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#2259 of 2588 Re:1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport catalytic converter recall; DON'T DO IT
Oct 02, 2007 (8:58 pm)
My converter had been rattling, and I was about to replace it when lucky me I received a recall notice fronm Jeep saying that they would fix the problem. I thought great, a free converter.
Took my Cherokee in for service, got it back, now it runs like CRAP !!! It has low performance, not peppy at all like before their fix, harder to start, and shudders to a stop after you turn the key off.
I called my dealer the same day I got home with it.
Come to find out, the fix involves changing the PCM, (powertrain control module) computer codes. They won't put it back like it was, I even offered to pay them, they say once they fix a recall problem, they can'y put it back like before. Now I'm stuck with a jeep that I have trouble even gettting up to speed going up a highway ramp. Now that my air - fuel ratios are messed-up, I'll have to live with it or pay for a pcm computer with the old codes.
I should have just bought a converter myself and had it put in at a muffler shop that wouldn't screw with the computer codes. I suggest you do the same, unless you want lack-luster performance from your Jeep
Anyone know how to restore my old codes, or have had similar problem, please post.
#2260 of 2588 Re: Catalytic converter recall? [kathyg1]
Oct 02, 2007 (9:08 pm)
Don't do it !!! Don't let the dealer touch it.
They will change the computer codes to new emmision standards and rob all that nice peppy power cherokees are known for, at least the 4.0 's
#2261 of 2588 Re:1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport catalytic converter recall; DON'T DO IT [jiipe
Oct 13, 2007 (8:13 pm)
Sorry that you went through this, and thanks much for the heads up on that recall! If I hear how to restore that 4.0 I will let you know ASAP. Thanks again for the post.
#2262 of 2588 POLTERGIEST Jeep Problems
Oct 18, 2007 (9:44 am)
So I've seen this on SO many threads and wanted to know what the heck is wrong with Jeeps in general? Now don't get me wrong...they are built like tanks to take a beating, but their beating comes from within!
Here are my details:
Bought 2000 Jeep Cherokee in 2005. 71K miles.
Within the past two years...I've replaced: battery, transmission, oil pump (twice), bearings, rods, evap system, sway bars, bar links, bushings, and still burns through a ton of coolant. It ticks, smells burnt.
My mechanic says it needs a new engine. My warranty of course is fighting it. Is there any recourse for this???
Why am I losing antifreeze? No leaks, pressure tested.
Thanks for any help regarding this trouble.
#2263 of 2588 Re: pic [pahefner01]
Oct 19, 2007 (5:52 am)
So what ended up fixing your problem with A/C system?
#2264 of 2588 Re: That oil pressure thing... [roscoe40]
Oct 19, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I just bought a used '96 Cherokee. I have the same exact problem! Did you solve yours? Thanks for any help.
#2265 of 2588 Re: That oil pressure thing... [jesawyer1]
Oct 22, 2007 (7:54 pm)
Not yet, new pressure sensor cost 58 bucks, just had lower radiator hose blow. Gas milage is killin' me 3 bucks a gallon. Garage mechanic that owns a 96 also says that it could be just a sensor gone bad. I'm wondering if the 'check gauges' light comming on tells the computer to give me crappy gas milage !?! you know, that"limp mode" business? I'll get back to you when I do change it, next payday maybe, my health and car insurance is over half my salary. Hard to catch up with a daughter and wife both going to college.
#2266 of 2588 Re: POLTERGIEST Jeep Problems [biobratte]
Oct 23, 2007 (4:05 am)
It's possible for an internal crack to leak coolant only when the engine is hot due to thermal expansion. If there are no signs of coolant in the oil or on the floor then it seems that it must be getting into a cylinder and expelled with the combustion gases. Your mechanic should examine the exhaust system and pull the spark plugs looking for signs of excess moisture.
#2267 of 2588 2000 Cherokee clunking noise
Oct 23, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I have a completely stock Jeep Cherokee 2000, no lift, no big tires, ALL STOCK. I just changed the track bar, steering stabilizer shock, drivers front U-joint and drivers front ball joints(upper and lower) and a steering alignment. I have "death wobble". What I want to know is why my Jeep makes a clunking sound when I turn at slower speeds, 1mph-25mph. It loves to make the noise when sharper turns are made. What could it be? Also noted I experienced a "death wobble" one week ago and it shook my steering wheel crooked, which is now fixed. Since then my 4 wheel drive light doesn't turn on anymore but the 4 wheel drive low and high both work properly. I don't care about the "death wobble" anymore, I just want to elimate the sound that it is making when I turn so that I can trade in my Jeep and return the favor to the dealership. Thank you in advance. If you would like you can email me akamikemelkiyahoo.com
Oct 25, 2007 (2:42 pm)
I was looking at aftermarket air intakes for an '01 Cherokee Sport with the 4.0L I6. Anyone had any luck? I have been browsing and have actually discovered some people losing horspower with air intakes and exhausts. I'm just looking for a little horsepower gain and a good sound . Thanks