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Jeep Grand Cherokee Maintenance and Repair



  • gbognergbogner Posts: 6
    You might want to take a look at your steering stabilizer. The next thing to look at is the front wheel u-joints; pull the front wheels and rotate the hubs back a forth and watch the joints for excess play.
  • harsjeepharsjeep Posts: 5
    Well, I had posted on here before about my 95 JGC and problems I was having, but no one wanted to give me any insight on my problems,. so I sold it and bought a REAL Jeep. I bought a good old dependable 89 Jeep Cherokee Limited. the body is almost perfect and drive train as well, now it does have very hi mileage on her but boy o boy does she purr. I picked her up for 700 bux. and i like this more than my JGC.Sure the JGC has more modern technology and bells and whistles but....... that doesn't make a jeep a jeep. those are for yuppies. Lets face it the base cherokee has been around for years and the JGC hasn't been around for all that long. So bye bye to the basket case and hello to a REAL JEEP. :)
  • lv06lv06 Posts: 3
    I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited that runs great and has almost 50k miles on it. A mechanic-friend of mine recommended that I have the transmission fluid changed (changed and have the pan pulled, etc) because he had worked on a JGC that had sucked the filter up into the pan. I have heard from so many people why you should or shouldn't change the transmission fluid. ?????
  • lv06lv06 Posts: 3
    You might want to take a look at the rotors on the Jeep. Even if it not techinically time to have them changed. I have heard on many other forums that JGCs tend to go through rotors like water....
  • Hello to all. I have recently purchased a 2004 Grand cherokee. The problem that I am having is that when you reach a constant speed of say 65mph, the rpm gauge tends to flicker. It is almost like the car is trying to breathe. The techs at the dealership are saying that this is normal for this vehicle. I know otherwise. And at 32,000 miles I know that I should not be having this kind of problem. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    I also have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, with 4WD, it has stalled on me 3 times in the last month, once at traffic light and two times as I was pulling into parking lots, I have complete electronic failure, lights, radio etc. took it to jeep dealer they found nothing, but service writer told me his friends parents had the same problem. The latest episode was today, I do not feel confident in this automobile, it has 15,000 miles I use it as my daily car and also a tow vehicle behind our RV, I will be bringing it back to dealership tomorrow, I am just wondering how universal a problem this is... If I do not get any satisfaction I will do everything in my power to get them to buy back the vehicle, we are the original owner, if I have power failure on interstate, it could be disastrous, it will start right back up in neutral though, no one should have to worry about their vehicle doing this, I do not have any leaks.
  • dagoods25dagoods25 Posts: 13
    Which engine do you have? 3.7, 4.7, or 5.7? I know this sounds silly, but do you think you could have accidently knocked the key with your knee? I did that once and the car lost complete power and I didn't even realize that I did anything.
  • I have a 2004 grand cherokee and when I go at a constant speed on the highway the rpm gauge flickers back and forth. The techs at the dealership told me that this is perfectly normal. I have higher end vehicles and I have never experienced this. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
  • I don't know what is causing the problem you mention, but I can tell you that this is NOT perfectly normal! The techs that told you that are simply morons who are too lazy to troubleshoot the vehicle to find the problem.
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    I have 4.7 V8, it did it again yesterday as i was pulling into a parking lot, I had washed it earlier in the day, it is now back at dealership, they are going to hook up satellite computer and have tech drive it, I am sure my knee did not hit key, I drive with the seat pretty far back, thanks for the tip though!!!!!When it shuts down it completely shuts down, radio, lights, steering etc. the radio would normally stay on until you open the door.
  • redh894redh894 Posts: 1
    1999 JGC tried to start and then went DEAD all the gauges started spinning around I mean completely around Tach, Speedometer,Gas,Temp,everything. battery went dead charged it and it will start now but will NOT ideal.. Can the memory be screwed up? HELP!
  • kaotikookaotikoo Posts: 1
    Three weeks ago I had my GC on service on a Jeep Dealer. The guy recommended I should replace the two front tires on cause they were worn out, I wasn't really ok with that, since my car has less than 18,ooo miles, but in the end I told them to go ahead and replace. After a week driving, I engaged the 4x4 on the Quadra Four, and this weird noise, like a metal to metal noise started on the front axle. The only way to make it stops, is to re-select the 2x4 and go on reverse for about 20 feet. I took to the dealer again, and now they recomended I should replace the 2 rear tires, because the diference on the radius of the front tires compared to the rear tires, are causing the noise. Now the funny thing is, the 2 front tires they replaced are not the same GoodYear tires I had on my Jeep, but a brand called Cooper. Now my question is, could my Goodyear rear tires that were in perfect condition, as the dealer said 3 weeks ago, be causing the noise on the front differential, or the noise is caused by these two "Cooper" tires the dealer replaced?

    Thanks in advance
  • Hi,

    I have several wires in the harness (between the door and body) that are broken and several that have already been repaired and have broken again. It is time for a new harness.

    My problem is I can't figure out how to disconnect the harness connector at the door. My Haynes manual doesn't show it. It must come apart but I can't see how.

    Thanks - Brian
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    NONE of the tires on your Jeep are causing the noises from the differential. They are selling you a bunch of hogwash.
  • howie56howie56 Posts: 21
    Since reaching 4000 miles my engine has started surging and had the factory engineer check out my JEEP and he said that it was the computer program for the tourque converter and that is the way they (JEEP) have the program set up. It surges up to 300 RPM's All different speeds also . Any help out there with my problem ??? :mad:
  • jose54ukjose54uk Posts: 1
    I have a 1999 JGC 4.7L V8. This was bought second hand with 60K miles. I took it to the beach on some sand at the weekend and become stuck in the sand with the rear wheels spinning. I switched it to Lo gear from all time 4x4 and still the back wheels were just kept spinning with no drive at all in the front wheels. The back wheels sunk so low into the sand that I had to be pulled out by a landcruiser!!. The guy that pulled me out said there was no four wheel drive and that the car is stuck in 2 wheel drive. Is this possible? What might be the problem? Have you experienced a similar problem? How did you solve it? Please help as I am a little worried about going on the sand again. By the way we live in Dubai and it is a little difficult to avoid sand here.
  • I had a semi shoot a rock clean through my passenger side headlight lens. The other day I received a replacement lens that I had bought off *bay. My question is how does one remove and install the replacement one. This is the passenger side in front of the battery tray. I tried unscrewing the headlight adjustment screws but they will not come all the way out. I removed the bolt above the housing on the cowl as well. What am I missing? Do I have to go in from the back (remove the battery) and loosen some bolt or from the side (remove the marker lens or grill)? I noticed there is a larger rectangular tab which holds the upper outside adjustment screw somehow plus a couple of other smaller round tabs, one of which appears to be the lower inside screw adjustment holder? Also let me know if any bolts require a torx headed tool. Any links on the web to describe this procedure.

    Any JGC body and trim gurus out there! Help


  • revdcbrevdcb Posts: 1
    I have a 1996 Jeep Gramd Cherokee, the heater vent doors do not move causing me to have heat all the time I am having a very hard time finding any imformation on this system. Can anyone throw me a bone?
  • mom3kidsmom3kids Posts: 2
    trans problem by mom3kids Apr 24, 2006 (7:06 am)
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    im going crazy!i have a 96 grand cherokee the trans was rebuilt. but i have to keep bring it back due to,the gears shifting in and out while driving. then after a week the trans will overheat!HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM
  • I have done this before, but it was a while ago so I'll tell you what I can remember. First you have to take off the grill, it's really easy there is just three or four phillips head screws holding it on. They are located towards the top of the grill pointing in at the engine(this just makes it easier to pry on the headlight lens later). Second remove the corner signal light. There is a screw where the hood meets the body in the corner of the hood closest to the corner signal light that goes into the signal light lens on a 45 degree angle, also there is another one on the bottom of the corner signal light lens that is in between the lens and the bumper(pretty hard to get at). Third, the front signal light below the head light needs to come out. This also has two screws, both are on the left side of the lens( the right side just has a tab that fits into a slot). One screw is pointing straight into the engine compartment and is easy to see, but the second points straight down at the ground and is easy to miss. Once the screws are out pull the left side of the lens towards you and the right side will come right out. Last but not least the headlight lens comes out, this is where my memory gets a little foggy but as far as I can remember it is just held in with clips. Diagonally from corner to corner are the two adjusting screws, which have ball tips that snap in and on the opposite corners there are flat(stationary) clips. Just make sure you pry as close to the clips as possible, and try to pop them out one at a time, they are very easy to break. Hope this helps, good luck!!!!! p.s. come to think of it, you probably want to take the battery out as well it will just make things easier.
  • susan49susan49 Posts: 1
    HI, I have a jeep cherokee, and the low coolant light keeps coming on. I had it in a shop, and they couldn;t find a leak of any kind. The other shop wanted to replace the radiator. I have to keep adding some coolant to get the light to go off. Any ideas?
  • deep2deep2 Posts: 1
    I have an 01' Cherokee that I have had since 17 miles. At about 48000 it started the Death Wobble. No lift, No change in tire size, everything factory. Swapped the steering stbilizer and it has stopped. The tires need replaceing too, but I swapped the steering stabilizer last june and the problem has not returned. I also own a 00 Wrangler that I bought used and it has a high performance steering stbilizer on it so I am wondering how long til the wobble begins there. It has a 4 inch lift and bigger tires.
  • i have the same problem...but what is even worse is that i have had my jeep back to the shop three times for a major vibration problem only between the speeds of 70 and 80 miles an hour. they have replaced the drive shaft three times and it still does this. have you are anyone else experienced the same problem?
  • lpasolpaso Posts: 1
    We have had the same problem with our 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We bought this vehicle new and it has just over 50,000 on it. We've treated it like a baby. It's been garaged for the entire time. We have met every service call at the dealership. Along with several issues along the years,( a battery that went dead on Christmas eve three years ago, a problem with brakes two years ago, etc.) we had a sudden massive fluid leak last night. The low coolant light kept coming on. Dealership was closed. We made it to Pep Boys down the street who told us they thought it was the water pump. They kept it overnight and just informed us it is not the water pump but the "freeze plug" behind the manifold intake? It cost about $90 to repair if they can get to it. If they have to remove anything, they say it will be about $285.00 to repair. The dealership could care less and has not returned our calls. Whoops. Dealership just called and said if Pep Boys can get to it and repair it for $90, we'll be reimbursed. If not, they'll (dealership) fix it for a $100 deductible.
  • hoppieshoppies Posts: 4
    I have a 2005 JGC Limited with a Hemi and have been experiencing idling/RPM problems for the past couple of weeks. I've been driving with one foot on the brake a one on the gas when I'm at stop lights for fear that it would stall.

    I have had it stall on me twice right after I've started it, thankfully in a parking lot. I took it into the dealership today where the serivce tech downloaded a new updated program and "flashed" my computer. I drove it home about 10 miles and it seemed to run fine. This afternoon I was going to run to the grocery store but the car showed signs of the same problem. The RPMs started out strong but then imediately fell down on the gage almost to stalling then back up then down. It felt like the engine was missing as you could feel a viration while you were sitting in the drivers seat. I've had this car since Jan 06 (2005 closeout specials) and have had no problems with the car until now.

    I called up the dealership this afternoon and I am bringing it in again tomorrow ...this time they'll give me a loaner to drive :)

    I sure hope they can fix this problem I really love the car... I traded in my 2002 Mazda Tribute on this car which was running perfect. Just wanted a newer and larger SUV.

    This is a informational website. I'll repost after I get the results of the testing tomorrow.

    If anyone has any advice as too what the problem might be, I'll be happy to let the service men know.

    Thank you :)
  • leslievlesliev Posts: 1
    I just purchased a 2001 JGC Limited . , And I have a same problem with the climate control blower motor .I disconected ,and it is works fine , and I have current at the Conector .But when I re -conecting . Nothing happen.
    Do you thing is it a resistor problem?
    Where is the resistor located?
    Could you help me.
    Thank You very much
    Leslie V
  • i recently bought a 2005 an i have noticed right away that at speeds between 70 and 80mph it will vibrate very badly. I have taken it to the dealership four different times and each time they say it was the drive shaft. i have had it replaced trhee time and still no luck. Has anyone esle had this same issue? Any help would be greatly appreicated.

    Thanks!!! :(
  • ellenm1ellenm1 Posts: 7
    Please keep us posted, I am experiencing stalling with my 2005 jeep grand cherokee llimited, the dealership has tried everything, it only does this occasionally, they are going to flash my computer today also. They contend they have not had any of these problems, but after reading a few posts I disagree, it seems like I will not get a solution. The car scares me, how am I going to sell it to someone else if there is a safety issue?
  • How much is the free space measured from
    the driver's seat to the ceil?

    If someone could be so kind and measure this for

    I am talking about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo CRD 3.0 Year 2005/6 models

    I've read tall people may have some difficulties
    to fit in to the car... :confuse:
  • bruce25bruce25 Posts: 1
    i was wondering if anyone has had this problem.a couple of weeks ago my jeep seemed to want to stall out , the rev's went right down to zero and the engine light came on.i went to an aouto motive shop but by the time i got there the engine light went out and they say they cant do anything untill the light comes back on.since then the jeep still runs rough some of the time but the light hasn't come back on.i replaced the fuel filter and that seemed to help for 2 weeks but now its starting again and still no engine light.if anyone has any hints or tips would greatly appreciate it.
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