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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

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

Other (11%)

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (72%)

Chart based on 36 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Georgia, United States
- Jan 2012
Jan 2012

90000 mi

US $3500
Repair valves; remove and machine cylinder heads; repair power stering leak 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Arizona, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

123000 mi

US $1
Brake booster line popped off Engine mounts and transmission mount were failing, allowing excessive drivetrain movement in vehicle. Replaced all three mounts. 
Sep 2015

125000 mi

US $15
Radiator hose was weeping and swollen. Replaced hose with new hose and clamps. 
Oct 2015

125800 mi

US $30
Originally an A/C coil failure. Improper replacement of the coil resulted in a compressor replacement, along with a reciever/dryer replacement and a hose replacement due to flexing. Upper replacement hose failed prematurely. 
Dec 2015

128000 mi

US $20
Rear output shaft seal failed, leaking fluid 
Jan 2016

129470 mi

US $30
Replaced upper and lower radiator hoses, flushed cooling system. The root problem was poor quality, overly short hoses from Autozone. This time used OEM. Computer set a P0174 bank 2 lean, with a pending P0171 bank 1 lean. Upon inspection, PCV hose between cylinder banks was badly deteriorated, causing vacuum leak. Replaced with Mopar OEM part and cleared codes. 
Mar 2016

131000 mi

US $96
Battery no longer held sufficient charge to start car 
Jul 2016

133700 mi
Power window actuator for rear passenger side door failed, causing window to fall to lowest position 
Aug 2016

135000 mi

US $60
Front passenger power seat failure - gears for both forward/back and up/down stripped out at the same time. Replaced the entire seat track assembly with a junykard piece. 
Sep 2016

136000 mi
During regular maintenance for replacing worn brake components, one lug stud was nearly completely stripped. Replaced the stud. While adding an external transmission cooler to the Jeep, I bumped the radiator drain and caused a leak. I resealed it with some teflon but had to add most of a gallon to top it off. A/C compressor clutch was not engaging. Spent some time diagnosing with a multimeter, eventually isolated it to a loose / dirty connection at a large wiring harness. Removed, cleaned, reseated, problem resolved. 
Oct 2016

137000 mi

US $6
Intermittent coolant leak from the front of the engine. Finally identified as water pump. Replaced pump, resealed coolant temperature sensor while it was accessible. Right rear window regulator failed. Part under warranty, performed labor myself, paid exchange shipping 
Nov 2016

137800 mi

US $110
Drivers seat forward/backward motor mechanism jammed. Replaced gears and shafts with Two Guys One Garage parts. 
Apr 2017

142751 mi

US $20
Cooling system started pushing coolant out of the overflow on a trip, despite no overheat condition. Performed a radiator pressure test, leakdown test, and block test, all with no indication of further problems. Replaced PCV valve that was broken during this work, flushed cooling system. 
Jul 2017

144320 mi
Driver's side rear window regulator failed. Part replaced under warranty from OReilly, labor performed myself. 
Aug 2017

145507 mi

US $8
Original blower motor was making intermittent loud squeals. Replaced with aftermarket part. Noted leaking transfer case fluid. Discovered that inspection hole on top of transfer case was leaking, replaced with a new seal. 
Sep 2017

146210 mi

US $30
Primary reason for repair was noted loud clunking noises in front suspension and tendency to wander down the road. Determined to probably be a failed control arm bushing. Elected to also replace springs (factory springs had sagged, replaced with aftermarket lift springs), shocks (last replacement shocks had worn, replaced with new shocks) and spring isolators (had collapsed due to age). One of the front dash speakers was clicking under medium-to-high volume. Replaced front dash speakers with Powerbass speakers. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

78000 mi
Leaking high pressure line in power steering 
Oct 2015

89000 mi

US $75
Passenger rear window bracket failure 
Dec 2016

103000 mi

US $200
Blend door. No dash removal replacement used 
Jul 2017

108000 mi

US $75
blower motor resistor replaced with updated part. Fan cut off intermittently and eventually died completely 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

109000 mi

US $550
Replaced misc. emission parts to clear codes to pass inspection 
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $165
Lost compression in cylnder #8. Shop recommended engine replacement at $4.5K+. Took to another shop, and they replaced a bent valve spring. Cost: $1K. 

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

51000 mi

US $25
Cracked wiper reservoir, had to order a new system, would dump out all wiper fluid. Dealership i bought it from replaced the hood struts and both rear window motors 

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

190000 mi

US $300
Radiator replacement 
Apr 2014

190000 mi

US $40
Replaced Crankshaft Position Sensor 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2016

138000 mi

US $48
Replaced heater door actuator. 
Jun 2017

141000 mi

US $980
Replaced A/C compressor and other associated parts under the hood. Evaporator and condenser coils remain. System then recharged. 

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $30
Replaced tie-rod ends myself with parts from Auto-Zone. Cost was under $30 (adding the cost of propane to heat the rusted bolts to loosen them). 

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