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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#2269 of 2588 Re: air intake [mdawg25]
Oct 25, 2007 (5:12 pm)
I would not do anything, but buy a K&N Air filter and run it in the factory air cleaner intake. I was looking myself for the same thing, and decided to go with a K&N Filter (P/N#: 33-2122)on my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic. I did not like the unprotected conical round air cleaner out in the open under the hood. It breathes justr as good with using the factory OEM air cleaner box under the hood. I hope this helps you with your decision, because I am really please with mine. Thanks, and happy jeeping!!!!!!!!
#2270 of 2588 Re: air intake [jimbo01]
Oct 26, 2007 (2:07 pm)
What about aftermarket exhausts? I've been told to stay away, but do you know anything about them?
#2271 of 2588 Transmission Concerns
Nov 15, 2007 (6:56 pm)
I own a 96 Cherokee with 141600 miles and have never done a thing with the transmission at all from day 1. It runs great, shifts and still does 80 with not a problem. What concerns should I be looking for in later mileage? This is the only car I have never done a thing with on the transmission, it is the workhorse of the family and is always on the road; unfortunately I have neglected "The Red Hair Step Child" (my daughters call the Jeep this name) on this manintenance issue.
Thanks for the info.
#2272 of 2588 98 cherokee overheating and leaking fluid?
Nov 19, 2007 (7:14 pm)
I need some advise, I have read almost all of the message from the last 4yrs on this boeard since i have bought my 98 cherokee, i have replace all shocks, and replace rear tranny seal, and line tranny line, front brakes, power steering line, rear main seal changed the oil, oil pan gasket. over 800.00 for all the work. now today i drove too work which about a 15 mile drive on the highway. the temp gauge always seem to stay at around 205 to 210. today i drove to work it sat for about and hour then when i started it again the temp gauge was at 100 to 105 then it will jump up to 205, 210 again. did this all day when running around for work. but trips were only about 20 minutes long. i am no mechanic so please understand that most work will be done by my mechanic. on the drive in rush hr traffic it start at 105 and when i got on the highway and did about 55 to 65 it jumped to 210 and stayed there till i exited and was stop at a light wher it started to rise and past the 210 mark. when i got home on sat for about 5 min. letting it idle to see if the temp would go any higher it did to about 225 but i shut it off in fear of burning up the engine. i went inside and came out about 5 minutes later and i notices fluid on the ground so i got under the truck and notice it was a red fluid and think i heard something dripping coming from the engine compartment. any info would be much appreciated. sorry for the long post and my lack of skills on the subject. thanks
#2274 of 2588 unable to remove oil filler cap
Nov 19, 2007 (11:01 pm)
The oil cap on my 2000 Cherokee I6 won't come off. It will turn in either direction, but just clicks instead of unscrewing or screwing in.
A replacement cap won't cost much so I wouldn't mind tearing the cap off, however I am concerned about debri falling into the engine.
What can I do to get the cap off?
#2275 of 2588 Re: unable to remove oil filler cap [timmer23]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:43 pm)
big plyers shoul not get to much stuff in engine could look in after the operation and check it out through the fill hole not to much that can fall in
#2276 of 2588 Re: 98 cherokee overheating and leaking fluid? [davinsa88]
Nov 21, 2007 (4:44 am)
Red fluid is usually from power steering system or the automatic transmission. Check the connections on the lines that were replaced. If you park it after stopping and place a big sheet of cardboard under it you should be able to locate the drip source.
For high temperature indication, check that your cooling fans are operating properly and that air flow to the radiator is not blocked. It could also be a bad thermostat or low coolant volume. Sometimes the temperature guage could be in bad.
Best take it to your mechanic since that's who will fix it anyway.
#2277 of 2588 Replacing the heater core
Nov 24, 2007 (9:52 am)
My daughter drives a '99 Cherokee Sport with about $70k miles. We recently took it in to the dealer for another problem and ask them to check the heat just as a precaution as we live in the NE. They are telling me that the coolant is very rusty, the heater core is shot and that it will cost approx $1,500 to replace. I understand that they have to pull the dash, but can it possibly cost that much? The car is making plenty of heat at present.
#2278 of 2588 steering column
Nov 24, 2007 (10:34 pm)
i am looking for a steering column for a 1988 jeep cherokee laredo.any help would be appreciated