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#1507 of 2589 Re: I've got a question. [sebring95]
Jun 30, 2005 (4:49 am)
Thank you so much for for this reply. I recently replaced the entire new cooling system in my 1994 Cherokee, radiator and cap, water pump, thermostat, and fan clutch. When I bought the thermostat, the guy asked what temp I wanted: 195º, 185º or 165º. I had no idea, so I picked the one in the middle. Well, he gave me the 165º, and I installed it. I get over 19mpg, which is not too bad, but I do have to pass emmisions testing in my state, so now I know to switch it out before going for the test. Thanks, the Jeep always fails emmisions on the first try, maybe this time it will pass.
Also, on days when the temperature is below 90º. I have no problem with the temp (stays at the 165º mark), unless I climb a long steep hill, but on hotter days the temp very slowly creaps up, and then runs quite high, I think it would over heat if I let it. The heater seems to suck the heat off the engine quite well, but is a little warm in a 90º+ day. I'm wondering if the thermostat is opening all the way. The eletrical fan does kick on, and the temperature drops when it does, but then slowly rises. Stopping at lights and such does not cause the temp to rise any faster. Since I replaced the entire cooling system I am unsure of what to replace next.
#1508 of 2589 Re: pic [coldbusch]
Jun 30, 2005 (8:58 am)
Wow coldbusch, you dug that one out of the past! I'll try to remember how it went....basically I believe you just pop the plastic trim piece that surrounds the entire center console (radio, hvac, cig lighter, etc.). It comes off in one piece, I think you grab the bottom and pull out, then the top will come. You might have to move the shifter out of park to have room to pull the bottom out. Basically there's just a couple screws holding in the factory radio. IIRC, it only took maybe 15 minutes to swap it out. Just make sure you have the right adapter harness and it's a breeze.
As for sound....the factory speakers are pretty bad too. I swapped them out with Infinity Kappas (do they still make these??) and that was a huge improvement. I was pretty happy with the system. Sold the Jeep to a friend and the system is still going strong.
#1509 of 2589 1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic
Jun 30, 2005 (3:35 pm)
When driving along and hit a bump, the whole vehicle shakes like crazy...What's up?
#1510 of 2589 Tail Light Problems
Jul 03, 2005 (10:21 am)
I have a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. Recently, my tail lights simply stop functioning. I replaced all the bulbs, and checked all the fuses, and still my tail lights will not turn on. This is a large problem because when night comes, I have no way to get around, because I have already received a ticket for "defficient lighting." My headlights, parking lights, reverse lights, turning signals, and brake lights all work, can anyone think of a reason of why my tail lights aren't functioning? Any ideas would help.
#1511 of 2589 Re: 1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic [daau]
Jul 03, 2005 (1:19 pm)
first , replace both front and rear shocks . if oem they suck they are shot. ive had gabriels and monroes in my jeeps and both were superior , changed ride remarkably. next check mounts on engine ( should not be problem but never know. ) if time and money not an issue order the silcone set from whitney . boots mounts . i have the same jeep and my ride improved 100 % with just the upgrade shocks . depending on your mileage check the springs. but do the shocks first. buy the best that you can . get an all around shock . off road shocks will just stiffen an already stiff ride.
#1512 of 2589 Re: Tail Light Problems [jeepking22]
Jul 04, 2005 (7:37 am)
Have you tried checking the ground? Are they even getting any power? - A fuse could be ok, but something could have chewed/broken the wires going to the tail lights.
#1513 of 2589 Re: Tail Light Problems [mullins87]
Jul 04, 2005 (10:33 am)
What do I need or how do you suggest to check the ground?
#1514 of 2589 Re: Tail Light Problems [jeepking22]
Jul 05, 2005 (6:36 am)
Use a multi-tester. You can get one at AutoZone, Advance, NAPA, or any auto parts store. Infact, I'm sure Wal-Mart would have one in their auto dept. There will be a "continuity" mode on that tester. What that mode does is to check whether a connection or length of wire is conductive. Usually these testers will have a small alligator clip that you attach to a grounding surface near the item you are checking, it has to be metal. In the case of your tail lights, I'd suggest an exposed screw head, nut/bolt head, anything that's attached to the body or frame of the Jeep. The other lead you will actually insert the probe into the negative side of the light bulb socket. Do this with the lights turned off just in case you get the positive side first. If the tester doesn't buzz or beep when you try the first wire, try the other wire in the connector. If it doesn't beep at all, then you have a grounding problem.
If it does beep, then you probably have a power supply problem. To check that, probe the positive side of the light socket. You will need to remember which side was the negative side. Set the meter to DC voltage in a high enough range to handle 12V. Mine has 10V and 30V - obviously the 10V setting is too low and will blow the fuse in my unit, use the higher setting. When you turn the lights on, you should see roughly 12V registered on the tester. If not, then you have a broken power supply wire and or a bad connection somewhere in the circuit.
I hope this helps. That multi-tester that you need will help you with all sorts of problems on your Jeep, not just lights.
#1515 of 2589 Questions about new Jeep Purchase...
Jul 05, 2005 (11:33 am)
I just bought a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 with auto trans., and was told that it had been driven about 13,000 miles, and towed behind a motor home for about 50,000 miles. The odometer shows 63,000 miles. The first question is: Does the mileage on the odometer go up when the Jeep is being towed?
Next, I checked the MPG and it is only 14.91mpg. This was the first tank of gas, and was around town driving, and a short trip of about 120 miles. No off road driving at all. What can I do to improve the mpg? I have changed the oil and filter, and am using full synthetic 10W30. The air filter appears to be new. Any help will be appreciated.
Third, does anyone know if you can contact a Jeep dealer and get a copy of the window sticker for an old Jeep like mine? I called the dealer where this one was purchased new, and was told by the girl on the phone that "we only keep stuff like that for 5 years". Not sure how accurate her info was... am planning a trip to the dealership in the future. It is located in another town. Anyway... I thought maybe Chrysler had some kind of customer service dept. that would have this info.
Last, I know that Cherokees were made for many years, and I think that there were several (2 or 3) different editions... or body changes during production... anyone have any info about this... or can anyone steer me in the right direction to do my own research?
Thanks in advance... and go easy on me... I'm an old guy and the new kid here.
#1516 of 2589 89 cherokee 4.0L cranks but no start
Jul 05, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I have a 1989 Cherokee 4wd with the 4.0 motor and am going out of my mind as to why it wont start. It will crank, fuel pump is pumping and its getting fuel (you can smell it) but something isnt let it start. Heres what I ve replaced so far and nothings changed: camshaft postion sensor in the distributor, the Ignition control module, the coil, the ECU under the dash, cap, rotor and wires, and the starter relay and related relays. I m at a loss. It was an intermittent problem and then it finally didnt want to start. you could tell when it was going to start because the tac would jump slighty. Now it doesnt move. Its like somethings grounding out the module. Anyone have Any ideas?