makes the detent wear out faster.
Actually, it adds a completely separate second detent, with a modified cutout that more positively guides the shifter into Park. The secondary detent uses a roller tip instead of a sliding contact like the original.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-07-2013, 09:34 AM
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You are correct marcos. I have kit number ccxrb020 in front of me and there is in fact a roller.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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