I too own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and have also suffered the same anguish as most of the other owners pertaining to the jeep overheating. They (The Dealer) replaced the water pump and coolant return hose as well as other recalled items and the darn thing kept overheating with the a/c on. Until I read a review on your site, and I thought what the hell. I went outside pulled the jeep out of the garage and loosened up the radiator cap while idling to let the air out of the radiator. Gentlemen, it actually took about 2.5 minutes of it running to build up the pressure and let the air out until I had a steady flow coming out. I tightened the cap securely and then let the jeep idle for 35 minutes a/c on. A/C was on high the entire time the temperature remained steady at 210 degrees, not a flinch, that needle remained glued at 210 even after letting it idle for an additional 15 minutes for a complete 50 minutes straight idling. Your guys were right on the money about the air in the radiator interfering with the proper flow of the coolant. Felt a little daring took the jeep for a 5 hour ride for the weekend and still remained at 210 degrees and my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo has 113,300 miles on it. The only thing wrong with it now, is the foggy headlights. Does anyone know anything about the headlight repair kits that actually work?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2008