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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
135,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042009

Grand Cherokee 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


About a month ago, the engine would rather before starting. Now it takes about 2-3 seconds of steady cranking before the engine catches. Initially, I thought it was a problem with the ignition switch. Turns out, this is a common problem with this vehicle between the years 1997-2002

- , Panama City, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302006

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee Limited

  • 143,000 miles

Let me start by saying I LOVE MY JEEP!! I want it to run 4-eva. I bought it used with 19,000 miles and drove it to 15 states. Lately it has been starting lazy (i. e. Crankes more to start). It has been to a multitude of service centers, mechanics and dealers with no repair; I get the same ol' response "unable to duplicate/ identify problem". Just before this problem started it was stalling after starting (intermitent problem). PLEASE HELP!

- , Export, PA, USA

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