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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Purchase Questions

I'm Looking to buy this 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 101,500 miles on it for about 3,200 (Great interior and exterior cosmetics). I took it to a Jeep Dealer to get it checked out before purchasing. Here are a couple of finds


Rear Diff/or Rear Wheel Bearing noise?
estimate: $1100

Valve Cover Gasket Leaking
estimate: $400

Front Crank Seal Leaking
estimate: $400

Muffler coming apart
estimate: $800

Is the Car worth the purchase? Or am I getting myself in to a lot of work?

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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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Wow you need to go elsewhere to get work done. muffler $800.... What kind of muffler are they using. Every jeep has some sort of leak so I wouldn't worry about a slow leak of anything and fix it in time. I had a wheel bearing replaced in my car quite some time ago and it was $200 max.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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I agree take it somewhere else. Their prices are sky high!
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:15 AM   #4
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Go elsewhere, the dealer that I get my oil changes at has a habit of telling me every other time that my rear diff is leaking. I tell them no Ty to fixing it , take it 3 months later and the next time they tell me that the jeep is in great shape and no problems. I've never had a leak or one drop on the garage floor. They also like trying to sell me tires for 1.5x the price that I can get them elsewhere. When I was young I also left them change all the fluids and do a tune up but went to a local. Price difference was 300 dollars
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Unread 11-08-2013, 06:23 AM   #5
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Forget the dealer "estimates". Get it checked at an independent shop. Rust is going to be more important than anything the dealership listed. Have the rust situation underneath checked very carefully.
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