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#2667 of 5143 1996 Jeep Cherokee does not start.
Feb 22, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Hi, I have 1996 Jeep cherokee with 114 k miles. Recently it could not start. I suspected it was battery..but then it was not..I have to tow it to Mechanic. Now they have changed temperature sensor and throttle sensor..and flushed fuel system costing me 500$. After two days..again the vehicle did not start. I towed it back to them..This time they said they forgot to calibre the computer. After two days again it did not start. I have to tow it to them now..Any suggestions...what cud be wrong..I think I made mistake by buying A Jeep.
#2668 of 5143 I dont know what causes this?
Feb 22, 2006 (8:50 pm)
Ive got a 97 jeep grand cherokee, about 144,000 miles, ive had the check engine light come on a couple times in the past few months, one for a bad spark plug, and then a short in my O2 sensor before the catalytic converter. Ive just replaced my exhaust, and am faced with a new problem. When my sensor was acting up, and then i got it replaced hoping it would solve the problem. My car accelerates up to 30mph, after that, stops accelerating, but the engine seems to stall at a certain rpm, then i start hearing a clanking noise, and my car jerks a little bit before it starts to go again. Its weird because i cant easily explain it, sounds like someone tapping on my engine, my light is not on so i dunno what it is, and the auto store doesnt know, if anyone can give me advice on how to fix it, id appreciate it very much.
Feb 23, 2006 (3:35 pm)
I have a '94 JGC. Its in great shape and runs fine. My problem is the drivers side headlight has a mind of its own. The bright doesn't work at all, and the low beam will occasionally decide to not work either. I haven't changed the bulb. Any suggestions?
#2670 of 5143 Tranmission help, please!
Feb 23, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I just bought a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer. It originally had the 2.5 fuel injected 4 liter engine...the gut I bought it from put a 2.8 carburated engine in it. Why is my 2.5 tranny not shifting properly or at all into 3rd and 4th gears? What can be my problem here? Maybe a vacuum problem or a computer problem? Or a tranny for a carburated engine to be put in it? Is there a way to bipass the censor from the carb to tranny? My local Jeep dealer said that this isn't even suposed to hook up, it's in no way possible. I find that hard to believe since I can drive it down the road. Any help or idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#2671 of 5143 Re: Headlight issues [jmurrey0601]
Feb 23, 2006 (9:52 pm)
Check the connection at the rear of the headlight to see if maybe it's loose or has some debris in it and then try it. More than likely you need to change the bulb being that your high beam doesn't work at all. It's a good idea to change both headlights at the same time even if the other is fine. If you don't, you'll be able to tell the difference. Keep the good one as an emergency spare. Maybe this will help you out. - dixiecrawler
#2672 of 5143 Re: I dont know what causes this? [mikeysjeep97]
Feb 23, 2006 (10:03 pm)
It sounds more like you have a transmission problem to me. Make sure that your fluid level is where it needs to be. While your at it, check the antifreeze in your radiator and make sure it doesn't look funny. I'm not sure, off the top of my head, if your model has a tranny cooler or not (inside the radiator), but I'd guess that it does. Sometimes the lines that are plumbed into the radiator will leak or rupture, causing an unhealthy fluid exchange. Tranny fluid doesn't cool engine blocks very well, neither will your transmission operate properly, or even last very long (few days if you're lucky) with antifreeze for fluid. If your fluids are fine, it could start to get complicated.
Feb 24, 2006 (8:29 am)
I checked my fluids and all is well. Yes it has line for a tranny cooler, but the fluid looks good. It started acting up ever since i replaced my o2 sensor, i dont know if that has anything to do with it, i dont know if its something electrical causing this, iam just out of ideas on what it could be.
#2674 of 5143 Re: all fluids are good [mikeysjeep97]
Feb 24, 2006 (10:19 pm)
I'm going to have to think some more about the problem you're having, but in the meantime, double check your O2 sensor's connection and make sure it's not loose. You could be right about the sensor having something to do with the problem. Since pretty much everything is run by the computer in today's vehicles, one little reading that the computer gets that is just a little off can seriously alter the performance for the worse. Anyway, double check that connection and let me know if that gets it. As soon as I get some more ideas I'll get back to you. If anyone else has the answer to this problem, feel free to let us know. Take it easy! - dixiecrawler
#2675 of 5143 my jeep wont shift past 2nd
Feb 25, 2006 (8:05 am)
I was driving last night and 18minutes into my drive home the car stalled. I would push the gas pedal but the car would not accelerate. At that time i stopped the car and tried again and the car would accelerate and shift to 2nd with a little delay but it would not go on to any other shifts. I tried shifting manually from 1st to 2nd and then to Drive shift but I would not go to any other shifts. After accelerating and the car shifting to 2nd, as I pressed on the gas pedal the rpm increased to 4000 but the car would not shift and being 2nd shift I cant drive fast. what could be the problem...
#2676 of 5143 Re: my jeep wont shift past 2nd [monthyjeepprob]
Feb 25, 2006 (1:26 pm)
It could be either the input speed sensor or the output speed sensor. Is your check engine light on? If it is you can take it somewhere like Advance Auto Parts and they'll put a code reader on it for free and let you know what trouble codes your truck is giving. If the light isn't on the vehicle computer doesn't think anything is wrong, therefore it won't give you any trouble codes. This probably isn't it, but always check your fluids first. Sometimes this is the cause of the problem. If I think of anything else I'll let you know.