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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    Jillian Mumaw Severinghaus

    Throttle Body Position Sensor

    I replaced the throttle body position sensor and my jeep is still losing power. Can't push accelerator to the mat and won't do anything. The lightening bolt flashes and if I stop and restart it wi...

    8 views with no answers yet
    Larry Spaidal

    Service Four Wheel Drive System Light Comes On When Trying Trying To Put My...

    My Jeep feels like its locked in 4 wheel drive and transfer case or front end aren't letting it do diff action when moving either forward or rearward and turning from a stop. Feels mechanical and ...

    14,688 views with 18 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Replacing Heater Hoses

    I have an 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 litre and I need to change the heater hoses to the heater core . Can anyone tell me the best way to do this.

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Service 4wd System

    Hi ,on this jeep i have the service 4wd system light comes on alot took it to dealer they said nothing wrong but can`t keep the light off how can i get it to stay off. thanks Joe

    37,782 views with 23 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    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 ...

    6,522 views with 15 answers (last answer about a month ago)