Help w/ engine problem on a 2003 Grand Cherokee w 22k miles - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
whw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
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?

whw is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 01:46 PM
PDshooter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Illinois (PRI)
Posts: 356
Take it back to the dealer? where you bought it?

96 GC 117K 4.0
Sele-Trac
Retired guard 20yrs
MOS 63H 11B 43E
PDshooter is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 03:03 PM
imnotu
Registered User
 
imnotu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 159
22k... yur still under some warrenty right?

White 1995 ZJ I6 w/ Selec-Trac, Plush Leather Seats (powered in front), JVC MP3 deck (STOLEN), New Kenwood KDC-X889 Deck (Insurance messed up and gave me this instead), Pioneer TS-A1680R Speakers, Remote Start, Optima Red Top, 180 Thermostat, Kolak Performance 2.5" exhaust components: (Car Sound high flow converter, Magnaflow large case muffler, mandrel bent tailpipe), 16x8 Rubicon Rims with 245/70 Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo Tires, Rancho SS, Mopar Skids all around, Tow hooks front and back, Bilstein Heavy Duty Shocks and Clear Corners. [B]149/B], and still going stro... OK My transfer case can a small leak... damnit!.

Donations are Appreciated
imnotu is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
whw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2
Yes, the vehicle is under warranty and it was hauled in to the chrysler dealer.
whw is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 03:49 PM
PDshooter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Illinois (PRI)
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by whw
Yes, the vehicle is under warranty and it was hauled in to the chrysler dealer.
Then don't sweat it!

96 GC 117K 4.0
Sele-Trac
Retired guard 20yrs
MOS 63H 11B 43E
PDshooter is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 05:55 PM
imnotu
Registered User
 
imnotu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 159
let them deal with it then... wish i had a warrenty =P. i just hit 110k today

White 1995 ZJ I6 w/ Selec-Trac, Plush Leather Seats (powered in front), JVC MP3 deck (STOLEN), New Kenwood KDC-X889 Deck (Insurance messed up and gave me this instead), Pioneer TS-A1680R Speakers, Remote Start, Optima Red Top, 180 Thermostat, Kolak Performance 2.5" exhaust components: (Car Sound high flow converter, Magnaflow large case muffler, mandrel bent tailpipe), 16x8 Rubicon Rims with 245/70 Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo Tires, Rancho SS, Mopar Skids all around, Tow hooks front and back, Bilstein Heavy Duty Shocks and Clear Corners. [B]149/B], and still going stro... OK My transfer case can a small leak... damnit!.

Donations are Appreciated
imnotu is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 10-24-2003, 07:27 PM
JAURS
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 65
Just wondering, was it the 4.7 V8 or 4.0 I6 that had the problem? Good Luck getting it resolved.
JAURS is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-26-2003, 07:41 AM
madmanfrommars
Registered User
 
madmanfrommars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 646
Wish I had the warrenty.

No warrenty for 195k

And thats weird as hell

RIP The Big Red Jeep. 1994-2005. 201,993 Miles.

Illuminating the Night

As far as I know, I'm the only person to own a flame red liberty with the light bar, and until someone disproves that to me, I'm going to enjoy it.
madmanfrommars is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Grand Cherokee 2003 Blower Motor Resistor problem Swilcox ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 1 12-13-2008 03:42 PM
Check Engine Light - 2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo 44fordy ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 9 11-20-2008 04:43 PM
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee A/C Problem jnfann ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 07-07-2006 07:42 PM
2003 Grand Cherokee Oil Leak Engine wont turn on. nanu7 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 04-12-2006 08:53 AM
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee shimying problem? JDUB21 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 09-19-2005 12:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome