27th Feb 2007, 12:33


I'm back... I was the original poster. I now have 141,000 miles, had to replace the radiator) yet a third time and now when I turn right I hear a honking noise coming from the steering wheel. The body is starting to rust, the hood shocks are gone and I'm still fighting with the rotors. I am also replacing the batter because of a load test failure. AWD is kind of flaky right now and doesn't work like it should.

28th Aug 2007, 17:25

Maybe y'all should buy an older one?

I have a 1997 Grand Cherokee with 190K on it. I bought it brand spanking new and aside from the typical items, nothing has failed me on this yet. Who knows, maybe I got a good one?

I am currently replacing the seal between the transfer case and transmission, which led me to this site, so I wanted to put my .02 worth. I have pictures of me driving this thru water half way up the doors as well, and in the snow, with mud tires, it can't be beat.

18th Oct 2007, 12:59

I have a 2002 GC Limited V8 QD and currently have 67,000 miles on it. So far I have had a transmission shift sensor failure and air conditioner failure. Both repairs were minor and covered by warranty. Had the vehicle up on the rack last week and noticed that it has a rear axle seal leaking and a rear shock leaking.

Absolutely love this vehicle and hope I do not have the problems many of you have had with the 2000 model year. Fingers are crossed!

30th Dec 2007, 07:29

Wow... scary. I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee, 4wd, 4.7 V8, (loaded - has almost all limited options, tow package). It now has 81,000 miles on it. I replaced all 4 shocks at 75k (normal, I would think), replaced rotors, pads and drained / renewed brake fluid at the same time (2nd set of rotors). Rear sway bar bushings / links need to be replaced (about $50 - I'll do it myself). That's it. I would consider all of it normal maintenance for the miles on the car. This jeep tows a 2000 lb race car all over the northeast US all summer every summer. Transmission fluid / filters get replaced each season because of the loads, oil every 4 - 5k miles. Can't complain, gang.

12th Jan 2008, 12:45

Have 2000 GC with 65,000 miles. Hatch lock actuator just replaced and one window motor a few years ago... one of hydraulic cylinders that keep the hood up just went bad, but everything else is working great and hope it stays that way.

29th Jan 2008, 17:03

I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee.

I had to replace all of the door locks and rotors, and put on new pads.

I replaced the crank shaft sensor; cost me 700 dollars from the dealer.

Had a problem with left side of calliper. Had it replaced, which cost me another 150 dollars.

A couple of time I changed a serpentine belt. Went bad quick.

Never gonna buy another one in my life.

20th Mar 2008, 12:27

I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee.

I can replace the door locks in 15 minutes; had practice on all four doors (should be a re-call item).

Can replace the rear wiper motor in 10 minutes; had to do that 2 times.

New rear end $1500.00 at 140,000.

New radiator, water pump, pulley and fan, around 150,000.

Did you get the Jeep odor yet? New heater core $1000.00.

Getting ready to replace the head gasket; should be a good $1000.00.

The last Jeep I had went 200,000 with only normal brake pads and fluids. Never buying a Jeep again.

24th Mar 2008, 14:02

I bought a 2000 JGC Laredo with 147,000 miles on it in July '07. I've owned it for six months now and it drives and rides really well. I'm surprised at how much power the V6 has and the interior is immaculate. I've only put 5,000 miles on it in eight months. I've had no problems, but I wonder what might go wrong on a long trip. I was told the by the seller that the vehicle was well taken care of, but did not receive any history. I don't know if I should get rid of it after reading about the headaches other people have.

19th May 2008, 14:05

I have a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee with almost 350,000 miles on the original engine. It is a V6 and the only thing I have ever done to the engine is the valve cover gasket. I drive about 50,000 miles a year. With that being said, I have done the following to my jeep:

Total rebuild on tranny about 2 years ago.

Total rebuild on the rear end (known issue with Grand Cherokee)

Water pump.




Serpentine belt.

And brake job every 4 to 6 months.

I Love This Jeep!!!

My only major problem that I am experiencing is that the hinges on the driver's side door have broken and taken out the whole door. I can't find a replacement since there are no jeeps in the wrecking yards.

I feel that since I took care of it, it is taking care of me.

17th Jun 2008, 12:32

I have 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 112k miles on it. I bought it used 5 years ago @ 35k miles. I have had the following replaced.

Radiator (twice)

Water Pump

Serpentine Belt

Radiator Fan

Radiator Fan Relay

Cooling sensor (this caused my fan to stop working and leaks in my coolant)

I need to have this work done:

My air bag light will not go off - need to replace some kind of modulator on it.

Both passenger side doors will not unlock with the remote - must be unlocked manually.

There is a honking sound in my steering wheel sometimes.

My key often will not turn in the ignition (embarrassing when you are valet parking and they cannot get your key to work in the ignition)

I think that is it. I cannot afford a new car. Whenever the day comes when I am able to afford a new car, I WILL NEVER, EVER PURCHASE ANOTHER JEEP --- NEVER!!!

4th Sep 2008, 21:38

I've had the same problem with the ignition locking out on my 2000 jeep GC Laredo. It turned out to be the Shift cables needed to be replaced. I am now having problems with the speed sensor and was wondering if anyone had any experience or tips on fixing it. I know it is about a $30.00 part but I don't want to pay a couple hundred dollars to fix it if I can for $30.00. Any advice???

25th Oct 2008, 19:26

I bought my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the dealer with 14k on it. It still had about a year and a half warranty left. Right away I had problems. Luckily the problems were covered under warranty. 3 door actuators went. Brakes warped. Dealer replaced once at no cost. Leaks from transfer case. Bushings went. Some sensor went. Once the warranty expired, problems didn't end. I only have 77k miles on it as I rarely use it now that I've down sized to another car. But since warranty expired, had a couple of shifting sensors go, one heated mirror stopped working, two sets of rotors and caliper locked up. I've done regular maintenance but this thing just sucks up money. Now I have to replace the tie rods and am having problems with oil pressure switch. With only 77k miles, this shouldn't be. I've also replace shocks.

I like the looks and comfort of the car, but I would never buy a Jeep again. I should have gone with a Nissan or Toyota and paid the a little more when I purchase as I'm spending more in the long run. I'm just keeping this around now for hauling things and short trips in bad weather as this car just isn't in demand anymore.

5th Dec 2008, 01:18

If you keep having trouble with your rotors, try drilled and slotted ones, they let the heat out, keeping them from warping.

19th Apr 2010, 16:45

The brake rotors need to be completely replaced. Should be a recall and customer reimbursement.

I have spent over 1000.00 on prior repairs for the brakes.

I had tranny issue, cost 500.00.

Tie rod, 200.00.

Now both front CV axles, 500.00.

Window motor, 80.00. (replaced myself).

Driver's seat heater fixed for 250.00 by dealer and is broken again.

Air bag light and chime comes on. Pull out yellow fuse pack to fix.

Engine light is on.

I've had the car for five years. It's my daily driver. Better than a new car payment!

14th Jul 2010, 15:42

I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 2000 for $3800 from a private seller in February. It had 171k miles.

I did tire rotations and an oil change with tire balance - $400. The driver's window would not go up, so I got a new regulator and paid $140 with labor.

I was driving and the car would not stop. The brakes would not stop the car. It was working in high gear. I put the car in park at 35 MPH. White smoke appeared from the hood. I turned it on after cooling off and a loud rattling sound appeared. Made it home. I drove again, within 10 miles the car stalled completely.

I think the engine is gone or maybe the transmission. Maybe both.