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Jeep Grand Cherokee



  • philakidphilakid Posts: 3
    I am thinking of purchasing a 2004 Grand Cherokee with inline 6 engine. The vehicle was never used for towing and has no towing package nor prep done to it. My concerns are due to the vehicle weight, horsepower and torque. I need to pull an open trailer and motorcycle (about 2000-2500 pounds) and will also be towing in mountains (up to 7500 ft). and dessert (temps above 100).

    I did the trip once using a Toyota Camry (192 Horsepower) and found that I could not use the cruise control on I-40 because the transmission kept going out of overdrive. Thus I found myself reving to 4000 rpm and getting 12 mpg. Yes - I know it was dumb to tow with a camry.

    Since the JGC with I6 is only rated at 195 HP and 230 ft lbs of torque, will I experience the same issue of not being able to use the cruise control? Does the vehicle need to be prep'ed with a larger radiator and a transmission cooler? What else would need to be done in order to tow with this vehicle?

    Should I keep looking for a vehicle with more HP and torque?

  • harry0harry0 Posts: 42
    I just took some pictures of my Jeep. This is what a white one looks like.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Check out our new image site - it's a good place to make albums and post photos of your ride.

    Steve, Host
  • A friend of mine has this jeep so I said id help him out and maybe get the thing fixed. He's replaced the thermostat with a 195 degree. It did have a 160 degree thermostat in it. It wasn't heating prior to him replacing the thermostat and it still won't heat does anyone have a solution. Its his only vehicle and he has a 8 month old baby. We live in Nebraska so it does get pretty cold. thanks for any advice.
  • transpowertranspower Posts: 213
    AOL has the Edmunds list as a news headline, "Ten Fiercest Rides in 4-Wheel Drive": Jeep JGC and Wrangler make the list, and deservedly so.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Missed that list; thanks Transpower. Here's our link:

    Top 10 2006 4WD Vehicles for Off-Highway Use

    Steve, Host
  • mikeyp53mikeyp53 Posts: 55
    I have had it exactly two years now. Towed my boat from NJ to FL and back twice. Never had a problem, never had a warranty claim. All I have done is change oil and rotate tires. Love this vehicle!!!!!

    I cannot understand why all you hear in these columns is complaints.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I cannot understand why all you hear in these columns is complaints.

    In fact, that is not all you hear. However, someone experiencing problems is much more likely to go out and seek help than someone who's not experiencing problems. :)

    tidester, host
  • rheiserheise Posts: 7
    I was told by a Chicago area dealer that he was giving $5500 off of invoice for the 2005's. Even without destination and taxes, that comes out about right with what was offered you. That sounds like a pretty good deal with all the options, but is it worth having a vehicle that is technically already one year old. I can still get 0% financing on a 2006 (not 2005), so the interest savings makes up for the bigger discount. Better off with a 2006.
  • alan93alan93 Posts: 5
    I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the fuse for the auxilary power outlet (always on) is blown but I can't find it to replace it.

    The owners manual on page 202 shows a passenger side kick panel for these fuses but it doesn't exist on my jeep. I found the power distribution under the hood but the manual doesn't specify anything for this power outlet fuse. ???


    Anybody know where its at?

    A picture or link would be great if you have one.

  • chefechefe Posts: 8
    I own a 2000 GC loaded, emaculate, still on extended warrantee but 95000 miles, 20,000 for a 1999 seems like a bit much, I saw a 2004 ( old body style) in Wilmington De for 22,500 with 19000 miles and a 2005 ( newer body style) with 10,000 miles for 22,900.00, hope that gives you an idea.
  • chefechefe Posts: 8
    2001 same body style as 1999 to 2004, don't know what you want, what about milage, what about color, price options, warrantee?????
  • p4jeepp4jeep Posts: 1
    Hey all,
    I'm an 01 Grand Cherokee owner, have been for 3 years. Huge fan of Chip Foose. Getting bored and decided to do some radial stuff, like Airaid throttle body 1" spacer, Jet proformance Chip. got a ton more HP, well not a ton, but considerable improvment. Instaleld an ACDC adapter and installed a mini PC w/ a 10" touch screen for NAV and anything you can imagine you can install on a PC. Have it hooked into my Kenwood multi in head unit. Working right now on a new design for hte dash, bought a huge piece of alumimium, doing a mock up in cardboard of course...Looking for ideas as far as boring out he pistons to get just a little more HP, or should I leave well enough alone here? Or just go get a Hemi to replace my soon to be burned out at he rate I'm going 242 in line V6?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
  • I hope this is the right place to post for this but we're going to be going upto north carolina in a month with a 5000lb trailer loaded with quads and we were wondering if the Jeep would be able to handle the hills and mountains with this kind of a load or if we would have to bring the F-250 instead. We'd rather bring the jeep because of the NAV and comfort of it. BTW, we have the 4.7L V8 and the tow package.
  • mom3kidsmom3kids Posts: 2
    96 jgc rebuilt transmissionits been back to the mechanic 4 times.everytime i get the jeep back!when i go to drive it it shifts in and out of gears then eventually overheats.has anyone had this problem.
  • peatonpeaton Posts: 1
    I am thinking about purchasing a '99 JGC Limited. I am looking at one that is a V6 and one that is a V8.

    Which would be better?
    Is there a lot of difference in the gas mileage?
    Is there anything I should know about this model?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
  • hi all
    the problem i am having with the above is that when the car is doing 50 to 60 and is in final drive with the torque converter fully locked there is a deep throbbing noise from the trans and it gets louder the more throttle you give it. any one out there know what it might be my local jeep dealer in the uk wants lots of money to rebuild the transfare box but is not 100% sure that will fix it can you help many thanks cliff.
  • clarkkentclarkkent Posts: 154
    Love to see the one with the V6. What engine is it? Chevy or Ford? Who did the conversion? Do you really want to buy a car with a motor coversion to a non-Jeep Motor?

    Or do you want to look again and see if it isn't an I block 6? ;)
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