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#2064 of 2588 1996 Jeep Cherokee Stalling
Jul 11, 2006 (1:19 pm)
I was wondering if I could get some help. I have 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport w/ 4.0L 6 cyl. engine. Lately it has been overheating, replaced thermostat and radiator cap per the Jeep dealer. Worked for awhile I had to tow my boat and once I got on the highway it overheated and stalled. Took twenty minutes to start then did it again 10 miles later. Took it back to the shop and they found nothing wrong & had no explanation. Now yesterday, under no load, it just stalled again. I have noticed that the electric fan never seems to turn. Could this be my problem or is there combination? Thanks for any help.
#2065 of 2588 Re: Performance Exhaust [sickboarder343]
Jul 12, 2006 (3:38 am)
You'll need both high-flow exhaust and intake to get any increase in performance and even then it will be much less than earthshaking. I did this and noticed a tiny bit more zip at take off and smoother acceleration at WOT. Not worth the money.
#2066 of 2588 Re: antenna [charleytampa]
Jul 12, 2006 (3:49 pm)
I had the same problem with my 90 Cherokee.
I followed the Antenna to the interior, nothing.
I followed the radio input to the passenger kick panel, and nothing again.
I removed the passenger kick panel and found that Jeep, in their infinite wisdom, made a cable connector that rests right behind the passenger kick panel. It had come unconnected. I plugged it together and radio works great. For added security I secured the connector with electrical tape so that it wont come loose a second time.
So the blame for this problem clearly lies with your passenger(s). All that kickin' around over there finally worked the connector loose!!
Hope that helps,
#2067 of 2588 jeep cherokee with charging problems
Jul 13, 2006 (8:15 am)
Have a 95 jeep cherokee both alternator and battery check fine on and off vehicle but system shows not charging and only pulling about 9.3 volts any suggestions on what to look at next
#2069 of 2588 Re: Overheating Jeep Cherokee 1990 [worleyguy]
Jul 17, 2006 (9:05 pm)
my jeep does the samething, my overflow cap does not fit. i think, that could be the reason why all the coolant is coming back out of it, right?
#2070 of 2588 2001 cylinder head casting failure
Jul 20, 2006 (9:57 am)
I recently had to replace the cylinder head on my 2001 Cherokee and in doing some research have found that there is a problem with the casting (I think the casting # is 0331, but I could be wrong.)between cylinders 3 & 4 that leads to cracks in this location that allow coolant and oil to mix, resulting in overheating, low oil pressure, and the associated problems with contaminating these two systems. This is my 3rd Jeep Cherokee (others were an '89 and a '96.) I had high hopes for the improved performance of the 2001, but this defect is not what I have come to expect from Jeep branded vehicles, and causes me to become nostalgic for my '96. Has anyone heard if DC has determined what the cause of this defect is, and if there is anything I can do, as an owner, to prevent this from happening again in the future? I e-mailed DC customer support and they replied that there was no recall, have a nice day. Not the answer I was seaching for!
#2071 of 2588 Re: jeep cherokee with charging problems [kwork]
Jul 22, 2006 (2:30 pm)
#2072 of 2588 Engine warning light
Jul 26, 2006 (3:02 pm)
I have a 1996 Cherokee 4X4 with a 4.0 engine. I'm getting tow codes, P0171 - fuel sys lean & P0172 - fuel sys rich. The engine starts running very rough just as the light comes on. I'm looking at the MAP sensor or perhaps the IAC motor. Any ideas? Am I looking in the right directions? Thanks for any help.
Jul 26, 2006 (7:58 pm)
Thanks, buddy. I went ahead and removed the kickpanel and sure enough, it was the connector right behind it.
Course, now I saw the cabin filter is a mess and gotta replace that...since it's 11 oclock though I figure ill figure it out tomorrow.
As far as the ac goes...when it blows cool only after about five to ten minutes, does it typically need a 'charge' of freon, as everyone always says? How much does that run?
thanks again Mytools