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Unread 09-26-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Problems with 96 Grand Cherokee zj

so its a 96 jeep grand cherokee v8 and theres a few things that came to my attention.

1. When i shift to 4 low or N i let it roll at 3-4 kmph in neutral and shift the transfer case down firm and quick and once its in 4 low or N i press on the gas and it just rev's but when i put it back to 4 hi it works fine.

2. Kenwood deck is not working properly, there is no power to the deck. While im driving its off 80% of the time and doesnt light up or anything but randomly it will turn on while driving and work fine but once it turns on when i turn on the radio it will shut back down like it cant deal with the power.

3. The seat belt light goes on when i start the engine but if i DON'T buckle any seat belt it goes off within 3 seconds of it being on. Will this effect me taking it for a safety inspection.

4. The steering feels very loose, while turning it feels unstable, i plan to lift it with a 3.5 IRO lift in the next month with new rancho shocks and a OME steering stabilizer, would this fix the problem.

Any answers would be greatly appreciated.


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Unread 09-26-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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MY friends 93 Zj had very loose steering, we thought it was the stabilizer or something worn out in the steering. We replaced the stabilizer and a week later the gear box blew up. HE replaced that now his steering if fine.
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Unread 09-26-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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