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#1293 of 2589 92/93 Cherokee
Feb 29, 2004 (1:36 pm)
My first automobile as a driver was a 1992 Cherokee Laredo 4x4 with about 140,000 miles on it. Unfortunately, less than a year after I got it I had an accident and since the value was so low, it was "totaled."
I got a 1993 Cherokee Sport (this time without 4x4, unfortunately) last August with only 84k miles on it. Although the great I6 engine still runs true, I miss some of the amenities of the higher-class Laredo (cargo cover, chrome trim, flip triangle windows, and of course 4x4).
What is amusing is that we've encountered almost the exact same problems in each Jeep. I can almost predict what will happen next, whether it be some type of leak (on the 92 it was the oil, now its the steering fluid), a broken door hinge (trying to defy fate now using some lubricant so I won't have to replace a hinge part, like in the first one), or the EXACT same starter problems (sometimes won't start unless you put it in neutral). However, in the 93 Sport we've had some major transmission problems. It turns out that for some reason it was without transmission fluid for a while, so we got a custom job at Jiffy Lube and some fluid put in. It improved for a while, but then began to deteriorate again. We checked it again today just out of curiosity, and it appeared to have no fluid this time either! We just got back from the Lube again, they put some fluid in. In the 93 Sport model was there a problem with transmission fluid leaks? This problem and the recent development has just blown us away.
Besides the phantom transmission fluid, we've had good luck with both Cherokees. They are durable, roomy (in the front at least) yet compact, and useful to haul cargo. What say you?
-Langley, a young Cherokee fan
#1294 of 2589 re: greenings
Mar 01, 2004 (7:27 am)
My Jeep has the 4.0 L I-6, and it has 190 HP and 225 lb-ft of torque.
Mar 13, 2004 (6:16 pm)
700-1200 range seems fair, maybe even high, especially since the AC is out. I have an 84 Pioneer with the 2.8L V6 (ok, stop laughing) with 160k+ miles (on this engine), loads of electrical problems, and I just replaced the floor boards and fiberglassed it. I bought the rig for $200, running, 4x4 working, with a "few" electrical problems, but for $200 you get what you pay for. So for your 87, seems like the 700 price is good. Does it have the 2.8 or the 4.0, as that would add a few bucks, IMO.
Mar 14, 2004 (5:45 pm)
Did any of the Jeep Cherokee (or Grand Cherokee) engines ever use what's known as variable valve timing?
Mar 15, 2004 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport, I want to replace trans fluid and filter, and rear and front differential fluids. Has anyone done this and have any tips? Also how easy is it to do a radiator flush on these.
#1299 of 2589 1988 Cherokee maintenance
Mar 18, 2004 (8:55 am)
What I need help with is I have a moon roof in my Jeep Cherokee but the drain tubes are plugged. Every time it rains, the rain drips into the cab. How and where can I clean those drain tubes out? Thanks.
Mar 29, 2004 (5:07 pm)
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#1301 of 2589 Testing the 4x4
Apr 01, 2004 (10:56 am)
I have a 2000 Classic 4X4. My vehicle was stolen and recovered. The Jeep dealership put her back together nicely. However, the Idiots took it off-road and they may have missed something mechanically. I was wondering does anyone know how to test the 4 wheel drive component for optimum operability with out taking it off road myself to see how I fare? I heard something about putting into 4 wheel drive and then making sharp turns...I don't know. Any ideas would be great.