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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#1736 of 2589 Re: eclipsegs [sebring95]
Nov 06, 2005 (3:18 pm)
I bought my 1994 2wd Jeep cherokee country ed. 3 years ago with 86,000 miles on it. I have been diligently changing the oil and rotating the tires every 3000-3500 miles. Last major tune-up was done 1.5 years ago. I plan to keep my jeep for 2-3 more years. It now has 132000 miles on it. What's the next step to maintain it? How often do I have a major tune up i.e. change of spark plugs, air/fuel filter, other fluids? Can I use synthetic oil 5w/30 for this coming winter? Thanks for your help!
#1738 of 2589 Re: eclipsegs [strykerod]
Nov 07, 2005 (3:39 am)
I'd do the major tuneup every 30,000 miles. Auto transmission filter/fluid and differential lube every 50,000 miles. Coolant system flush every two years. I'd stick with whatever oil you have been using. Your Jeep has been doing fine for 11 years so why mess with it. Keep changing the oil every 3000 miles. Synthetic oil is expensive and offers no guaranteed benefit.
#1739 of 2589 Standard Cherokee Heated seats??
Nov 08, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I'm looking to go from a 91 Cherokee to a 2000 or 2001.
Do any standard Cherokees have heated seats?
#1740 of 2589 driving light tips for 2001 XJ sought
Nov 10, 2005 (4:41 am)
driving light tips
Have a 2001 Cherokee Sport and want to install some good driving lights (moose up here in the dark can be scary). Probably on the front bumper, but wondered what you guys could recommend? I don't want to put in some super babies that require all kinds of space and extra electrics, just a relay and switch for me if possible. Maybe the Hella 500's?
What have you used, and how did you mount them?
#1741 of 2589 Re: driving light tips for 2001 XJ sought [mainexj]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:28 pm)
Don't know about your lighting laws. But if you live WAY out in the boonies, install a light bar on the roof rack. I have two 150 watt pencil beams mounted in the lower corners on my Wrangler. I can see deer from nearly a mile away when I have those things on.
#1742 of 2589 Re: Rumbling noise [snorska]
Nov 11, 2005 (7:14 pm)
Hey! did you ever find out what that is??? I have a 2001 classic and it does the SAME thing-drives me crazy! You can't hear it from the outside though-only in the jeep and you are correct-it is when it is wet, cold or my heat is on and doesn't last but 15 minutes or so AND it is at stop lights. If I put it in neutral it goes away-or turn my heat off (depending on what is going on at the time).
Just let me know please!
#1743 of 2589 Breathing noise!
Nov 11, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Hello-I am so glad I found this discussion! I have a 2001 jeep cherokee classic-other than the rattling noise when cold, wet or the heat is on....I have two other un-dentifiable noises going on.
When I have the heat on- the car while in idle (when it is not rattling) makes this strange noise that sounds like breathing~ it is a long ssssssssssss noise, then it sounds like it is being let out.
I thought maybe it was a vacuum leak-but can't find any of those........
the other noise is an occasional sharp CRACK seemingly behind my speedometer area or under it or something. It almost sounds like a rock or something hitting at the base of my windshield. Obviously it is underneath...but it happens about 1-2 times a week when I am going over a bump or something. It is like something is loose and it pings off of the body somewhere in there....
any thoughts on either of these strange noises???
#1744 of 2589 gremlins?
Nov 12, 2005 (11:16 am)
I have a 98 Cherokee Sport. It's been down for weeks now, due to finance problems. It cranks over but doesn't want to start. Had a bud put a scan tool on it, but doesn't want to talk to computer. Voltmeter and Fuel guage doesn't work, but I have power to everything else. Very puzzled. Hope it isn't an expensive fix. HELP!!!
#1745 of 2589 Re: gremlins? [selly]
Nov 12, 2005 (4:17 pm)
Have you tried disconnecting the PCM, cleaning the connections, then reconnecting it?