2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited v8 4.7L V8 from North America
My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 4.7 is awesome in every way
Center console armrest, broke, dealer replaced under warranty.
A/C smelled like mildew, my fault, living in Las Vegas I ran my A/C in recirculate mode too often, remedy... dealer put cleaner through the system.
The biggest thing... this is very good info since I went through hell to get it.
My Jeep developed what I would call a clunk, it was there every time reversed out of my driveway, over speed bumps, and anything even hard stops. I took it to one Jeep dealer in town 5 times and each time they told me it was my shocks, or bushing, or the tri-link, or the axle.. Not true... I then took it to the best driveline shop in Las Vegas, and the owner couldn't find the noise... then I took it to 4x4parts on the rack, still no problems could be found... then finally I decided to take it to the other Jeep dealer in Vegas, and told the guy to PLEASE spend extra time on trying to find this problem no other so called "mechanics" could find. And so a half hour later after taking off the rear tires and actually doing what a good mechanic should, the problem was found in the rear differential... My Jeep only had 28000 easy miles on it. All the gears were pitted/binding and bearings shot to hell. The dealer replaced carrier, bearings, and both axle seals bearings, and spacers... Thank heaven it was still under factory warranty. I'm posting this because rear end noise is very common in the Jeep Grand, mine is a limited with quadra-drive.
I loved my 1st Jeep, but wish it felt a little more like it was put together solidly. much better performance after putting K&N intake and Borla Catback exhaust. I'm happy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th October, 2003
19th Nov 2003, 08:52
Wow great advice! Funny I just replaced the rear in my Expedition ($1500). I am picking up my 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo tomorrow. The seller told me that there is still some time/mileage left on the factory warranty. It has the same engine and tranny. I will definitely have to listen for the same sounds in mine. If I have the same symptoms, I know what to tell the dealer!
Where did you get your exhaust? I already bought the chips and intake and can't wait to mod my V8.
PS: I'm also moving out of a Maxima! Definitely need the V8 in the Jeep:-)
17th Jun 2004, 14:03
My 97 2WD rear axle went bad. Report all these to Jeep and maybe some compensation will result.