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#1416 of 2589 1994 Jeep cherokee
May 19, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I have a sweet 1994 Jeep Cherokee with over 200,000 miles on it. I recently had a overheating problem that I thought was linked to the water pump. I changed that, took 7 hours, but it was my first time. Still overheated. I replaced the thermostat (1.5 hours, I am getting better), and it still overheated. Replaced the radiator and the mechanical fan pump (piece of cake), and now it will overheat only if going slowly up a steep hill for several miles, but it still overheats. Regular highway and downtown travel are fine. I feel like I have replaced the entire cooling system, but I must be missing something. I love this Jeep, and will do whatever I have to to keep it. What next? Also, what other types of maintenance procedures will I need to learn to keep my baby happy.
#1417 of 2589 Re: 1993 Cherokee Waterpump [friendofbillw]
May 20, 2005 (4:50 am)
You can definately do the job. I did it with no automotive experience at all on a 1994. I can tell you that with the older vehicle you may want to change the thermostat (always change it if you have overheated, $6) , and the clutch on the mechnical fan as well (when the waterpump is failing the fan works harder, $35). Do them all at the same time, and you will save a lot extra effort. If you have deterioration in the radiator, I did on my '94, you may want to put a new one of them in as well ($145). All of this work is fairly easy, and the way I see it, cheaper than a car payment.
#1418 of 2589 Re: #704 Temp Problems [shanshier]
May 20, 2005 (9:09 pm)
I hace an 89 Cherokee Laredo, new headgasket, machined the head, new valves, new thermostat, new water pump, new radiator, new overflow bottle and cap, still overheating. Time to bring it in? I would hate to have overlooked something simple, a new temp. sensor or something.
I don't let it get to hot, as I would hate to have to take the darn head off or worse yet, a cracked block.
I do not have coolant in my oil or oil(petro) in my coolant. It is drivin' me crazy.
May 21, 2005 (9:57 pm)
i have a 1990 cherokee and it broke down on me a few weeks ago. it wil turn over and act like it is going to start but wont. i changed the feul pump and the crankshaft positioning sensor and the ignition switch. but none of that is working. i am out of ideas and need help. thanks
#1420 of 2589 2000 Cherokee windshield washer, please help
May 22, 2005 (8:07 pm)
My friend has a 2000 Jeep Cherokee taht just had some bodywork done ( it was in a collision ). Just today we noticed that when the windshield washers are activated that the fulid does not come out of the sprayers, instead it flows down the front fender which leads me to believe the body shop did not hook the tube back up. My question is, what do I need to do to get to thie area where the tube hooks up to the pump? What needs to be removed? We can not see anywhere where it hooks up and it looks like its inside the fender somewhere? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1422 of 2589 Re: help [devilrooster]
May 25, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Have you checked the timing belt. Classic symptom....acts like it wants to start and then won't...
#1423 of 2589 1996 Cherokee valvecover 4.0L
May 27, 2005 (12:52 pm)
Could some one tell me what the torque settings for the valvecover are>?
#1424 of 2589 2000 Sport Hitch
May 29, 2005 (3:07 pm)
I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport (2WD, Four-Door), and it has a stock hitch system, but I have no idea which class it is. I am going to rent a UHaul to drive cross-country, but I need to know which trailer to use based on my hitch class.
The sticker on my hitch reads "Do not exceed the lower of: Weight Distribution 5000 lbs (max trailer lb), Weight Carrying 2000 lbs (max trailer lb)."
Is this a class I or class III?
#1425 of 2589 Re: 2000 Sport Hitch [prc2]
May 30, 2005 (8:32 am)
According to the documentation that came with my Cherokee when new, it's a class III. I can tell you from experience that 5,000# is no fun on a Cherokee, or most any small SUV IMHO. Keep it around 2500-3,000# and you'll be safe.