Jeep Grand Cherokee Archives - Transmission Digest
Something ‘crazy’ causes systems to quit

“The speedometer drops off,” my friend Lee told me when he brought in a Jeep Grand Cherokee he wanted fixed. “Then the gauges quit and all the warning lights come on. This thing has been acting crazy on and off for a couple of years. Nobody can figure it out.”

A Frustrating Problem or a Normal Condition?

We recently had a customer come into our shop with a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He was very frustrated because he had taken his Jeep to a couple of repair shops as well as a local dealership but they hadn’t been able to correct the problem. The Jeep had a binding condition (described as “grinding” by the customer) in tight turns when it was cold.

Fine-Tuning the NVG 247 Transfer Case

The New Venture 247 transfer case was used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) vehicle in the 1999 to 2004 model years. Nobody throws away a Jeep, and these units create a lot of repair work and parts sales. They also generate an inordinate amount of tech calls as a result of the problems with the design and misunderstood theory of operation. This article will concentrate on the areas that cause shops the most trouble in diagnosis and repair.

Trail Tested: The NVG 245 Transfer Case

Jeep is the originator of four-wheel-drive vehicles, and even though the brand has been owned by numerous corporations over the years, it is still the centerpiece of four-wheel activity. The top-of-the-line Jeep model is the Grand Cherokee – or WK series, in Jeep speak.