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Old 01-09-2002, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at a 99 WJ Limited ofr a DD, need opinions..

I am looking at a 99 Grand Cherokee Limited.. It has the V8, Quadradrive, 38K miles and leather. I blieve it has every possible option on it.

I have heard about WJ's being prone to t-case leaks and that a nickelplated yoke will fix this..... Also, have read about a Tranny code flash that will fix a hum at certain speeds....
Anyone have anything bad to say about this model and year??? Or does anyone have any other type of input?
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Old 01-09-2002, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-09-2002, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya I went there first, but I thought I would try here also. Thanks!
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Old 01-09-2002, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My dad has a loaded '99 GC and really likes it. It has been MUCH more durable than his '97 GC. The only thing we've ever noticed is that the rear gero-disc locker thing has gotten a little noisier and engages rougher. Great vehicle all around though. We tow a 21' ski boat in the summer with it, and have taken it up in the snow and off-road quite a few times with no complaints.

I'd get it.
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I have had two friends with 99s that had problems with the quadradrive. I would just find one with a 242 case and a trac loc if it's going to be a DD.

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I know this is a real old post, but Im just wondering if anybody else has anything to say about 99 GC, Im looking at one that has purdy much every option including quadradrive, expect the V8, which would be nice but not nessasary in a DD
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I know this is a real old post, but Im just wondering if anybody else has anything to say about 99 GC, Im looking at one that has purdy much every option including quadradrive, expect the V8, which would be nice but not nessasary in a DD
ok i thought moving some of the posts to newbie was


but you sir are a jackass. use the right board
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I know this is a real old post, but Im just wondering if anybody else has anything to say about 99 GC, Im looking at one that has purdy much every option including quadradrive, expect the V8, which would be nice but not nessasary in a DD
Ask this kind of crap on JU
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Old 01-17-2004, 05:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2004, 05:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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We have a 99 Grand Cherokee loaded 47.L V8 ...... We LOVE the vehicle and we tow our Jeep with it.
Here are some issues we've run across.

1) There's either a recall or TSB on the transfer case breather mechanism. Apparently, the old mechanism allows ALL the fluid to come out causing the transfer case chain to stretch and need replacing.
We had this performed when we bought it - and our chain was replaced.

2) YES - we had the computer flash done also. Prior to this being done - the vehicle doesn't shift smoothly and clunks when downshifting.

3) Electrical glitches - console lights don't come on because they're not making contact somewhere. You can bump the shifter and they'll flicker on. We've taken this apart and tried to clean and diagnose, but that's the weirdest damn set-up I've seen (no wires).
Rear tail light - same 'contact' problem. I think my husband did something to fix that.
Cruise Control (steering wheel controls) glitches. Can't use the on/off buttons in the steering wheel from time to time.

5) Water leaks inside the vehicle at the drivers side corner - leaks from underneath the interior cladding. Drips down on the carpet and sometimes (if un-noticed) gets into where the spare tire is.

6) Just had a sensor replaced - I believe the throttle position sensor (don't quote me). It was impressive how the vehicle went into LIMP mode and would only use 1st and 3rd gears of the tranny. We replaced this ourselves and the part cost like $15.

We love the vehicle - its our tow rig. It's unfortunate the thing has so many little issues that make it somewhat less attractive in reliability. We bought it used about 1.5 years ago.
Get an extended warrantee!!!

The GC's resale values plummet from $35,000 bran new to $18,000 in only 3 years. Which - makes them more easily affordable and why we bought it.
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Just bought the wife a 99 WJ last weekend. Found it in great shape with 60k miles. PD 13k. So far so good. Now her old 91 XJ is my new project. HA!
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the useful info guys and gals, also this is the newbie forum and I asked a newbieish question, you two who were being pricks can kiss my white ass
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