2nd Mar 2009, 10:43
I have owned a 93 Jeep Wrangler and it ran awesome with 180,000 miles. The only thing I had to replace was some sensors on it. Now I own a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 105,000 miles on it. So far just basic up keep. But I now noticed the heater problem with this Jeep. I am going to have to take into the dealer to get this fixed. Plus I have noticed that it's very hard to find a rear sway bar for this Jeep. But other than this, I think I would buy another Jeep.
11th Mar 2009, 20:27
I bought a 99 Grand Cherokee for $2000 with 98000 miles on it. Fixed the drivers side window reg (100.00), pass and driver motor mounts (180), the front 2 axles (190.00), put new shocks all round (209.00), have a weird sound coming from the rear. I just changed the whole rear a-arm with a new rear ball joint (220.00), thought that would be the problem... noise is still there...
Any one have any idea where it could be coming from? It happens when I drive, come to a stop, let off the brake, then I hear the clunk??? And my front tweeters sound great...
12th Mar 2009, 22:30
I bought my 1999 J.G.C in 2006 with 75k miles. So far I have put a new timing belt on, brakes, new tail light, and I am having to put differential seals on the front and back. I also have been told I need new shocks. The tail gate hatch locks don't work either, but I think it's funny when I have to climb over the back seats to push the hidden lever on the inside of the hatch, especially when I have a trunk full of luggage when we are on a trip.
I have put 100000 extra miles on the jeep since I have bought it, and it has been in two front end accidents. I believe that if you buy this vehicle you might want to purchase a brush guard. Brush guards save lives.
I honestly believe that this car will always go, and when I take all my trips I feel safe and comfortable that it will break down before or after I get home from my trip.
Will I buy another 1999 J.G.C.. No, because I like newer cars. Will I buy a 2004 J.G.C YES, because I love the body style. Get a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I really want the sports Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a Ford Ranger.
5th Jun 2009, 21:52
I have a 98 Grand Cherokee Laredo 125,000 miles... The ABS light is on. Has anyone had any problems with this?
9th Jun 2009, 11:37
I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I have replaced the exterior rear seal about 5 times and it continues to leak. Is there another seal inside of the cone that needs to be replaced. Thank You for your help.
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22nd Jun 2009, 19:05
I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The lock actuator has gone bad and the key lock will not work> Does anybody have any ideas on how to enter the Jeep with the exception of a broken window?
9th Jul 2009, 16:20
I have recently purchased a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 111,000 miles on it. This is my second WJ Jeep and I love them. I drive this everyday and leave my 05 BMW parked in the garage.
I replaced both half shafts, new brakes and rotors, hub assembly, steering stabilizer, and today the thermostat. For anyone who needs new rotors, I would recommend getting cross drilled and slotted rotors off ebay, which can be found for all 4 and ceramic pads for about $180. This will keep them from warping which WJ's are famous for.
Anyone who buys a high mileage car must realize that there is going to be parts that need replaced. Jeeps are extremely cheap and easy to work on compared to other cars. Almost every project can be done yourself with just a little car knowledge. Never buy parts from a dealer unless they are the only supplier. Most aftermarket parts are cheaper and are a lot better than OEM.
I will drive this one until it dies, and hopefully off load my BMW in that time frame.
24th Aug 2009, 13:06
We own a 1999 JGC 4WD V8 with Quadra-Drive. We bought it at a dealer in 2001 with 41,000 on it.
We loved the way it rides and handles the backroads. On our first 4WD trip we burned out the tranny and got it replaced for free under warranty. We were not sure if it was the tranny's fault or the steep climb we took it on up to a High Sierra 7,000 feet elevation over big rocks and dirt. That was the most fun ride I ever went on. We haven't done it again and never will, it was scary coming down that road.
We have had it 8 years, replaced the tires once, it has 137,000 miles on it now and the rear end is bad. We know it will cost about $1,000 at our trusted mechanic's shop. We are getting new tires next. Also it has gone through 2 sets of brakes and 2 batteries, in fact it is dead right now. We are going to buy a new battery today.
I also need to buy all new speakers; my teen daughter and her girlfriend blew them out pretty much listening to hip-hop full volume.
The heaters works great, love the front heated seats, air conditioning has always worked perfect. We bought this because it was like an armored vehicle, it is really safe and solid. When it is pouring down rain, I feel very secure driving it. We hate the gas mileage, but I haul a lot of art and supplies to shows in it. I love this Jeep, I consider it mine and I am a woman in her 50's, my husband likes his 2000 Toyota Avalon, but I see his car break down more than the Jeep. I would trade this in for a newer model, but it is not the right time financially. I love my JEEP!
30th Aug 2009, 18:40
99 Grand Cherokee 4.7 4x4
I have had some replacement parts, but with 157K I expect that's normal. Must have upgraded drilled and slotted rotor and upgraded pads. New half shafts, rearend bearings, front bearing assembly, trans speed sensor twice, cam sensor, rear gate power lock actuator, front speakers, hood supports twice, fuel sensor, CD changer, A/C compressor and heater door actuator.
This thing is a beast and I haul stuff like it's a pickup. It can handle tons of sandbags or concrete all day long.
I have a shop manual and have fixed all of the above very inexpensively and quite quickly. The jeep is easy to work on and I would buy another 03-04 again.
Love the interior, it has much less cheap plastic parts than the newer ones. I do wish my A/C was colder and city gas mileage was better. If you are handy, there are some really good deals on these Jeeps.
1st Aug 2010, 02:01
I bought my 99 Jeep GC Limited from my father who is meticulous when it comes to servicing and taking good care of vehicles. I have since kept it up servicing and drive it under 5 miles a day.
Tons of problems. I think this is my last Jeep. Just went over 100,000 miles, and with the same problems as some have said with heater, bearings, and now am slamming into 2nd gear. If it's the transmission, I'm swearing off of Jeeps. How can a well-cared for vehicle not make it over 100,000 miles with this many problems? Bring on the foreign SUVs if it is the tranny.
6th Aug 2010, 08:55
1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Any one fix the bump after stop problem? How? Feels like someone hits you after you come to a stop.. Let me know at email@example.com
1st Aug 2011, 10:45
I have a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 220,000 miles on it, and the car runs pretty well. I had to replace the propeller shaft, which engages your four wheel drive; I would start with that. I am also trying to deal with the tail light problem, which is probably just a short. The question is, where do I start looking?
28th Nov 2011, 22:59
Where did you see the fixes on the brake-light not working with the lights on, problem?
7th May 2012, 20:38
Which connectors did you find loose on your headlight problem? I am having the same issue, but the tail lights go out when you push the brake.
9th Jun 2015, 20:31
For the heater... install heater treaters.
For the brake lights... could be a short in the cable connected to the brake pedal.
For the rotor issue... check the ABS pump/motor, it may need replaced and it can be pricey.