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#4062 of 5133 Re: I HAVE A 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 WITH TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AFT [machmike]
Apr 02, 2008 (1:10 pm)
The 4.0 uses the same transmission as the 4.7 up until 2001 (Jeep switched to the 545 RFE for the 4.7 in 2001). The 45 RFE (Rear wheel drive, Fully Electronic) which is used in the 4.0 uses the same electronics as the 545 RFE, but the 545 RFE is for heavier duty use. Jeep also flashed the computers for all Grand Cherokees made between 1999-2000 (keep in mind that they used the 45 RFE before 2001) to engage the 5th gear for better fuel economy on the highway. Grand Cherokees made from 2001-2004 already have the new computer programing.
#4063 of 5133 Re: I HAVE A 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 WITH TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AFT 
Apr 02, 2008 (5:22 pm)
If that is the case, another great website is www.aa1car.com. It has great information about the 45RFE.
#4064 of 5133 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Apr 06, 2008 (6:13 am)
I have been looking into buying a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. It has 221,000 miles on it and the front driver seat needs to be put back on track. They would like 2700 dollars for the vehicle, everything else in it is in perfect working order. What is the average mileage you can get out of a Grand Cherokee? and roughly how much would it cost to get the seat fixed? Is this a good deal?
#4065 of 5133 Re: 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited [smgolatzki]
Apr 06, 2008 (6:48 am)
I have a 96 Grand Cherokee Limited and I'm closing in on 200k. I've had quite a few issues that you're going to have when you get a vehicle that has that many miles on it (exhaust, starter, oil leaks, Wobble of Death, etc.) but anyone who buys a old high mile car has to be aware that those issues come with the territory.
What engine does the 97 have in it? Either way, 221k miles are a lot of miles, but the inline 6-cylinder engines are suppose to last longer than the V8's just by the basic design of the engine (less friction). But I'm sure you'll get responses saying that's wrong too. I'm not saying it's right, just that is the common belief.
I would bring the vehicle to a mechanic and have them check it over. They can check to see if it's given off any codes, as well as do some pretty simple stuff like a compression check of the engine. Shouldn't cost too much and could be saving you $2700 if the Jeep is a lemon.
#4066 of 5133 Dashlights fade in and out
Apr 06, 2008 (6:52 am)
96 Grand Cherokee Limited. My dash lights have been fading in and out for some time now. By fading in and out, I mean that they go dim on their own. If I push on the dimming button they will go back to full brightness till I let go, so it seems like it might be some sort of contact somewhere.
Has anyone else had this issue? Can you steer me in the right direction for cleaning some contacts or something?
#4067 of 5133 Re: 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited [smgolatzki]
Apr 06, 2008 (1:27 pm)
You did not give any stats on the vehicle except milage(this alone discounts the vehicle by about 1200 dollars) Go to Edmunds.com select Jeep, then the year, then limited,next page will say new and used. Look under used section at bottam right--appraise you car. Click and the page will come up for Jeep limited. Select color mileage conditions and options, You will be given--trade in value, private party sale, retail price. Scroll allt he way down for final values.
On the seat, best bet would be to get one complete with track from a wrecking yard
S Swann--Odessa, tx
#4068 of 5133 2000 grand cherokee laredo, I need a transmission....
Apr 07, 2008 (4:17 pm)
Any of you guys know where can I get a good condition or rebuild transmission for a 2000 grand cherokee laredo 4x4 v6 4.0L
#4069 of 5133 Re: Lights working on their own [lpcj]
Apr 08, 2008 (5:56 pm)
It should be possible to verify operation of the sensor if you can find it. You may be able to test it without removing it.
Next, examine the wiring local to the sensor. The electrical connection must be CLEAN and it must be TIGHT because you are bouncing all over the place.
Of course, the dealer will make it clean and tight when he installs a new sensor you may not need.
If not, you may have an issue with the Body Control Module. Find out if there are any firmware upgrades.
Another possibility is the wiring harnesses. The BCM probably has at least 50 wires. If all else fails, try disconnecting each harness and plugging it back in. But they are hard to get to. Be careful. You will have to find out how the connector is locked into place so you can remove it. Otherwise you might break it like I did.
#4070 of 5133 Problems with my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Apr 10, 2008 (8:27 am)
I am looking for some advise, i have a Jeep Grand Cherokee X reg 4l Petrol. the problem is that when ever i move off from a stationary position the rear wheels make a grindiing noise and then it make a screatching noise. Someone told me it may be the Diff.
Does anyone know what the problem may be?
#4071 of 5133 Grind and screech noise
Apr 11, 2008 (1:32 pm)
If you have driven the vehicle without this noise or it stops after you get in motion the problem could very well be the brakes---something may have fallen out of place due to wear. Do the brakes work properly?. A differential(and or bearing) problem will be constant and noise should increase with higher speeds. Raise the rear end off the ground and have someone crank and place the vehicle in gear while you listen. This might help pinpointing the noise source.Good luck--S Swann