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Summary of Contents for Jeep 2004 Grand Cherokee

  • Page 1: Introduction

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Introduction ......4 Roll Over Warning ..... 4 How To Use This Manual .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting a Jeep Grand Cherokee and welcome to our worldwide family. This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive vehicles were not intended.
  • Page 5 and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some other vehicles may not. Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control.
  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    6 INTRODUCTION NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings. When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.
  • Page 7: Warnings And Cautions

    INTRODUCTION 7 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information.
  • Page 8: Vehicle Modifications / Alterations

    8 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • Page 9: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ....11 Ignition Key ......11 Key-In-Ignition Reminder .
  • Page 10 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Programming Additional Transmitters ..22 Transmitter Battery Replacement ...22 Security Alarm System — If Equipped ..23 To Set The Alarm .
  • Page 11: A Word About Your Keys

    A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with the key code number on it. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give you the number. The key code can also be obtained by your authorized dealer from your vehicle invoice.
  • Page 12: Key-In-Ignition Reminder

    12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Key-In-Ignition Reminder If the driver’s door is opened when the key is in the ignition and not turned to the ON position, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the key. CAUTION! Always remove the key from the ignition, and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
  • Page 13: Important Note About Service

    If the SKIS indicator light comes on during normal vehicle operation (it has been running for longer than 10 seconds) a fault has been detected in the electronics and the vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible. NOTE: • The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with remote starting systems.
  • Page 14: Customer Key Programming

    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one which has never been programmed. NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced, bring all vehicle keys to the dealer. Customer Key Programming You can program new keys to the system if you have two valid keys by doing the following:...
  • Page 15: Illuminated Entry

    2. This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undes- ired operation. ILLUMINATED ENTRY The interior lights come on when you open any door. They will remain on for about 30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off.
  • Page 16 16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE can be used to open the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate trim panel. WARNING! Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poi- sonous exhaust gases into your vehicle.
  • Page 17: Door Locks

    Door Locks All doors are equipped with a slide-type interior door lock. To manually lock a door, slide the lever rearward (toward the rear of the vehicle) to the “Lock” position. Once locked, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside until the lock lever has been released.
  • Page 18: Power Door Lock System

    18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child Protection Locks The rear doors of your vehicle are equipped with child protection locks. If you push up on the lever on the open edge of the door it cannot be opened from the inside of the vehicle.
  • Page 19 As a safety feature, the power door lock switch will not lock when the door is open and the key is in the ignition. Once locked, the rear doors cannot be opened from the inside until the lock lever has been released. However, both front doors can be opened using the inside door handle.
  • Page 20: Remote Keyless Entry

    20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate or activate the panic alarm from distances up to about 23 feet (7 meters) using a hand held radio trans- mitter.
  • Page 21: To Lock The Doors And Liftgate

    To Lock the Doors and Liftgate Press and release the “Lock” button on the key fob to lock all doors and liftgate. If you wish, the horn can be programmed to chirp once and/or the turn signals can be programmed to flash once to show the system is acti- vated.
  • Page 22: Programming Additional Transmitters

    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Programming Additional Transmitters Up to four transmitters can be programmed. See your authorized dealer. Transmitter Battery Replacement The recommended replacement battery is a Panasonic CR2016 or equivalent. NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.
  • Page 23: Security Alarm System - If Equipped

    4. Reset the transmitter by pressing the “Unlock” button six times. Test the transmitter operation. SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED This system monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, liftgate flipper glass, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the system provides both audible and visual signals.
  • Page 24: Power Windows

    24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE transmitter to disarm the system. You may also acciden- tally disarm the system by unlocking the driver’s door with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked but the Security Alarm will not arm. POWER WINDOWS The power window controls are located on the driver’s door trim panel.
  • Page 25: Auto Down Feature - If Equipped

    The window lock switch located next to the power door lock switch allows you to disable the rear passenger window switches that are located on the rear door trim panels. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Auto Down Feature — If Equipped The driver’s door window switch has an “Auto Down”...
  • Page 26: Occupant Restraints

    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems.
  • Page 27: Lap/Shoulder Belts

    Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the inside of the vehicle.
  • Page 28: Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions

    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt go around your lap.
  • Page 29 WARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well.
  • Page 30: Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt. 6. To release the belt, push the red button marked PRESS on the buckle.
  • Page 31: Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped

    As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position.
  • Page 32: Energy Management Feature

    32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic lock- ing mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. Energy Management Feature This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management feature in the front seating positions to help...
  • Page 33: Rear Center Lap Belt

    Rear Center Lap Belt The rear center seating position has a lap belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the loose end of the webbing.
  • Page 34: Seat Belts And Pregnant Women

    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or START position. The manufacturer does not recom- mend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert).
  • Page 35: Seat Belt Extender

    Seat Belt Extender If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long enough.
  • Page 36 36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers. NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal regulations that allow less forceful deployment. The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity.
  • Page 37 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured be- cause the airbags are not there to protect you. These protective covers for the airbag cushions are de- signed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
  • Page 38 38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 1. Children 12 years and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat. Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag. An airbag deplyment could cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
  • Page 39 WARNING! • Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags.
  • Page 40 40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE How The Airbag System Works • The Airbag Control Module (ACM) determines if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate. Based on the level of collision severity, the front control module determines the proper rate of inflation.
  • Page 41 units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates are possible, these rates are determined by the front airbag control module based on collision severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size.
  • Page 42 42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If A Deployment Occurs The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then immediately deflate. NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to need airbag protection will not activate the system.
  • Page 43 WARNING! Deployed airbags can’t protect you in another colli- sion. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! • Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it.
  • Page 44: Child Restraint

    44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbag system ready to inflate for your protection in an impact. The airbag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: •...
  • Page 45 enough for an adult seat belt. Always check the child seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the right seat for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child: • The rearward-facing infant restraint is for babies weighing up to about 20 lbs (9 kg), and one year old or more.
  • Page 46 46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • For additional information, refer to WARNING! • Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision. The child could be badly injured or killed.
  • Page 47 • The passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch plates, which are designed to keep the latch portion tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. Pulling up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt.
  • Page 48 48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system provides for the installation of the child restraint without using the vehicle seat belt. The two rear outboard seating positions have exclusive lower anchorages located at the rear of the seat cushion.
  • Page 49 and between the two posts. Attach the tether strap hook to the anchor loop. Install the child restraint according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and tighten the vehicle seat belt. Remove the slack from the tether strap accord- ing to the manufacturer’s instructions. Child restraints systems having attachments designed to connect to the lower anchorages are now available.
  • Page 50 50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower and tether straps so that you can more easily attach the hook or connector to the lower and tether anchorages. The tether strap should be routed under the center of the head restraint and attached to the tether anchor above the rear liftgate opening behind each rear outboard seat.
  • Page 51: Engine Break-In Recommendations

    ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the engine in your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
  • Page 52: Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle

    52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running for a extended period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with engine running for more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
  • Page 53: Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle

    Defrosters Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should feel the air directed against the windshield. Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Tires Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns.
  • Page 55: Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors .......59 Inside Day/Night Mirror ....59 Inside Automatic Dimming Mirror —...
  • Page 56 56 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lights ....... .75 Interior Lighting .
  • Page 57 To Resume Speed ..... .87 To Vary The Speed Setting ....87 To Accelerate For Passing .
  • Page 58 58 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Glove Compartment ..... 116 Cup Holders ......116 Cargo Area Features .
  • Page 59: Mirrors

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 59 MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the mirror. The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward windshield).
  • Page 60: Inside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped

    60 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Inside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light in the button will indicate when the dimming feature is activated.
  • Page 61: Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature

    Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature All exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved either forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have three detent positions; full forward, full rearward, and normal. Outside Mirrors To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
  • Page 62: Lighted Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped

    62 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Set the top switch to the left or right for the left or right mirror, and set it to the center off position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror when you are finished adjusting the mirror.
  • Page 63: Seats

    SEATS WARNING! Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust any seat only while the vehicle is parked. Front Manual Seat Adjustment Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment bar.
  • Page 64: Head Restraints

    64 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. •...
  • Page 65: Power Seat Adjuster - If Equipped

    Power Seat Adjuster — If Equipped WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously injured or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
  • Page 66 66 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE This seat also has a manual recline lever located just to the rear of the power seat switch. Pull up on the lever to recline the seat. 10–Way Power Seat with Power Recliner and Power Lumbar —...
  • Page 67 CAUTION! Do not put anything under a power seat. It may cause damage to the seat controls. Power Lumbar The power lumbar control is located on the outboard side of the seat. Use this switch to increase or decrease the desired amount of lumbar support.
  • Page 68: Memory System - If Equipped

    68 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Reclining Seat The recliner control is on the outboard side of the seat. Use this switch to recline the seatback and to return the seatback to the upright position. WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat belt is no longer resting against your chest.
  • Page 69 The Memory Position Buttons located on the driver’s door will always recall stored settings. The Remote Keyless Entry Transmitters can be programmed to recall positions when the “Unlock” button is pressed. For customer programmable features refer to the section on “Overhead Console”...
  • Page 70 70 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Press the memory button “1” if you are setting the memory for driver one or number “2” if you are setting the memory for driver two. 3. Adjust the seat, recliner, and driver’s outside rear view mirrors to the desired position.
  • Page 71: Heated Seats - If Equipped

    Heated Seats — If Equipped This feature heats the driver’s and passenger’s front seats. The controls for the heated seats are located on the instrument panel below the heater/air conditioning con- trols. After turning on the ignition you can choose from HI, OFF, or LO heat settings.
  • Page 72 72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To fold the 60/40 rear seat perform the following steps: 1. Use the pull straps available on each seat cushion section; pull the strap forward and pivot the cushion forward flush with the front seatback. 2.
  • Page 73 NOTE: When lifting up on the release handle, the seatback will release easier if you do not pull forward on the seatback; only lift up on the release handle until the seatback disengages, then fold the seat forward. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 73 To restore the 60/40 rear seat to the upright position perform the following steps: Raise the seatback and lock it into place.
  • Page 74: To Open And Close The Hood

    74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD To open the hood, pull the release lever inside your vehicle located below the instrument panel and in front of the driver’s door. Then reach under the hood and pull upward on the safety latch and lift the hood.
  • Page 75: Lights

    WARNING! If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. LIGHTS Interior Lighting The interior lighting consists of courtesy lights mounted below the instrument panel, an overhead console light assembly which contains both driver and passenger reading lights, reading lights located above the rear...
  • Page 76: Multi-Function Control Lever

    76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Multi-Function Control Lever The multi-function control lever controls the operation of the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, passing light, interior courtesy/dome lights, and optional fog lights. Battery Saver Feature—Exterior/Interior Lights If the multi-function control lever is left in the interior light position, parking light position, or the headlight position when the ignition switch is moved to the OFF...
  • Page 77: Headlights And Parking Lights

    Headlights and Parking Lights Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the first detent for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for headlight operation. Turn to the third detent for “Auto” headlights operation (if equipped). UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 77 Automatic Headlight System —...
  • Page 78: Instrument Panel And Interior Lights

    78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE to turn this feature on or off. Also, refer to “Windshield Wipers and Washers” in this section for more information NOTE: When your headlights come on during the daytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically dim to the lower nighttime intensity.
  • Page 79: Fog Lights - If Equipped

    Fog Lights — If Equipped The fog light switch is located in the multi- function control lever. To activate the fog lights, turn on the park/turn lights, low beam headlights, or AUTO headlights and pull out the end of the multi- function control lever.
  • Page 80: Headlight Time Delay

    80 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Headlight Time Delay There is also a feature that delays turning off the vehicle lights for 30, 60, or 90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned OFF. To activate the headlight delay, the multi- function control lever must be rotated to the “Off”...
  • Page 81: Mist

    delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds after the lever is released, and then resume the intermit- tent interval previously selected. If the lever is pulled while in the OFF position, the wipers will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off. WARNING! Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could lead to an accident.
  • Page 82: Rain Sensitive Wiper System - If Equipped

    82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rain Sensitive Wiper System — If Equipped The rain sensitive wiper system provides you with the convenience of automatically detecting moisture on your windshield and turning on the wipers at the appropriate speed. The Rain Sensor is located above the rear view mirror and reacts to any moisture present in the area of the sensor.
  • Page 83 Since the rain sensor is designed to detect NOTE: moisture, road spray, smashed bugs, and moisture from passing trucks may occasionally cause the wipers to cycle if the lever is in AUTO. Also, manual intervention may be necessary under certain conditions: Additional wipes may be desired, in foggy/misty mornings, where con- densation builds up very slowly on the windshield, or when water accumulated on the roof of the vehicle runs...
  • Page 84: Tilt Steering Column

    84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, pull the small lever, located behind the turn signal control, toward you and move the wheel up or down, as desired. Release the lever to lock the wheel firmly in place.
  • Page 85 Press the top of the button to move the pedals rearward (toward the front of the vehicle). Press the bottom of the button to move the pedals forward (toward the driver). • The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF. •...
  • Page 86: Electronic Speed Control

    86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL When engaged, this device takes over accelerator opera- tions at speeds greater than 40 mph (60 km/h). The controls are mounted on the steering wheel and consist of ON·OFF, SET, RES·ACCEL, CANCEL, and COAST con- trols.
  • Page 87: To Resume Speed

    To Resume Speed To resume a previously set speed, press and release the RES·ACCEL button. Resume can be used at any speed above 30 mph (48 km/h). To Vary the Speed Setting When the Speed Control is ON, speed can be increased by pressing and holding the RES·ACCEL button.
  • Page 88: Driving Up Or Down Hills

    88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose control and have an accident. Always leave the system OFF when you aren’t using it.
  • Page 89: Overhead Console

    OVERHEAD CONSOLE The overhead console contains dome/reading lights, an optional universal garage door opener (HomeLink ), an optional sunroof switch, and an Electronic Vehicle Infor- mation Center (EVIC) that consists of the following: • Compass/temperature display • Trip information displays •...
  • Page 90: Electronic Vehicle Information Center

    90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The dome/reading lights illuminate when a door or the liftgate is opened or when the interior lights are turned on by rotating the dimmer control located on the multi- function lever. The reading lights are activated by pressing on the recessed area of the corresponding lens.
  • Page 91 • PERFORM SERVICE • DOOR OPEN (one or more, with graphic) • LIFTGATE OPEN (with graphic) • LIFTGLASS OPEN (with graphic) • WASHER FLUID LOW (with graphic) • MEMORY SEAT DISABLED • MEMORY #1 POSITIONS SET • MEMORY #2 POSITIONS SET •...
  • Page 92: Tire Pressure Monitor System - If Equipped

    92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Tire Pressure Monitor System — If Equipped The Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) system uses wireless technology to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure readings to a receiver located in the over- head console.
  • Page 93 1. If any tire pressure has exceeded the low or high pressure (refer to STARTING AND OPERATING — TIRES AND WHEELS), the TPM system will display a message in the EVIC and sound a chime. It will then go into the tire pressure display screen and flash the pres- sure value of the tire that is low or high.
  • Page 94 94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE when valid tire pressure sensor messages have been received from all 4 road tires. TPM system function is temporarily unavailable due to external electromagnetic interference, such as electronic devices or nearby radio or TV towers.
  • Page 95: General Information

    General Information This device complies with FCC rules part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undes- ired operation Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the...
  • Page 96 96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE display selects English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiana, or Espanol. As you continue the displayed information will be shown in the selected language. Display U.S. or Metric? Pressing the STEP button when in this display selects US or Metric.
  • Page 97 the liftgate will unlock at the first press of the remote keyless entry unlock button. Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select DRIVER’S DOOR 1ST or ALL DOORS. Remote Linked To Memory? (Available with Memory Seat Only) When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror, and radio settings will return to the memory set position when the remote keyless entry “Unlock”...
  • Page 98 98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE headlights will turn on when the wipers are turned on. The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on in this way. Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select “Yes” or “No.”...
  • Page 99 TO MEMORY is set to YES) when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to unlock the door. Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select “Yes” or “No.” Retrain Tire Sensors? (Available with TPM System Only) When this feature is selected, the TPM system will start the retraining procedure (Refer to Training Procedure below).
  • Page 100 100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: There is a 60 second timer for training the first tire and a 30 second timer between training the remain- ing tires. If either of these timers expire, the EVIC will abort the training procedure. 6.
  • Page 101: Compass/Temperature/Trip Computer

    8. Return magnet to storage location. If the display reads TRAINING COMPLETE, pressing either the STEP, C/T, RESET, or MENU buttons will exit the training mode. If the display reads TRAINING ABORTED, move the vehicle ahead at least 1 foot and complete steps 1–8 again.
  • Page 103: Trip Computer

    Trip Computer This feature, located in the overhead console, displays the following information when the display is in the “Compass/ Temperature” mode and the STEP button is pressed: Step Button Press the STEP button to cycle through all of the Compass/Mini-Trip Computer displays.
  • Page 104 104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Tire Pressure Display — If Equipped Shows the current pressure of all 4 road tires. NOTE: Tires heat up during normal driving conditions. Heat will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi (14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions.
  • Page 105 NOTE: To ensure proper compass calibration, make sure the compass variance is properly set before manu- ally calibrating the compass. Refer to Variance Map. To Put Into a Calibration Mode Turn on the ignition and set the display to “Compass/ Temperature.”...
  • Page 106: Garage Door Opener - If Equipped

    106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the display to “Compass/Temperature.” Press the RESET button approximately five seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Press the STEP button to select the new variance zone and press the RESET button to resume normal operation.
  • Page 107: When Your Vehicle Is New

    WARNING! Before programming HomeLink to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage. When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside of the garage.
  • Page 108: Programming Homelink

    108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Programming HomeLink NOTE: It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being pro- grammed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio frequency signal. WARNING! Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a danger- ous gas.
  • Page 109 After a short time, the message TRAINING will show on HomeLink display. Do not release the buttons until the next step has been completed. 3. When the message TRAINED appears on the HomeLink display, release both the HomeLink and hand- held transmitter buttons.
  • Page 110 110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 5. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the learn or smart button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 6.
  • Page 111: Gate Operator/Canadian Programming

    Gate Operator/Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter sig- nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission - which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to time-out in the same manner.
  • Page 112: Power Sunroof - If Equipped

    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED The sunroof is electrically operated from a switch located in the overhead console. To operate the sunroof, the ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position. The sunroof has “Manual”...
  • Page 113: Closing Operation

    Closing Operation To close the sunroof from an open position, press the switch forward and hold it until the sunroof glass comes to a complete stop. Releasing the switch at any time in this mode will cause the sunroof to stop at the current position.
  • Page 114: Sunshade Operation

    114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Sunshade Operation The sunshade covering the glass in the panel will open with the sunroof and must be closed manually. It can also be opened and closed manually without activating the sunroof. This will allow you to enjoy the warmth of the sun during the winter months.
  • Page 115: Power Outlet

    POWER OUTLET To the right of the convenience tray (lower center of instrument panel) is an outlet for electrically powered accessories. Pull lightly on the tab of the plastic cover to access the outlet. There is a rear power outlet located in the right rear cargo area rearward of the storage bin/CD changer (if equipped).
  • Page 116: Glove Compartment

    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
  • Page 117 Front Cup Holders NOTE: The cup holder insert is removable, from the console, for cleaning. It can be reinstalled with the larger cup depression towards the passenger seat, but the top surface will not be flush with the console surface. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 The rear passengers have access to two cup holders that pull out from the rear of the center console.
  • Page 118: Equipped

    118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo Light The cargo area light is activated by opening the liftgate, opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control on the multi-function control lever to the extreme top posi- tion.
  • Page 119: Cargo Tie-Down Hooks

    WARNING! In an accident a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment.
  • Page 120 120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or colli- sion a hook could pull loose and allow the child seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
  • Page 121: Roof Luggage Rack

    ROOF LUGGAGE RACK External racks do not increase the total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the luggage rack, do not exceed the rated vehicle capacity. This vehicle is not equipped with roof rack cross rails as built, unless ordered as optional equipment.
  • Page 122 122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Cargo must be securely tied before driving your vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack “Cautions” when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
  • Page 123: Understanding Your Instrument Panel

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instrument Panel And Interior Controls ..126 Instrument Cluster ..... . 127 Instrument Cluster —...
  • Page 124 124 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Sales Code RBP—AM & FM Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player, CD Player, And Optional CD/DVD Changer Controls ....143 Radio Operation ..... . 143 Tape Player Operation .
  • Page 125 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 160 Radio Operation ..... . 161 Tape Player ......161 CD Player —...
  • Page 126: Instrument Panel And Interior Controls

  • Page 127: Instrument Cluster

  • Page 128: Instrument Cluster - If Equipped

  • Page 129: Instrument Cluster Description

    INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Voltmeter Indicates available battery voltage and charging system operation. The lower red zone shows that the battery charge may be too low to start the engine. With the engine running, the normal operating range is between 11 and 15 volts. Prolonged gage readings be- tween 9-11 (undercharge) or above 15 (overcharge) indi- cate possible malfunction of the generator, voltage regu- lator or battery.
  • Page 130 130 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 7. Oil Pressure Gage Indicates the engine oil pressure. This gage does not measure oil level. Pressure varies with engine speed, temperature, and oil viscosity. Normal oil pressure will be midway between the lowest and highest limit marks.
  • Page 131 either too high or too low. Examine the gages carefully, and follow the instructions above for each indicated problem. NOTE: When the ignition switch is turned to OFF, the fuel gage, voltmeter, oil pressure, and temperature gages will not show any readings. When the engine is not running, turn the ignition switch to ON to obtain accu- rate readings.
  • Page 132 132 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gage reads high, pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range.
  • Page 133 18. Seat Belt Indicator Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash or remain on continuously.
  • Page 134 134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 21. Low Fuel Warning Light When the fuel level reaches approximately 1.5 U.S. Gallons (6L) this light will come on and remain on until fuel is added. The “Low Fuel Warning Light” may turn on and off again, especially during and after hard braking, accelerations, or turns.
  • Page 135: Electronic Digital Clock

    ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position and the time button is pressed. When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, or when the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is accurately maintained.
  • Page 136: Electrical Disturbances

    136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electrical Disturbances Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude, and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They interfere very little with the frequency variations that carry the FM signal.
  • Page 137 NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Seek Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the button to seek up and the bottom to seek down.
  • Page 138 138 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL AM/FM Selection Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The operating mode will be displayed next to the station frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo station is received. To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
  • Page 139: Cd Player Operation

    NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively ap- proved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate.
  • Page 140: Cd Changer Control Capability - If Equipped

    140 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. The unit will continue in radio mode. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released.
  • Page 141 Mode Button To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until CD information appears on the display. Push-Button While the CD changer is playing, press the NUMBER 1 push-button or the NUMBER 5 push-button to select a disc numbered higher or lower than the one currently being played.
  • Page 142: Radio Display Messages

    142 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons: • Excessive vibration • Disc inserted upside down • Damaged disc • Water condensation on optics Radio Display Messages Your radio has been designed to display certain messages when a problem is detected with the CD player.
  • Page 143: Sales Code Rbp-Am & Fm Stereo Radio With Cassette Tape Player, Cd Player, And Optional Cd/Dvd Changer Controls

    SALES CODE RBP—AM & FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER, AND OPTIONAL CD/DVD CHANGER CONTROLS Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control to the right to increase the volume. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 143 NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch.
  • Page 144 144 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Jazz Jazz Foreign Language Language News News Nostalgia Nostalga Oldies Oldies Personality Persnlty Public Public Rhythm and Blues R & B Religious Music Rel Musc Religious Talk Rel Talk Rock Rock Soft Soft Soft Rock Soft Rck Soft Rhythm and Blues...
  • Page 145 Seek Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to the new station until you make another selection.
  • Page 146 146 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to commit to push-button memory, press the SET button. SET 1 will now show in the display window. Select the “1–5” button you wish to lock onto this station and press and release that button.
  • Page 147: Tape Player Operation

    Tape Player Operation Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the right and the mechanical action of the player will gently pull the cassette into the play position. NOTE: When subjected to extremely cold temperatures, the tape mechanism may require a few minutes to warm up for proper operation.
  • Page 148 148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rewind — RW Press the RW button down momentarily to reverse the tape direction. The tape will rewind until the button is pressed again or until the beginning of the tape is reached. At the beginning of the tape, the tape will play in the opposite direction.
  • Page 149: Cd Player Operation

    CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate. Inserting The Compact Disc You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio off, the display will show CD and the time of day will be displayed.
  • Page 150: Cd/Dvd Changer Operation - If Equipped

    150 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released. The RW (Reverse) button works in a similar manner. Random Play — RND/Program Button 4 Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
  • Page 151 Disc Up/Program Button 1 Press the DISC (button 1) button to play the next avail- able disc. Random Play — RND/Program Button 4 Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the currently playing compact disc in random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
  • Page 152: Sales Code Rb1-Am/Fm Stereo Radio With Dvd/Gps Navigation System

    152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RB1—AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH DVD/GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM The navigation system provides maps, turn identifica- tion, selection menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes. Refer to your “Navi- gation User’s Manual” for detailed operating instruc- tions.
  • Page 153: Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (Ens/Sid)

    Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID) The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Num- ber is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps: ESN/SID Access With RBB and RBK Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF, press the Tape Eject or CD Eject (depend- ing on the radio type) and Time buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • Page 154: Selecting Satellite Mode In Rbp, Rbu, Raz, And Rbq Radios

    154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Selecting Satellite Mode in RBP, RBU, RAZ, and RBQ Radios Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word SIRIUS appears in the display. These radios will also display the following: • After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel number will be displayed for 5 seconds.
  • Page 155: Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels

    Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels In addition to the 10 AM and 10 FM pre-set stations, you may also commit 10 satellite stations to push button memory. These satellite channel pre-set stations will not erase any AM or FM pre-set memory stations. Follow the memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio.
  • Page 156: Reception Quality

    156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Reception Quality Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the following reasons. • The vehicle is parked in an underground parking structure or under a physical obstacle. • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the form of short audio mutes.
  • Page 157 1. Open the CD changer compartment located in the right rear cargo area. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 157 2. Slide the CD changer door all the way to the right. 3. Press the EJECT button.
  • Page 158 158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. Gently remove the magazine by pulling it up and out of the CD changer. 5. Close the CD changer door by sliding it to the left. Loading Discs into the Magazine Gently slide the discs into the magazine with the disc label in the direction indicated on the magazine label (up to 10 discs).
  • Page 159 NOTE: Do not use 3 inch (8 cm) discs in the magazine. If a CD adaptor for 3 inch (8 cm) discs is used, the disc will not be ejected. Removing Discs from the Magazine To remove the disc, gently press on the exposed edge of the disc.
  • Page 160: Remote Sound System Controls - If Equipped

    3. Insert the magazine into the changer slot with the writing on the magazine label facing in the same direc- tion as the word Jeep on the changer door (disc loading slots facing to the right). 4. Slide the changer door to the left to close the changer door.
  • Page 161: Radio Operation

    mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will decrease the volume. Pressing the center button will make the radio switch between the various modes available (AM/FM/TAPE/ CD, Etc.).
  • Page 162: Cd Player - Single Disc In Radio

    162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD Player — Single Disc in Radio Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once will go to the beginning of the current track or to the beginning of the previous track if it is within one second after the current track begins to play.
  • Page 163: Cd/Dvd Disc Maintenance

    3. Keep the cassette tape away from direct sunlight, heat and magnetic fields such as the radio speakers. 4. Before inserting a tape, make sure that the label is adhering flatly to the cassette. 5. A loose tape should be corrected before use. To rewind a loose tape, insert the eraser end of a pencil into the tape drive gear and twist the pencil in the required directions.
  • Page 164: Radio Operation And Cellular Phones

    164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight. 7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become too high. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being On in your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from your radio.
  • Page 165: Blower Control

    Blower Control The rotary knob on the left controls the blower and can be set in one of four positions from LO to HI. The blower fan motor will remain on un- til the system is turned to the OFF position or the ignition is turned OFF.
  • Page 166: Mode Selection

    166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Selection The mode selector (the right rotary knob) can be set in any of the following positions: This position turns off the blower motor and outside air will not pass through any outlets. Recirculation The recirculation feature can be selected with the mode control knob.
  • Page 167: Infrared Dual-Zone Climate Control - If Equipped

    Defrost/Floor Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield. NOTE: To improve fuel economy, leave in defrost only when necessary.
  • Page 168 168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL level is displayed the system will maintain that level automatically using the heating system. Should the de- sired comfort level require air conditioning, the system will automatically make the adjustment. You may notice the blower speed getting lower as the difference between the driver and passenger temperature settings gets larger.
  • Page 169 • Floor Air flows through the floor outlets located under the instrument panel and into the rear seating area through vents under the front seats. • Bi-Level Air flows both through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor. •...
  • Page 170: Window Fogging

    170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL off until the engine warms up. However, the fan will engage immediately if the defrost mode is selected or if you select a fixed blower speed. Window Fogging Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild rainy or humid weather.
  • Page 171: Rear Window Defroster

    If the liftgate flipper glass is open, connection to the rear window wiper is interrupted preventing activation of the rear wiper blade. When the liftgate flipper glass is closed, the rear wiper switch or the ignition switch needs to be turned OFF and ON to restart the rear wiper.
  • Page 172 172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The defroster will automatically turn off after about ten minutes. For about five more minutes of operation, push the button again. To prevent excessive battery drain, use the defroster only when the engine is operating. The push button also activates the heated exterior mirrors, if so equipped.
  • Page 173: Starting And Operating

    STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ..... 176 Normal Starting ..... . 176 Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F (–29°C) .
  • Page 174 174 STARTING AND OPERATING Selec-Trac Operating Instructions/Precautions ....186 Shift Positions ......188 Shifting Procedure .
  • Page 175 Tire Spinning ......214 Tread Wear Indicators ....215 Replacement Tires .
  • Page 176: Starting Procedures

    176 STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. WARNING! Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may cause serious injury or death.
  • Page 177: Extreme Cold Weather (Below -20°F (-29°C)

    WARNING! Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal injury. Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F (–29°C) To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
  • Page 178: After Starting

    178 STARTING AND OPERATING After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds can cause excessive exhaust tempera- tures which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
  • Page 179: Automatic Transmission

    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION The pointer on the selector indicates the transmission gear range (selector is illuminated for night driving). Start the engine with the selector lever in N (Neutral) or P (Park) position. STARTING AND OPERATING 179 NOTE: When the ignition is in the ON position, the brake pedal must be pressed to move the gearshift lever out of P (Park).
  • Page 180: Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System (Btsi)

    180 STARTING AND OPERATING Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System (BTSI) This vehicle is equipped with a brake transmission shift interlock system (BTSI) that holds the gearshift lever in the P (Park) position when the ignition switch is in an unlocked position. To move the gear selector lever out of the P (Park) position, the ignition switch must be turned to the OFF, ON, or START position, the brake pedal and the button on the front side of the shifter handle must be...
  • Page 181: Gear Ranges

    NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, it is recommend that you see your dealer at your earliest possible convenience. Your dealer has the proper diag- nostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur. If the transmission is cannot be reset, dealer service is required.
  • Page 182 182 STARTING AND OPERATING • When shifting into P (Park), depress the button on the shift lever and firmly move the lever all the way forward until it stops. • Look at the shift indicator window on the console to ensure it is in the P (Park) position.
  • Page 183 • Vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48 km/h). • Transmission has reached normal operating tempera- ture. When frequent transmission shifting occurs while using overdrive, such as when operating the vehicle under heavy load conditions (for example, in hilly terrain, strong head winds, or trailer towing), turning off over- drive will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
  • Page 184 184 STARTING AND OPERATING reaches the appropriate temperature. Refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” later in this section. If the transmission temperature gets too hot, the trans- mission may downshift out of Overdrive or engage overdrive at higher vehicle speeds (4.7L engines only) until the transmission cools down.
  • Page 185: Over Temperature Mode

    Over Temperature Mode The transmission electronics constantly monitor the transmission oil temperature. If the transmission gets too hot, the transmission will change the way it shifts to help control the condition. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during normal operation in D (Drive) position.
  • Page 186: Rocking The Vehicle

    186 STARTING AND OPERATING Rocking the Vehicle If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the gear selector rhythmically between “First” and R (Reverse), while applying slight pressure to the accelerator. The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to main- tain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or racing the engine is most effective.
  • Page 187 mode allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at different speeds which eliminates driveline binding and component wear that is normally associated with driving the vehicle in the 4 PART TIME position on dry hard surfaced roads. This feature provides the safety, security, and convenience of operating in 4 wheel drive at all times regardless of road conditions.
  • Page 188: Shift Positions

    188 STARTING AND OPERATING Proper operation of four wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and cause damage to the transfer case. Because four wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds.
  • Page 189: Shifting Procedure

    N (Neutral) Neutral — Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in Sec- tion 5 of this manual. Part Time Four Wheel Drive Low Range — Low speed 4 wheel drive.
  • Page 190 190 STARTING AND OPERATING induce a torque interrupt and allow full engagement of the newly selected position. With the vehicle stationary, it may be necessary to shift from D (Drive) to R (Reverse) and back to D (Drive) after shifting. This will allow full engagement of the newly selected position.
  • Page 191: Quadra-Trac Ii Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped

    5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4LO with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h). Quadra-Trac II Operating Instructions/Precautions — If Equipped The Quadra-Trac II transfer case is fully automatic in the normal driving 4 ALL TIME mode.
  • Page 192: Shift Positions

    192 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral) position without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position.
  • Page 193: Shifting Procedure

    speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h). Shifting Procedure 4 ALL TIME to 4 LO or 4 LO to 4 ALL TIME With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transmission into N (Neutral).
  • Page 194: Quadra-Drive System - If Equipped

    194 STARTING AND OPERATING Quadra-Drive System — If Equipped The optional Quadra-Drive System features three torque transfer couplings. The couplings include Vari- Lok front and rear axles and Quadra-Trac II transfer case. The optional Vari-Lok axles are fully automatic and require no driver input to operate.
  • Page 195 NOTE: The instrument cluster “Brake Warning Light” indicates only that the parking brake is applied. It does not indicate the degree of brake application. STARTING AND OPERATING 195 Before leaving the vehicle parked on a hill, you must make sure the parking brake is fully applied and place the gear selector in the P (Park) position.
  • Page 196 196 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Leaving children unattended in a vehicle is dan- gerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector lever.
  • Page 197: Anti-Lock Brake System

    ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.
  • Page 198 198 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Anti-lock system (ABS) cannot prevent the natu- ral laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency be- yond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
  • Page 199: On-Road Driving Tips

    • Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in unpredictable braking action, longer stopping dis- tances, or brake damage. • When descending mountains or hills, repeated brak- ing can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission or locking out overdrive whenever pos- sible.
  • Page 200: Off-Road Driving Tips

    200 STARTING AND OPERATING An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems. They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional 2-wheel drive vehicles any more than low- slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions.
  • Page 201: Traction Downhill

    to help regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to control vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid locking or skidding the tires. WARNING! If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never attempt to turn around.
  • Page 202: After Driving Off-Road

    202 STARTING AND OPERATING After Driving Off-Road Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than does most on-road driving. After going off-road it is always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken care of right away and have your vehicle ready when you need it.
  • Page 203: Tire Safety Information

    TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings NOTE: • P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Ex- ample: P215/65R15 95H. STARTING AND OPERATING 203 • European Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards.
  • Page 204 204 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank... = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in) 215 = Section Width in Milimeters (mm)
  • Page 205 Service Description: 95 = Load Index —A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry. H = Speed Symbol —A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions. —The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved un- der specified operating conditions.
  • Page 206: Tire Identification Number (Tin)

    206 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire however the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
  • Page 207: Tire Loading And Tire Pressure

    Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: Some vehicles have a “Tire and Loading Infor- mation” placard located on the driver’s side “B” pillar. STARTING AND OPERATING 207 Tire and Loading Information Placard This placard tells you important information about the, 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) the total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle...
  • Page 208 208 STARTING AND OPERATING Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information placard and the Vehicle Loading section of this manual.
  • Page 209 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- sengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds. 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lb.
  • Page 210 210 STARTING AND OPERATING...
  • Page 211: Tires - General Information

    WARNING! Overloading of your tire is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle.
  • Page 212: Tire Inflation Pressures

    212 STARTING AND OPERATING 2. Economy— Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consump- tion.
  • Page 213: High Speed Operation

    The tire pressure should be checked and adjusted at least once every month. Check more often if subject to a wide range of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with temperature changes. Inflation pressures specified on the label are always “Cold Inflation Pressure.”...
  • Page 214: Radial-Ply Tires

    214 STARTING AND OPERATING Radial-Ply Tires WARNING! Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Al- ways use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine them with other types of tires.
  • Page 215: Tread Wear Indicators

    Tread Wear Indicators These indicators are narrow strips 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) thick and are found in the tread pattern grooves. When the tread pattern is worn down to these treadwear indicators, the tires should be replaced. Overloading your vehicle, long trips in very hot weather, and driving on bad roads may result in greater wear.
  • Page 216 216 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspen- sion dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and brak- ing of your vehicle.
  • Page 217: Alignment And Balance

    Alignment and Balance The suspension components of your vehicle should be inspected and aligned when needed, to obtain maximum tire tread life. Poor suspension alignment may result in: • reduced tread life; • uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided wear;...
  • Page 218: Tire Pressure Monitor System Tire/Wheel Rotation And Sensor Replacement - If Equipped

    218 STARTING AND OPERATING gauge. There will be a delay between the instant you adjust the air pressure in a tire and when the system updates the display. The TPM system is not intended to provide you with notification of rapid air loss. The following chart indicates the TPM system pressure levels.
  • Page 219: General Information

    and display SPARE SWAP DETECTED along with a chime. This could take up to 10 minutes with vehicle speed above 25 mph (40 km/h). With the 4 Tire TPM System, if a road tire and wheel is replaced by the spare, the TPM system will display TIRE SENSOR BAD/MISSING.
  • Page 220: Tire Chains

    220 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE CHAINS Certain models have sufficient tire-to-body clearance to allow use of tire chains. Install chains on rear tires only. Follow these recommendations to guard against damage and excessive tire and chain wear: • Do not install tire chains or traction devices on ve- hicles with larger than P225/75R16 size tires.
  • Page 221: Fuel Requirements

    The Tire Pressure Monitor system must be NOTE: retrained following a tire rotation. See your authorized dealer for service. The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross” shown in the following diagram. STARTING AND OPERATING 221 FUEL REQUIREMENTS Your engine is designed to meet all emis- sions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when us- ing high quality unleaded gasoline having...
  • Page 222: Reformulated Gasoline

    222 STARTING AND OPERATING Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before consid- ering service for the vehicle. Over 40 auto manufacturer’s world wide have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World- wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,...
  • Page 223: Mmt In Gasoline

    MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and reduces emission system performance in some vehicles.
  • Page 224: Materials Added To Fuel

    224 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing, immediate service is required. See “Onboard Diag- nostic System” in Section 7 of this manual. Materials Added To Fuel All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain effective detergent additives.
  • Page 225 CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. STARTING AND OPERATING 225 WARNING! • Remove the fuel cap slowly to prevent fuel spray from the filler neck which may cause injury.
  • Page 226: Trailer Towing

    226 STARTING AND OPERATING TRAILER TOWING In this section you will find information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do with your vehicle. And you will find safety tips. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and safely as possible.
  • Page 227 WARNING! Improper towing can lead to an injury accident. Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as possible: • Be sure a trailer is loaded heavier in front, about 10% to 15% of gross trailer weight. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear cause the trailer to sway severely side to side which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
  • Page 228: Trailer And Tongue Weight

    228 STARTING AND OPERATING • It is recommended that any hitches installed on your vehicle be factory installed, or installed by a dealer using factory approved parts. Factory approved parts are specifically engineered with your vehicle’s perfor- mance in mind, including the possibility that it will be involved in an accident.
  • Page 229: Cooling System Tips-Trailer Towing

    Always load a trailer with 60% of the cargo weight in the front of the trailer. This places approximately 10% to 15% of the GTW on the tow hitch of your vehicle. This portion of the GTW becomes the tongue weight. Trailer sway control and equalizing hitch are required for tongue weights above 350 lbs (159 kg)., i.e., trailer weights heavier than 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg).
  • Page 230: Minimum Vehicle Requirements For Trailer Towing

    230 STARTING AND OPERATING Minimum Vehicle Requirements for Trailer Towing...
  • Page 231: Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.)

    NOTE: If you tow a trailer frequently, especially in hilly country or when the outdoor temperature is high, we recommend that you change the transmission fluid at 30,000 mile (48 000 km) intervals. CAUTION! When pulling a heavy load or driving a fully loaded vehicle use a premium unleaded fuel to help prevent spark knock.
  • Page 232: Shifting Into Neutral (N)

    232 STARTING AND OPERATING Shifting Into Neutral (N) Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for recreational towing. CAUTION! It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
  • Page 233: Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)

    CAUTION! Transmission damage may occur if the transmission is shifted into P (Park) with the transfer case in N (Neutral) and the engine running. With the transfer case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is OFF prior to shifting the transmission into P (Park) (refer to steps 7 –...
  • Page 234: Snow Plow

    234 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! • Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be damaged. • Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid will leak from the transfer case and damage internal parts.
  • Page 235: What To Do In Emergencies

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flashers ....236 If Your Engine Overheats ....237 Changing A Flat Tire .
  • Page 236: Hazard Warning Flashers

    236 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS Your vehicle’s hazard warning flasher is an emergency warning system. When you activate it, all front and rear directional signals will flash intermittently. Use it when your vehicle is disabled on or near the road. It warns other drivers to steer clear of you and your vehicle.
  • Page 237: If Your Engine Overheats

    IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by taking the appropriate ac- tion. • On the highways — Slow down. • In city traffic — While stopped, put transmission in N (Neutral), but do not increase engine idle speed.
  • Page 238: Changing A Flat Tire

    238 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CHANGING A FLAT TIRE Jack And Lug Wrench Locations The three piece tool set, consisting of two snap-together extensions that operate the jack and a wheel wrench that also is used as a crank for the jack, is stored under the right rear seat.
  • Page 239: Spare Tire Location

    WARNING! • Always store the jack, lug wrench and spare, flat or damaged tire securely in the proper place. Never leave them loose in the vehicle where they could become dangerous projectiles during a quick stop or collision. • The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing tires only.
  • Page 240 240 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES seatback or completely removed from the vehicle. It can also be kneeled down upon and used as ground cover to prevent clothing from getting soiled. 3. Remove the nut and tire. To Replace the Spare Tire 1.
  • Page 241 WARNING! Temporary-use spare tires are for emergency use only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 miles (80 km) or exceed 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have a total tread life of 3,000 miles (4 800 km). Be sure to follow the warn- ings which apply to your spare.
  • Page 242: Tire Changing Procedure

    242 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Tire Changing Procedure Preparation WARNING! You can be injured or killed if you try to change a wheel too close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
  • Page 243 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 243 4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front axle, place it Front Jacking Location under the axle near the wheel to be changed. For the rear axle, place it under the axle as shown.
  • Page 244 244 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Rear Jacking Location 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise until the tire clears the ground. WARNING! Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable and cause an accident. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it.
  • Page 245 9. Tighten the lug nuts securely in a crisscross pattern. Have an authorized service technician check that the torque is 85-115 ft.lbs. (115-156 N·m) as soon as possible. 10. Secure the jack, lug wrench, jack handle and tire in the proper locations. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 245 WARNING! •...
  • Page 246: Jump Starting Procedure

    246 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack. • Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. • Only use the jack in the positions indicated. •...
  • Page 247 NOTE: To start the vehicle following connection of a booster battery, the Security Alarm System must first be disabled by cycling a front door key cylinder or by using the keyless entry transmitter. WARNING! Jump starting can be dangerous. To avoid personal injury or damage to electrical components in vehicle, observe the following warnings: •...
  • Page 248: Emergency Tow Hooks - If Equipped

    248 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and, once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS —...
  • Page 249: Maintaining Your Vehicle

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS 4.0L Engine ......251 4.7L/4.7 HO Engine ..... 252 Onboard Diagnostic System —...
  • Page 250 250 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication ......267 Body Lubrication ..... 267 Windshield Wiper Blades .
  • Page 251: 4.0L Engine

  • Page 252: 4.7L/4.7 Ho Engine

  • Page 253: Onboard Diagnostic System - Obd Ii

    ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emis- sions well within current government regulations.
  • Page 254: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs

    254 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration. For states which have an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,...
  • Page 255: Replacement Parts

    ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station. b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine.
  • Page 256: Maintenance Procedures

    256 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment.
  • Page 257 The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. 4.0L Engines MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 257 4.7L Engines Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
  • Page 258 258 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Change Engine Oil Road conditions as well as your kind of driving affect the interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the following to determine if any apply to you: •...
  • Page 259 Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection for all engines under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Cer- tified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means that the oil has been certified by the American...
  • Page 260 260 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 4.7L/4.7L HO Engines Materials Added to Engine Oils The manufacturer strongly recommends against the ad- dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental addi- tives.
  • Page 261: Drive Belts - Check Condition And Tension

    Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension At the mileages shown in the appropriate “Maintenance Schedule,” check all drive belts for condition and proper tension. Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure. Inspect the drive belt for evidence of cuts, cracks, or glazing and replace them if there is any sign of damage which could result in belt failure.
  • Page 262 262 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In the event of engine malfunction, particularly involv- ing engine misfire or other apparent loss of perfor- mance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Contin- ued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction could cause the converter to overheat, resulting in possible damage to the converter and...
  • Page 263: Crankcase Emission Control System

    To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- age: • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle.
  • Page 264: Air Cleaner Filter

    264 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Air Cleaner Filter Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at the intervals shown on “Maintenance Schedule A.” If, however, you drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals shown on “Maintenance Schedule B.”...
  • Page 265: Air Conditioner Maintenance

    To determine the battery charge, check the battery test indicator (if equipped) on top of the battery. Refer to the illustration. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 265 CAUTION! It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post.
  • Page 266: Power Steering Fluid Check

    266 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air condi- tioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. •...
  • Page 267: Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication

    apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as antici- pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified “DaimlerChrysler Dealership.” WARNING! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface with the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts, and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do not overfill.
  • Page 268: Windshield Wiper Blades

    268 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE attention should also be given to hood latching compo- nents to insure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated. The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the fall and spring.
  • Page 269: Exhaust System

    WARNING! Commercially available windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be exercised when filling or working around the washer solution. Exhaust System The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system.
  • Page 270 270 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE dirty or rusty in appearance, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of the radiator for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. Clean the radiator by gently spraying water from a garden hose at the back of the core. Check the engine cooling system hoses for condition and tightness of connection.
  • Page 271 CAUTION! • Mixing of coolants other than the specified HOAT coolant may result in decreased corrosion protec- tion and engine damage that may not be covered under the new vehicle warranty. If a non-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the speci- fied coolant as soon as possible.
  • Page 272 272 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cooling System Pressure Cap The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of coolant, and to insure that coolant will return to the radiator from the coolant reserve tank. The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
  • Page 273 See your authorized dealer if the coolant level drops quickly. Points To Remember NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles of operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high humidity accumulat- ing on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot coolant to enter the...
  • Page 274: Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses

    274 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of heat and mechanical damage. Hard or soft spots, brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and exces- sive swelling indicate deterioration of the rubber. Pay particular attention to the hoses nearest to high heat sources such as the exhaust manifold.
  • Page 275 cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling suggest deteriora- tion of the rubber. Particular attention should be made to examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are present.
  • Page 276 276 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Brake Master Cylinder The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked when performing under hood services, or immediately if the brake system warning lamp shows system failure Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing the cap.
  • Page 277: Automatic Transmission

    WARNING! Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed container to avoid contamination from foreign matter. Do not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid as seal damage will result.
  • Page 278 278 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE the transmission with an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the transmission and of the fluid. To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly, the following procedure must be used: 1. The vehicle must be on level ground. 2.
  • Page 279 least 15 miles (25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably be- tween the fingertips. To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly, the following procedure must be used: 1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating temperature.
  • Page 280: Transfer Case

    280 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F (10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to produce an accurate reading. 7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is properly reseated.
  • Page 281: Front/Rear Axle Fluid

    Drain First remove fill plug, then remove drain plug. Recom- mended tightening torque for drain and fill plugs is 15–25 ft. lbs (20–34 N·m). CAUTION! When installing plugs, do not overtighten. You could damage them and cause them to leak. Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for...
  • Page 282 282 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The following maintenance recommendations will enable you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion resistance built into your vehicle. What Causes Corrosion? Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings from your vehicle. The most common causes are: •...
  • Page 283 CAUTION! Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. Special Care • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once a month.
  • Page 284 284 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Interior Care Use Mopar Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting. Use Mopar Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl upholstery. Mopar Vinyl Cleaner is specifically recommended for interior vinyl trim. Do not use silicon based cleaning products on leather seats.
  • Page 285 WARNING! Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in closed areas they may cause respiratory harm. Do not use gasoline, turpentine, kerosene, etc. for cleaning. Use the Mopar recommended products or the equivalents.
  • Page 286: Fuse Panel

    286 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE vegetation or brush that could become a fire hazard, or conceal damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and propeller shafts. CAUTION! Under frequent heavy-duty driving conditions, change all lubricants and lubricate body compo- nents, all driveline joints and steering linkage more often than in normal service to prevent excessive wear.
  • Page 287 Cavity Fuse Description Spare Spare 10 Amp Red Headlight High Beam Left 15 Amp Lt. Blue Flasher 25 Amp Natural Radio/Amplifier 15 Amp Lt. Blue Park Lights 10 Amp Red Interior Lights 15 Amp Lt. Blue Overhead Console, Rear Wiper, IP Lights, Rear Flip- per Glass Solenoid 20 Amp Yellow Power Outlets...
  • Page 288: Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)

    288 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Fuse Description 15 Amp Lt. Blue Cigar 15 Amp Lt. Blue Rear Fog Lamps (If Equipped) 10 Amp Red Body Control Module, Acc/ 10 Amp Red Rear Wiper Switch, Washer Motors 15 Amp Lt. Blue Radio 10 Amp Red Ignition Start 10 Amp Red...
  • Page 289: Vehicle Storage

    center identifies each component for ease of replacement, if necessary. “Cartridge” fuses and relays can be obtained from your authorized dealer. VEHICLE STORAGE If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21 days you may want to take steps to protect your battery. You may: •...
  • Page 290 290 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Interior Lights Underpanel Courtesy Lights ....906 Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) ..103 Telltale/Hazard Light ..... . 74 * Available only from authorized dealers.
  • Page 291: Fluid Capacities

    FLUID CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) Engine Oil with Filter 4.0 Liter Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified Engine Oil) 4.7, 4.7HO Liter Engine (SAE 5W-30, API Certified Engine Oil) Cooling System * 4.0 Liter Engine (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 4.7 & 4.7HO Liter Engine (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/ 100,000 Mile Formula) * Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
  • Page 292: Parts

    292 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE RECOMMENDED FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil Oil Filter (All Engines) Spark Plugs Fuel Selection Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Or- ganic Additive Technology) API Certified SAE 10W-30 Engine Oil is recommended for the 4.0L engine.
  • Page 293: Chassis

    Chassis Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Automatic Transmission Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Transfer Case Selec-Trac Models - Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Quadra-Trac Models - Mopar Transfer Case Fluid (P/N 05016796) Axle Differential (front-rear) Mopar Synthetic Gear Lubricant or equivalent of SAE 75W-140 (API-GL5) if equipped with a Vari-Lok front axle.
  • Page 295 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..296 Maintenance Schedules ....296 Schedule “B” ......299 Schedule “A”...
  • Page 296: Emission Control System Maintenance

    296 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.
  • Page 297 • Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service) • Off-road or desert driving • If equipped for and operated with E-85 (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions listed for Schedule “B.” NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you, change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months, whichever comes first, and follow the maintenance rec- ommendations in “Maintenance Schedule B.”...
  • Page 298 298 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Once a Month • Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage. • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed.
  • Page 299: Schedule "B" 299

    Schedule “B” Follow this schedule if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C) • Stop and go driving • Excessive engine idling • Driving in dusty conditions •...
  • Page 300 300 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints. Drain and refill the front and rear axles. Inspect the brake linings.
  • Page 301 Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints.
  • Page 302 302 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Drain and refill the front and rear axles. Inspect the brake linings. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints.
  • Page 303 Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & sus- pension ball joints.
  • Page 304 304 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings. Clean and lubricate the brake caliper pins. Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid.
  • Page 305 Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints.
  • Page 306 306 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid, replace main sump filter, and spin-on cooler return filter (if equipped) (4.7L Only). Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if belt was previously replaced. 78,000 81,000 84,000...
  • Page 307 Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings. Clean and lubricate the brake caliper pins. Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid.
  • Page 308 308 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints.
  • Page 309 Miles (Kilometers) Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if belt was previously replaced. Drain and refill the transfer case fluid (Selec-Trac and Quadra-Trac Models). Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all re- ceipts.
  • Page 310: Schedule "A

    310 SCHEDULE “A” Schedule “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints. Inspect the brake linings.
  • Page 311 Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & sus- pension ball joints. Clean and lubricate the brake caliper pins. SCHEDULE “A” 311 36,000 42,000 48,000 (58 000) (67 000)
  • Page 312 312 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & sus- pension ball joints.
  • Page 313 Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & sus- pension ball joints.
  • Page 314 314 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid, replace main sump filter, and spin-on cooler return filter (if equipped) (4.7L Only). Inspect the transfer case fluid (Selec-Trac Models Only). Drain the transfer case and refill (Quadra-Trac Models Only).
  • Page 315 Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Lubricate the upper knuckle ball stud at steering & suspension ball joints.
  • Page 316 316 SCHEDULE “A” WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
  • Page 317: If You Need Consumer Assistance

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ......318 Prepare For The Appointment .
  • Page 318: Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle

    318 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The Appointment If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty, discuss additional charges with the service manager.
  • Page 319 The manufacturer has empowered its dealers to make warranty and repair decisions that ensure you are not inconvenienced. There is no need for you to wait for a decision from the manufacturer. If a special circumstance occurs that requires information from the manufacturer, we have asked the dealer’s service management to make the contact on your behalf.
  • Page 320 320 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE In Mexico contact: Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240 Sante Fe C.P. 05109 Mexico, D. F. In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240 Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240 Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni-...
  • Page 321: Warranty Information

    The manufacturer will not stand behind any service contract that is not the manufacturer’s Service Contract. It is not responsible for any service contract other than the manufacturer’s Service Contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s Service Contract, and you require service after your manufactur- er’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to your contract documents, and contact the person listed in...
  • Page 323: Mopar Parts

    MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your dealer. They will help you keep your vehicle operating at its best. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In the 50 United States and Washington D.C.: If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra- tion (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
  • Page 324: Publication Order Forms

    324 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS To order the following manuals, you may use either the website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mas- tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are ac- cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call for an order form.
  • Page 325 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 325 Call Toll Free at 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) Visit us on the World Wide Web at: or
  • Page 327 INDEX...
  • Page 328 328 INDEX Adding Washer Fluid ..... 171 Adjustable Pedals ......84 Air Cleaner, Engine .
  • Page 329 Torque Converter ..... . 185 Auxiliary Electrical Outlet ....115 Auxiliary Power Outlet .
  • Page 330 330 INDEX Cassette Tape and Player Maintenance ..162 Cassette Tape Player ....143,147 Catalytic Converter .
  • Page 331 Temperature Gauge ..... 131 Crankcase Emission Control System Cruise Control ......86 Cruise Light .
  • Page 332 332 INDEX Coolant Temperature Gauge ....131 Engine Oil Pressure Gauge ....130 Freeing Vehicle When Stuck .
  • Page 333 Filters Air Cleaner ......264 Engine Fuel ......263 Finish Care .
  • Page 334 334 INDEX Gasoline ......221 Gasoline, Reformulated ....222 Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends .
  • Page 335 Instrument Cluster ..... . . 127 Instrument Panel and Controls ....126 Interior Appearance Care .
  • Page 336 336 INDEX Check Gauges ......130 Cruise ......130 Daytime Running .
  • Page 337 Lumbar Support ......67 Maintenance, Airbag ..... . 43 Maintenance Free Battery .
  • Page 338 338 INDEX Off-Pavement Driving ....285 Off-Road Driving ..... 200,285 Oil, Engine Capacity .
  • Page 339 Pressure Gauge, Oil ..... . 130 Programmable Electronic Features ... . . 95 Programming Transmitters .
  • Page 340 340 INDEX Retractable Cargo Area Cover ....118 Rocking Vehicle When Stuck ....186 Roof Type Carrier .
  • Page 341 Sentry Key ......12 Sentry Key Programming ....14 Sentry Key Replacement .
  • Page 342 342 INDEX Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag ..35 System, Navigation ..... . 152 Tachometer .
  • Page 343 Wheel Nut Torque ..... 245 Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight ....228 Torque Converter Clutch .
  • Page 344 344 INDEX Vehicle Storage ......289 Vinyl Trim ......284 Voltmeter .

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