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Unread 10-24-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
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Help w/ engine problem on a 2003 Grand Cherokee w 22k miles

While driving my Jeep I heard a noise about the time I drove over a speed bump (not going over 10 - 15 mph at the time) then a loud clicking/tapping noise that got louder and louder (metal to metal?). Initially thought it might be something w/ the suspension until I noticed smoke coming up from my engine. Pulled in a parking lot and looked underneath to find my muffler, oil pan and chassis soaked with oil. Did not see any holes, no problem with the oil filter or anything loose. Went back to the area where the problem first occurred and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

Had the thing hauled in and the mechanic says he has not seen anything like this. Not sure what the problem is, but indicates that he found compression low on one cylinder. Will not know until he breaks the engine down.

Questions - what likely happened? I think it was probably a coincidence that the problem occurred about the time I drove over a speed bump. Maybe the bump jarred a piece loose?

Since the engine has only 22K miles and this problem appears to be major what course of action should I take? Worried that there may be considerable internal engine damage and damage to other components. Would replacing the components be enough or should I be concerned that this problem could have a lasting effect resulting in continued problems? Should one ask for a new engine?

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Unread 10-24-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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Take it back to the dealer? where you bought it?
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Unread 10-24-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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22k... yur still under some warrenty right?
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Unread 10-24-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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Yes, the vehicle is under warranty and it was hauled in to the chrysler dealer.
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Unread 10-24-2003, 03:49 PM   #5
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Yes, the vehicle is under warranty and it was hauled in to the chrysler dealer.
Then don't sweat it!
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Unread 10-24-2003, 05:55 PM   #6
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let them deal with it then... wish i had a warrenty =P. i just hit 110k today
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Unread 10-24-2003, 07:27 PM   #7
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Just wondering, was it the 4.7 V8 or 4.0 I6 that had the problem? Good Luck getting it resolved.
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Unread 10-26-2003, 07:41 AM   #8
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Wish I had the warrenty.

No warrenty for 195k

And thats weird as hell
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