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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   Yesterday, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Jeeples
So the hose actually blew off from the engine or...

So the hose actually blew off from the engine or radiator?

Or are you using the term 'blew off' to describe the overflow tank boiling over?

If the former, then it's likely due to the length of...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-25-2019, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Jeeples
Save yourself a few bucks and skip the Mopar...

Save yourself a few bucks and skip the Mopar branded fluid.

ATF+4 is a licensed product, so anything labeled as ATF+4 has to be made exactly to Mopar's spec, regardless of brand on the bottle....
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-25-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Jeeples
Ah, gotcha, yeah I'd be pretty comfortable in...

Ah, gotcha, yeah I'd be pretty comfortable in assuming the ball joints are still good.


If you dig deep elsewhere on the internet about DW there's a mountain of information and theories behind...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-25-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Jeeples
Back that caster off...too much is a bad thing...

Back that caster off...too much is a bad thing too. Shoot for 5.5* and see what you get.

The clunk may not be in the gearbox, the u-joint in the steering column could be wearing and causing the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-25-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Jeeples
I'd be interested to see your total miles driven...

I'd be interested to see your total miles driven divided by the total amount of fuel used/filled up with during the trip.

The EVIC is notoriously optimistic, and while high teens, low twenties is...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-25-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48,559
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Posted By Jeeples
Yeah, I think I dinged my tank and drug my hitch...

Yeah, I think I dinged my tank and drug my hitch a couple times too...the departure angle on a few of those obstacles is pretty steep.

Aside from the vinyl stickers you can get in town, you can...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-24-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,523
Posted By Jeeples
Nice to see the follow up...install looks clean! ...

Nice to see the follow up...install looks clean!

So the '08-'13 manifold does make a noticeable difference on an otherwise stock WJ?

I'd be interested to see how well it does with a Duner...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-24-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Jeeples
I have 2 WJ's...one is the wife's that she's...

I have 2 WJ's...one is the wife's that she's owned just prior to us dating and getting married. She's had that Jeep for 12 years now, in that time 2 of the window regulators have been replaced, the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Jeeples
We have Core4x4 adjustable upper and lower front...

We have Core4x4 adjustable upper and lower front control arms on my wife's WJ, bought them years ago when the only bushing option they had was urethane. The ride is smooth overall but bumps or road...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-24-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Jeeples
That's not much trimming...there's lots more...

That's not much trimming...there's lots more metal that can be removed to give you more clearance. Search around here a bit and you'll find a thread where someone fitted 35's on a 3" of lift, just...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-24-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 48,559
Views: 4,334,087
Posted By Jeeples
One of my favorite trails...lots of fun without...

One of my favorite trails...lots of fun without having to beat on your rig.


You got your trail badge right?
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-14-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Jeeples
There are reman'd heads available that have the...

There are reman'd heads available that have the valve seats pinned to prevent the seats from dropping. I can't remember any specific brands off the top of my head, but should be easy enough to hit...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-14-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Jeeples
Lash adjusters/lifter are relatively...

Lash adjusters/lifter are relatively cheap...quality replacements such as Clevite/Sealed Power can be found for less than $100 online for the set.


Depending on the shops cost and their markup I...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,185
Posted By Jeeples
You'll likely have better luck searching the...

You'll likely have better luck searching the Dakota/Ram forums for 4.7 performance info, most Jeep forums aren't really geared towards that, unless it's an SRT vehicle.


That being said, look...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Jeeples
I did the valve stem seals on my wife's 4.7 a...

I did the valve stem seals on my wife's 4.7 a couple years ago. So far so good. Only used basic hand tools, although I did by the valve spring compressor tool specific to the 4.7. I also did it...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By Jeeples
I really wish I new what the separation angle...

I really wish I new what the separation angle between the WJ D30 pinion and caster angles was, that would make setting caster at home considerably easier since measuring pinion angle is much easier...
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   06-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Jeeples
Tossed over the fence in the WK2 forum...one of...

Tossed over the fence in the WK2 forum...one of the folks here will likely be able to help you out!


That being said, having seen some of the issues that the 4th Gen Ram trucks have had with...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   06-10-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Jeeples
Grand Cherokee's (WJ's in particular) are a...

Grand Cherokee's (WJ's in particular) are a little bit different than the XJ Cherokee that you have.


I've moved this to the correct section, hopefully someone there will have some info that will...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-05-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Jeeples
Ok, so check engine light coming on and then...

Ok, so check engine light coming on and then turning off indicates that the ECM is likely powering up. I highly doubt the ECM is bad based on that.


Your mechanic needs to diagnose the crank/no...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Jeeples
The SKIM rarely fails. If the engine cranks...

The SKIM rarely fails.

If the engine cranks but doesn't start there's a good chance the issue isn't with the SKIM. The SKIM will shut the engine down shortly after start up, not prevent it from...
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