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only clue here is Drive, we drive M/t so that matters.
as does what a/t you have and if 4wd,
dont break the brakes, its dangerous. LOL
I think (alldata.com login and look) the transmission is shifted
with Tcm AND THE MANUAL lever
my guess its using the lever. right. ?
the lever moves a cable and the cable changes the trans internal mANUAL valve, if the cable is good, the valve is failing
levels at spec, using operators guide RULES> dont guess, read.
is the filter fresh, and AFT fresh
if not , may be the 50k service is NOW moment,????????

or, is engine rpm below, 800, foot off gas.
that failure causes, the A;T clutch to release.
so not looking at RPM of engine is missed critical fact.

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

Be sure all trim insulation is still present...as panel was previously removed...could have been left out...

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

check the hinges and look too see if the the bolts are loose or the door moved. look for differences in the paint. have someone help you hold the door as you loosen bolts, adjust door and then tighten the bolts. also look at the other doors that are ok.

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

I don't know why , but you can reset the check engine light by disconnecting the postive battery cable only and wait 10 - 15 minutes and then reconnect this will rest your light, if there is a real problem the light will come back on, otherwise it was just a minor emission problem and correct itself.

St Louis

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

Depends on what engine you have.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015

what could be happening is the spark plug boots/wires are leaking + voltage to the - ground and even though you don't feel it a slight shot is enough to set a code if your specific engine has ignition wires check them closely by bending the boots/wires and checking for hairline cracks/burns/wear marks on the wires or if they are brittle they will break when you bend them if you find this on one change all of them /the same goes for distributor less ignition check the boots the same way aggressively bending them if they are dried out and brittle the same thing will happen /also you must check the coils for hairline cracks and the wires that plug into them for brittle insulation/cracked this happens from high heat exposure for long time periods the plastic plugs themselves could be cracked inside causing the voltage leak from on to the other in either case most times this will happen under hard acceleration because the demand for power by stepping on the gas harder makes the system fire faster and more continuously and this will create the voltage escape from a leaking component because there is constant voltage and the component is getting hotter from the increased rate of firing thus creating the open air gap for the leak/one more thing here a lot of times a mechanic will puncture a wire to check for a short in the electrical system instead of checking it through the connector this is a bad practice because it will create a voltage leak so you must look slowly at all wires related to the ignition if they have wire looms on them take them off(plastic tube wire covers) the problem can be concealed inside and you would not look there because you would think they are protected but if rufus the dufus cornholio your mechanic is a bad one this could have been done while checking the electrical / or if dishonest creating a problem to keep you coming back and spending $$$ a few times good luck if you suspect a hole somewhere wrap it with black electrical tape and see if the problem stops you must disconnect the battery each time to clear the code/s that are set and please forgive me if I'm telling you things that you already know I'm not there and I don't know how much mechanical knowledge you actually have and I'm not at the vehicle so I tried to cover all the bases for you GOOD LUCK! and go slowly it takes time to do this but the slower you examine the better chance you have of finding the problem post back with progress Stephen HAPPY NEW YEAR !

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 07, 2015

I would throw it on a scanner. Find out what's wrong. But with no scanner, the first thing I would do is check or replace the transmission range sensor/neutral safety switch. But, you most likely have a transmission swap or rebuild. Everything is electronics now days. You could have a bad solenoid, bad or shorted wire/s or a bad transmission.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014

get it serviced pops to mind.
or read the real FSM for each case, (like we all do...)
my 2008 fsm is 7000 pages. so.... cant upload that. nor yours.

if you open the book it explains how cruise works.
on newer cars its very fussy, (lawsuits) so has many logical permissive's, not just brakes! ,like in the dark ages of cruise.
on mine, the ECU/;PCM will cut dead the cruise for many other reasons,,,
ECU errors, DTC ERRORS. lets be clear, if the PCM thinks speed
(transmission) or idle controls have ISSUES, it disables cruise.
for your and my safety, or be like a Toyota and gillion buck Lawsuit.
it will get worse this set of rule for every newer year,,,,,,,,,,,

gas cap loose
or if nOT get it pressure tested
or read the FSM for all EVAP tests. its all there, just read it and ask questions not clear, gue$$ing will be expensive,

FSM real
buy one and read up.

or alldata.com (goggle that, 1gillion hits) and only $15 bucks.

when you scan any 05 jeep ,you need a real scan tool ,not some
autozoned lame tools, one that shows ALL FACTORY codes
and you never posted even one DTC. nor if there were others.l
i use an INNOVA 3160 that sees them ALL.
get a full scan , avoid the stinkn zone and go to a real shop with real tools, any ASE shop can do this,no need for dealers.

what light?

jumped what.
this car and many cars , can have learn modes when you pull the battery or flat line it. (DRAINED IT)
all that is covered in the book, no need to guess.

If DIY you need a scan tool so you can
fix it, (and see all codes, not just federal P0 codes)
the reset it !
then see if you fixed it. (scan tool shows no DTC)
The CEL lamp on newer cars is near useless. (its just a smog lamp, ok)
if not, you get to drive around all over playing that game.
tell more get more.

alldata.com (log in and check it out)

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014

if radio is still stock most arent this old, cassette there?, OMG.
if stock the operators guide covers that. get one?
or if not stock get the makers name (sony? and part number off radio
and get the manual from sony, (replace name with your name, sony
clarion, what ever)

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 22, 2014

It can be attached to the charcoal canister (by the fuel tank) or up behind the inner fender well of the left rear tire. But before you go replacing an expensive part. you should have it put on a scanner to find the exact problem. You could only need a gas cap. This is an EVAP problem.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014

Use your key on the door to get into the
cabin & open the hood

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 05, 2014

Rear differential.
Going straight or turning?

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 15, 2014

its not the door its self that doesn't work,it is opened by a vacume valve and closed with a vacume valve,and it is not an easy job even for a mechanic

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 14, 2014

This has to be the automatic transmission. It could be as simple as a clogged/dirty filter or as serious as a malfunctioning front pump. Even a low level of trans fluid could cause this, which would indicate a leak.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 13, 2014

losing power sounds like to me

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 13, 2014

05 GC, but what drive line, what engine, what transmission, what transfer case. and evne more important where is the 4wd lever set?
does it make noise in all gears, all transfer case MODES????

sure , buy and electronic stethoscope
like this,

you clamp the mike to many drive line parts.
transmission, quite at POP time.
transfercase quite?
then move the MIKE to the suspension parts.
you will find it.

thats a lot cash to spend guessing. the tool works like magic
it will show you (heard) what is making noise.
if it cant find the noise, 99%^ its U-joints, after all i can not
clamp the MIKE to drive/prop shafts. .
but that is a big clue,

have you tried spraying all suspension joints with silicon oil spray.
that would be first. way before parts.
are you in the salt belt????? google that.

Last, what 4wd you have, options?
Quadra-Trac-II NV 247
Quadra-Drive NV247

more testing
if you shift the xfr case to neutral just before a bump does it still make noise?
then repeat that for transmission , neutral.
do the tests off road, or far from other cars, and peds.
repeat the test in 2wd selection,
seen here. (im assuming this is what you have, its unstated)(

ps: noise is the most complex problem
it is also very dangerous on cars that only make noise moving.
use a stethoscope. and find this easy an safely.
use real headphones(muffs)
and 2 persons, one drives other listens and barks orders.

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Oct 27, 2014

vehicle info would of been nice but I have read about rivets holding frames/unibodies together and loosening up causing similar noises mainly with Chrysler products

2005 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Oct 26, 2014

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