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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012004

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The engine revved at a very high rpms when starting. When changing gears it made a loud clung sound and wanted to lunge into that direction. The vehicle has never shifted properly between gears. It was almost like it was slipping, and then finding the right gear. It was not a smooth transmission either. Since I purchased the vehicle a little over 1-1/2 years ago the car has been in the shop more than 15 times. The dealers could not find the cause of the problem. I had to replace a transmission sensor, 02 sensor, sun roof, rear end, and cd player. The heater blend door had to be replaced, which didn't sound expensive, but the fix was to remove the entire heater plenum and replace the broken door, stop and drive assembly. Cost $890.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #1

May 302002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving and applying brakes vehicle will shake and shimmy very hard. Consumer believes that rotors are defective, the dealer found that the rotors were warped and replaced them under warranty, there is an odor and humming sound coming from the A/C when turning on the system, the deler has been unable to duplicate the problem, the vehicle experienced low idle while in gear, the dealer found it necessary to flash the PCM, exhaust manifold was loose causing it to make a rattling noise.

- Rutherford, NJ, USA

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