2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee ProblemsTemperature Blend/Recirculation Doors May Fail and Cause AC Problems
Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a recirculation door, a door link, or a sub-assembly housing, new heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) sub-assemblies are available that improve reliability.
The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops. There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.
Failure in the blower motor power module (automatic temperature controls) or resistor block (manual AC) may cause the heater blower motor to work only on the high setting. The connector to the power module/resistor block is known to overheat (and sometimes melt). The connector or terminals should be replaced; a replacement connector is available.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee QuestionsP0300 code with misfire on 1,3 & 5 cylinders. Engine dies over 3000 rpms. Why? (1 answer)
Problem started all of a sudden after running perfectly for the last year.
Sensor 2 different parts? How long does it take a shop to replace it?
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee RecallsChrysler Recalls 2001-2004 Grand Cherokees Due to Overheating Seats
Chrysler is recalling 2001-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees with heated seats and Chrysler recall no. 06V-197 completed (2003-2004 MY) or seat heater elements service replacement (2001-2002 MY). The front seat electric heater elements may overheat, which could cause a fire or injury. Dealers will replace the front seat heater elements free of charge.
The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds allow for debris collection in the area of the number three cylinder. This may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify air flow characteristics to prevent debris accumulation.
Chrysler has recalled 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokees because an internal nut in the steering gear assembly could loosen and cause the steering gear to lock up. This may reduce steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear assembly.