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#2416 of 2589 How Long Will It Last
Oct 11, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee and it just turned 150,000 miles and I wanted some info from anyone with similar Jeep's. Will this Jeep perform good enough for the next couple of years on the highway without any major concerns so that my daughter can use it at college? It runs great now and has always had maintenance and repairs taken care of on time. My big concern is the mileage and her being out of town. It is a 2WD with 4.0L six, a/c and not much else.
Thanks for the advice and information.
#2417 of 2589 Re: How Long Will It Last [mjgirard]
Oct 11, 2008 (7:52 pm)
I had a 1989 jeep cherokee limited. When I gave it to my nephew it had 314,800 miles on it. Still had original engine and running gear. Ran great. I always took care of it and had maint as required. I now have a 2000 cherokee and hope it does the same for me. It too will receive the needed care. Good luck.
#2418 of 2589 Re: 93 cherokee sport inline6 4.0L [lildavidjax]
Nov 01, 2008 (7:55 pm)
I recently replaced the crankshaft posittion sensor on a 96 cherokee 4.0 to cure a no spark condition. Found that taking the front driveshaft lose and holding it out of the way with bailing wire was well worth the extra effort. I could actually reach the bolts with both fingertips with one arm in the engine compartment and one arm coming up from the transmission side.
#2419 of 2589 Re: 93 cherokee sport inline6 4.0L [7963bill]
Nov 03, 2008 (4:04 pm)
Jeeze man! You have really long arms! Just kidding I know what you mean! It does sound easier that way!
#2420 of 2589 Re: 93 cherokee sport inline6 4.0L [lildavidjax]
Nov 03, 2008 (4:09 pm)
I'm 6'2" and do have extra long arms.
#2421 of 2589 99 Cherokee electrical issues (still)
Nov 11, 2008 (6:25 am)
My 99 Cherokee limited has had perpetual electrical issues since I bought it 4 years ago. I love this vehicle but have got to figure out the problem or it has to go. Sometimes the speedometer and tach go out, sometimes all gauges go out. (The gauge cluster and harness have been replaced). The "outage" may last for a few seconds to a few hours. Sometimes the odometer catches up, sometimes it does not. Last week put me over the edge - it would start but died immediately - during which the gauges did not move at all. I left it in the parking garage at work overnight - next day it started like nothing ever happened and has run fine since. The local jeep dealer says they can't tell whether or which harness might be bad. I suppose it is not in their best interest to figure it out. Help please.
#2422 of 2589 Re: 99 Cherokee electrical issues (still) [kbk55]
Nov 11, 2008 (11:03 am)
Has anyone checked the ignition switch? That is what comes to mind first with me. Steve and Tidester? Any input? Good luck!
#2423 of 2589 Re: 99 Cherokee electrical issues (still) [lildavidjax]
Nov 11, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I agree. The ignition switch is one element common to all the symptoms. Jeep Grand Cherokee Electrical Problems may be helpful.
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#2424 of 2589 Differential Problems 02 Grand Cherokee
Nov 12, 2008 (3:06 pm)
Please someone help me...
Recently I had my front drive line removed from the quadra-track 02 jeep. My problem was whenever i turned a corner in the jeep it would make a grinding noise and it sounded horrible. The mechanics told me i had metal pieces in my front differential and the best and cheapest way to fix it was to remove this drive line....
Now it sucks because i dont have 4wh drive anymore and if feel this is a safety issue. The mechanics also told me that the quada-track system isn't strong enough to take it off roading in the sand and that thats why it was tearing up the front diff.
Has this happened to anyone else?
#2425 of 2589 Re: Differential Problems 02 Grand Cherokee [jackattack]
Nov 12, 2008 (7:15 pm)
Man, you need to find a new mechanic!
I'm not all that famaliar with the 02's but that sounds like a front axle CV joint that's bad. Assuming your truck has CV joints and not U-joints, the first thing I would look at is the rubber boots on the CV joints to see if they're ripped or torn. If you get dirt or water in the CV joints, they will go bad quickly.