Bought PS fluid this morning, refilled, bleeded, steering ok again
Added, bleeded and checked coolant once more, ok by now.
Checked, added Transmission fluid until level ok,
Ground strap mounted to driver side coil, thx to JF members, Thumbsup
Noticed That it leaked some fluid, cleaned everything down to trace it easier,
Looks like its coolant coming from the big lower radiator hose, just small dripping, so i will try to Fix this tomorow when i have axcess to a shop, its cold outside today, brrrrrr.
Quick clean of Jeep and engine compartment, it had been some spills with different fluids, lol
Looks Way better now
2004 Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 HO Quadradrive
95 ZJ Limited 5.2 Winter Project
Sold 94 ZJ Laredo 4.0 Winter Beater
R.I.P. 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited, 4.7 V8, Quadradrive, Shale Green Metallic, Agate/Carbon interior, Well modded and highly missed :(
Changed the oil out today in the old girl. Refilled with Mobil 1 high mileage and boch filter. I had 20points on the autozone card so why not. And I always seem to spill oil NO MATTER WHAT!!! But it gave me a chance clean up the jewel box a little. Lol
Getting quite frustrated from the car lot we got her WJ from..
We finally dropped the car off today to fix a few things that were issues when we bought it. The drivers side door panel was loose and caused the rubber window seal to get sucked down into the door frame when you put the window down. As far as I know, that friction against the glass will eventually kill the window motor or window regulator perhaps? Small fix, and surely something I could probably fix myself, but it's the principal of the matter. They agreed to fix it.
Then there was an issue where the car overheated on her once. It's been smoking a little bit lately, so that was a high priority to find out what was going on with it. It's only overheated once, but once is one too many times for me. Turns out they said the radiator had a big hole in it and the mechanic was telling me the radiator support was tweaked and the front end must have been hit at some point in time.. Told me he had to straighten it back out before he could drop the new radiator in. All is fine and well with that, and I didn't throw a fit about having to pay for it, although I'm certain it was that way when we bought it. I'm concerned that a shady mechanic may have used Stop Leak or something in the radiator to prevent it from being an issue until it was in our hands and our own problem. I know small shops and probably even big dealerships have practices like that from time to time. Whatever... No problem. We paid for it and apparently now have a new radiator.
The third issue was that it was having trouble starting. It will always start, but it has to turn over way too many times to be normal. You have to hold the key for a second while it's cranking to get it to start up. That sounds like a fuel issue to me, but I'm not a mechanic. Anyway, talked to the lot right after buying it, and he said they had just put a fuel pump in it recently before we bought it, and that they apparently didn't do a fuel filter. He agreed to have the fuel filter put in for us and that would surely resolve the hard start issue.
Well, here's my problem... Despite replacing all the clips and repositioning the window molding and whatever else he said he did, it still does it. It's more aggravating than anything because it was supposed to be fixed. They kept the car all day long. But wait, it gets better! It still hard starts!!!
Took mine; Over the river, thought the woods, to grandmas house we go lol. Then after that stopped by my best friends, dropped a pie off and he gave me this for my late birthday present Man is such a artist, can't wait till we build my bumpers ;-)
Yesterday I changed the plugs and changed the last evap hose by the rear axle and the CEL finally went away.
Today I tried to get the airbag light to go away by swapping the clock spring with a used one. Unfortunately the problem didn't go away so either the used clock spring was junk or there is something else wrong.
Next on the list:
Alignment and hopefully fix my clunk (I think the jus track bar bushings, but also have some kind of clunk in the rear)
New petcock for radiator drain (it's slowly dripping)