Water Pump problems of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee



Two problems related to water pump have been reported for the 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

car   Water Pump problem 1
Failure Date: 02/19/2008

2000 Jeep Cherokee. . 4. 0. . 6 cylinder in-line motor. 77,000 miles serviced as instructed since new. Brought Jeep to premier Jeep sandwich MA and was told I had a cracked cylinder head. Cost to repair $3,200. ( w/ water pump & thermostat). Jeep has never overheated. There was no warning-the car was running fine. Googled this motor and was overwhelmed with identical problems -50 on one site. . . All were 2000 Jeep 4. 0 6cyl motors.

car   Water Pump problem 2
Failure Date: 08/06/2004

I purchased my 2000 Jeep Cherokee from lehmers Jeep in concord, California in the spring of 2000. Ive had all the servicing done there as suggested. I take care of my car and drive it gently. In August of this year, during the week prior to my scheduled 60,000 mile servicing the car overheated twice. I immediately pulled over and let the car cool off. When the car was serviced the block was cracked, the water pump had malfunctioned. The service department replaced the block and told me that it was replaced with an improved block as the original one was known to crack easily. The bill for service and replacing the cracked block was $3364. 19. I believe that I should be reimbursed for the cost of replacing the block. It was known to be defective. I have had all my servicing done at lehmers Jeep per their schedule. I requested reimbursement from the daimler Chrysler customer assistance center but was refused.