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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-26-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By WICruiser
Assuming that you can not siphon the fuel out...

Assuming that you can not siphon the fuel out disconnect the fuel line at the rail and connect a hose that will reach into a suitable container. Use the system fuel pump to pull as much fuel as...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-15-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By WICruiser
I believe you need to drop the exhaust from the...

I believe you need to drop the exhaust from the manifolds to get the structural cover off. It is pretty tight in that area even with the pipes released but it can be done.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By WICruiser
I reused and used the standard torquing procedure...

I reused and used the standard torquing procedure for assembly. So far so good.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-27-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By WICruiser
In my case the broken wire was grey in color. ...

In my case the broken wire was grey in color. Per the wiring diagram that is associated with the rear passenger window up direction.

This is the second 04 I have experience with and both have had...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-26-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By WICruiser
Power Windows

Just a post to help someone else if they have the same problem as I did.

The PO had locked the passenger rear door window up due to a regulator failure (not uncommon on these). When I replaced...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-18-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By WICruiser
My engine had a dropped valve seat and the seat...

My engine had a dropped valve seat and the seat was impacting the top of the piston because the seat was caught between the valve and the head. The impact noise from the piston hitting the valve is...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-16-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
Completed the reassembly with the new to me...

Completed the reassembly with the new to me cylinder head.

I did have a scare when installing the PCV tube there was moisture at the intake manifold connection and as I had just installed coolant...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-16-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By WICruiser
What is the condition of the spark plug in...

What is the condition of the spark plug in cylinder #1, if the misfire is due to oil contamination it should be apparent on the spark plug.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-16-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By WICruiser
Your original concern regarding coolant leak into...

Your original concern regarding coolant leak into your oil and the compression test indicating a potential leak between cylinders #5 and & #7 may not be related.

Nothing wrong with doing a leak...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-14-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By WICruiser
There are multiple connections to the cylinder...

There are multiple connections to the cylinder block using two bolts (one on each side) that are a good place to start.

My 2008 Chrysler Pacifica shut down less than a 1/2 mile after leaving my...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-14-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
My replacement cylinder head arrived and is now...

My replacement cylinder head arrived and is now installed and torqued. Installing the head in the vehicle is a royal pain compared to the first time doing it on an engine stand. I have my fingers...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-06-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
No signs of leaking at the head gasket or coolant...

No signs of leaking at the head gasket or coolant in any o the cylinder bores.

the cylinder head provider received and tested the head today. They indicated it held 40 psi without leaking but are...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-05-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By WICruiser
Check the ground wires (there are several of...

Check the ground wires (there are several of them) and a faulty ground can really screw up the system. There are at least two on the back rocker cover studs (one on each side), one on the passenger...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-03-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,091
Posted By WICruiser
Coolant loss as you have described is not normal....

Coolant loss as you have described is not normal. As others have said you need to investigate where it is going to. There can be a lot of options, some are not bad while others are serious. The...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-31-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
I got the head off. No real obvious problem with...

I got the head off. No real obvious problem with the head (or anything else).

The exhaust valve on cylinder #3 (second from front on driver's side) was considerably darker than the others. I am...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-30-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
Thanks for the positive reinforcement. I got...

Thanks for the positive reinforcement.

I got the damper bolt out, just wasn't thinking I guess. Just used a heavy screw driver through the slots in the damper to lock rotation against a water...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-29-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
Ran into my first problem - I can't get the...

Ran into my first problem - I can't get the crankshaft bolt (retains the damper) loose. It was easy to torque it to spec when I had the engine on a stand with a lock on the flex plate but in the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
I checked the transmission fluid (looked fine)...

I checked the transmission fluid (looked fine) and the interior floor area near the heater core (also fine).

I decided rather than pulling spark plugs I dropped the exhaust pipes from the exhaust...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-26-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
Sorry this project has been on the back burner...

Sorry this project has been on the back burner for a few weeks.

My current check list includes:
Checking transmission fluid for coolant
Checking for heater core leak
Removing spark plugs and...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-23-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,188
Posted By WICruiser
Thanks, I will consider that as pulling spark...

Thanks, I will consider that as pulling spark plugs is easier than pulling exhaust manifolds. I would probably need to rotate the engine with the paper towel in each cylinder to get each piston to...
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