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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,358 miles

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 172005

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,432 miles


Front driveshaft seized causing damage to the front differential bearings, advised by sullivan tire that this is an uncommon problem for a Jeep that has only 65,432. The cost of the parts were over $3,500. I have written a letter with a copy of the invoice from sullivan tire with a request for repayment of the cost of the parts.

- Norwell, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 252000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 181998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vibration, roaring & rear end noise five weeks after purchasing vehicle. Drive shaft was replaced at 4941 miles. The problem reappeared and the axle assembly was replaced at 13947 miles. Rear assembly replaced again two months later at 16387 miles. Rear end / scraping noise and roaring reappeared. Metal found inside rear differential pan and side berring race damaged. The entire rear end unit was replaced at 28844 miles. Prior to the Jeep being repaired on the previous dates indicated, it was also brought in for similar type problems on 11/12/99 at 25775 miles and 1/24/00 at 28323 miles but was not repaired. The last time it was repaired on 2/9/00, the Jeep was at the dealership for three days and they said there was nothing wrong. However, after demanding that the rear end be checked, they found metal inside the rear differential pan and that the side berring race was damaged.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 121999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
At 67mph(65-70) Jeep vibrates - not corrected by tires, drive shaft, rear differential, or 2 transfer cases. Dealer doesn't know how to fix. Also cruise control not working properly. Tach jumps while cruising even on flat land.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

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