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Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-26-2019, 07:27 AM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By RCS1300
On the "no heat at idle" I would be checking out...

On the "no heat at idle" I would be checking out the condition of your water pump. On the smoke coming from the drivers side of the engine compartment I can think of two things 1. an oil leak from...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-23-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By RCS1300
According to the Service Manual, the oil pressure...

According to the Service Manual, the oil pressure switch is a three wire switch. One 5 volt power source from PCM, Ground return to PCM, and Signal return to pcm.

If the switch is new and Mopar...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-22-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By RCS1300
His oil pressure is within specification based on...

His oil pressure is within specification based on the manual oil pressure test he performed. I did not realize the OP was running a modified PCM - superchips. All bets are off on this one.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-22-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,860
Posted By RCS1300
Then, hire a lawyer and collect on your warranty....

Then, hire a lawyer and collect on your warranty. That path will cost you at least $5,000 initial fee retainer for the lawyer. Who knows, they may settle out of court to avoid legal fees.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-21-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,860
Posted By RCS1300
Yep, the oil pans in the WK's rust and have to be...

Yep, the oil pans in the WK's rust and have to be replaced. It is not a warranty thing. Warranty is when the well maintained transmission or the well maintained engine stops working. Still good to...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-20-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By RCS1300
Just watched the video of the 15 Altitude...

Just watched the video of the 15 Altitude Edition. Lots of neat features. Probably will need the factory scan tool to work on all the electronics modules and Com lines.
...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-19-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By RCS1300
I will be moving to the WK2 in a few years. Is...

I will be moving to the WK2 in a few years. Is the eight speed transmission noticeable as part of the driving experience?
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-18-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
This issue is probably why you were able to...

This issue is probably why you were able to purchase the vehicle for such a low price. The PO may have already spent the money from the sale and may not have the money to give you for the repair...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-18-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
Do not be so sure it is the PCM. It could be a...

Do not be so sure it is the PCM. It could be a wiring and/or connector issue on the control wire from the Purge Valve to the PCM. This can be tested with the proper equipment. PCM's are expensive....
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-17-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
It seems the OP did a voltage test and not an...

It seems the OP did a voltage test and not an activation test of the purge valve. A voltage test, while good, will not tell whether the purge valve is communicating with the PCM. Test #2 has to be...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
I am not a mechanic but have done diagnostics on...

I am not a mechanic but have done diagnostics on my own 4.7L V8 Jeep engine and have changed engine heads, valve springs, lash adjusters, and many other things.

Can you perform test #2? Does your...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
Let me check the service manual...give me a...

Let me check the service manual...give me a few...

PM me your email and I will send you the diagnostic steps for P0443.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By RCS1300
Focus on the problem - P0443. Check the wiring...

Focus on the problem - P0443. Check the wiring to the purge valve - power and ground and control. The problem could be as simple as a dirty connector or a non working connector.

Did you just...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-13-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By RCS1300
I have the 2005 WK and the 1999 WJ and have owned...

I have the 2005 WK and the 1999 WJ and have owned them since new. My WK is the V8. Only one mpg difference in gas mileage versus the V6 - 18 versus 19 mpg on highway. The issue here is that this...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-09-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,727
Posted By RCS1300
Good idea to move to a newer Jeep Grand Cherokee....

Good idea to move to a newer Jeep Grand Cherokee. Personally, I would not trust a used Grand Cherokee more than three years old and with more than one owner. From what I have seen people do not...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-08-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,727
Posted By RCS1300
Thank you for the update. The sad part is that...

Thank you for the update. The sad part is that if you purchase another Jeep Grand Cherokee for $8,500 plus taxes you will likely need to put an additional $3,000 in parts, minimum, in it to make it...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   11-03-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By RCS1300
which dash cam do you have. I need one.

which dash cam do you have. I need one.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-31-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By RCS1300
That, or something else, may have caused the...

That, or something else, may have caused the catalytic converter failure - with the un-metered air leak the O2 sensors would have compensated by adding more fuel to the mixture. Not sure that will...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-31-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By RCS1300
The vehicle is over 12 years old but it should...

The vehicle is over 12 years old but it should not require a new CAT until at least 150,000 miles unless...

That is the key question. A pre-mature CAT failure is typically the result of poor...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   10-27-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By RCS1300
You can pick up an oil filter removal tool that...

You can pick up an oil filter removal tool that clamps onto the filter like a vise as you turn it. It should be available at most auto parts stores and comes in several sizes. Make sure you get the...
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