Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 7:03 AM
You are in the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
Mar 10, 2008 (11:54 pm)
I have a 1992 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L - 242 with 208k miles.
Recently I have noticed that my jeep has been smoking a lot. When I look under it, all the smoke is coming from the catalytic converter. It looks like steam more or less, but has a slight smell to it. There is nothing leaking onto it, all the smoke/steam is coming from within it. All of my gauges are fine and nothing else seems to be wrong. I believe it has never been replaced. Anybody have any ideas on what could be wrong with it?
Also, if it needs to be replaced. Could you tell me an approximate price range that I should look for when talking to shops?
Thanks for all the help in advance.
#3988 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II [dnpindy]
Mar 11, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I was reading a post from another member about how his 04 Jeep Grand Cherokee has not power going to the front axle and only 1 wheel in the back is getting power. Wow! I have exactly the same problem with my 99 JGC with the Quadra Track II. According to everything I read the drive train should send power to whichever axle or wheel has traction, but in my case there is nothing going to the front and the rear is only going to where there is no traction. HELP!!!
I am concerned that there has been no response since the original post of this issue back in 2003, I hope I have better luck getting an answer.
#3989 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II [dmenchen]
Mar 11, 2008 (6:42 pm)
how maney miles on the jeep?
have you changed the oil in the transfer case?
try it in 4low
#3990 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II [tuggajb]
Mar 11, 2008 (7:45 pm)
It has just over 100K on it.
I had the oil changed in the transfer case about a year ago, but the recent snow storm here in Ohio was my first time needing 4WD.
It made no difference if I put it in 4H or 4L.
I am very confused as to why I don't at least get "posi-traction" from the rear wheels.
I finally get to play in the snow and had no fun at all...
Thanks for your help.
#3991 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II [dmenchen]
Mar 12, 2008 (8:44 am)
I heard another guy with the same problem. Turns out that the gerator pump went bad. But I still am confused about why it doesn't work in 4L? Maybe your transfer case chain is slipping? Are there any strange noises when in 4L in a low traction situation? Also, the engines vacume is suppose to lock the viscus coupling to engage 4 wheel drive when in 4L. Another possibility is that for some reason the fluid isn't getting into the viscus coupling, the leading cause of this problem is that the wrong fluid is put in the transfer case. I would start with changing the oil in the transfer case again, look in your owners manual to find the correct fluid. By the way, only quadra-drive has the posi-trac.
#3992 of 5143 Re: Jeep Stalling Problems [flee1145]
Mar 12, 2008 (11:56 am)
I have a 98 jgc laredo. It has been stalling on/off for approx 6-8 mos. I have changed everything from sensors to coils and tune up. I still have the same problem. It can run fine for a period of time, then it it starts shutting off on me.
Mar 12, 2008 (2:52 pm)
My 94 GC 5.2 V8 suddenly quit running bout a month back. It is rarely ever driven and sits for months on end. I was towing a small trailer for most of the day, ran great. Got home, loaded the trailer back up to make a dump run and went to pull out of my driveway and it just died. Been sitting ever since. The fuel pump is working, but it acts like its not getting fuel or spark, just turns over and over and over. There is no spark to the plugs, but the cap and rotor are fine. I put some gas directly in it, and still nothing.
Very weird, not sure why its not firing.
Please help, need to get it running soon.
#3994 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II 
Mar 12, 2008 (4:11 pm)
gotta use the oil from jeep in that transfer case if used wrong oil when changed will prob need new transfer
#3995 of 5143 rusting oil pans on 4.7L
Mar 13, 2008 (7:17 am)
I recently purchased a 2000 Grand Cherokee before I moved from Michigan. It has the 4.7L V8. While there are numoerous items to watch for on these vehicles, I noticed that my oil pan had substantial rust on it. If left unattended, it would have probably started to leak oil and eventually led to other more serious issues. If you are in a salty environment, do your self a favor and check the conditon of the pan and sand, prime with a rust encapsulator and paint it to save yourself potentially thousands of dollars worth the engine damage that could result. Do the same for the tranny pan as well.
#3996 of 5143 Re: Problem w/04 GC Quadra-Trac II [tuggajb]
Mar 13, 2008 (7:21 am)
Agreed. Some of the transfer cases use atf+4. I have the full time four wheel drive and it uses the nv247, 249 oil only. Using ATF+4 is going to cause you problems with that transfer case.