1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 8 of 23

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Liter, 6 cylinder. from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter, 6 cylinder. Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Fairly good vehicle, bad transmission

Faults:

Air conditioner died after 1 year, almost had to beg to have it replaced since it was a few weeks past warranty. Died again after 7 years.

I experienced a leak in the back door where rain would leak in, soak into the noise reduction material, and got moldy smelly.

Transmission would not drop back into 1st gear when coming to a stop, after about 180,000 km. The mechanics indicated that my overdrive gear also needed replacing. $4000 later, I drove away with the same problem. They eventually got it right. Note that this wasn't a Jeep dealership repair shop. The JEEP dealership I had to deal with was really bad to deal with (everything I brought in to fix I had to come back to get it fixed right at least once), but they're closed now so I probably wasn't the only one to notice.

4-wheel drive is now acting up, and falling into neutral suddenly. They want to open up the transmission again, but I'm not going there with a 12 year old vehicle.

Rear wiper and inside fan blower died after 5 years.

Rear wiper dead again after 8 years. It seems to collect road dirt and eventually grinds to a halt.

Radiator replaced in 2006, as well as encountered a gas leak.

General Comments:

I like the drive and feel of this vehicle.

The engine seems to be bullet proof and the 6-cyl is plenty strong.

The interior and even body have held up well (with rust proofing.

But the problems with the transmission and other equipment have been a pain and from my point of view, too frequent.

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

Review Date: 9th March, 2006

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Liter I-6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter I-6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance138550 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

Better than most people let on, it cared for

Faults:

Rear Brakes replaced at 115,000 Miles.

Exhaust replaced due to rust at 125,000 miles.

A/C pump replaced at 127,000 miles. Replaced serpentine belt at same time.

Minor rust on tail hatch and hood lip repaired at 129,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is probably one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. It has been very reliable, though I typically drive it about 500-800 miles per week at 75 MPH plus.

Power-train- engine is original, it runs great, and starts right up every time, though it is a little noisy (a characteristic of the old 4.0). The automatic tranny operates like the day it was made, and the 4WD system has been trouble free as well.

Interior-comfortable, though I wish the seats were a bit higher. the back seats can be folded to make a larger cargo area, but they don't fold flat. I have installed a Sony CD player, that works well with the stock speakers. the dash and HVAC controls are easy to see and use, and the A/C is now ice cold again after replacing the A/C pump.

Trim/body-Major rust spots are hood, and back hatch. no rust anywhere else.

Driving-can be a bit boring on long trips, due to the effortless feel the vehicle gives at cruise. Though acceleration is a bit lagging, the vehicle is a bit snappy over 2700 RPM.

Extremely good in snow, and better off-road than my old GMC Sierra Z-71!

Fuel mileage-17 normal mixed driving, 22-25 highway. (yes, I figured 25 MPG from Buffalo, NY to Norfolk, VA-650 Miles)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2006

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired125500 miles
Most recent distance127300 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

My Jeep Grand Cherokee is awesome and I love it.

Faults:

I need to know if my cherokee model has an oil level sensor or an oil pressure sensor that would send a signal to the engine and shut it down.

General Comments:

I love the room and the way my jeep handles and runs. I would buy another jeep in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

18th Apr 2006, 22:33

My Jeep Grand Cherokee's crankshaft position censor went out on it about 3 month's ago. The jeep would run great for a couple of day's, then it would run for an hour and stall and not start back up until I let it sit for a couple of hour's. Finally after searching on the Internet I figured out it was my crankshaft position censor. It's located right on the driver side. On top on the transmission and is very hard to get to. You diffidently need a couple of extension's. It's held on by one bolt.

Now I'm having transmission problems. I can drive it for about 20 minutes and the Over drive light goes on and it doesn't want to shift gears very easy. If the light is on I can put it in reverse and it stall's. I think the transmission is overheating, but not sure. I have changed the filter and the fluid. Plus I've change the trans mission cooler and still haven't fixed the problem any help would be great.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 83 reviews