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Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ 1999 – 2004

The Jeep Grand Cherokee can trace its lineage all the way back to 1946 with the Willys Station Wagon; the first in a long line of vehicles including the Wagoneers and Cherokees, that we have come to know as the modern Jeep SUV.  The WJ series (WG in Europe) is the second generation of the Grand Cherokee, introduced as a 1999 model replacing its predecessor, the 1993 – 1998 Grand Cherokee ZJ.  It has since been replaced itself by the third generation WK and forth generation WK2 Grand Cherokees. The WJ was an almost complete redesign of the previous generation, carrying over only 127 parts from the ZJ, most of which were fasteners.  The new WJ design featured a more modern and aerodynamic design than the ZJ, as well as a strengthened UniFrame (Uni Body).  As with the ZJ, the WJ kept its solid front axle with coil spring suspension.  This set up is prone to the dreaded “Death Wobble” unfortunately, but thankfully, it is fixable.

More Power!  

With the introduction of the WJ, Chrysler did away with the old pushrod 5.2L and 5.9L V8 engines, replacing them with their new 4.7L Power Tech V8.  A more powerful 4.7L H.O. (High Output) engine is available on select 2002 – 2004 WJ models.  While these newer V8’s produce slightly less torque than their predecessors, they are more efficient and produce more horsepower.  The Standard 4.7L Power Tech produces 235 hp (175 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 N-m) vs the 5.2L V8’s 220 hp (164 kW) and 300 lb-ft of torque (407 N-m).  The 4.7L H.O produces 265 hp (198 kW) and 325 lb-ft of torque (441 N-m) vs the 5.9L V8’s 245 hp (183 kW) and 345 lb-ft of torque (468 N-m).  In addition to the new 4.7L V8 engines, Jeep’s old standby, the 4.0L Inline 6 (or straight 6) cylinder engine was also given an upgrade giving it 195 hp (145 kW) and 230 lb-ft of torque (312 N-m) vs 185 hp (138 kW) and 200 lb-ft of torque (271 N-m) of the previous generation I6.

1999 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

2000 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Optional

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

2001 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Optional

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Transfer Case:

Axles:

2002 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Optional

Axles:

Laredo Sport

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Case:

Axles:

Special Edition

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Overland

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Drive NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

2003 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Optional

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra Trac-II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Overland

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Case:

Axles:

2004 Grand Cherokee

Laredo

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Special Edition

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        I6 Engine – Optional
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Freedom Edition

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        V8 / V8 H.O. Engine – Standard

Axles:

Columbia Edition

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        V8 H.O. Engine – Standard

Axles:

Rocky Mountain Edition

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Case:

Axles:

Limited

Engine:

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Trac II NV-247
        V8 Engine – Standard

Axles:

Overland

Engine:
     4.7L H.O. 

Transmission:

Transfer Cases:
     Quadra-Drive NV-247
        V8 H.O. Engine – Standard

Axles: