Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain? (1993 - 2023)

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All Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. All Jeep Grand Cherokee engines are interference except for the non-interference 4.0L straight six.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
1980-2023All except 4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterference
1980-20044.0L Straight 6timing chainnon-interference
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
2.0L Hybridtiming chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
6.2L V8 Superchargertiming chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
6.2L V8 Superchargertiming chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

Side-By-Side Comparisons

Jeep Grand Cherokee Belt Or Chain By Year

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
6.2L V8 Superchargertiming chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.4L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.6L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.1L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.1L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.1L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.0L V6 Diesel Turbochargedtiming chaininterferencelifetime

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
6.1L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
3.7L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
4.7L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.9L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.9L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee engines have a timing chain. The 4.0L is non-interference while the 5.2L is interference.

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval
5.2L V8timing chaininterferencelifetime
4.0L Straight 6timing chaininterferencelifetime