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Armando G

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  1. Start at the source and work your way from the stove it could be multiple items as Larryl mentions. - Have the battery tested - Make sure cable are nice and tight, and clean - Make sure the ground is connected securely to a clean metal surface - Test alternator (looks like that's done) - Check starter... don't know if the car didn't turn over or was just plain dead From there you need to get fuses and relays checked. Then an experienced electrical shop. Good luck.
  2. AVG / MPG sudden drop

    I have a '15 SXT FWD, well maintained DJ that I have not had any issues in the last 3 years. I usually average 16.7 to 17.3 MPG / AVG on the dash monitor, since I do almost no freeway driving. On long trips I average 24 to 25 mpg, which is pretty satisfactory to me. Over the weekend I got in the car and noticed the display showing 12.9 AVG, which was very surprising to me. I drove about 3+/- miles and it went up to 15.4 AVG. I thought it was just a fluke and by the end of the day I ended up at 16.5 AVG. This morning I got back in and the display showed 12.9 AVG again. I drove to work (about 4 miles), and it ended up at 16.3 AVG. Car sat all day, and at the end of my day (about 8 hours) when I got in to go home, again the display showed 12.9 AVG. I looked around for anything similar on the forum and web, but do not see anything like this. Also not sure why the magical number of 12.9. Anyone experience this before? Anyone know as to why this could be happening, or how to solve it? I'll be filling it up later today and will reset it at that point. I have not used any other gas station other than I normally do (Chevron 89). We have had a pretty big drop in our local temp, but not anything outside of the usual normal yearly drop. Seems like a system type of issue more than anything. No issues with starting the car or noticeable drop in the charging system (battery). Thoughts?
  3. Pet peeve... people who don't do a search prior to posting. Just had to get it off my chest, sorry.
  4. Happy Thanksgiving All

    Quick Happy Thanksgiving to you fellow DJ forum members. I appreciate the help and advise I've received/read on the site over the couple of years I've been on here. And of course, thanks to the creator and webmaster for keeping it all together. Hope you all get to enjoy the day with family and friends.
  5. I don't think anyone can give you the go ahead without knowing, or seeing, the actual hill. I can say that having AWD should help, but it is not 4WD. I have a friend with a similar situation with his RAV4 and his AWD DJ never had any issues getting up his driveway. Getting back down was another issue though.
  6. I have to say, that is very impressive. Can I ask how much the system cost, and were there any additional items needed? Did you happen to take any pictures of the install? I looked at that system before but want thrilled with the lower buttons. Good job Miss!!!
  7. Have the battery tested then the alternator, and go from there. Make sure your connections are secure too.
  8. Headlights Dimming and Brightening

    This has probably happened to a lot of people. It usually means your battery is getting low or your alternator is going out. But since there isn't much more info provided and we know nothing about the past maintenance of the car, it could be a number of things.
  9. New member

    Welcome to the forum and honestly if the radio is your only issue, then you got a good 9+ year old car. Congrats on the purchase.
  10. Replacing water pump 2014 Journey 3.6L

    Have you checked this page out? It seems to have worked for others. Great site BTW.
  11. OBD II Fuse

    Curious if you figured out the issue? I assume it was a fuse or relay, but there isn't much out there about this.
  12. Our 5-year ownership experience

    Thanks for the reviews all. One thing I don't see mentioned is the value you get with the DJ with the price. This was one of the more expensive cars I have personally purchased (about $17000 3 years ago), and haven't had to do anything other than really basic maintenance. I don't have the rear view camera (I'm still pretty flexible to turn my head), I don't have BT (I do have a short commute to work, they can wait), I don't have the NAV system (I pay a lot for cell service, and the phone clip was cheap), and I hate all those warning systems because it makes a lot of people lazy drivers (no accidents in 30 years of driving for me). I personally like the amount of HP I get, it's just enough to pass whoever I want, but still keep me from getting tickets, and I enjoy the long trips of 10-12 hours as far as comfort and control. A couple of little creeks in the front suspension, but nothing to drive me crazy. Anyway, I enjoy reading everyone's thoughts on their DJ's, and I too plan on keeping it as long as I can and passing it on to my kid (passed two vehicles on so far). I did recently look at a Tahoe for the size and power, but Damn that price on those things is incredible. Knock on wood, hopefully my DJ stays as reliable as it's been, but so far it's outperformed my Explorer, Windstar, and 528i as far as issues.
  13. rear alignment problem

    How much weight is the carrier and scooter adding to the hitch? If you have too much, your problem will not get resolved and you will continue to have suspension issues, which will lead to tire issues. I know most of the carriers have a 500 lb max weight, but the whole tongue weight comes into play when adding a carrier, which I am not too familiar with. I know it makes a difference when pulling a trailer, so I would assume it comes into play when adding a carrier as well (mostly considering you can't really distribute the weight on a carrier). That would be my suspicion.
  14. rear alignment problem

    Why not repair it under the warranty and just pay the $100? If it needs an alignment due to the repair, it should also fall under the warranty. Or take it back to the tire shop after the work is done.
  15. 2010 Journey Motor Mounts

    Agreed with 2late4u, plus the fact that these are pretty important parts of your vehicle. If you are looking for a mod part or basic replacement part, ebay is great, but for these type of parts, for assurance and warranty reasons, you may want to pay the extra for quality, local parts. Cheap price sometimes mean cheap quality. And not meaning to put ebay down, I have ordered name brand parts from ebay, which are usually at a lower cost.