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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#1561 of 2589 Re: Overheating Jeep Cherokee 1990 [browningman]
Jul 18, 2005 (9:34 am)
Yes you are correct, but eventually the thermostat will open the whole way and you will notice coolant coming from the return line. If you have an air pocket in the block, which I'm thinking you might from you saying the coolant was overflowing back out the cap. That air is going to expand a lot and it will push any coolant out that line back to the reservoir. It's going to keep doing that over and over until that air is out. Trust me, I know this system is a pain in the a$$ that's why they don't use it anymore, but it is the only way that I have ever been able to get it to keep the coolant and not overflow. I think it took me a hour and a half of nursing the coolant little by little. If you have a consistent flow of antifreeze going into the reservoir, there will be no way air can get into the block, but if your Jeep is running and you pour a little bit of coolant in and it sucks it in with some air, you are going to have issues. I went through this for a long time. I replaced hoses, pump, thermostat, reservoir bottle, cap, rodded the radiator then replaced it, and after all that I still had coolant backing up overflowing out the reservoir cap. It's air in the block.
#1562 of 2589 - FIXED! -- 1999 Cherokee Front Passenger Hub Clanking Noise [worleyguy]
Jul 18, 2005 (9:41 am)
I fixed my clanking noise in the front of my 99-Jeep XJ.
Apparently my sway bar bushings were extrememly worn at the chasis mounts.
Looking at them while the Jeep was on the ground, they looked fine.
Looking at the Jeep while it was up on jack stands, they looked fine.
Until I jacked up one side placing the jack behind the front wheel did I notice that there was a gap between the bar and the bushing, enough to put a number 2 pencil between.
I bought 2 bushings - $5.50 each.
Also, 2 sway bar bushing repair kits, which is all the bushings for the connection rods. - $8.50 each.
Total of $28 and a hours time, no more clunking and better handling.
I'm going to do this to my '90 XJ as soon as I can.
Jul 18, 2005 (11:21 am)
I've been looking around a lot lately to buy another Cherokee. I can't believe what the dealers are asking for nice ones. Around here $3000 will get you maybe a 1990 with around 200,000 miles in not very good shape. I'm thinking of picking up a 92 Laredo with 165,000 miles and in overall nice shape for $2500. Does that sound fair? Edmunds TMV says that's dealer retail for that vehicle. I've had so much trouble finding a good one at a good price I think I might just buy it.
#1564 of 2589 Re: - FIXED! -- 1999 Cherokee Front Passenger Hub Clanking Noise [worleyguy]
Jul 19, 2005 (7:09 am)
Good info. Thanks for posting your fix.
#1565 of 2589 Airbag light coming on when speedo and tach stop working
Jul 19, 2005 (1:36 pm)
I've got a 99 Cherokee Sport 4wd 4.0l with 139000 miles. Lately, the airbag light comes on while driving and the speedometer and the tach stop working. I've seen a discussion about this problem on another board somewhere? Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem?
#1566 of 2589 Re: Airbag light coming on when speedo and tach stop working [mes0970]
Jul 19, 2005 (3:41 pm)
I drove a 1990 Model Jeep (one of our poor high-mileage county cars here in Podunk, VA) that had that problem. Of course there weren't any air bags in '90, so it was the check engine light that would come on and the gauges would stop working. There was also a "check emiss" light on too. That thing drove like a tank though. We have 3 '90 models, and I'd take one of them (if they'd fix the AC on them) over my '99 Explorer any day.
#1567 of 2589 Voltmeter Reads High
Jul 19, 2005 (6:22 pm)
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5.2 all-time 4x4. My voltmeter started reading high voltage, check engine light came on, and check battery appeared on the console display. Any ideas? I had the alternator check at a local parts store. It passed.
#1568 of 2589 Brake Roter Recall
Jul 20, 2005 (4:58 am)
I took my '94 cherokee into the shop for some new front brakes, the rotors were horribly warped, and it made the whole vehicle shake when braking between 55 and 50 mph. I have had new rotors put on once before. There was a recall on the rotors, and the new ones and labor were free. If you have had replacement rotors put on your Jeep and they seem to be warping a little too fast, you should check to see if they were recalled like mine. You could get new ones for free.
#1569 of 2589 99 Jeep Cherokee Window
Jul 20, 2005 (10:10 am)
The passanger window and window lock have stopped functioning. I don't find a fuse listed for either in my manual. I contacted Jeep and the service department rep. told me that she could neither tell me yes or no if they are controlled by a fuse. I would have to bring the car in and have a tech answer my question - for the cost of $105.00. Does anyone know what controls the passanger window and the window lock function. Thank you for any help.
#1570 of 2589 Re: 99 Jeep Cherokee Window [buds]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:16 am)
I have a 99XJ to. When my passenger side window switch started acting up. The window motor stayed on and broke. It was 280.00 to fix. The old switch started to work fine after the motor/window assembly was fixed. The Jeep mechanic could not find anything wrong with the switch of course. But now the switch does not work again Just my contol on the drivers side. Good luck. I want to know what you find out.