1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4 door 4wd 4.0L from North America
Fuel pump, injectors, water pump, valve job.
269,623 miles, exhaust manifold (cracked).
Plastic vacuum lines that control 4WD.
Resealed transfer case, due to fluid leakage.
Overhauled the rear differential (bearings wearing out due to 300,000 miles of driving). This was preventive maintenance, and was not a problem at the time.
Rear diff was rebuilt as an anti-slip, posi traction axle.
Complete new exhaust system from the cat converter back.
I acquired this Jeep in extreme need of repairs in 2002. It was family owned since new, but they had neglected necessary repairs. After repairing everything needed in 2003, all of the other things listed that went wrong with car were mostly regular required maintenance items due to the mileage on vehicle. All of the repairs listed were all done at the same time in 2009.
After this time, all I have done is drive this Jeep.
It has been one of the best vehicles I have ever had. It gets an average of 19 MPG in town, & I have gotten up to 24 MPG highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2015