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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power window motor commonly fails in the front and rear doors. This may require replacement of the complete window regulator assembly which will include the window motor.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Electrical contacts in the tail lamp housing tend to break or melt, which can cause the brake lights to fail or work intermittently. Complete inspection of the tail light housing and bulbs is recommended before replacing any parts.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 24, 2000

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2000 Chrysler 300M, Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, Jeep Grand Cherokee models affected. The charge of the passenger side air bag inflator may be excessive. This could cause passenger occupant injury in a collision. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag module with a correctly charged module.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SEAT BELT SHOULDER HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TURNING LOOP (ATL) TOP MOUNTING BOLT WAS INADEQUATELY MANUFACTURED.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN VAN, WAGON, PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." THE FRONT SEAT BELT RETRACTOR MAY NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

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Electrical & Lights, October 8, 2001

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2002 PT Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee models because the instrument cluster could become inoperative. The majority of cluster functions will stop working if this occurs. Dealers will upgrade the cluster software to correct this concern.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions and Answers

volgirl, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Whitmire, SC

I put a motor in my car and it is now jumping when I crank it up and when I take off it jumps when you give it yo gas. When you get it on the highway it is fine until you get it up to 55 sometimes...

volgirl, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Whitmire, SC

When I put my jeep on the road it does fine, but when I park it and it get cold again it starts the jumping again. Do you know what this could be?

93-97-swap, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Kennewick, WA

I swapped my 93 4.0 with a 97 4.0 and apparently the 97 only uses on sensor for the coolant temperture and the gauge where my 93 wiring is for two separate units. Is there a way to adapt the 93 wir...

banger509, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Greenacres, WA

the speedometer and overdrive don't work on my 1993 jeep grandcherokee,5.2 auto.

robshow24, 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Milton Freewater, OR

went into the mountains today and my all time four wheel drive failed to work . tried to shift into low range and that lowered the speed but still just rear wheel drive. could it be a relay? or fu...

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

ok just started whed drive few miles will start jumpin jerkin let set few min. drives ok take front drive shaft out dont jump or jerk ???

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.

I just purchased my 2004 Grand Cherokee. It looked good and drove nicely. Thus far after driving it almost 1,000 miles, it has needed more repairs then the vehicle (Dakota P/U) I traded in the 8 years I owned it. It also only get 18 MPG, bad for a 4.0 6 cyl motor.
Dissapointed

Chrysler not very friendly, broken frame on left side.

i just got mine, its the best truck in the world...BUY one u willl love it!!!!!!!!