Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:36 AM
You are in the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#2148 of 2589 Re: Just Bought a Jeep Cherokee 1998 limited [mikkin]
Dec 24, 2006 (8:07 am)
Lots of things can cause vibration. Tire condition and balance is probably the first thing to check. Worn shocks and worn steering components can also cause vibration. I think I would be more insisting that the dealer fix the problem. He has already admitted that he sold you a vehicle with problem tires. Tell him to replace them. The only other thing you may consider is to take it to another garage and pay them to diagnose the vibration. PS I have never heard of axle polishing.
#2149 of 2589 I got a Jeep Cherokee 96
Dec 24, 2006 (10:48 am)
my jeep began to stall or something, if feels like it back fires, it happens when i accelerate fast but not too fast
i changed the fuel filter and now im thinking maybe i should add fuel injector cleaner and see if it still have same problems
but some one told me it might be timing belt problems, its never been changed and the car has almost 140k miles on it
does any one know anything about timing belts that could help me find out the problem. it seems like its alot of work changing it too on the Jeep
#2150 of 2589 Re: I got a Jeep Cherokee 96 [luby]
Dec 25, 2006 (4:59 am)
Your description is a bit vague, but I can tell you that your '96 does not have a timing belt. It has a chain and sprockets and I-6 engines are not known for having timing set failure. If you are certain of having backfiring, then it may be as simple as a distributor cap crack or shorted ignition wires. Also a burnt intake valve can produce a backfire (usually a popping sound). I'd put in fresh plugs, wires, cap and rotor before assuming anything more serious.
#2151 of 2589 any advice on my heater?
Dec 28, 2006 (11:49 am)
i recently purchased a used right hand drive cherokee.
it has a few problems but that's ok.
i do have one that i can't figure out....i don't have heat...i've changed the thermostat, checked the fuses, heater core is not leaking (i assume that means its working), dealer put in a new water pump and radiator, blower is working great but no heat....anything else i should be checking??
thanks for any advice
#2152 of 2589 Re: How to recharge the A/C on a 99 XJ? [pahefner01]
Jan 01, 2007 (6:20 pm)
My 99 Cherokee limited required a replacement of the evaporator coil at only about 45K miles. This is not an uncommon issue. Mine was fixed under warranty.
#2153 of 2589 06 jeep cherokee
Jan 05, 2007 (1:14 pm)
I wanted to switch out my black exterior door handles out with colored handles. How would I go about taking out the old ones and installing the new ones? Do I remove the interior door panel? How would I go about doing this?
#2154 of 2589 Re: any advice on my heater? [mrno3283]
Jan 07, 2007 (6:03 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic. I had the same problem about a year ago at 100,000 miles. It was a bad heater core. It never leaked, so I too thought it was okay. But it turns out it was clogged pretty bad. The mechanic tried blowing it out, but never could get it cleaned out good enough to produce heat so I had it replaced. It cost about $300, but I've had great heat every since.
#2155 of 2589 Jeep Cherokee low oil pressure
Jan 07, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I posted this message about 1 1/2 years ago and we never came to a conclusion. However, I'm still driving the Cherokee with low oil pressure and it still drives fine. Thought I would try posting again and see if there's any new advice out there. It's a 2001 Cherokee Classic with 125,000 miles. The low oil pressure started about 30,000 miles ago. When the engine is hot, pressure drops to about 1 or 2 and the check gauges light comes on. I had the oil pan taken off, cleaned the screen, checked the sending unit, checked the oil pump, all okay. Checked with a mechanical gauge, and it is reading correct. I had an oil purge done twice to try to clean everything out. Had the bearings checked, they looked fine. It did have a very slight head gasket leak, so they pulled the head and replaced it. While they were in the there, they did notice some sludge build-up, we tried to clean everything out as good as possible. However the only conclusion we've ever come to is that there's still some sludge buildup causing the low pressure. The engine runs fine, no knocking or tapping at all. I'm starting to get a little nervous continuing to drive the Jeep with the low pressure, however I've done put about as much money into as I can justify. I would love to hear any suggestions. Thanks
#2156 of 2589 Re: Just Bought a Jeep Cherokee 1998 limited [dancerman]
Jan 08, 2007 (11:42 am)
If the tires are bad get new ones and have them balanced. Bad tires can make a truck shake bad enough to loosen the fillings in your teeth
#2157 of 2589 Re: Jeep Cherokee low oil pressure [red75]
Jan 08, 2007 (1:28 pm)
Other possibility could be your main crankshaft bearings are going bad (tolerances are opening up) and need to be replaced. This would give you low oil pressure. If you or a friend is mechanically inclined, drop the oil pan and pull one of the bearing caps to check the condition...chances are they are toast.