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overheating 2001 jeep grand cherokee

electric fan is not coming on at all, checked fuse and it was fine, disconnected fan and checked for power at fan, had no power, is there a relay? If so where can I find it? what controls the fan? Is there a temperature switch?

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The electronic fan relay on this model fails very often, causing the problem you describe. I attached a picture of the location.459ebfc.png

Posted on May 22, 2008


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i need a fuse box diagram for a 2001 jeep grand

i need a fuse box diagram for a 2001 jeep grand chreokee

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Check this LINK and this image for fuse location and description...


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Posted on Jun 05, 2010


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2001 jeep cherokee cranks, no start, no bus

my 2001 jeep cherokee would crank but no start. initially no gauges and a no bus reading. then the gauges began to work and i am not getting the no bus message. no i have gauges. 1/2 tank of gas. car cranks but will not start??

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I just had the same problem of my 2001 jeep cherokee not starting with no gauges responding and a "no bus" reading. After reading the responses I changed out the CPS and my jeep now runs great! however, it was not as hard as I thought it would be. Very easy with 7/16 bit and a 10inch extender. In and out in less than 5 minutes. Finding it was the hardest part. Blends in with the bell housing. I did this from under the jeep with a good shop light. I paid about $80 for the part here in Atlanta, GA

Posted on Jun 23, 2011


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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo- radiator fan

I have a problem with my Jeep overheating and the fan won't come on. We have checked that the fan moves freely, we've replaced the temperature sensor, thermostat and the fan relay. We even jumped the fan to make sure it works and it does. We're running out of ideas of what the problem could be. Could you help us with this problem.

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I need to know what all has to be taken off, the easiest way, to replace a radiator fan motor for a 2001 grand cherokee?

Posted on Sep 02, 2010


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2001 jeep grand cherokee transmission revving-codes p1757, p1762

I had my car checked and the dignostics said I needed a new pressure switch in my transmission, and we changed that but it still is not going into gear and the engine makes a loud revving sound, like it is getting stuck from gear to gear, or that it skips a gear. We checked the fluid and the pan was good- no metal shavings..and now it continues to do the same thing but is driveable, a new code P1757 AND P1762 came up- can anyone help me who knows what those codes mean?

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P1757 1T CCM 1996-2003 Cherokee, Grand Cherokee A/T Governor Pressure Above 3 PSI In Gear At 0 MPH Conditions: Engine started; vehicle driven to a speed over 30 mph, and the PCM detected the Governor Pressure Sensor was more than 3 psi with the requested pressure at 0 psi (95% duty cycle command) for 2.65 seconds. The fault must occur twice on one trip to set the code. Possible Causes: Check for the presence of other A/T related trouble codes Governor pressure Sensor is damaged or has failed Governor pressure Sensor VREF (5v) circuit is open or shorted Transmission valve body is leaking, damaged or has failed PCM has failed P1762 1T CCM 1996-2003 Cherokee, Grand Cherokee A/T Governor Pressure Sensor Offset Volts Too High/Low Conditions: Key on or engine running. Gear selector in Park or Neutral. PCM detected an out-of-range Governor Pressure Sensor signal for 1.3 seconds. The fault must occur 3 times on one trip to set a code. Possible Causes: Governor pressure Sensor VREF (5v) circuit is open Governor pressure Sensor ground circuit is open P/N switch is damaged or has failed (not operating properly) Transmission fluid has excessive debris or it is contaminated PCM has failed

Posted on Nov 17, 2008


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how do i fix this p1687 code no mechanical instrument cluster bus message?

anyone out there fmiliar with the fix for this please help. i have tested voltage to the bus wire yellow/violet at the harness for the cluster and it is active and reads between 0.27-0.74v also the ground to cluster is fine. In dire need to get this truck out of my hair, any help would be greatly apprechiated. thanks in advance.

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i guess you are working FSM free (no book) on this complex car?
the factory service manual tells you what the steps are.....
and what the codes mean, and what checks to do ....
fuses are first.
reseat modules 2nd. (related)
are those all DTC errors. or just 1. of many."?
using what scan tool. does your tool show all jeep codes.
like the Innova 3160 does.?? or is your tool 1/2 brain dead... as many are.
one code. answer.....s..
first lets try to understand this code. (DTC)
which engine? 4.0L or 4.7L?

this error , i think does not mean both key FOBS are dead
but did you try both... car came with both.????/
it means the SKIM is not talking, (check all fuses with a voltmeter.
not just gandering at them......????) key on, test.
that be first. 12vdc on both sides of fuses, means they are really good.
it can also mean the Data buss is dead. PCI buss. its called.
The factory scan tool can see this data and we can see
if the data is Dead, or garbled or is never even sent.
you cant do that.... so...... its palm hits head moment.
if you had a real scan tool , and say lots of P1, P2, or other Jeep codes about PCI buss failure, i'd suspect that PCI has problems.
but if not, then just the SKIM is dead.
there are 7 computers on that buss. even the RADIO and BCM
if the bus has issues, the BCM will throw lots of errors.
Seems to me the SKIM is bad, or both keys bad.
i dont think this error is key related. but gee, you have 2, to try...
and takes 5min work....

No Cluster Bus Messages Print this code data Trouble Code Conditions:
Key on or engine running; and the PCM determined that it did not receive any Security Key Bus Messages over the Data Bus line for 20 seconds. This malfunction may be an intermittent problem.
Possible Causes:

  • Data Bus circuit from SKIM to PCM is damaged or it is open
  • PCM unable to communicate with the Body Control Module
  • PCM has failed, or the SKIM is damaged or has failed
that is all i know on this from DIY , perspective......

Posted on May 22, 2015


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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee showing code P0740

Code P0740 - Torque Convertor Clutch Circuit Failure. My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited has CEL on, code is P0740. Dealership wants to replace front pump, torque convertor, and possibly transmission. Is there any other fix that would proceed this?

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first I want you disconnect the battery and Change filters and good oil transmission .and let me know .

Posted on Nov 17, 2011


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what fuse controls the windshield washer pump? on a 2001 Jeep Che

How do you remove the windshield washer pump on a 2001 Jeep Cherokee?

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usually it's in the washer bottle which is usually in the fender well, ahrd to get to.
The fuse that controls it should be listed in your owners manual. Usually a 10 amp fuse in the fuse panel inside the car usually on the instrument panel somewhere.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009


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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Larado owners manual

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Larado owners manual

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2001 Grand Cherokee its under WJ series that run from 1999 at 2004; check in this link to download: jeep-wj-owners-manual-pdf.

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Posted on May 09, 2011


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code P1494

2001 grand chee jeep code P1494

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DTC P1494 - Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical Fault

The causes are possibly an open or shorted switch sense circuit, a pump switch failure, or an open "fused ignition switch" output. First off, a model year 2001 is will still covered under the emissions warranty. That's federal law. So you should not have had to pay a penny for that repair since the Leak Detection Pump is an emission control device.

As is the Charcoal Canister. If that is bad there should be no charge for repair or replacement. I hope you saved the receipts because I think they owe you a bunch of money. If they give you an argument about it, call Chrysler and they will take care of it.

Now, are you ready to learn more about the Leak Detection Pump then you will ever need to know? Good! Here it is!

Leak Detection Pump (LDP) Operation And Diagnosis:

This article describes the theory of operation for the leak detection system. In addition, information is provided for each of the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) as follows:

* P0442-Evap Leak Monitor 0.040" Leak Detected
* P0455-Evap Leak Monitor Large Leak Detected
* P0456-Evap Leak Monitor 0.020" Leak Detected
* P1486-Evap Leak Monitor Pinched Hose Found
* P1494-Leak Detection Pump SW Or Mechanical Fault
* P1495-Leak Detection Pump Solenoid Circuit

The evaporative emission system is designed to prevent the escape of fuel vapors from the fuel system. Leaks in the system, even small ones, can allow fuel vapors to escape into the atmosphere.

Government regulations (remember I said that?) require on-board testing to make sure that the evaporative (EVAP) system is functioning properly. The leak detection system tests for EVAP system leaks and blockage. It also performs self-diagnostics.

During self-diagnostics, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) first checks the Leak Detection Pump (LDP) for electrical and mechanical faults. If the first checks pass, the PCM then uses the LDP to seal the vent valve and pump air into the system to pressurize it.

If a leak is present, the PCM will continue pumping the LDP to replace the air that leaks out. The PCM determines the size of the leak based on how fast/long it must pump the LDP as it tries to maintain pressure in the system.

EVAP Leak Detection System Components:
Service Port: Used with special tools like the Miller Evaporative Emissions Leak Detector (EELD) to test for leaks in the system.

EVAP Purge Solenoid: The PCM uses the EVAP purge solenoid to control purging of excess fuel vapors stored in the EVAP canister. It remains closed during leak testing to prevent loss of pressure.

EVAP Canister The EVAP canister stores fuel vapors from the fuel tank for purging. EVAP Purge Orifice: Limits purge volume.

EVAP System Air Filter: Provides air to the LDP for pressurizing the system. It filters out dirt while allowing a vent to atmosphere for the EVAP system.

Leak Detection Pump (LDP) Components:
The main purpose of the LDP is to pressurize the fuel system for leak checking. It closes the EVAP system vent to atmospheric pressure so the system can be pressurized for leak testing. The diaphragm is powered by engine vacuum. It pumps air into the EVAP system to develop a pressure of about 7.5' H20(1/4) psi. A reed switch in the LDP allows the PCM to monitor the position of the LDP diaphragm. The PCM uses the reed switch input to monitor how fast the LDP is pumping air into the EVAP system. This allows detection of leaks and blockage.

The LDP assembly consists of several parts. The solenoid is controlled by the PCM, and it connects the upper pump cavity to either engine vacuum or atmospheric pressure. A vent valve closes the EVAP system to atmosphere, sealing the system during leak testing. The pump section of the LDP consists of a diaphragm that moves up and down to bring air in through the air filter and inlet check valve, and pump it out through an outlet check valve into the EVAP system.

The diaphragm is pulled up by engine vacuum, and pushed down by spring pressure, as the LDP solenoid turns on and off. The LDP also has a magnetic reed switch to signal diaphragm position to the PCM. When the diaphragm is down, the switch is closed, which sends a 12 V (system voltage) signal to the PCM. When the diaphragm is up, the switch is open, and there is no voltage sent to the PCM. This allows the PCM to monitor LDP pumping action as it turns the LDP solenoid on and off.

LDP At Rest (Not Powered):
When the LDP is at rest (no electrical/vacuum) the diaphragm is allowed to drop down if the internal (EVAP system) pressure is not greater than the return spring. The LDP solenoid blocks the engine vacuum port and opens the atmospheric pressure port connected through the EVAP system air filter. The vent valve is held open by the diaphragm. This allows the canister to see atmospheric pressure.

Diaphragm Upward Movement:
When the PCM energizes the LDP solenoid, the solenoid blocks the atmospheric port leading through the EVAP air filter and at the same time opens the engine vacuum port to the pump cavity above the diaphragm. The diaphragm moves upward when vacuum above the diaphragm exceeds spring force. This upward movement closes the vent valve. It also causes low pressure below the diaphragm, unseating the inlet check valve and allowing air in from the EVAP air filter. When the diaphragm completes its upward movement, the LDP reed switch turns from closed to open.

Diaphragm Downward Movement:
based on reed switch input, the PCM de-energizes the LDP solenoid, causing it to block the vacuum port, and open the atmospheric port. This connects the upper pump cavity to atmosphere through the EVAP air filter. The spring is now able to push the diaphragm down. The downward movement of the diaphragm closes the inlet check valve and opens the outlet check valve pumping air into the evaporative system. The LDP reed switch turns from open to closed, allowing the PGM to monitor LDP pumping (diaphragm up/down) activity. During the pumping mode, the diaphragm will not move down far enough to open the vent valve.

The pumping cycle is repeated as the solenoid is turned on and off. When the evaporative system begins to pressurize, the pressure on the bottom of the diaphragm will begin to oppose the spring pressure, slowing the pumping action. The PCM watches the time from when the solenoid is de-energized, until the diaphragm drops down far enough for the reed switch to change from opened to closed. If the reed switch changes too quickly, a leak may be indicated. The longer it takes the reed switch to change state, the tighter the evaporative system is sealed. If the system pressurizes too quickly, a restriction somewhere in the EVAP system may be indicated.

Pumping Action:
During portions of this test, the PCM uses the reed switch to monitor diaphragm movement. The solenoid is only turned on by the PCM after the reed switch changes from open to closed, indicating that the diaphragm has moved down. At other times during the test, the PCM will rapidly cycle the LDP solenoid on and off to quickly pressurize the system. During rapid cycling, the diaphragm will not move enough to change the reed switch state. In the state of rapid cycling, the PCM will use a fixed time interval to cycle the solenoid.

The Charcoal Canister

EVAP/Purge Solenoid:
The duty cycle EVAP canister purge solenoid (DCP) regulates the rate of vapor flow from the EVAP canister to the intake manifold. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) operates the solenoid.

During the cold start warm-up period and the hot start time delay, the PCM does not energize the solenoid. When de-energized, no vapors are purged. The PCM de-energizes the solenoid during open loop operation.

The engine enters closed loop operation after it reaches a specified temperature and the time delay ends. During closed loop operation, the PCM cycles (energizes and de-energizes) the solenoid 5 or 10 times per second , depending upon operating conditions. The PCM varies the vapor flow rate by changing solenoid pulse width. Pulse width is the amount of time that the solenoid is energized. The PCM adjusts solenoid pulse width based on engine operating condition.

Vapor Canister:
A maintenance free, EVAP canister is used on all vehicles. The EVAP canister is filled with granules of an activated carbon mixture. Fuel vapors entering the EVAP canister are absorbed by the charcoal granules.

Fuel tank pressure vents into the EVAP canister. Fuel vapors are temporarily held in the canister until they can be drawn into the intake manifold. The duty cycle EVAP canister purge solenoid allows the EVAP canister to be purged at predetermined times and at certain engine operating conditions.

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Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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