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#2463 of 2515 Re: About buying a used Grand Cherokee - any advice? [tcjeff]
Oct 28, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I recommend the 1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 6 cylinder 242 engine. The slant six engine is almost indestructible and easy to service. I bought mine brand new in 1997 and I have 204,000 miles on it and just recently had to replace my U-joints. That is the major repair I have had. I never took mine to the dealer for anything.I have done my own maintenance meaning changing belts, hoses, oil, x-mission fluids, rear axle fluids, wiper blades and brakes. Head lamps and driving lights and bulbs that is it. I used only 100 percent synthetic oils usually Castrol Syntec, replace original factory battery with a Diehard. The Diehard Battery lasted until 2007 bought it in 1998. So this has been my luck and my Jeep has been all around the country in the mountains, deserts, through mud, snow and rain and this is a 2 wheel drive vehicle. That is my dollar's worth of info for you. My mileage 95 percent highway miles.
Most people who have negative complaints usually know very little about cars and will complain about little things. Up keep is essential to ownership of any vehicle.You can't own a vehicle and not spend money to keep it up and running.You find most of those complaints come from poor vehicle maintenance that show as real problems later. There have been some real lemons but generally if you do regular maintnance and replace the items that affect the ride, braking,tuneups ups it should not matter which one you get. I bought mine new so I know everything about my vehicle so if I sold it would be one owner.
My suggestion find a one owner vehicle, get a CARFAX report,get a private mechanic,choose someone who has service records,verify that most miles are highway(That would be hard to prove but ask anyway),MAKE SURE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ARE IN GOOD SHAPE(Hence the Mechanic). Whatever you get replace brakes, shocks,belts and hoses, change all fluids and coolant. These things will be the first to go. Check charging system, tuneup, and get diagnostic tester for the ODBII connector input and run a check on the vehicle health. That will let you know what is needed and then you have some comfort knowing vehicle is okay. Good luck
#2464 of 2515 Re: About buying a used Grand Cherokee - any advice? [enegma]
Oct 30, 2009 (8:44 am)
Good advice, thank you.
#2465 of 2515 Re: Hemi Regret [ldordal]
Nov 24, 2009 (6:34 pm)
UPDATE: I still have the 2000k JGC-it has 210k miles and is running strong! Love it- and won't replace until I see what Jeep comes out with for 2011. If it's not good- I will look at the GMC Terrain- or the Toyota 4Runner!
#2467 of 2515 rwhp for 00 grand cherokee ltd
Dec 04, 2009 (5:37 pm)
i have 1 question...how much hp at the wheels does a 00 jeep grand cherokee limited 4.7 have
Dec 12, 2009 (8:27 pm)
What's going on with the 2011 Grand Cherokee? I first heard spring 2010, then July, now September. Why the delay? What's going on? What about the new 6 cyl? Any delay on that beyond September? Any word on pricing? I hear they want it to be more luxury. I assume that means more $$$.
#2469 of 2515 violent shakes
Jan 27, 2010 (10:51 pm)
i have a 93 JGC and it shakes really bad but only when i hit a bump in the road while turning ill pull over and stop then it runs again does any one know whats wrong or can give me clue of where to start looking
#2470 of 2515 Re: violent shakes [fatdad]
Jan 27, 2010 (11:20 pm)
This commonly called "the death wobble".You will to start replacing front suspension parts. Check all your bushings.If you your vehicle is a 93, those bushings are as hard as rocks and probably cracking. Take it a and get a four wheel alignment and tell the service guy to check everything and tighten whatever needs to be tighten or adjusted. Sometimes they will ask you where do you think you have a problem on the vehicle and they only focus there.Make sure they check everything.Don't tell them whats wrong. let them perform the alignment.That is a cheap way of getting someone to look at it without spilling the beans. Don't them what you are experiencing, set if them wheel alignment will fix the problem. If it does not start looking at the track bar and or stabilzer bar and linkage. There bushing there that could be worn or a broken link. If you need to see a view of it, go to http://www.chryslerpartsdirect.com and search for your vehicle. They have exploded views of parts down to the component you are looking for. It will give you a idea of what things look like.Good luck
#2472 of 2515 2001 Grand Cherokee ac drain plug.
Jul 20, 2010 (11:03 am)
I have 2001 GC. The passenger carpet is pooling with water when I run the ac. I have done some searches and have see pics of where to drill a hole for access for a 96 model. I was wondering if anybody knew a fix for the 01 model? Maybe a tube to look for? Just wondering if anything has changed or if drilling a hole to unclog is still the way to go. I'm not really sure where to drill? Thanks for any help provided.