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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (4%)

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (28%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Engine not specified

73460 mi

C $400
Leaking power steering line replaced 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

130700 mi

US $190
Steering damper 
73000 mi

US $600
Power steering pump failed. Shop in Baker, CA. replaced it with after market unit. 
95000 mi

US $1000
sloppy handling on the road. bushings worn. replaced front trailing arms. 
94500 mi

US $150
One tie rod end needed to be replaced. I decided to also do the other end, and replace the steering stabilizer while I was at it. 
108500 mi

US $150
Rear upper control arm bushings were shot. Replaced myself along with an entire new arm and upper ball joint. 
116300 mi

US $300
New passenger's front ball joints (both upper and lower) installed. 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

135000 mi

US $1200
sway bar broken, tie rod broken, a/c leaking freon 
101000 mi

US $1188
Car was drifting to right. Taken in for an oil change service and steering alignment; shop pointed out the front end lower & upper ball joints were shot. Both sets of ball joints and pitman arm tie rod were replaced. 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

114700 mi

Rear upper A control arm bushings worn. Both bushings replaced. 
151000 mi

Play in steering, caused by worn rod end. Rod end replaced. 
28000 mi Noise in steering column 
29000 mi Noise in steering column again. 
30000 mi Replace steering column 
31000 mi Replace steering gearbox. 
162000 mi

US $100
Got rid of weird noise in power steering pump 
164000 mi

US $1100
New left front wheel bearing. Shocks. 
167000 mi

US $352
Replaced worn tie rod end. Previous repair was faulty and resulted in broken wheel bearing and need to replace CV axle 
170300 mi

US $535
new power steering pump and lines 
174000 mi

US $200
Replaced ANOTHER right front wheel bearing. 
185000 mi

US $135
replaced ball joints 
203300 mi

US $200
Replaced all TREs. 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

195-horsepower 4.0L I6 w/DoD 4-speed automatic RWD

116000 mi

US $350
Replaced front struts. The issue with the struts has been ongoing. Since about 20k, I've been in the shop once a month ish for repairs. Regreasing, strut tower replacement, rotor replacement, cv axle replacement, cv boot replacement, etc. 
162300 mi tie rod adjustment link replaced 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

195-horsepower 4.0L I6 w/DoD 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

103000 mi

US $500
Worn tie rod ends replaced 
117300 mi

US $1857
sway bar link mount LF weld rear top diff control arm bushing replace brake lines 
126000 mi

US $800
Drag link worn 
111500 mi

US $400
All tie rod ends had to be replaced to pass Maryland inspection Left front shock absorber leaking. Replaced all 4 with Bilsteins. 
148000 mi

US $250
Rear control arm bushings had worn to the point that the rear of the Jeep would sway back and forth while driving. 
172000 mi

US $450
steering locking when turn to right. 

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