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  • Diva
    Diva - 2006 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Preventive Maintenance - 9/18/2014
    The problem began when I had to press several times on the filter pump to have the car start or it wouldnt start.We thou
    It is a jeep Cherokee 2006 2.8l
     
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  • pattij
    pattij - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 9/14/2014
    If it's not a fuse what is causing my backup lights to not work
    noticed a problem with one rear blinker light too
     
    • Jimm
      9/14/2014 Jimm
      Check these possibilities; faulty bulb, faulty wiring, faulty connection, faulty transmission gear position switch.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 8/11/2014
    Why do my brake lights and tail lights keep going out?
    Brake lights work when lights are off but when lights are on the driver brake light and tail light go out. Also blinkers act as if going out but are new.
     
    • cr
      8/11/2014 cr
      Make sure you have the right bulbs in. Many other bulbs will fit but not work right. Sometimes the tail light assembly goes bad or gets cracked. The assembly has a circuit board type setup, i had to replace mine before.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 8/11/2014
    My car makes this grinding like noise when i drive, what is it and is it bad?
    This used to only happen when i turned left but it started doing it now when i drive in a straight line. when i go faster it gets louder and it slows down and gets quieter when i slow down. My car has about 180,000 miles. Recently i put new brakes on so it ...
     
    • cr
      8/11/2014 cr
      Take it to a mechanic before something brakes and a wheel falls off. It could be a wheel hub going bad it is hard to say.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 7/17/2014
    My car makes this grinding like noise when i drive, what is it and is it bad?
    This used to only happen when i turned left but it started doing it now when i drive in a straight line. when i go faster it gets louder and it slows down and gets quieter when i slow down. My car has about 180,000 miles. Recently i put new brakes on so it ...
     
    • jdl
      7/17/2014 jdl
      I wouldn't drive that till you get it fixed. Are you 4wd? It could be a drive-shaft joint or wheel bearing. You might be able to safely raise and support the vehicle, while you shake and pull on the drive shaft joint, see if get any movement. Spin the tires, see if you recreate the noise? Maybe you can get a location, front/back, left or right side?

      There are safety issues with getting under a vehicle. Safety is your responsibility. I can't see anything from here. You can always take it to an alignment shop?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2014
    My left turn signal won't turn off. I tried taking the fuse out but the light continues to blink. Can anyone help?
    Turn signal
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2014
    Why do my brake lights and tail lights keep going out?
    Brake lights work when lights are off but when lights are on the driver brake light and tail light go out. Also blinkers act as if going out but are new.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 6/24/2014
    Why do my brake lights and tail lights keep going out?
    Brake lights work when lights are off but when lights are on the driver brake light and tail light go out. Also blinkers act as if going out but are new.
     
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 6/7/2014
    My ac/heater works on the top of the dash, but not blowing straight at me? Like the vents pointed at you are not working
    Both ac and heater works on the vents that blow. But the rest doesnt
     
    • GT500Knights
      6/7/2014 GT500Knights
      The problem you are having lies within the switch/actuator that controls flow direction through the dashboard area. As a safety feature, the default position for the air to blow is at the windshield. This is to prevent windows from fogging up.....if the direction default was to your face, de fogging wouldnt do anything were you to request it. The climate control unit, climate control module, wiring, or actuator would be at fault if air flow direction does not alter.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 5/10/2014
    HOW DO I REPLACE SIDE LIGHTS?
    how do i replace front side lights on my jeep?
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 5/2/2014
    Airbag warning light is on, what fuses could I check?
    the light just went on, I think it could be a blown fuse, which specific fuses should I check?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Its not a fuse. You need to use a code reader that can communicate with the air bag module and extract the fault code numbers in order to proceed with a diagnosis.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Jeep Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 12/26/2013
    Why do my head lights automatically turn on and off repeatedly while driving at night
    rround 250000kms I drive allong for bout 15 minutes at night with my headlights on then they will flicker completely on and off the only way o over ride it whilst it is happening is to hold the dipper switch back on high beam how do I fix this ?????
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty wiring / connection at the headlight switch, faulty / loose / worn headlight switch, loose headlight relay. Try this as a first step, run a jumper wire around the headlight switch itself. See if the problem goes away. If yes, then the problem is the switch itself - and it must be replaced.
      The parts are readily available; try these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the replacement headlight switch from around $10.00 for your vehicle.
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the headlamp switch
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Jeep Liberty - Preventive Maintenance - 11/28/2013
    Why won't my car start after I cleaned the battery cables?
    After driving home for the holiday. My dad cleaned my battery cables and now my car won't start nor will my automatic door opener work anymore.
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/28/2013 John's Auto Repair
      I would re-trace my steps and check that the battery ends as well as the posts are clean and grease
      free
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Preventive Maintenance - 10/20/2013
    My perform service light is coming on. What kind of service does it need?
    It initially said low coolant but that has been filled
     
    • Jimm
      10/20/2013 Jimm
      The perform service light illuminates when the previous mileage interval is meet or exceeded for certain preventive maintenance tasks, such as for an engine oil and filter change.

      This indicator is different than the check engine light. Once you have completed the recommended service, just toggle through all the options in the overhead console until you get to one stating "O miles to service" and press and HOLD the Reset button. That should reset it to 3,000 miles or whatever the mileage interval is set to.

      For the oil and filter change - check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for specific steps, details and tools needed.
  • jimk342
    jimk342 - 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Preventive Maintenance - 10/5/2013
    Heat & air condition
    the heat and air condition fan switch only works in the high switch position. In all of the lower switch positions nothing works.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/5/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the blower resistor. Probability here is near 100%.