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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    Faulty Ac / Heat System

    The AC and Heat system isn't working properly. Speed controls at one point only worked on Hi. Saw numerous suggestions to replace the resistor, so since it was cheap, we replaced it. During the R&R...

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    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 ...

    Very Little Fuel Tank And Car Seat For 10 Months

    Stalling out after sitting for 10 months

    Vent Clips On Front Vents

    I have bought some replacement vent clips with the crome to replace my old ones that have been missing or broke off. How do I replace them without taking the dash apart? Is there anyother way? Please ...

    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...