1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 6 cylinder from North America


I wish every Jeep owner had the service I've gotten out of this Jeep


Normal problems need not be mentioned, but because most people list them, here we go.

I've had to replace:

The brakes (pads, rotors and shoes).

Two water pumps.

All in one belt 3 times (not because it broke, but something called preventive maintenance, a very neat concept to keep from being stranded on the side of the highway or in the remote back woods!).


Thermostat twice a year (late fall, 180 deg F, spring, 160 deg F).

Rear main (my mistake, the oil filter housing to block o-ring gave out and I miss interpreted it as a rear main, I felt stupid, but I have a new rear main and the oil filter housing seal has been replaced too).

Rear wheel bearings were roaring, I replaced them and they still roar, I just turn up the radio (killer sound system!).

The last repair was a brain transplant (part ordered on-line for $150.00).

General Comments:

I once heard the comment, "Are all Jeeps made to traverse the Rubicon Trail", I can't say anything for others, but I wouldn't hesitate to try it with mine!

The vehicle is utility all the way - towing, pulling, mountain climbing, hauling kayaks (another favorite pastime in which the Jeep serves me well), mud, snow, creeks, rock beds, I could go on and on. (280,000 miles worth!).

Gas mileage... well, not near as good as my GEO Metro 3 cylinder, but then it serves a different purpose. City, 19 mpg consistently, Highway (not towing or hauling kayaks) 22 mpg. I can't complain, I just jump in the GEO if I feel the need for 40 mpg!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2006

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 4.0L I6 from North America


My car is a great vehicle


My idler pulley went out at about 230,000 miles.

I have a slow slow slow, oil leak. Have had since purchased.

Have an exhaust leak - the "y-pipe" is cracked almost completley around on one side.

Fried the ignition coil due to resistance caused by splashing water on the distributer cap while going through a big puddle.

General Comments:

My car is an excellent daily driver. I have had no major problems with this vehicle. It has 230k on it and is still very powerful and shows know signs of going bad. I paid only 1,000 dollars for this car, so I did not know what to expect at first. But I am very pleased with my purchase. The only thing I dislike is it is very loud. Anytime I push the gas or go down a hill the rear pumpkin makes a loud humming noise. This does not effect the way the vehicle performs though, and I am not worried about it at all. My friend had a '89 cherokee with the same engine and wrecked it with 290k on it. he also drove it very hard everyday. So I would recommend a jeep to anyone who wants power and a long lasting vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2006

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L V8 from North America


Jeep's worst mistake EVER!


Check engine comes on the day after I purchase it from used car dealership. It also stalls when in reverse... take it back and find that the IAC valve went out. They replace it.

1 Week later, I see a huge pool of transmission fluid under the Jeep... I call to have to towed to dealership... find out the Transmission Pan Gasket went out. They replace it.

2 Weeks later, I travel 10 miles down the interstate and my vehicle backfires and stalls in the fast lane... Had to have it towed to dealership and they find the Ignition Coil went out. They replace it.

1 Month after the previous fault... I travel to my Dad's 100 miles one-way. On the way back home, my Jeep stalls on the interstate once again 75 miles away from the dealership. Had to have it towed to dealership costing $150 to tow. The Ignition coil fowled out again. They replace it.

2 Weeks after the previous fault... I am traveling once again on the interstate and the Jeep stalls again, this time just 1 mile from dealership... have it towed to dealership... Ignition coil fowled out for the 3rd time! They refused to put in a Jeep part, which I demanded and they finally did put on a Jeep Ignition coil. It has been 2 months and it has not fowled out yet.

Jeep spark knocks BAD! Must use top grade gas (around $3.29/gallon) and getting only 15 miles/gallon! Spending more than $75/week in just gas!

General Comments:

Jeep seriously made a mistake with this model Grand Cherokee! DO NOT purchase a 1993-1995 Jeep Grand Cherokees, they are not dependable at all!

Does have good power and 4 wheel drive shifts and drives well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2005

24th Nov 2005, 04:33

If you need to get a main dealer to do all your servicing then buying a 12 year old car probably isn't a good move!

31st May 2010, 12:33

My Grand Cherokee has just over 400,000 miles on it, and all that has ever been done to it are two oxygen sensors and one fuel pump. Best vehicle I have ever owned. Will purchase another one if this one ever stops running.