2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

The crown jewel of the Jeep lineup entered its third generation with X trims to offer. Across-the-board improvements ranged from rack-and-pinion steering to nicer aesthetics inside and out.
The Jeep V6 got paired up with a 5-speed, automatic Mercedes transmission, while the V8s were mated with a Chrysler 5-speed automatic. This Chrysler transmission was chosen to make the V8s more capable in towing situations. An independent front suspension was added for this generation, but the rear suspension remained solid-axle for optimal towing and off-road performance.
This mid-size SUV weighed in at about 500 pounds more than the previous generation. It was available in 2WD or 4WD in several trim levels: Laredo, Rocky Mountain Edition, and Limited.
Drivers enjoy the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee's power, handling, reliability, and design. Gas mileage is a frequent complaint and cheap interior plastics an occasional one. J.D. Power & Associates gave it 4 out of 5 stars in both Mechanical Quality and Interior Quality, and it rated a full 5 stars in NHTSA crash tests.
The lack of a third-row seat is enough for a lot of families to scratch this SUV off their list. But Chrysler execs weren't concerned, as the vehicle's chief intended purpose is off-roading.

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Jeep Wont Turn Over Everything Else Works

Ok everything work but when you go to crank up the car nothing

Wont Move

I have a 2005 grand cherokee. When it is on the lift in the air, all gears work and it drives. As soon as you put it on the ground (pit weight to the wheels) it wont move in any gear. And then also...

Starting Issue

2005 jeep limited with a 5.7 liter V 8 hemi motor. I thought it was a battery issue but when its cold it starts but after its hot it seems to be dead and hard to turn over. You cant even jump it off...

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Turn Signal Relay

My Jeep’s rear turn signals/hazard lights are not working. The right one blinks faster than the left in the instrument cluster. I replaced the bulbs on the rear but the old bulbs were perfect. I lo...

Here Is A Real Tricky One

So I bought a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee from my brothers girlfriend. I obviously know where the jeep came from, and know it was very well taken care of. When she had it, it did not have any problems ...