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Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-21-2019, 08:55 AM
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Posted By LouC
Not sure but the issue is being able to scan the...

Not sure but the issue is being able to scan the modules to see what fault codes are being set. From what I recall its a whole different thing than the OBD-II codes you can get with an Actron...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-20-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By LouC
Even though your problem might have a different...

Even though your problem might have a different cause I'll tell you what was the outcome with mine....it was doing this, and occasionally would not start, or would stall, the blinkers worked REALLY...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   06-01-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By LouC
Same, why we kept the '98 ZJ with the 4.0. The...

Same, why we kept the '98 ZJ with the 4.0. The Hemi isn't too bad but the spark plug change is a pain. At least it still has a normal oil filter. However, if you keep in mind that you are dealing...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   05-31-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By LouC
Also one more thing to check, I believe that the...

Also one more thing to check, I believe that the JK series up to and including 2016 is affected by the Takata air bag recall. If you are looking at one make sure that recall has been completed. '17...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   05-31-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By LouC
It sounds like you are referring to the oil fill...

It sounds like you are referring to the oil fill cap...if you are referring to the oil filter cap.....
Do NOT Do that! On the 3.6 Pentastar, the oil filter adapter (which includes an oil cooler) is...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   05-30-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By LouC
Yes. 18 in lbs is like 1.5 ft lbs! I believe...

Yes. 18 in lbs is like 1.5 ft lbs!
I believe the 18 ft lbs is printed on the cap.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   05-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By LouC
This can be easily prevented by: using the...

This can be easily prevented by:
using the correct socket in the first place
not overtightening the cap

I've done 4 oil changes on our '17 JK, and one of my spark plug sockets (forget which...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-28-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By LouC
Correction, might be smaller than a 1/4, maybe it...

Correction, might be smaller than a 1/4, maybe it was 1/8”. I have cleaned mine out about every 2-3 years or so. The other problem is that you can’t access the plastic tube where it passes into the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-28-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By LouC
I think ChryCo did have a TSB on this years ago...

I think ChryCo did have a TSB on this years ago and they said you had to drill a 1/4” hole in the center of the circular area and blow the debris out with compressed air. Then put some silicone...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-24-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By LouC
The issue is the difficulty with getting the...

The issue is the difficulty with getting the bolts out of the clevis which is what bolts to the lower control arm. The Monroe all in one unit can be installed without dealing with that but keep in...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By LouC
WK electrical problems,multiple codes....FIXED!

Will keep an eye on it...hopefully they got it.....
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-23-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By LouC
OK had the work done nearly 2 weeks ago and its...

OK had the work done nearly 2 weeks ago and its been fine ever since....I THINK its fixed....and the tech did a good job diagnosing it...
However....it really does give you pause about depending on...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By LouC
Agreed with 90 Grand above, the 2 Hemi ones have...

Agreed with 90 Grand above, the 2 Hemi ones have high mileage, and there are many things you can wind up having to repair, and the WK series vs the older Grands is more complex and difficult to...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-20-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By LouC
When everything is right on one of these it...

When everything is right on one of these it should run at 210 or slightly below. On ours I found that changing the old thermostat made a big difference, the OE one lasted like 19 years but started...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-17-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,965
Posted By LouC
The melted connector suggests that the terminals...

The melted connector suggests that the terminals are too small to carry the current, I would probably re-wire it with larger terminals that will take the heat better. Kind of like the same thing that...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-17-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By LouC
Start with a freshly charged battery, these do...

Start with a freshly charged battery, these do odd things when batteries go dead. On mine I recently had an adventure where the front passenger door module caused the intergrated power module (under...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By LouC
Never had a WJ but have owned our '98 ZJ for 21...

Never had a WJ but have owned our '98 ZJ for 21 years (since new) and our '07 WK Limited Hemi for almost 10 (bought as a lease return, 2 years old in '09 for a little more than half the sticker price...
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   05-16-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 53,631
Posted By LouC
That's actually common on modern V-6 designs. My...

That's actually common on modern V-6 designs. My favorite engine for ease of maintenance is what you USED to get in a Wrangler. Cherokee or Grand Cherokee....
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   05-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,147
Posted By LouC
If you have a V8 and the WK-II thermostat housing...

If you have a V8 and the WK-II thermostat housing and stat is the same as on the WK-I what can happen is that the integral gasket of the stat, starts to leak a bit. There is no gasket between the...
Jeep Forums: JT Gladiator Technical Forum   05-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By LouC
I test drove one at my local dealer (Overland) I...

I test drove one at my local dealer (Overland) I would probably get a Sport S with the max tow package and the 8 spd auto. Loved it! Thinking very seriously of buying one this summer. Have 3 Jeeps...
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