When I told my beat-up 1995 model of the news of the last of its kind rolling off the line , it sighed and nearly gave up the ghost.( till I explained to it that now that it was finally paid for, it would serve me till I can afford a Liberty. It has 86,000 miles on it, so it should be okay for a few more years, easily. It's a 2-door, which is inconvienient for passengers(rear), but better for looks and front seat access. Also, why doesn't Jeep build a pickup-you know they'd sell like hotcakes. I guess the(Daimler-Chysler) Germans think that two brands of pickups in a company are too many--boy, are they wrong. Shows how much they know about this "market". Build it boys, and we'll buy them.
We just leased a 2001 Cherokee and have had less than a month. Today at the car wash a speck of paint washed off from the hard plastic wheel mold covering.. is this normal? We're now going to look at mud flaps in event stones caused the problem yet still think this is too ultra sensitive material for a 4-wheeling machine. Are their any accessories which can be added for this? Wondering if anyone's put on a towing package to haul a small trailer after the fact?
To anyone with a 1999, 2000 or 2001 Cherokee. Do you have a Glove Box Light? My 2001 Limited with every factory option X-cept the trailer tow, engine block heater or Up-Country Suspension Group, I have discovered has no glove box lamp. I took back to dealer & they told me that they do not have this. I then went to the new-car inventory and my salesman got keys to the 3 stock numbers I asked for & I check out all 3. NO glove box light!!!!! I check a Sport with the Sport Value Pac (which includes the light group), a Sport with the 60th Anniversary Package, and another Limited. What gives??
#353 of 2589 See something even dumber, Yettibutt....
Jun 25, 2001 (11:24 am)
Go to your OWNER'S MANUAL. Turn towards the back, to the listing of BULB TYPES for the various locations around the vehicle. Right there, 2nd column, "GLOVE BOX LIGHT BULB" with the bulb size!!!!!!!! But, there is no recepticle nor wiring, that I can see......!
Ehhh... must be that durned small print again, "Specifications, descriptions, illustrative materials, and all competitive comparisons in this web site are believed to be accurate at the time this web site was published. DaimlerChrysler Corporation reserves the right to discontinue models at any time or change specifications without notice or without incurring obligation. For the price of the model with the equipment you desire, or verification of specifications contained here, see your local dealer." - This from jeepunpaved.com...
Well anyhow, I'll check this out when I get home...
From this week's "Automotive News" the auto industry trade paper:-
"JEEP CHEROKEE OUTPUT ENDS'
DaimlerChrysler ended production of the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) on Friday, June 22nd at 9:02 AM, Toledo, Ohio Time. The Cherokee's were built in Toledo since 1983 when American Motors introduced them. An estimated 2,708,645 were built since then. The final unit, a black Sport 4-Door 4WD with the 60th Anniversary Package was loaded onto an enclosed trailer for shipment to the DaimlerChrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. After a brief ceremony surrounding the vehicle, there was a small party in private quarters. Some employees were seen shedding tears over the demise of the vehicle many had built for 18 continous years. On June 28th (Thursday) the final Plymouth will be built. It will be a silver Neon, and was sold to a Chrysler employee in Florida. The Prowler has been badged as a Chrysler since the last week in January, 2001. All Navy Blue Prowlers are Chryslers, any other color is a Plymouth.
I'm looking to add the front and rear tow hooks and the skid plates to my '01 Sport and I would like to install them myself. Does anyone know if they come with instructions, are easy to figure out without, or need any special tools? Has anyone done it themselves?
I bought the fuel tank skid guard and returned it because it was going to be a huge PITA with the tow pkg, and I didn't want it mounted between the frame and the hitch. Had instructions and didn't look too bad, with the exception of the hitch and bumper having to come off. I'm going to install the front skid guard, but the rest is fairly well protected for the type of off-roading I do which is mainly getting through muddy fields/small creeks.
I bought the front tow hook pkg also, and have yet to install. All came with instructions and didn't look like they needed any special tools. The front bumper has to come off to put the hooks on also. I bought a tow hook that bolts to the hitch and I have installed that on the rear. It's pretty stout, I pulled a couple fence post with it a few nights ago.
Did you get the Mopar rear hook for the hitch? I've seen a couple of different ones that have their own bar that fits the receiver and then another that attaches somewhere to the hitch. I guess I'll have to pass on the rear skid plate.