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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 022000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving a grinding noise occurred in front end of vehicle. Dealer has replaced transfer case three times which has not corrected the problem.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 252000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer sold vehicle with leaking rear seals, defective differential. Noticed bumping and whining noise less than 8 hours after purchase. Sun roof leaked causing the headliner to detach from roof of vehicle. Repaired once-said drain tubes were routed properly. Second time replaced roof-said seals did not match. Rear differential replaced. But did not address leakage around transfer case, seals etc in Dec 98. Now it's in the shop again! gas gauge fluctuates to empty when idling. Transmission slips. Driver seat automatiically reclines and heater does not work consistently.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 241998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transfer case assembly. Mjs

- Wrightwood, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission makes a whining noise when vehicle is put into reverse when the vehicle is first started, rear end replaced, front end replaced, transfer case replaced, transmission taken completely apart and no repair. Service department does not know how to repair.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Seat warmer, when on, gets extremely hot, approximately 214 degrees. Dealer contacted, and cannot remedy the problem. Problem occurred three times. Also, steering gear box locked up and was replaced/transfer case was making noise and was replaced. Provide further information.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

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