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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   07-05-2021, 08:15 AM
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Posted By JRobes
I just replaced my rear right parking brake cable...

I just replaced my rear right parking brake cable in my 04 Overland as it had a hole in it and rusted out (I got an actual MOPAR replacement FYI). I was also worried I'd have to pull the center...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-20-2021, 09:03 PM
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Posted By JRobes
Make sure it's not just a bad power wire in the...

Make sure it's not just a bad power wire in the door's rubber boot in the back left door's jamb. Same thing happened to mine, just needed to open the boot up and reconnect the wires.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
the engine is strong, but having that back right...

the engine is strong, but having that back right tire stuffed and making a lot of contact with the body could help the obstacle overpower the varilock diff. I'm not 100% sure that is what's...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
it looks like your tires are getting stuffed...

it looks like your tires are getting stuffed pretty far into the wheel wells; are you sure they're not catching on the jeep's body and that's keeping the stuffed ones from rotating properly? if you...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
I suppose you could upload it to youtube and send...

I suppose you could upload it to youtube and send a link
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
Yes, worst case, if you did have an open rear...

Yes, worst case, if you did have an open rear diff (someone took out the varilock rear diff), the tcase should still be trying to spin the front driveshaft and front diff assuming the tcase is...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
I ran that size in mud terrains (32" JK Rubicon...

I ran that size in mud terrains (32" JK Rubicon takeoffs) for over 7 years and I still run 32's (highway tread) to this day, and it hasn't caused any issues to my varilocks. We have kept up to date...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By JRobes
if you get into the twisties with the quadradrive...

if you get into the twisties with the quadradrive system, the rear wheels will have the first shot at getting traction. If one of the rears starts to spin while the other has traction, the varilock...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-08-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By JRobes
I just had this happen to me again, and I thought...

I just had this happen to me again, and I thought FOR SURE the noise was coming from the rear end. I changed the rear diff fluid and added the proper friction modifier fluid, the groaning was still...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-31-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By JRobes
I can confirm that the recall was to replace the...

I can confirm that the recall was to replace the module under the center console. The dealership mechanics that did mine made sure to break a few items along the way so that was fun explaining to...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By JRobes
I was also hesitant about the vise grip method,...

I was also hesitant about the vise grip method, but eventually tried it. I actually used 2 vice grips to help get additional grip without having to REALLY tightening them down, and put shop towels...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-06-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By JRobes
^What Double E said. You can just bend the arm...

^What Double E said. You can just bend the arm in so it makes contact. Bend a little, test it, bend more if needed. Can also spray some WD40 on the metal pin where the arm flexes near the base...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-25-2019, 09:55 AM
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Views: 4,911,387
Posted By JRobes
completed the head gasket job a couple weekends...

completed the head gasket job a couple weekends back (https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/2004-4-7-ho-rough-idle-only-cold-start-advice-4347561/), ran so well after reassembly that I felt obliged to...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-04-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By JRobes
Wanted to post a follow-up to this so it may help...

Wanted to post a follow-up to this so it may help others.

Jeep Info; 2004 Grand Cherokee Overland, 4.7 H.O. motor, 130xxx miles, my family have owned since new (and thus has been maintained...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-18-2019, 05:31 AM
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Views: 4,911,387
Posted By JRobes
Yes, there's a gasket on the exhaust manifold on...

Yes, there's a gasket on the exhaust manifold on each side, but they're fairly inexpensive.

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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-04-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By JRobes
dry everything off with some shop towels, fire up...

dry everything off with some shop towels, fire up the jeep, and look for leaks. My guess is leaking around the water pump on the front of the engine.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-12-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By JRobes
quoted directly from WJJeeps.com for the HO...

quoted directly from WJJeeps.com for the HO engine plugs (the ones I have are correct):
"*NOTE on 4.7 HO plugs: Champion RC7PYCB4 (p/n 3340) is the same as Mopar SPRC7PYCB4 and can be purchased for...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-12-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By JRobes
Per my OP, I've had a ECL code for bad O2 sensor...

Per my OP, I've had a ECL code for bad O2 sensor before, went away on it's own, hence thinking that *could* be causing an issue still. Not sure though.

I pulled and replaced all plugs with...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-11-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By JRobes
I did get a proper scanner and the only codes...

I did get a proper scanner and the only codes were for misfires during that short start-up period if I don't give it throttle and it stalls; the 3 codes I got on that particularly bad startup was...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-11-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By JRobes
2004 4.7 HO, rough idle only at cold start, advice?

Good morning all,

I'm having issues with a rough idle at cold start on my 2004 4.7 HO. Engine shakes pretty bad and then stalls, no knocking noises or anything real bad sounding. If I give it a...
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