1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6 cylinder. 4.0L from North America
My Jeep is comfortable and more reliable than any other vehicle I have owned
Since the day I bought it, I noticed a whining noise from the rear. My mechanic looked at it and replaced all of the bearings and such and told me there was nothing wrong. The whining is quieter now, but still exists. From other reviews I have noticed that it's "just a Jeep thing".
I also have a shifting problem. The tranny won't shift from 2nd to 3rd unless I significantly let up off the gas. If you just keep pushing the RPMs, it will eventually start reving the engine and lurching. I still haven't found a remedy. Does anyone have a suggestion on what could be the problem?
My Jeep is very comfortable. It came with many options including Infinity Sound, power seats, windows, and locks, the temp/mileage gage up top, wood trim and CD/cassette player. I can pretty much go anywhere, which is nice living in the mountains. However, I feel I may grow out of it soon. My boyfriend is 6'5". Plus, children hopefully will someday be in the picture. I will then be needing something bigger.
If I could go back to the buying process of this vehicle, I would definately go for the V8 engine. Currently I am getting an average of 18 MPG which is OK, but since the V8 doesn't get too much less, I would go for that better power. With my tranny problem, my Jeep doesn't take long passes too well and I usually have to slow down substantially.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2004
4th Oct 2005, 11:51
I also have a 96 Jeep grand Cherokee Limited with the traditional 4.0 in it. The motor has that security system on it that seems to lock itself down for some reason. I can't get it to start now. What's going on. I also have the same tranny problem that one other person was speaking of.