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Unread 12-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #76
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Purchased a cherry 2005 GC Limited 5.7 Hemi with 62K miles on the odometer last week before Thanksgiving. Two owners on carfax with no issues listed. Obviously garage kept and even smells new on the inside. Everything worked and I was extremely pleased initially. Drove it about 500 miles over the holiday and noticed the tire pressure indicator went off periodically even after I checked the tire pressure and found no problems. Then the check engine light comes on over the weekend but then goes off after I filled up with gas. Yesterday the check engine light comes on again and now it stays on. Today the low oil light comes on when push the brake pedal to slow down and the oil level is fine.
Does anyone have something that I can check quickly or at least first so that I can start the diagnosis process?
Just reading through and came across this. Great forum by the way guys.
Previously on my Chevey Astro work van had the check engine light come on, when filling with gas it goes off and then comes on again a day or so later - Solution for me was to change the gas cap after I mistakingly changed an O2 sensor twice.
Tire Pressure, do you have a calibrated or trustworthy guage to check your pressures ? Most service station I have found there guages to be off by as much as 10psi. I'll make the assumption that one or more of your tires is right on the threshold of the pressure sensor in one or more of the tires. Add a couple of PSI to the tires and see if that helps. Stay within the Manufacturers recommended pressures. If that does not help one of the sensors may be on the way out in which case either replace it or ignore it or have it turned off.
Low oil pressure when you push on the brake pedal can't help you there.

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Unread 12-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #77
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Hey i know this has nothing really to do with this thread but my wk didnt come with fog lights. Is there any way i can get them without having to buy the kit from mopar, because i would prefer aftermarket. I saw a guy who had offroad lights in the fog light spaces so could i just do that and wire them that way? Thanks
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #78
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That was easy.

I did a simple Internet search for the words "adding foglights to a Jeep wk" and found a lot of options, including this on the forum http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/h...nstall-832364/ . You can also search within the forum using key words.
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #79
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Hey i know this has nothing really to do with this thread but my wk didnt come with fog lights. Is there any way i can get them without having to buy the kit from mopar, because i would prefer aftermarket. I saw a guy who had offroad lights in the fog light spaces so could i just do that and wire them that way? Thanks
Yes, there are lots of ways to accomplish this. PM me is you would like details on mine.



I also have the pair of factory driving lights in a box for cheap if you are interested. Each one has a minor flaw in the lens, but they are dry and do not leak. PM me to keep this thread from getting too derailed.

edit: Great linked post michiganmike.
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Unread 12-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #80
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Great post
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:16 PM   #81
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Blend Doors, Blend Doors, Blend Doors, check the make sure that the heat works on both sides and the rear, as well as the A/C.

On the Auto climate control there are 2 doors and only 1 on the regulare control

I drove mine and didn't check the pass side very well... now I got to find how to fix it or cough up 700-1300 to fix it.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #82
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There shouldn't be a clunk. I used to have the clunk shifting but then I replaced my differential isolator bushings and it all went away. It's a very common problem the original bushings must have been defective from the factory

did you have it that the isolators were causing more jolts over potholes too? my jeeps seems rough but i don't want to blame it all on the isolators..maybe the struts?
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Unread 01-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #83
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did you have it that the isolators were causing more jolts over potholes too? my jeeps seems rough but i don't want to blame it all on the isolators..maybe the struts?
I dont recall hearing my diff bang while going over potholes. but if the bushings are highly eroded it wouldnt suprise me. you would know by shifting if you diff bushings are bad.. sounds like you need to look at your suspension bushings though.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 11:57 PM   #84
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on a 2009 2wd WK i feel a loud Clunk when shifting from P to D... anyone know? my sister is looking to buy this WK from a friend and I used this list to check on it... everything else seems OK.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #85
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It's a common problem, probably shouldn't buy it.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 12:09 AM   #86
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These are my real-world numbers using a calculator, not the EVIC, from my current and last Jeep:

1999 WJ, 4.0 I6 engine: 17.54mpg over 12,963 miles
2006 WK, 5.7 HEMI: 16.33mpg over 27,661 miles

Both Jeeps are driven the same daily commute and the occasional camping trip. Probably a mix of 80% highway, 20% in-town.
This is the second time I hear that 5.7 is more economic that 4.7
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Unread 02-09-2014, 09:07 AM   #87
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This is the second time I hear that 5.7 is more economic that 4.7
Note that my comparison was between a 5.7 and a 4.0
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Unread 02-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #88
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Note that my comparison was between a 5.7 and a 4.0
I averaged like 13.5 on my WJ 4.0. Lucky bastard
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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:18 PM   #89
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Going to check out and hopefully test drive a 2006 WK tomorrow.

3.7L V6 4WD
78,000 miles

They're asking for $11,995, but Im going to try and bring him down closer to $10.

Here is a link for it: http://www.kars-inc.com/en/inventory.cfm

Sometimes the link doesn't go directly to the Jeep, but if you go to inventory it's one of the only JEEPs on there. Please check it out and let me know what you guys think
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Unread 02-21-2014, 06:49 PM   #90
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Look for a hemi. Everyone regrets not getting it.
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