1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2 V8 from North America


Expect to pay a lot for repairs as the odometer turns!


I had gotten the water pump replaced at 71,000 miles, along with the radiator and drive belt.

Tires done at 94,000 miles.

Driver's side outside mirror refuses to go right to left under its own power, must move it with my hand. Even then, there is no resistance and it moves every once in a while.

Power antenna motor likes to run even if the antenna is all the way up or down.

General Comments:

The NP249J 4WD system (Quadra Trac) is a good idea, but it is a poorly executed idea.

The 5.2 V8 has excellent power from any speed.

Transmission has an annoying jerk and clunk when shifted into reverse. I've seen Dodge trucks with the same noise and jerking, so I guess its just normal for the Chrysler V8 trannies?

The exhaust system sounds pretty good for a stock system, much less a Jeep!

The seats are excellent for long-trip comfort and the dual power option is pretty handy.

I avg. 17.3 MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2004

19th Jan 2005, 09:05

94 thousand miles on one set of tires? Congrats! If the cooling system had so many problems I would be very careful about the type of coolants used. It suggests they were mixed which can accelerate corrosion.

20th Feb 2005, 01:58

I bought the Jeep with 68,000 miles on it. The tires that it had on it lasted until 94,000 with minimal problems, except the scary blowout session I experienced.

When I had the water pump done, I examined the radiator and decided to replace that part as well just as a preventative measure. The drive belt originally on it also looked like it was time to go, so I had done that as well.

101,980 miles now and still loving every minute of driving this machine!

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America


Best used buy I've made


The LED (back light) for the radio not working.

The automatic transmission at times, has trouble shifting.

The serpentine belt needs replaced due to wear.

May have a loose or broken engine or transmission mount. Vibration from under body.

V.I.C. shows rear lamp failure, however all lamps are working.

At times V.I.C. displays coolant sensor failure.

General Comments:

The engine cranks up easily and runs fine. No smoke, or oil consumption, no oil or coolant leaks.

Engine compartment looks new and is clean.

This Cherokee handles well in all conditions.

Interior in great shape, not wear or tear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

18th Nov 2005, 23:17

Great off-road beast with acceptable road manners; the V-8 is a solid and my transmission has been fine--I take it easy.

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Inline Six from North America


It's a JEEP thing, you either love it or hate it


Transmission replaced at 86,000

Transmission rebuilt at 94,000 (warranty)

Transmission rebuilt at 153,000

Transmission replaced at 222,000

ABS went out at 140,000.

All repairs done at 152,000 miles (and it needed them):

Radiator replaced (worn hole)

Broken Motor mount

Replaced entire exhaust system

Replaced all hoses and sparkplug wires

Replaced Shocks

Replaced Rotors and all brake pads

New Goodyear Wranglers

Vacuum Flushed the engine (highly recommended!) INCREASED PERFORMANCE AND GAS MILEAGE.

Replaced Crank Sensor

Replaced Leaking Valve Cover Gasket


Replaced rear hatch shocks at 185,00

A/C went out at 195,000 (recharged)

Fuel Pump went out at 180,000 and at 215,000. (I used 92 octane most of the time, except lately)

Computer went out at 220,000 (Replaced)

Broken right front steering stabilizer at 220,00.

New Goodyear Wranglers at 224,000

New Shocks at 224,000 (life time warranty)

Replaced Sparkplug and wires 224,000

(Wires under warranty)

General Comments:

The Grand Cherokee is a great SUV. Yes, I have had tons of repairs, but I'm hard on my cars. At one time I was commuting up to 5 hours a day in the car. Going from Northern Illinois to the Chicago Loop. If you are familiar with Illinois drivers and the road conditions, you will understand why the car needed so many trannies. We drive stop and go for over 60 miles on the way in and we run at 85mhp bumper to bumper on the way home. Very grueling for ANY auto. The car is very comfortable and is GREAT in the snow. I have the Select Track transmission and it is worth it in wet conditions. I had a 2001 Grand Cherokee with all wheel drive. I HATED IT! The '94 is way better in the snow then the 2001. The in-line 6 cylinder engine will run forever. I change the oil every 5,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2004