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I am thinking of buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7 V8.

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I am thinking of buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7 V8. 113000 miles. Just trying to find out what faults I should look for.

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It is a UK vehicle rarely if ever been off road. Sevice

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Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

What year? Have you taken vehicle for a drive yet?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Inspected vehicle today, test drive booked for tomorrow.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Year is 2001
Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

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Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

These are good vehicles from my experience. First thing to check is to see if any warning lights such as check engine light is staying on during test drive if not make sure the check engine light comes on for bulb check when first turning key into on position, this verifies bulb is not burned out or removed. If good then take a look under vehicle to see if there are any leaks under engine, transmission, transfer case, and rear differential. I've seen a decent amount of differential leaks which is about a $400 job US to replace. If everything looks good up to this point then next step is to take on a drive over a bumpy road an at highway speeds to hear for noises or feel for vibrations. These vehicles also are known for the steering damper to fail which can cause major steering wheel vibrations at highway speeds after hitting a bump but this is a simple/cheap repair. If everything above looks good then I wouldn't suspect any problems. Some future problems you may run into are failing cooling fan relay, warping of the front brake rotors "will feel vibration when trying to do a strong stop at highway speeds", and failure of the blend door "the hot/cold for heat/ac selection will stop working". Beyond that everything else that fails is pretty typical of all vehicles such as camshaft position sensor, coils, evap system, ect. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Brake rotors? Do you mean discs?
Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

That is correct, Jeep should have put bigger rotors on this vehicle so it doesn't stop vehicle as good as it should leading to brake warping if you are heaving on the brakes. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Excellent. Thank you.
Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

No problem, I'm happy to help. Let me know if there is anything else I can do, you can reply to this answer at any time without additional fees so feel free to ask any questions you may come up with after test drive. Thanks.

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Jeep Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 7 months ago

Ever get problem figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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