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#2015 of 2589 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem
Jun 14, 2006 (1:27 pm)
My driver side speaker is no longer working. I took it to Best Buy and they told me that this is a very common problem for jeep cherokee owners. They told me that the wiring need to be replaced and they said that this problem can also lead to problems with my automatic windows. Which in my case me back-seat passenger side window does not roll down from my driver side control panel. Does anyone have any idea what I should do or has anyone else had this kind of problem before.
#2016 of 2589 Re: 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem [atolo28]
Jun 14, 2006 (3:43 pm)
I don't think I'd trust Best Buy when it comes to diagnosis of your problem. It's not difficult to remove the door panel and investigate the speaker. Maybe a wire came loose. While you are in there you can also test the window switch. If you not able to do this yourself... take it to a Jeep dealer for qualified repair.
#2017 of 2589 Re: 1997 jeep CHEROKEE stero problem [atolo28]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Yep, the speaker in my driver door has quit as well. If I open the door and wiggle the wiring tube, it kinda looks like an accordian, the speaker will cut in and out. I bet your window problem is the same.
BTW: I have an '01.
#2018 of 2589 Re: clanking noise [maggiel]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:31 pm)
i had a similar issue and it turned out that the problem wasnt in the steering at all but in the brake pads. something about them being composed of too much metal?? just a suggestion bc the pads rub the calipers differently when you're turning.
#2019 of 2589 jeep 2000 cherokee sport blinker problem
Jun 15, 2006 (5:26 pm)
Sometimes my right blinker blinks very fast. I've read that this could be because the wrong bulb is being used. But sometimes it blinks normally, and sometimes, while the blinker is on for the duration of a right turn, it blinks fast, then normal, then fast, etc. Is very annoying. Could this still be due to a wrong sized bulb? Your help is appreciated.
#2020 of 2589 Re: jeep 2000 cherokee sport blinker problem [jolysh]
Jun 15, 2006 (7:03 pm)
Could be the wrong bulb. But I'm thinking you probably have a short. Blinkers work off resistance. If you have the wrong bulb, or burnt out bulb, the resistance in the circuit changes causing the blinker to change speed. Since it doesn't blink at the same rate all the time, look for a loose bulb or grounding wire. I have the same problem with the turn signals on my Gator at work.
#2021 of 2589 Re: clanking noise [maggiel]
Jun 15, 2006 (7:07 pm)
You know, texan has a good point, post #2018.
If the brake pads are rattling, and I've had several do it over the years, checking it is very simple. Drive down a rough section of street that causes the rattling you describe. While driving, use your left foot and lightly depress the brake pedal just enough to feel the drag. If it is the brake pads, the rattling should stop while your foot is on the brake pedal. This is very common and hurts absolutely nothing.
#2022 of 2589 Violent Steering column
Jun 18, 2006 (5:34 pm)
I purchased a used 93 Cherokee 2D in February from a friend's garage. Last week after topping off the tank and adding air in the tires I got on the road and after a short distance and a speed change from 55 to 40 my Jeep began to to violently shake in the steering column and came up through the steering wheel. Braking really didn't effect the shaking. My friend's garage rebuilt the front axle and I can't for the life of me think what it is, as there's a host of things, u-joint, tie rod, tires (since it started after I filled them, although adjust the PSI didn't stop the problem). Anyone ever have this experience?
#2023 of 2589 Axle joint vs. CV joint
Jun 19, 2006 (10:50 am)
I just took my 2000 Jeep Cherokee (67k) in for a new muffler, and the mechanic said I need to have my axle joints and steering damper replaced, too. The axle joints are the same thing as the two CV joints, right? The guy quoted me about $250 each which seems reasonable. As for the steering damper, that prevents hard vibrations on the highways, right? How does that differ from the shocks and struts? Is $200 a reasonable price for it?
#2024 of 2589 Re: Violent Steering column [torrymendoza]
Jun 19, 2006 (9:25 pm)
I've got a 96 4x4 Cherokee Sport and this has happened to me on two separate occasions. The first time a shop put a shock absorber on the front axle which fixed the problem. The second time which was years later a shop told me the frame bolts were loose. They supposedly tightened them and the problem went away and has not returned. I've seen this problem talked about on a few occasions. I think I've seen it referred to as the "Death Wobble". Good Luck