Discussion in 'Cherokee & Comanche' started by Marlon_JB2, Jun 28, 2017.
Finally got a chance to take some GOOD pics of Cherosaurus Rex. Enjoy everyone.
Real nice Jeep Marlon. I like the color and wheels and heck, the whole thing looks good.
Did you get used to driving it yet, after the KK?
This transmission is "different". The seating position is lower, though still good, even though ground clearance is about the same. Still haven't gotten used to that. There is a TON of rear seat room.
It can climb curbs with ease. lol3.gif
The Stop-Start system isn't bothering me at all.
I drove a new Compass Trailhawk with the stop-start. I'm sure it's something to get used to, but I didn't like it at all. I've owned enough crappy cars in the past that I just kept thinkin that it killed at the stoplight:icon_razz:
Is it possible to switch it off?
It's possible to turn it off, but it starts back up so quick that I just take off like I normally do.
Stop-start is going into a lot of vehicles. So it is pretty seamless I guess. So it has an on-off switch?
I wonder if this option is really saving gas/money by the time you subtract the extra wear and tear on the starter/battery and possibly reduced longevity of the affected parts?
My boss' daughter had it on her BMW. She hated it and made the dealer turn it off.
The starters are built for it.
I also have a vehicle with the stop/start, BUT I''m thinking the previous owner had it shut off permanently , because as far as I know it does not work, which I am not complaining about one bit!
So Marlon_JB2, what is it about the tranny you find "different'?
i'm sure it has a lot of cool upgraded features from the KJ but I cannot get myself to like the front. x.x
It doesn't shift like a traditional automatic. Some gearshifts seem to "slip", like the transmission is in neutral. I believe that it DOES shift to neutral for a split second. This is due to the dog clutches in the transmission. MOST of the shifts are normal.
Dunno what they're doing to the front and rear ends in the refresh, but maybe you'll like that one better?
Personally, I used to hate it too. Then over time, it didn't bother me. Then last year, I started to like the Trailhawks.
These seats after work tho. Oh boy are they comfortable.
Looks awesome!!! Love that color.
These things do some interesting shifts...it's always shifting it seems like. Has some pep!
I disable the start/stop every time I get in it, it feels like I'm in the LR and it's stalling out. lol.
i read that there are lots of complaints w/ that 9 gears auto tranny.
any insight into that?
I like the looks of it, but to me it shouldn't be called a Cherokee. It just looks like a lifted car, not an suv ( or even a crossover). But maybe that's just me.
Mine has 13k on it and it's on it's second tranny. Got the OE one replaced with 3k miles on it. :happy175:
The 1/15 and later units are pretty good. The early ones were way worse and they had to program them differently to prevent them from grenading (eliminated the 3-1 downshift for a rolling stop), which was a major annoyance allegedly. Mine has the newer tranny so I have a 3-1 downshift for a rolling stop.
Mine doesn't constantly shift. It upshifts and pretty much stays there. I actually have to push the pedal down quite a bit in order to get it to downshift.
From what I've heard, SOME of the 2014 transmissions were nightmares. Thing is, I don't know anybody that has had to have one replaced.
The oil changes on these things are easy and clean, compared to the KJ and the KJ is pretty good overall.
Oil changes on a KK are a nightmare. Can barely get anyone to do it right. I can't even think about doing it myself. The problem is oil filter access. You can barely access the filter. I feel sorry for those guys each time they have to do one, especially my old one and all Renegades and others equipped with skid plates, because they require removal each time.
The KJ now after the new steering rack I'm just super careful about making sure I get all the oil off of the driver's side bushing. Usually stays clean but it takes me more time to clean up than it does to change the oil.
The KL is easy with the oil filter cartridge up top in the engine bay. 24mm socket and it's off. Just make sure to oil the top and bottom plates of the filter where it joins the media, if it twists that'll prevent it from tearing.
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