1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 H.O I6 from North America


Cute little imports need to watch out!


The starter went out some how just sitting in my drive way. So it took 2 or 3 tries to start it.

I went off roading/hunting, and all the weight forced my Jeep to bottom out, and a hole formed in my exhaust, so it had a nice full exhaust sound to it (just like my 1990 Civic).

And it had an overheating problem, fixed with new water pump.

General Comments:

I was glad this was my first car. Since I learned to drive in my mom's '93 Cherokee, I knew how to drive it.

The jeepster had a ton of power. Give it a little rev and the 4.0 shook the whole car. I loved going down town on weekends when people drove their little rice rockets, and wait til they rev their little 4 cylinder. Then all you heard was my 190 HP engine overpowering the Honda's.

I also loved the fact that on the freeway, I could easily outrun the imports. I would just floor it, and in a split second I was forced back into my seat, because of all the torque.

I'm sad to say that I sold my Jeep to a cousin in need, and bought a Civic. Needed to learn how to drive stick anyways. I know, I'm such a hypocrite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2007

1991 Jeep Cherokee Larado 4.0 High Output from North America


Love it and can't wait to drive it again!


Radiator went about a month after I bought it from a private owner; blame him, not the manufacturer.

Last winter, an electrical fire, could not locate a wiring harness very easily. Mechanic said that a screw had gone through the wires in the back hatch, and we had just had the back panel tightened.

General Comments:

I have not found anything that my Jeep will not climb~with the right tires!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2006

1991 Jeep Cherokee from North America


Cheap, fun to drive


Just a bit of rust.

All other things - engine, etc were fine.

General - spark plugs, oil changes, etc.

General Comments:

I loved this Jeep for the short time I had it. It was an excellent buy and powerful.

It started fine - I previously sold my Plymouth Fury, since it wouldn't start due to cold weather.

Real reliable and fun to drive - if money hadn't been a problem, I would've kept it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2006

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 straight 6 from North America


Very Reliable!!


I hear a noise from the rear, sounds like grinding in the differential case, but not sure. I'm not sure if I need to get a whole new rear end or replace gears. There is also a knocking noise, not pinging, in the engine when in park. I've heard that it might be a bearing or the flywheel, but again I'm not sure. Engine also runs over 210 degrees, but doesn't go into the red, somewhere around 235. I don't know the reason for the engine running hot. I've changed the radiator, sway bar pins, put on new pads and shoes, changed the thermostat. new spark plugs, distributor cap.

One other thing is that I attached the opposite terminals when jumping the battery and the clock, radio, dome lights, and a few other things are not functioning.

Any advice???

General Comments:

This car has great acceleration and torque. It has accumulated many miles and hasn't lots much at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2006

20th Oct 2006, 21:33

I have a similar grinding/thumping noise in the rear of my Jeep, and believe that the U-joints are going out, but I am not certain.

I also can sympathize with the knocking/pinging in the motor when in park - I am witnessing the exact same thing! How were these problems diagnosed?

Your suggestions would be extremely helpful.

28th Jun 2012, 11:10

If there is a grinding noise coming from the rear axle when turning left, right, driving straight, then you've got to change the gears in the differential.

It's much easier and cheaper to replace the rear axle than to rebuild the old one. Go to a wrecker yard and get a Chrysler 8.25 (flat bottom) from another Jeep. Much stronger than the weak D35 rear axle (rounded bottom).

Knocking at idle, but not when moving, would be the famous 4.0L piston slap or a ticking lifter.