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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#1272 of 2589 Potential Jeep Owner
Jan 05, 2004 (10:58 am)
I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited and a 1997 Wrangler SE. The grand is my wife's and the TJ is my daughter's. I'm wanting a 4x4 that I can use for fun, for hauling. My wife won't let me play with the Grand, my daughter is taking the TJ to college, so I want my Jeep.
How does the Cherokee compare to the Wrangler for offroad ability? I will miss the idea of a top down time, but I really like the idea of being able to haul my gear around for camping, skiing, and hiking. I live in the mountains, where we get snow and ice. We also live near the desert so I can play in the sand.
I wouldn't want to go any older than the last generation of the Cherokee. Is that 97 or 98? I'd prefer a 2000 or 2001. But is there a 'best' year for the last generation Cherokee?
#1273 of 2589 What's the diff...
Jan 05, 2004 (12:03 pm)
Dollar for dollar, where would I get the best value for the equipment provided (assuming a stock vehicle with no mods)? Any assistance would be great and truly appreciated.
Jan 06, 2004 (1:57 am)
I have a 1995 Cherokee SE. 6 cyl, 4 liter.
Can anyone tell me the HP and 0-60 speed? I wanna say the HP is 190 but I'm not sure.
My Cherokee's been great, but I really need a truck, so I'm looking to make a switch. Its got pretty good pickup/torque and I don't want my new truck to feel like a dog in comparison, so I'm trying to get some numbers.
Jan 06, 2004 (2:02 am)
re: the offroading of the cherokee.
It's great, pretty much as capable as the wrangler. Do some searching on the net, you will find plenty of offroad sites about cherokees.
#1276 of 2589 99 CHEROKEE 4X4 AUTOTRANS "AW4"
Jan 12, 2004 (8:47 pm)
WHILE DRIVING LONG UPHILL GRADES AT 80 MPH AND PLUS THE TRANS BLOWS ATF OUT THE OVERFLOW TUBE THAT RUNS UP TO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND LEAKS BACK ON THE EXHAUST HEADER PIPE AND SMOKE LIKE JAMES BONDS CAR "SMOKE SCREEN " THE FLUID IS NOT OVER FILLED . DEALER TOLD ME THAT THIS IS NORMAL FOR A 4X4 XJ WITH THE "AW4" AUTOTRANS. NORMAL DRIVING IT DOES NOT HAPPEN. ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM ?
Jan 13, 2004 (4:54 am)
First things first, turn the caps off dude.
Happened to me a couple times. Only did it if I was driving too fast (my opinion) and the tranny had to downshift to pull a long hill at high speeds. Also did it once when I put the hammer down up a hill to pass a bunch of people (accelerating well into the 80-90mph range). Can't be good on anything, but it certainly will remind you it's a Jeep and not a sports car:)
Mine was a 2001. The 4.0L is a very strong motor, but it doesn't have much on the top-end IMHO. Of course it really shouldn't go that fast anyway without some serious suspension/tire mods!
#1278 of 2589 You may also...
Jan 13, 2004 (3:41 pm)
Want to make sure the transfer case tubing (I think they call it a blowback valve??) is clean. My 2000 had a similar problem and appeared as if it were leaking. Going uphill the fluid flows back to the exhaust and makes the smoke.
#1279 of 2589 Wiper Washer Motor Fuse
Jan 15, 2004 (5:20 am)
I have a 2000 Cherokee, and my wiper washer failed. I need to check the fuse, but the fuse diagram that is supposed to be in the panel is not there. Can ayone please tell me which number fuse is for the wiper washer motor?
Jan 16, 2004 (2:31 pm)
I have 145XXX miles on my 96 Cherokee. It came with the upcountry suspension and my shocks are a little tired. I am told that the OEM shocks were made by Bilstein. Can anyone provide me with the Bilstein part number for after market shops that would be the same as the OEM. I am hoping that these can be had for price less than the dealer offers.
#1281 of 2589 Re: Wiper Washer Motor Fuse by gmatt82
Jan 20, 2004 (12:26 pm)
I have a '99 model. I looked in the owner manual for the wiper washer fuse location. The manual shows a diagram for the fuse box located behind the passenger side kick panel. There is not a fuse identified for the wiper washer.
I have had my rear wiper fuse burn out. This fuse also puts power to the rear washer. It is #22 and takes a 20 amp.fuse. Sorry if this is not much help.