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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    Why Does My Jeep Cherokee Diesel Take About 4 Secs To Start\/

    at each start the motor turns over for about 4 secs before firing

    169 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    Front Drive Shaft

    Can I remove my front drive shaft and still drive it 2005grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

    49 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Jeff Wobig

    Noise/shaking While Taking Sharp Turns

    Just purchased a used 2005 grand Cherokee with low miles approx 88k and suddenly when I make a right or left turn I feel something wrong in the front end. I'm pretty sure the car hasn't been drivi...

    16 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Jeep Won't Crank Replace Fuel Pump No Power Going To Fuel Pump

    We have put in a new fuel pump in my 2005 Jeep grand Cherokee and replaced the fuel pump relay and it still will not crank ...does anyone have any idea of something else to look at other then burn...

    11 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Choc Boyd

    Jeep Motor

    I have a 2005 grand Cherokee Laredo with a 3.7 v6 can I get a motor from a older model n which year or Even from another truck or do I have to get the same motor

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