1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4x4 5.9L from North America
Something I just can't rid myself of
New starter, alternator, fuel pump, battery, brakes, disc (indicator tab fell off).
Driver's seat came split in the leather when purchased ($600).
Dripping ATF, about a pint every 4-6 months, until a cleaning with a degreaser, and now a pint every 7-10 days. Possibly the gasket or the linkage inlet above the pan (driver's side).
Rear tire blowout.
Rear window failed; re-wired myself with a relay, but it doesn't have up/down limit switch/control.
No power door locks, driver's side, and tailgate locks failed.
"Vapor lock" when really hot; possibly was the plugged EGR (which was very recently noted); waiting for hot weather to again arrive here in Phoenix.
Downstream check valve plugged, as well as a broken air line at the frame bracket en route to the cat.
Collision caused my removal of the hood lock mechanism (now being locked with a chain), and pulling of the right front corner with a tow strap attached to a parking structure beam (reverse, then into neutral about 12 times, before the "guitar string" sang aloud!)
No A/C, heater switch or cruise control.
Bad MPG (but runs great), one filler tube rusted at spout.
It is like the Rhino, sitting above everyone, seeing everything, and knowing there isn't a passenger vehicle out there that could kill me if I was hit really hard.
It needs lots of work to make it a true spectacle, but remains very reliable and gets lots of attention. I even had a 16 year old show me appreciation for my Lady T-Rex.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st November, 2012
25th Nov 2012, 06:28
I don't think you are dealing with vapor lock. I have an 89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that would die in the heat. I changed the ECM module (the silver box mounted to the driver's fender well) on the advice of a Jeep mechanic, and the problem was solved.
20th Dec 2012, 13:16
I also have a 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and am looking for parts to complete restoration. Most are electrical; I need driver's side door lock/unlock switch, left rear door lock motor, left rear, right rear and right front, regulator/motor. Do you have an outlet that might have these. Also need a rear windshield motor. Thanks for any help that you might give me.
Carl Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org