1981 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Review

1981 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 from North America

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 360 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carFord F150 '96


Good vehicle


Right now I am having a serious problem with the rear electric window in my Jeep. It has gone down but will not go back up. I have checked the wires and they appear to be OK. Since the window is down, I can't get in to check the motor. Does anyone know how to get the window to go up?

I need help. lwliving@gapac.com

General Comments:

The Jeep is in very good condition. It runs good but does use big $$ in gas. It leaks some oil also.

I like to drive it. It is a 4x4 that operates perfectly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2000

20th Feb 2001, 20:08

On the the rear gate you must remove the panel and on the right hand side is a gear that has a chain. Remove the chain and the gear now can be turned (hard but it will move). Once the the window is up, do not go to the dealer to get a new motor, go on line to a junkyard and buy..

24th Feb 2001, 02:06

www.ifsja.org... you will not find a more wretched hive of scum, and villainy.

15th May 2002, 17:29

I would advise removing the key lock assembly, obviously from the outside. It requires only a phillips and torx screwdriver. If window is stuck down you may be able to move the switch with a long screwdriver. Once you have the cover plate and lock cylinder removed you will be able to see the assembly that the lock shaft moves. The switch is to the left. Good luck.

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review