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#1979 of 2589 Im back !! 98 jeep cherokee
May 14, 2006 (12:28 pm)
This is in regards to my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 4.0L . I have a reoccurring problem that has been unable to identify and correct. When driving the vehicle it will (normally in 1st or 2nd gear) sputter or almost choke out while pushing the accelerator. With this you can hear a popping sound in the header or in that general area. A reoccurring O2 alarm also occurs even though both sensors have been replaced. This has been cleared many times and always comes back on when the truck is in the idle position. When I pull to a light it will at times idle rough then surge. I have been led down many roads to fix this problem and none of them have helped. I have replaced the following parts Ignition coil, plugs, plug wires, cap, and rotor, throttle body and all the adjoining sensors (TPS, Idle air, etc). The computer has been upgraded, the timing has been set, and we have checked the vacuum lines, all connection to the injectors. I have run injector cleaner in the gas a number of times. Could this alarm and the performance problem be directly related? Or is there any direction that I have not gone to fix this? I have heard of other people having this problem and the answer seems to be ditching the vehicle. I DO NOT WANT TO. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ?!?!??!
#1980 of 2589 Re: Im back !! 98 jeep cherokee [riverbugz]
May 15, 2006 (5:21 am)
Sounds like your are having a problem with ignition timing. Did you have the ignition module tested? It also could be a problem with the top dead center crank sensor or the camshaft position sensor. We once had a similar problem with a GM car that turned out to be the distributor electronics. The mechanic found it by removing the distributor and testing it under load in a special test machine.
#1982 of 2589 Noise from the bell housing?
May 19, 2006 (6:33 am)
I have a 1998 Cherokee sport. It recently started making noise at the rear of the engine. A wobble-ish squeaking noise. It makes the sound when in park or at low speeds but I dont notice it when driving. There is a little oil around the bell housing but not much.
#1983 of 2589 92 Cherokee voltage question
May 21, 2006 (2:52 pm)
My battery drains while parked more than 4-5 days. I replaced battery... dead 4 days later. I removed negative battery cable, hook volt meter between post and cable..I get 5 volts reading. I removed the Engine Control 30 amp fuze from the fuse box under the hood and the voltage goes to zero. Any suggestions? Is short in the line or in the ECM itself? Any other test I should run?
#1984 of 2589 Re: Noise from the bell housing? [lutherphoto]
May 22, 2006 (3:33 pm)
I don't think the oil leak is related. Most L-6 engines eventually leak from the rear crank seal. How loud is this noise? I think I would have a mechanic put it on a lift and try to pinpoint the source.
#1985 of 2589 Re: Noise from the bell housing? [dancerman]
May 23, 2006 (4:24 am)
Its not too load. Its not consistent ether. Sometimes I have to really try to hear it and others its obvious as soon as I start it.
I didn't think the oil was related ether but I thought I should mention it just in case.
#1986 of 2589 Re: Noise from the bell housing? [lutherphoto]
May 23, 2006 (10:51 am)
I had squeeking type nois coming from same general location on my 92 Cherokee. I could hear it better as my driveway passed the side of my house....noise was more pronounced. It sounded to be intune with the drive shaft. Put on lift with tranny in drive...noise was coming from boot that protected the drive shaft spline where it extended into the back of the transmission. Lifted up the boot with a small screwdiver, some wd-40 and squeek went away. Have had to repete a couple of times as boot dries out. Hope this is your problem...easy fix.
#1987 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [mullins87]
May 24, 2006 (6:27 pm)
I think we have decided just to replace the engine. That is going to be the lowest cost method. Now .... I just need to find an engine. We called around locally and can't find an 4.0L MT for a 1993 Cherokee under 100K miles. We are looking to spend around $600 delivered. Any ideas?
#1988 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [masonjeep08]
May 25, 2006 (3:34 pm)
Well, I'm gonna make your day. You don't have to purchase one out of a '93 Cherokee. You can use the 4.0 out of ANY Jeep model, whether it is a Cherokee, Grand Cherokee or Wrangler. The engines are all the same. You may have to swap out some parts from the original engine, such as the fuel rail, exhaust manifold, ignition, etc.... I'm working on a '96 Cherokee 4.0 to put into my '95 Wrangler. The 4.0 is a wonderfully interchangable engine.