22nd Jul 2006, 13:32

I had the same problem with my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee periodically. But today I could do nothing to get it to start. I then read the last comment that said to "push shifter forward and hold while turning the key". I did this, the shifter unlocked I moved it to Drive and back to park and turned the ingnition switch. The car started right up. So try it, it works.

24th Jul 2006, 13:41

July 2006

1994 Jeep Cherokee Limited 5-door 4-liter petrol auto 4x4 bought in Greece has an immobilizer-only (not anti-theft) which is apparently a button taped in place on the dash. This proves to be a watch-type battery, voltage rubbed off. I can only find 3-volt batteries this size and suspect it may be a special 1.5 battery, and am terrified of it wearing out if so. I haven't an owners manual and wish I had. Any advice?

30th Aug 2007, 14:41

I will agree with others. It has 184***+ miles on it! It's gonna have issues. The engines on these cars will drive you forever! I own one myself. Same year, same everything. Only has 59000. Previous owner was my father. It's all about who took care of it before. Do not blame the Jeep for that. They are arguably in the top 5 of most dependable cars.

6th Nov 2007, 09:42

I bought a 94 JGC Laredo a couple months ago for my daughter. It is older, but all of a sudden last night, my daughter went to practice, turned the key, and nothing happened. No click, clunk, or grind. As a single mom I cannot find a mechanic with any insight. I will replace it myself if I knew what the problem was?? Can someone tell me exactly what the possible problem might be?

7th Nov 2007, 22:03

To the lady who bought the 94 Laredo for her daughter:

Try pushing the gear shift lever all of the way forward and holding it while you try to start it. Sometimes the gear shift is not far enough forward to engage the safety switch that allows the vehivle to start. This happens to me at certain times, but it has not caused any other problems.

27th Dec 2007, 12:17

I have a 94 JGC with a 5.2 engine. I came across the problem of turning the key and nothing happening. I tried holding the gear shift forward, but that does not work.

Any other ideas?

8th Feb 2008, 14:19

Been reading a lot of comments about how great the 94 Jeep Laredo is...

Bought mine brand new in April 94, worked great for first 4 years. Kept up with the maintenance schedule, made sure everything working fine. In 98 it started falling apart. Everything under the hood (except engine itself) replaced at least once!

At 74,000 miles the tranny went for the first of two times. Pretty much the only thing that never needed replacing in 7 years was the muffler.

Was driving it down the highway to the dealer in April 2001 to trade it in and the engine blew (at 95,000 miles)... had to have it towed to the dealer. I'm probably going to hear that a) it was a lemon or b) bad mechanic, but explain that to the 4 other people in my office and a close friend who had similar problems with theirs!! Since then I've been happy to recommend the car... as a 3 or 4 year lease!

7th May 2008, 13:02

It is most likely the Security System which came standard on even the base model grand. There is an immpbilizer which will prevent the vehicle from starting. This is also activated if the vehicle is low on oil. A good technician (not a shadetree but a real tech) could most likely analyse and find the trouble in less than an hour.

16th May 2010, 14:10

Me and my boyfriend has just bought a 94 Jeep Laredo and we love it. I also have had an issue with the gear shift sticking; no problem, figured out yesterday. I am glad I bought this Jeep...

21st Nov 2010, 13:38

Had been driving all evening. Got out to run an errand, only to come back to car, unlocked the door, and an alarm was going off and lights were flashing, never stopped. Had to disconnect battery, car never restarted.