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Jeep Grand Cherokee



  • bluesun99bluesun99 Posts: 16
    RE: Edumunds Maintenance Guide. Why doesn't the maintenance guide show info for the 2002 GCL V8 4wdr. It shows data for the Overland but not just the Limited. Is the service data the same? I would think not since the Overland has the HO motor.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Try the feedback form.

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  • combustible1combustible1 Posts: 264
    I rented one on vacation recently, and I'm wondering what % they use in their rear side windows.

  • tloke1tloke1 Posts: 185
    The percent rating can vary among different tint manufacturers. The Llumar brand Dark Charcoal color, 15%, is almost a perfect match.
  • combustible1combustible1 Posts: 264
    so what you are saying is that Jeep varies what supplier they use when they factory tint the windows.

    And because of this, the percentage may vary slightly because each supplier may have slightly different grades/percentages from one another?
  • greasykid1greasykid1 Posts: 336
    Have 2001 Ltd 23000 miles. Have axle whine especially when accelerating or going a steady speed. Very annoying. What is the fix? Need to get it corrected before my warranty runs out.

    Pls reply to:

  • tloke1tloke1 Posts: 185
    combustible1, I was referring to aftermarket tint. I assumed from your original question that you wanted to know the factory % in order to be able to match the front side windows (which are not tinted) to the factory side rear windows, something a lot of Grand Cherokee owners do. I have never seen official specs listing the factory numbers. I know you can "meter" windows to check darkness. But if you look at aftermarket tint in the 15%-%20% range, it looks identical to the darkness of the factory windows so I assume it is somewhere between those figures.
  • atls4atls4 Posts: 8

       I'm close to deciding on a 2004 GC purchase but I'm curious about a couple of options. One is the Sirrus module and the other is the Universal Hands free cell phone system.

    On the Sirrus module, is it integrated into the DVD based GPS stereo display? I know it's an dealer installed system so where do they install the antenna, on the roof?

    On the Universal hands-free kit how well does it work for those of you with that option? If you're not familure with this system it uses any Bluetooth enabled cell phone regardless of carrier and ties the vehicle's audio system in. What I don't know and can't find info on is how the system's voice prompted dialing works?

    Yeah I know both of these two options are fluff but I would like to hear anyone's experiance with either or both of these.
  • tloke1tloke1 Posts: 185
    Yes, the Sirius system is fully integrated into the RB1 Navigation radio system. The receiver is mounted in the cargo area CD changer compartment and the antenna mounted on the roof near the rear. There is some further info and screen shots at this link: Not sure about the Uconnect system voice-prompts, but looks like a nice system. There is some info about it on the same web site mentioned above.
  • bcruth1bcruth1 Posts: 2
    Hello everyone. I would like your opinions concerning the color of the 2000 Grand Cherokee I recenlty purchased. Chrysler's name for the color is Sienna Red. It looks like maroon to me. However, I have had a few people ask me why I bought a PURPLE vehicle!
    Do you guys know the color I am talking about? Would you say it looks like purple?

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    How difficult is it to install nerf bars on a 2000 JGC? Are holes required to be drilled?

    Also, has anybody installed a stiffer sway bar (as they show on Is it worth it / more stable / flatter turns? Is it something easily done? I've looked at the information about it and it looks easy enough but would like to get the opinion of some who may have done it.

    Thanks. :)

  • bcruth1bcruth1 Posts: 2
    Hello everyone. I would like your opinions concerning the color of the 2000 Grand Cherokee I recenlty purchased. Chrysler's name for the color is Sienna Red. It looks like maroon to me. However, I have had a few people ask me why I bought a PURPLE vehicle!
    Do you guys know the color I am talking about? Would you say it looks like purple?

    This is not my actual GC, but it looks just like this one. Thank you!! - dealerid=46&stockno=8852A&si=KYCarDealers
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    Thanks for the picture! I would call it maroon. My mother-in-law has a Cranberry PT Cruiser and in the right light, it is as purple as it gets. I think there was a cranberry PT next to the GC in your picture and they looked the same to me.
  • md12md12 Posts: 4
    Got into an argument with my father today about the official model year of my car. He says my car was manufactured in May 03, therefore it's a 2003 car. I said that's crazy, and either Jeep is lying to all of us, or he's just dead wrong.
    Could anyone help my argument? Plus, what differences are there in the 04 vs. 03..

  • tloke1tloke1 Posts: 185
    Legally and officially, you have a 2004 model year vehicle, no doubt about it. Your sticker states it, your invoice states it, your VIN decoding states it, your registration states it, what more proof would he need? Normally the 2004 models come out in September, but this year Jeep brought the 2004s out early. The last 2003 models rolled off the assemby line December 21, 2002.

    As far as differences from 2003, there are very few other than the front end refreshening. For a detailed list see this link:
  • tloke1tloke1 Posts: 185
    I don't think it looks purple at all. The official name is "Sienna Pearl Coat", but manufacturers have always used fancy names to describe their unique colors. As far as "Sienna" goes, it is defined as "Clay that is colored red or brown by the oxides of iron or manganese, and used as a pigment. It is used either in the raw state or burnt. Burnt sienna is made of a much redder color by the action of fire. "Maroon" is probably the closest "standard color" description you could call it, but I would stick with "Sienna", it sounds more "elegant" if nothing else!
  • youn0813youn0813 Posts: 28
    Check my messave in the JGC Problem section. It's message #556. I've put down every little problems or annoying things that I've experienced within 900 on the odometer. I'm going to tell the dealer all this once it's time for an oil change.

    Ask me any questions if you have any, my email is on the message.
  • md12md12 Posts: 4
    This is a great message board! I asked about 5 people this very same question last night and nobody had a plausible explanation.
    If I have any issues, I know where to go!
  • Our 03 JGC Onyx Green Pearl Coat often looks grey and our 93 Tbird Sunrise Red often looks purple and sometimes pink depending on the lighting.

    I think its the Pearl.
  • chiaforfchiaforf Posts: 2
    Has anyone installed an electric brake controller in a 02 jeep grand Cherokee V8 with the factory tow package. I see it have the blue brake wire under the dash, but the controller still needs power and “brake are on” signal from the brake pedal switch. I do not want to cut into these factory wires if I do not have to. had a picture of a electric brake controller harness for an 01 that would be an easy plug on but I do not think that is on my year. Does anyone know what the 30 amp trailer tow fuse is for? It is not related to brake lights

    ANY help would be appreciated..
  • If it is like my 03 you don't have much choice. It would have been nice if they would have supplied all four wires.

    You can route the positive and negative wires through the firewall to the engine compartment and should be able to connect them to existing terminals to avoid splicing wires.

    I used an insulation displacement connector for the brake pedal switch.
  • This forum has officially gone into a coma
  • o4buyero4buyer Posts: 4
    I like the looks and apparent value of the 04 GC Laredo (basic model, sunroof, 6 cyl). I am very concerned about all I am reading in the discussions. I was planning to buy one in the next few days. Are they really that bad? It seems people really love them or really hate them. Any comments?
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    You will generally find in these forums people who are having problems. People who are not having problems generally won't say out of the blue how great their car is.

    This forum does give you ideas of problem areas that may crop up with your JGC.

    My main problems have been with tranny leaks. All have been handled under warranty and it hasn't leaked since the last repair over a year and a half ago.

    I personally wouldn't get the JGC w/o the V8 because of the Jeep's weight. But I also live in the mountains where I have more hills to climb.

    Good luck with your purchase. :)

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I've got a 2000 JGC Limited. I want to go with some bigger tires, but not change the wheels at this time. What is the largest tire I could accomodate without having to do a lift and not having to worry about rubbing when I turn?

  • I have a I-6 4x4 and a V-8 4x2 HO Grand Cherokees. I like them both. We had some initial problems with the 03' v-8 rear end noise during turns and at highway speeds that was remedied by the dealer and all under warranty with a free tire balance/rotation. IMO the I-6 is adequate for power around town, i dont know about mountains as i live in DFW area in Texas. But i have never had one problem with the inline 6 or the jeep itself. However, if you want power and i mean a noticeable difference in power over the I-6 get the v-8. I recommend you drive both and make a decision. The gas mileage has really been about the same for the 6 and 8 for my family. When i purchase again it will definately be the v-8. Waiting to see the 05' model and if i dont like the look then going to buy an 04' as im sure there will be incentives to move the old style model.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    I used to live in the DFW area... near Trophy Club as well as Las Colinas. miss the area, though there are not a whole lot of serious hills there. :)

  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Has anybody installed aftermarket (Adeco) sway bars for their WJ Grand Cherokees? I'm curious as to how much they helped and how hard they were (especially the front) to install.

    I've seen some information on the website about this, but would like to get some additional feedback.

    Any input would be appreciated.

  • Check out Edelbrock Shocks. Increased handling & easy install. They can send a video to you.
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