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get the car serviced and diagnosed? noise finding takes hands on work. not guessing.
do you need list. and are you a hands on person? many here are not just looking for wild guessing. which are you>?

i cant even guess. as you never said what corner or car makes noise. kinda key to Discovery. and cause.
my guess its the front. end.
bad brakes.
bad wheel bearings
bad U-joints. up front.
disc caliper pistons stuck or the guide pins SEIZED.
Disc rotor damage of any kind. (inspections find most of these)

tires with too low pressure can cause odd effects. truly odd.
one tire i had , had side wall deformations, (cheap tires , factory 2nds by previous owners) and when low, they make steering wheel ripple effects///, the most odd thing ive ever seen, not 1960 when this happened all the time. (nylon cord tires or worse).
Inspect tires for damage or low air pressure, (every 30 days)

but grinding is bad news, any machine that grinds, is the sign of doom. (metal against metal dry)

the rule on noise, is LOCATION , it's exact location.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015

Do you have xenon lights and if so the ballasts are bad. You can get a light kit on eBay cheap

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015

drive line? you meant?
check U-joints yet/
that is first. and are most cheap
feel them
youtube has vast posts of folks doing the feel tests.
man handled, and see if there is play or feel play
all play is bad. (in bearing joint)

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 20, 2015

double posted, why do that.?
and anon to boot.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 19, 2015

its next to filter. the sender fits to the main oil gallery
like the filter too.
why not just look at the dealer parts page, find it and see.
the fsm covers this too.
page 4804 (posted many times now)


2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

for what country, cars are wired different in differ. countries.so..
and jeep sells exports and makes this car off shore too..... so.......
for the whole car,? all 3000 part car, every wire ?
tall order that./ ? my FSM has 7000 pages.... full of wires.
that is called the FSM, buy one or read it online
at alldata.com.

why not just ask for the part that dont work.?
no symptoms stated or the JOB , NO CONTEXT ! zero. !
the book is WK book,

2005 is a new generation,

seen here for free. YMMV.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

i cant hear that?
belt squeal, is it, find location, first.
then ask.
we cant do locations here.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015

does A/C work ok. all modes.
does car run ok, drive ok,and all lights and accesories work?
find location of noise first?
i use a 10cent hose to my EAR, and listen for exact spot.
or use stethoscope (a $5 tool)

check all fuse yet.
check battery voltage at 12.6vdc rested?

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015

The most common culprit is a blown fuse.

Your manual should be able to direct you to the location of the fuse box and applicable fuse. Replace fuses only with those of the same rating called for in the manual.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

check the fuse yet?
are the dash park lamps dead too.
radio glows
cluster glows head lights in park.
park relay bad.
if all that good, we need to use a voltmeter.
got one, for 10 bucks. at walfart?

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015

the cluster in the the car, is standalone,
its just a display and has self test you can do.

Check both cluster fuses in the fuse box yet?
one is power other is memory.

if that test passes, and you
THEN PCM, did you scan it yet? (any modern $10 scan tool works here) can-bus rated, scan tools are Ubiquious now.
not scanning the car, and missing can-bus errors is bad idea.
or missing PCM can't talk to the display(cluster) misses the boat.
or VSS errors, or any TCM errors, or other errors, DO SAY THEM.

the PCM sees RPM or the engine can't run , with dead cam or crank sensors. so right off the bat I know PCM is sending RPM .(tacho)

the speed can be checked with any scan tool made (rpm /speed)
plug in scan tool and drive, and have helper read the PID called, SPEED . (vss speed) cheap tools can do live data stream.
on ANY PID. (pids are live parameters by number)

do not guess. here, scan it first.
or go broke.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

Your description sounds like a water pump replacement is needed.

Check for leaks when you are done, you may likely have one or two more, when you finally get system pressure again.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015

it needs to be removed.
if that is not your skills sets (its really easy)
but get it done at any auto shop.
say, my car is hacked can you un hack it back to stock
in fact the factory FSM) service manual shows what was there day one.
easy peasy 1 wire at a time.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015

About your seat, On the Jep seat under the seat you first have to remove the seat for easy access, on the botton of the seat you will se the motor which connects to a plastic box with 4 or 6 outlets this is called the seat control transmission. Each one of the connections have a cable like a speedo cable that connects to the transmission with a screw type cable connection unscrew them one at a time most likely one or more of the inner cables are broken. you can replace each one of the cables can be replacedor you can buy the entire transmission box

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

totally untrue but using the wrong name
ask counter man for PRNDL switch, on side of transmission A./T
and tell him which of 2 transmissions used, there,
the only line pages at jeep cover this.(parts online) why not look?

the shifter uses a cable , this cable goes under car
this other end goes to the manual lever on side of the trans
this lever has a PRNDL switch on every a/t made (most cars)
when in R, mode, the switch closes and the 12vdc leaves there
to the 2 rear backup lights, and they glow.
sure check fuses, first , for ever and ever. that.
ive posted the GC FSM links now like 100 times. so will skip that

but what trans?
45RFE box.
on some jeeps the switch (sadly) was moved to the solenoid module.
called soleniod packaage


but you need to learn what transmission is there.
or just what first, or you will buy the wrong parts.

does this help. surely the dealer will answer you.
even look up VIN in their database and see
what trans is there, no grease on knuckels at all.
the trans does have a plate on the side that reads.
BLA BLA.. full id and serial.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015

You mean you stop driving and then there is no heat??? The easiest would be to change the thermostat... make sure to follow the rules... Only change when cool; get the right tools; easy on those bolts, you do NOT want to break one; get the correct thermostat at the parts store and the right gasket;

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 15, 2015

First thing i would do is change the fuel filter. diesels need them changed more often then a gas engine. if that doesnt help it could be the injector pump\ fuel pump. pull a fuel line off somewhere at the engine ( at an injector ) have someone turn it over and make sure its getting fuel

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 15, 2015

bad control
see FSM book,factory service manual
page HVAC
all this is covered.
or at alldata.com

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015

Need more info. Won't turn completely off when the car is running? Most fans will not completely turn off unless you turn the heat and air control to off. Or is it still running when you turn the engine off.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015

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