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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (23%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 20 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Engine not specified

Jeep in Montana, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Nov 2010

115000 mi

US $360
Dashboard lights dimmer switch 
Aug 2011

119000 mi

US $400
Tie rod ends 
Jeep in New York, United States
May 2012 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

156000 mi
Owner fixed a problem with the evaporative emissions system and replaced the turn signal flasher. 
Jeep in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

147000 mi
needed head gasket, transmission gasket, and ball joints when sold 
Jeep in Georgia, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
May 2013

162400 mi

US $325
Power steering pump failed. Second time it had to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

166000 mi

US $2500
Transmission cooler leaked inside radiator. Antifreeze and transmission fluid mixed. Transmission destroyed and radiator had to be replaced. 
Jeep in Nevada, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

155000 mi

US $1500
Engine cuts out and dies while driving down the hiway and/or difficult or impossible to start in the mornings. this vehicle has been in and out of the shop for five years for the same problems with no resulution so far. 
Jeep in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

330000 mi

US $300
pcm module suffered from the well known intermittent dieing and stalling, had it replaced with salvaged unit- works fine now 
Jeep in Northwest Territory, Canada
Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

140120 mi

C $140
Major coolant leak from coolant manifold, appeared in behind the water pump, remove water manifold and replace gaskets. Also replace front crank seal, timing cover gasket, and water pump gasket. 
Jeep in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

322000 mi

US $350
Timing chain gasket leaking. Replaced timing chain and water pump since in there to replace gasket. 
Jeep in Iowa, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

146000 mi

US $500
Broken sway bar link, new shocks, new front axels, brakes all around, sway bar bushings, track bars, installed receiver hitch minor upkeep, tightened steering, new seals on rear end;did all myself... Time to fix up or sell 

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2011

163000 mi

US $125
Fuel pump went bad. Drained fuel, dropped fuel tank and replaced fuel pump. 
Jeep in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Jul 2011

219500 mi

US $70
Window regulator broke while putting window down. Plastic roller split into two pieces. New regulator and some lube later, it works just as it did. Transferred old motor to new regulator. Beware of tensioned spring upon repair. 
Jan 2012

US $225
NV249 viscous coupler failed positive lock. Removed case, installed overdrive unit output seal, installed rebuilt NV242 and installed a modified rear driveshaft. 5.9 ZJ. Shortened rear shaft by 1". 
May 2012

224900 mi

US $150
Trans would drop out of 3rd gear. Front clutch to oil pump clearance was excessive. Rebuilt to minimum tolerance. Trans fixed. 
Jan 2013

224200 mi

US $60
Water pump bearing failing. Replaced waterpump and thermostat 
Jun 2013

231000 mi

US $300
Intake manifold plenum pan leaked, allowing crankcase oil to be sucked into the combustion champers. Replaced with Fel-Pro gasket and aluminum ebay plate/pan. Replaced misc hoses and fuel injectors (upgraded to 4 hole-style). 
Jeep in United Arab Emirates
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
Nov 2011

146060 mi
suddenly the AC is not working 
Jeep in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

114200 mi

US $500
Replaced steering gear box 

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2013

158720 mi

C $380
U-joint replaced, Rear axle seal replaced 

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