pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,100 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace all bearings seals, replace pinion gear and ring (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 182012

Grand Cherokee Larado 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles


I just wanted to let whoever is reading this know not to get a jeep. I was really excited to get my jeep two years ago. Its a 1999 grand cherokee larado all wheel drive with the quadra drive system. First off the ac quit working right after I got it and I was told it would cost over $600.00 to fix. Second I found out the front driver side drive shafts wear fast so they have to be replaced more often then on normal vehicles. Then to top it all off I started to hear a grinding noise in my rear end, so I took it to a mechanic. Well $1,300.00 later he told me it was fixed, so he thought. Turns out it wasn't I took it back after I found out the front drive shaft needed to be replaced(another $500.00) and he told me the pinion bearing was not setting right. Come to find out I needed to get a new gear set because mine was not staying at the right height($400.00) and it needed a new crush collar. After putting all this into it, finding out nothing fit right, reordering different parts, finding out those didn't work either, and then finally coming to the conclusion that even jeep didn't know what parts they put in this thing I was at my end. My mechanic adjusted the parts to fit properly and guess what, Yea that's right it was good and quiet for about two days, then it was back. That ear piercing, super annoying grinding noise. I'm still trying to fix this problem before this drives me insane. Please if anyone can help me e-mail me and let me know. KrisandJerm@yahoo.com Thanks.

- krisandjerm, Myrtle Beach, SC, US

problem #4

Apr 012009

Grand Cherokee LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

well i bought this car around 120k miles the wheel barrings, axles, and boots needed to be replaced because of a leak in the rear differential and some oil gasket and or maybe it was the air pump leak. still there is noise click and clacking about. i had to replace breaks and pads as well. thats about 1000 dollars worth of work there

there was a air pump needed to replaced and the radiator died because of it. this became 500 we had to replace the starter as well i can't remember but it was 200 more or less

the ac didn't work at all never fixed it cause something else seems to go wrong the electrical on the back window wiper broke, the lights that indicate park drive etc. didn't light up it needed a new "brain" electrical command center or something, which would have cost me 150 just parts

over all it was 1 problem with the next with this car.

at a 140k i sold it cause i started to feel problems in the transmission. it would have a hard time accelerating i didn't want to find out what was going to go wrong next.

- Amber G., san diego, CA, US

problem #3

Dec 282003

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee Laredo

  • 63,000 miles

I sure am glad I didn't ahve to eat the $1,400+ it would have cost if I did not have the extended warranty. Now, I am worried when this will happen again. Dealer replaced all bearings, seals, ring and pinion gear, etc. Ugh. I wonder how common this problem is overall.

- mhodgson, Perrysburg, OH, US

problem #2

Dec 022002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee Laredo

  • 40,000 miles

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, except it happened twice -- once under warranty, then again after the warranty expired -- $1200 to fix it. Not only this problem, but all the windows and door locks have broken at one time or another. I will NEVER buy another Chrysler product again.

- Sarah S., Columbia, SC, US

problem #1

Nov 232002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee Limited

  • 50,500 miles

Why, in this time and date, should a drivetrain rear end completely fail after 50,000 miles. It will cost me about $1200 to get the car drivable!!! Daimler Chrysler Jeep have offered no cost relief what-so-ever. Had to replace all bearings seals, replace pinion gear and ring.

- cdvogel, Etowah, NC, US

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