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Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-28-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By colinzj
Aftermarket alarm? Lots of them do "helpful" dumb...

Aftermarket alarm? Lots of them do "helpful" dumb things with the locks, especially shortly after the vehicle's started or the locks have been cycled.

I always roll a window down when I get out...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-15-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By colinzj
Close! 5/32" (or 4mm).

Close! 5/32" (or 4mm).
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By colinzj
Came to post basically what 2005JGC did. If...

Came to post basically what 2005JGC did. If you've got twenty minutes to swap the assemblies, swap the assemblies — it's an extremely easy way to determine if it's the tail lamp assembly.

What...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-16-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By colinzj
Before you go throwing tens of dollars at...

Before you go throwing tens of dollars at electronics, consider the cheap option: modern thermostats are garbage. Just because it's new doesn't mean it actually works.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-16-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By colinzj
Misfire. Read the codes. Stop driving it if this...

Misfire. Read the codes. Stop driving it if this is happening frequently.

If you're getting a random cylinder misfire code, start by checking your belt, pulleys, and tensioner.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By colinzj
It would be unusual. What year? It's been...

It would be unusual.

What year? It's been my experience that the older WKs and XKs often have a bad seal on the #1 PCM connector. And the #1 PCM connector? The pin for the resistance-based...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By colinzj
It makes absolutely no difference whether the...

It makes absolutely no difference whether the factory oil was synthetic or not.

And as Avs says above, 0W20 is by definition synthetic.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   09-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By colinzj
Exhaust fumes may come in (same as your 4Runner),...

Exhaust fumes may come in (same as your 4Runner), you'll get a warning about it being open every time you come to a stop, and you'll have to disable the interior lights, but it's a usable option as...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   07-28-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By colinzj
It's part of the latch.

It's part of the latch.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-20-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By colinzj
Even if it fits, the number of times a junkyard...

Even if it fits, the number of times a junkyard compressor is going to be a good solution is close to zero.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-03-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By colinzj
^ What he said. When you shift into 4-Lo, you are...

^ What he said. When you shift into 4-Lo, you are immediately locking both axles together and multiplying your gear ratio by 2.72. You will feel this, especially if any of your mounts or suspension...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-26-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By colinzj
That part is available both from the dealer parts...

That part is available both from the dealer parts counter and on the aftermarket. You might be able to get away with bulk hose, but with the routing you run the risk of it kinking and cutting off the...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   04-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By colinzj
Without the receipts, good luck with that. ...

Without the receipts, good luck with that.

But yeah, he can get the ball rolling by calling Jeep HQ at 877-426-5337.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   03-23-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By colinzj
Disconnect the battery.

Disconnect the battery.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   03-23-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By colinzj
The upgraded A/T option was 245. Base and...

The upgraded A/T option was 245.

Base and optional tires were 235.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   02-06-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By colinzj
If you've got a right enough tool (a wider trim...

If you've got a right enough tool (a wider trim tool with a notch one's included in the cheapie "trim and molding kits" at both AutoZone and Harbor Freight), they pop out pretty easily and should...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   02-02-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By colinzj
4WD does absolutely nothing to stop you from...

4WD does absolutely nothing to stop you from slipping. From an equipment standpoint, that's all on your tires (~90%) and any traction control system your vehicle may have (~10%). People commonly...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   01-25-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By colinzj
Adjustable wrench/vice grips and some PB Blaster...

Adjustable wrench/vice grips and some PB Blaster (or other penetrating oil) might do it, and that's personally where I'd start because drilling things out sucks.

If you've got a Harbor Freight...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   01-18-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By colinzj
Easy peasy. You'll need a 3/8 breaker bar if you...

Easy peasy. You'll need a 3/8 breaker bar if you don't have one; a 1/2 will be too deep once you add an adapter.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   01-08-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By colinzj
If they try to unlock, most likely you just need...

If they try to unlock, most likely you just need new latches. The lock actuators in the WK are much more durable than the ones in older Grands, but there still comes a time when wear and age makes...
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