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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By JeepJunkie
REAR DOOR Enter-N-Go?

Anyone try adding front door handles to the rear doors and splicing them in? They look to be of identical size.

I'm sick of trying to load my kids in first and always reaching to touch that front...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-04-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By JeepJunkie
Need help replacing radiator/condenser

Long story short: I hit a downed fire hydrant at about 3mph.

Thought the radiator busted since it was raining what looked like coolant underneath. After ordering a radiator and tearing down the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: 8 Hours: 1 Strut (and 4 Beers)

Pete, thanks for the info. I actually had the alignment done and my new tires (take-offs from a JK) mounted.


Back to the clunking: checked my 13mm bolts in the engine bay, and the top nut...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: 8 Hours: 1 Strut (and 4 Beers)

The nightmare continues. Shop had to cut off the ball joint with a Sawzall, and replace both the Ball Joint and Upper Control arm as they are only sold together at this point. $120 parts plus $300...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-18-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By JeepJunkie
8 Hours: 1 Strut (and 4 Beers)

51632

I would first like to say that as much information as I've found on forums for almost every repair I've ever done... there was NO write-up complete enough to help me along the way on this...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Rookie Strut Question(s)

No opinions on this? I don't want to throw money at an unneeded part, nor do I want to miss the opportunity to change something that should be changed while the strut assembly is out.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By JeepJunkie
Rookie Strut Question(s)

First time ever tacking front struts on a vehicle (one is leaking). I know only what I've researched online. I will likely add questions to this list as they come up... please assist if you can!
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By JeepJunkie
Starts THEN stalls, unless key is inserted...

The other day the WK2 began to start but then stall out instantly when using Enter-N-Go. Inserting the key behind the button, however, allows the car to start normally and run.

I ordered a new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,794
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Locking doors with key fob in car

I did have an experience where it let me do it, but the key was close to the passenger door (close enough that it thought it was outside the car). Luckily I quickly realized it, and it also let me...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Panic Alarms, has any of u ever used it?

Ive never actually used it while panicked.

Maybe the should change it to the 'locate' button.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-20-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,380
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Sahara Rims Went On Today

Well they've been on a while now. Ride is good, MPG seems unaffected. However, they really do come *very* close to touching the wheel well when the fronts are turned. They don't rub on level...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 09-29-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,380
Posted By JeepJunkie
Sahara Rims Went On Today

I really had nothing against the 17's on my base Laredo... but when I came across a set of five Wrangler Sahara wheels/tires with 12k miles on them (and *tons* of tread left) for just $400 I just...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-18-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Base Laredo Offroad

They're Yakima crossbars, used on my dad's 96 Grand Cherokee, been in storage for a decade. The towers, however, are brand new (I think theyre the 'Rail Grab' series) and were a gift (from my dad,...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By JeepJunkie
Just 3 Wheels On The Ground!

So I went to have some fun on this trail I know, and I kept stopping to take pictures (see them at http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=46218)

Well, at one point I hopped out to take a...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By JeepJunkie
Base Laredo Offroad

Well... sort of off-road. These are basically poser pics. Either way...

http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx104/Scharles123/2012-08-15_17-08-10_836.jpg...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,203
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Goodyear Silent Armour

I ran the 32" R17s on my JK before I traded it for the WK2. Silent Armor is a great tire.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 07-13-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: tire rotation

That was me. Glad you resolved it... For me, out of sight, out of mind, I suppose.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=42961
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,041
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

Sometimes it blows icy, sometime just cool. Seems to blow coldest under moderte acceleration or when cruising. Warmest at red lights. I would prefer icy all the time... It is a little...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-03-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,264
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: My girl shaved laying on the beach

Are those JK wheels on that YJ? I dig the custom plate btw.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,594
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: what is eco icon?

It's the icon that goes off when basically anytime you accelerate :)
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-29-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,132
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Supercharger for 3.6 V6 in development

Isn't that a wash though because you have to use high-test gas instead of regular once you've got the supercharger? I think...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,613
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Was not getting Quadra-Trac II a mistake?

I'll be out driving around just for fun in the next blzzard with QT1 (whenever that is-- its 100 degrees out right now).
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,399
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Should this look so corroded?

Yeah, a few of the rims were sticking when I did my rotation: That was part of why it was such hard work.

As far as taking it back to the dealer, I purchased it used with 22,500 miles on it. Like...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-04-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: 2012 Spare Tire

I know the thread says "2012" but here is a picture of the spare from a 2011 Laredo E. I had it on as a placeholder so I could rotate my tires.

I have to say, this tire/wheel is scary small! It...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-04-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,399
Posted By JeepJunkie
Should this look so corroded?

Pulled my tires for a rotation this weekend (probably the last one I'll do myself, since that was a huge PITA). Anyway, what is this and why does it look so messed up? Is this normal? 30k miles on my...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 27,541
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: STUCK IN SAND with 4WD malfunction

First of all, kudos to you for taking your brand new Jeep out to play in the sand. :thumbsup:

How long were you out there for before it quit on you? I've only driven on the sand once, in a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By JeepJunkie
Manually close rear hatch - does your glass "jump"?

Is it just me, or when you manually shut the rear hatch (I don't have that fancy power tailgate) does the glass window seem to jump open a bit.

I can't tell if it is just an optical illusion, and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,933
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

That's some useful information I've been looking for. I'll have to get under there and see if I can figure out the points you're describing. Thanks!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,534
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Hide-a-key solutions?

Even with a dead battery it is supposed to start the vehicle if you put it in behind the start button... so they say at least
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Custom push button mod

Thanks all for the positive feedback!!!

I've improved my technique by purchasing a punch tool, since the freehand cut was the weakest part of my original design. After months of use, my own...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-24-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By JeepJunkie
respect the 17s!

I've seen some hate for the base 17" wheels in other threads, but really they're not that bad! Besides, they're more unique in a way since the majority of WK2s I see aren't running them.

Just...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By JeepJunkie
Chrome Trim Loose!

http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx104/Scharles123/photobucket-11284-1332604120876.jpg

The trim seems to have come un-stuck along my rear door. Come on...

As I'm not yet at 36,000 miles this...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-24-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Took the front air dam off, and ACC sensor

Someone needs to design a "stubby" type replacement that covers the radiator but still gives you the clearance.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-23-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,652
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Damaged Key Notice?

I just had the same thing happened. About 10 seconds after the Damaged Key message, the rest of the dash lit up and I was able to start it. I was really panicked and pissed for a minute though.
...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-17-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,105
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Westin Bull Bar Ordered

Hey Willir2 if you do have tow hooks that you're removing to install that bar, would you be willing to part with them and how much? That's my next mod...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-13-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,933
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I still don't feel confident in lifting this thing off the ground to get under it. I'm considering getting some ramps for the fluid changes, but for brake jobs that doesn't help.

Anyone want to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Buying a repurchased (lemon) vehicle? HELP!

The real deal-breaker here should be the numbers 4x2... I know everyone has different priorities, but IMHO you never know when that added traction might really come in handy! Either way, look...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-19-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Custom push button mod

Thanks but I don't think I'd do a better job than you could yourself. If you look really closely (in the picture and in real life) you can see it is imperfect because it was cut freehand-- doesn't...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By JeepJunkie
Has anyone copied the emergency key?

I'm thinking of making a copy of the emergency (metal) key and hiding it on the exterior or in my wallet in case the fob ever gets locked in accidentally, as I've read on this forum can occasionally...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,024
Posted By JeepJunkie
Re: Any of you WK2 owners have/had Wranglers?

I had a 98 Sahara and then an 07 X 2-door, both stock, both awesome in their own ways. The 98 was much faster, the 07 was bigger and smoother.

I miss them both. I traded to a WK2 because we've...
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