2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Liter inline 6 from North America


Great car


The head cracked at 152,000 miles. I rebuilt the motor and replaced the pistons.

A little bit of body rust when I bought it, but sprayed the undercarriage with oil and never had any rust problems.

General Comments:

Not many problems.

Runs like a champ.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2012

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America


I love my JGC, but couldn't afford the repairs, so I do it myself, because I can


Water disappearing at 80k. Replaced head gasket at 100k.

Tranny has a whine in O-D at 75000.

Door locks have been toast since 70000, along with hood & gate shocks.

Left front CV joints shot at 90k.

Brake rotors warped, and can't be reground, because they're hard faced.

Clockspring causes chime and airbag light to go on.

Gas tank valve replaced twice; leaks at the elect. plug in.

Bad alternator-regulator causes dash gauges to whack out.

Cheap crap plastic radiator and water pump replaced at 90k.

Tail-lights don't work because of broken plastic plugins.

Rear axle seals leaked at 70k.

Drive line u-joints at 85k -- no zerks.

Fan replaced relay hidden on frame under head light - morons.

General Comments:

These SUVs are sweet when all the problems are worked out, but unless you are a mechanic like me, it will bankrupt your wallet.

Stay away from most dealers, and find, through friend's referrals, a qualified mechanic who can be trusted to not take advantage, or not have the experience to troubleshoot problems.

Unfortunately vehicles, for quite some time, are built and designed by engineers that have no real life experience of having to work on them, and use many cheap unproven parts to improve the bottom line, then shun their screw ups, and that is why the Japanese cars rule the day -- they just don't do it as much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2011

20th Aug 2011, 14:14

If you can't afford to fix it, donate it to charity and get a $500 or more tax deduction.


2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L from North America


Watch for coolant loss


The 2000 model year, along with I think the 99-01-02 with the 4.0L I-6, changed to a different head. The heads that were used, if I remember, is casting #00331, which mine has, and more often than not, will crack.

My experience was that at approx. 140,000 miles, I started losing coolant out of the reservoir. About every 300 miles I had to put in about half a gallon. This went on about 4 months. Couldn't find the source of the leak, no oil in the coolant or no coolant in the oil?

Then later, the crankcase was full of coolant, had it torn down, and sure enough the head had two cracks; one that let the coolant in the combustion chamber, and one that let coolant in the crankcase, so $1500 later it's put back together with a rebuilt head --- yes it was another casting #00331, so we'll see!

(warning) I used a head and block sealer before I went to the expense of the new head. It was guaranteed to seal all cracks. Well when the engine was torn down, most all the holes that let oil lube the valves and lifters, then drain down to the crankcase, were all plugged from the sealer, so if it had worked, I would have had more engine expense.

Good luck.

General Comments:

I do like the Jeep though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 2011

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America


I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2000, and purchased it new.

We have had several problems with the brakes, and had them replaced several times under the warranty, until they finally agreed to replace the rotors.

Also, this is my second replacement of the taillights. The brake light will go off when you have the lights on and press on the brakes, and it's always the left side. The first time it cost me $400 to replace both at the dealership, and now it's a few years later with the same problem, so I have replaced light bulbs and sockets, trying to remedy the problem, but with no success.

Today my mechanic checked the system, and says he didn't find anything wrong with it. The problem is the fixture itself, the circuit panel is going bad and cannot be replaced by itself, so another 200 dollars for a new fixture. I think there should be a recall on these lights, since all the Jeeps I've see on the road have this same problem.


New Orleans.

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

Review Date: 15th February, 2011

25th Mar 2011, 01:04

I seen on this page that plenty people had this problem, and all they did was take out the bulb, pry the metal tab up that is on the tail light itself, they have three on each one. You will see them when you take out the bulb. After you pry that tab up that is by itself, fold up some aluminum foil up and put it under that. They have the two tabs that are close, and they have the tab that is by itself. The one that is by itself is the ground; try just that one with the foil and that should fix the problem.

I been having a lot of problems with my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee; water leaks that they can't find, overheating, pulls to the right, doors don't lock unless you lock each one by hand, passenger's side door doesn't unlock unless you get it by hand, and more that I just can't think of now.

I live in Lafayette, same state as you. Email me at smitty337@yahoo.com if you have any questions about any of those problems, and I will help if I can.