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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#1925 of 2589 Re: 1995 jeep cherokee [mullins87]
Apr 17, 2006 (7:16 pm)
I myself have the same question. i currently have two jeeps, a wrangler ('98)and a grand cherokee ('01) that both have squeaky steering wheels. i notice it mostly when i am making tight turns like parallel parking. it also does it more when i am parking on a hill. it kinda seems like when there is more pressure on the the steering system that it squeaks. but to me, it sounds like the squeak is coming from where the steering wheel connects the column. could it be some kind of seal or a broken plastic part? does anybody have an answer??
#1926 of 2589 Re: After the accident [jbernstein1]
Apr 18, 2006 (8:05 am)
try replacing you idle air control valve. i had a similar problem and that fixed it. even if it dosent work for you it only cost 33.00 dollars so it is worth a shot. good luck.
#1927 of 2589 Re: Coolant temperature sensor [thehip1fan]
Apr 18, 2006 (5:55 pm)
I don't see how a coolant temp. sensor could cause a high idle.
#1928 of 2589 Re: 1995 jeep cherokee [kowall]
Apr 18, 2006 (5:58 pm)
My '01 Cherokee does it, but my '04 Grand Cherokee and the '95 Wrangler don't. However, my neighbor's '02 Grand Cherokee does it as well. Infact, she's had the bearing replaced in her steering column with no effect.
I think it's more annoying than a problem.
Apr 18, 2006 (7:22 pm)
Does anyone have a complete vacuum hose diagram?
#1930 of 2589 98 jeep cherokee/ freeze plug problems
Apr 22, 2006 (7:46 am)
I have a 98 jeep cherokee sport with a inline 4.0. I bought this jeep approximately 6 months ago and everything was going fine. About three months ago I discovered coolant leaking from the backside of the engine, and assumed it was the freeze plug. I had a mechanic check it out, it was the freeze plug, so i had it replaced. 2 months later, the same thing happened, replaced the freeze plug again hoping this was the last time. Well I stepped outside this morning and what do ya know, a puddle of antifreeze underneath. Im assuming this isnt the freeze plug. and hoping not the head gasket. ANY IDEAS????????????????????????????
Apr 23, 2006 (4:22 pm)
im still having my idle problem after chaning the throttle positioning sensor and the idle air control valve, what are the chances it could be my coolant air temp sensor??
#1932 of 2589 2000 Sport low oil pressure at idle
Apr 24, 2006 (8:04 pm)
My 2000 Cherokee Sport w/ 137,000 miles has recently started dropping oil pressure at idle. I took it to my local Goodyear and they first replaced the oil sending unit. That didn' t help so they tested the gauge (it was ok) and the pressure. At idle it was 8-10 psi. My mechanic there was a Jeep guy and he'd never seen it happen. He suspects it could need new bearings or maybe a new oil pump. It runs great and the engine is perfectly quiet. This only happens after I've driven for a few miles and then come to a stop. Other posts seem to suggest a blown head gasket causing water to leak into the oil. Think I'm looking at a new engine??? Thanks for any advice.
#1933 of 2589 Re: 2000 Sport low oil pressure at idle [youngblood2]
Apr 25, 2006 (5:25 pm)
I don't think you're looking at a new engine. If it's a head gasket with water leaking into the oil, then the oil will look like chocolate milk. My '01 with 87k miles runs around 50psi while driving, but drops to just under 20psi at idle. Your's does sound a little too low. It could need new main and/or rod bearings, or even an oil pump. However, it could also be some sludge that has come loose and has partially clogged up the oil pump intake. I can't remember if the pressure is measured before or after the oil filter. If it's after, then the filter could be partially clogged or it could be coming apart on the inside, plugging up oil passages.
Cutting open the oil filter should be the first priority. Then, drop the oil pan and take a look.
#1934 of 2589 Re: 2000 Sport low oil pressure at idle [youngblood2]
Apr 26, 2006 (11:47 am)
I think that's way too low for comfort. How high is the pressure when driving with engine hot? You said "recently".... about how many miles is that? The post above has good advice. Get it checked out and fixed before you do damage.