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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#2084 of 2589 Re: front end pop [snowghost]
Aug 05, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee, automatic, and also have a front end pop, exactly as you've described yours. I took it to a Green and Ross mechanic who repaired the problem and charged me about 900 dollars (Canadian). As I drove into my garage, it popped again and tried to take it back twice, only to be told that they were too busy or that the owner was not there. I have 60 days and will take it to an independent garage, authorized by CAA, to have the Jeep inspected. It seems something else was repaired, that did not need replacing, so I will ask for my money back. The repair was for rotors and ball bearings, which the mechanic said were causing the problem because they were worn.
#2085 of 2589 Re: 93 jeep just dies [mullins87]
Aug 10, 2006 (7:17 am)
Your Cherokee probably works like my '95 Wrangler.
To access the diagnostic codes do the following:
DO NOT START THE ENGINE
Turn the ignition key ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON (within 3 seconds) and leave it ON.
The "check engine" light will start flashing. Write down the series of flashes. The codes are a series of 2 numbers each, separated by an interval. The final code should be "5-5" (meaning "end of codes").
My YJ just flashed "1-2, 3-3, 5-5".
12 = battery disconnect (I disconnect the battery when I change the oil because the starter motor wires are close to the oil filter)
33 = open circuit in the air conditioner clutch control (I don't have an A/C so that circuit had better be open)
55 = end of codes.
If you post your codes I will try to remember to come back and look them up for you, or you can take them to Autozone and they should be able to decipher them for you. (I usually abide at the Wrangler forum.)
#2086 of 2589 99 jeep cherokee sport A/C ,heater noise
Aug 20, 2006 (1:21 pm)
i have a 99 cherokee sport with the straight 6, any time i turn on my a/c or heat there is a loud screeching noise and it lasts for about 5 to 10 seconds, and i just paid 250 bucks because the mechanic says it was a bad pulley and belt, and as soon as i brought it home it was doing the same thing, can anybody give me an idea on what the problem is. thanks,
#2087 of 2589 Re: 99 jeep cherokee sport A/C ,heater noise [probert24]
Aug 20, 2006 (2:44 pm)
The belt has to be VERY tight. When I replaced the belt on mine, I thought it was tight enough. Nope, had to tighten more. After three more times, the squeeling finally stopped. I honestly thought that I would break the belt before I could get it tight enough. That was roughly 20k miles ago.
Go ahead and tighten it some more and see what happens.
#2088 of 2589 Re: Overheating Jeep Cherokee 1990 [gct717]
Aug 21, 2006 (10:51 am)
hello i ordered a new over flow cap, and that stopped the overheating problem.
when i got the car i had some starting issues. i would have to put my car in either in park or neutral. i did that for like a year, and just last not it did non start up at all. i got a price for a new starter for only $92.85, labor only $80.00?? what do you think???
#2089 of 2589 99 jeep cherokee wont stay running in cold weather
Aug 21, 2006 (12:00 pm)
my 99 cherokee, straight six wont start when i let it sit in the cold for about 5 hours. It starts and shuts right off, i have to keep reving it just so it wont die, it is an automatic, and i have to drive it like a manual just to keep it running, but after i floor it for a couple seconds, it will stay running. any ideas
#2090 of 2589 Re: Overheating Jeep Cherokee 1990 [gct717]
Aug 22, 2006 (5:34 pm)
Starters are not hard to replace, 30 minutes tops. $93 sounds mighty cheap for a Mopar starter, or even a new name brand one. I'm assuming this is a quality rebuilt one? Sounds about right to me.
#2091 of 2589 Re: 99 jeep cherokee wont stay running in cold weather [probert24]
Aug 22, 2006 (5:37 pm)
Any other symptoms? What are the gauges telling you? Is the engine flooding out or not getting enough gas? Is the engine being choked out at idle?
Could be a sensor telling the computer the engine is at normal operating temp. Could be the Idle Air Control Valve isn't working properly when cold. Could be any number of things.
#2092 of 2589 Re: 99 jeep cherokee sport A/C ,heater noise [probert24]
Aug 23, 2006 (3:29 am)
I had the same problem. Reply by mullins87 is exactly right. You need to keep tightening the belt until the problem stops.
#2093 of 2589 Wheel center cap
Aug 24, 2006 (5:53 am)
Anybody have any idea where I could buy centercaps to match the one on this wheel? It's for a 2001 Cherokee Classic, 16" rim. Over the past couple years, they have came off (or been stolen) off 3 of the 4 wheels! Thanks