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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Brakes -- Verified

Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.

Drive Train -- Verified

If the transmission delays initial gear engagement after being parked overnight or longer, it may be due to a suspect transmission cooler return filter. If the transmission was recently serviced and the part number for the cooler return filter contains an "AB" suffix at the end, a new filter should be installed.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Software updates are available to solve various Check Engine Light and warning light related issues.

Engine -- Verified

Vehicles equipped with the multiple displacement system (MDS) must use the correct 5W-20 oil in order to function properly.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, May 7, 2013

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The 4-wheel drive transfer case can direct engine power to the rear wheels only, all four wheels, or in its neutral position, non at all. These vehicles are being recalled because the transfer case can shift into its neutral position without warning. If this were to occur, engine power would not reach any of the drive wheels and the vehicle could not move under its own power. Dealers will reprogram the final drive controller which governs the transfer case to correct this concern.

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Drive Train, October 31, 2005

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Chrysler is recalling 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the air conditioner evaporator condensate water may enter the transmission at the fill tube grommet seal. This can result in a shudder during torque converter clutch engagement, which can lead to increased transmission operating temperatures, boiling of the water, and a subsequent purging of transmission fluid into the engine compartment. This may cause a fire under the hood. Dealers will inspect all components and repair/replace as necessary.

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions and Answers

jamo56, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6, Charleston, WV

when it starts blowing, i can wiggle the wiper switch and it will stop

subrolex, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6, Massillon, OH

high and low work fine. intermittent speed does not work. The wipers go up about half way and have to be manupilated down. I have changed the modules under the hood with new form dealer, with no ...

jamo56, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6, Charleston, WV

the tires on my jeep are p245/65 r17 and i want to know if i can put p265/70 r17 on the jeep

sahmof1, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, V6, Rincon, GA

The air conditioning blowing out of the vents on the driver side is considerably colder than the air blowing out of the passenger side and rear vents. In fact the air that blows out of the passeng...

felinezoo, 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Moneta, VA

I would like to know how to disarm this device. I must use the electronic key buttons to un lock the car doors. At times this does not work especially if car is left in the sun at a lengthy time. I...

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

I have been fortunate with my Jeep since I purchased it in June 2005 (New).Most issues have been minor and just involved replacing parts that reached the end of their life cycle. I have always stayed on top of maintenance,including oil changes every 3000 miles. The one issue that has cost me the most is the differential. I had all the gears replaced at a cost of $2000 and in less than a year I had to have it repaired again and this time found a better repair deal at $585. Still in both situations that low whining noise will not disappear. I have 171,300 miles on it and I plan to drive it for as many years as I can. The cost of a new one is in my opinion ridiculous. When the warranty is gone I suggest staying away from Jeep Dealerships and their repair facilities. Instead find a local repair facility that will not overcharge for repairs and if they do you right stick with them.

How involved is replacing/fixing the belt tensoner. Also there is a noise when I turn left and it feels like the power steering is gone but when I'm done with the turn it's fine.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I have a couple of issues with mine and can't seem to find anyone that knows what the problem is. First, when you hit any sort of bump at all the whole front end rattles like I'm fixing to lose about half of whats under there. Had the motor mounts replaced, didn't help. Second, when turning the wheel, something is grabbing and making an awful noise like the traction control or something is trying to engage. Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.

I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and love it. I did have some problems though... one of which was the drive train needed replacing but thankfully it was before the warranty ran out. The 2nd was stalling of the engine while driving at high speeds on the highway... going 65-75mph with a tractor trailer behind you and stalling is scary. This happened more than once, but luckily I was able to steer the Jeep to the breakdown lane each time and restart it as though nothing had happened! The dealership replaced the battery and this seems to have stopped this problem. I've had Jeeps for over 15 years... my first was a bare bones model(unlike my present car) which bounced me around and gave me no problems at all... I traded it in for my 2nd then 3rd and now this one. My 2005 is approaching 60,000 miles and I'm hoping I can go another 60,000 or beyond. If not, I'll probably get another Jeep but one without so many bells and whistles if they make them that way any longer. But I love my ole 60,000 mile "Bluebell"... she and I are about the same age in miles... I put on a good 10,000/year.

I bought my 3rd jeep cherokee 2005 new but it will be my last.
The low tire light has been on since i bought the thing. Everytime i take it in for warranty repairs they tell me it something i did.
abs wheel sensors have been replaced twice . my lights flash all the time and i have replaced the remote keypad 3 times. i have 67,000 miles on it. am on my third set of tires, i took it in with 12000 miles and complained about tire ware but might as well put a note in a bottle and threw it in the gulf.

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