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Jun 07, 2009 (7:56 pm)
Help. I purchased a 92 jeep Cherokee for my grand daughter since her parents could not afford to buy jer a car. I am 66 years old and on a fixed income as well as being in poor health, but she could not hope to get a scholarship to college without transportation. This jeep had multiple issues which i repaired. The reason it was sold to me for $500 was a lot of noise in the engine when it was running. All the torque converter bolts except one had fallen out and were in the inspection pan. Not the water pump is squeling and i have no clue how to replace it. Please help me with some advice. I am mechanically inclined but have limited mobility, but can not afford to hire this out.
#534 of 731 2001 Jeep Cherokee Aniv Engine Idle Problems after Rebuil
Jun 08, 2009 (1:52 pm)
Well I after trying to figure out why I was having idling problems...I realized that one of the spark plugs had oil on it. So I am assuming that it was not firing correctly on that cylinder. Also, before I could do anything else....I started to have white smoke come out of my tail pipe..head problem? Also I noticed that there is coolant leaking between my engine and tranny (around the bell housing) I could not find a leak on the back side of the head...just in case it was leaking from the gasket and seeping down into the bell housing. Any ideas anyone?
#535 of 731 Re: 1992 Jeep Cherokee [soggybottom]
Jun 08, 2009 (1:58 pm)
The water pump is pretty easy to replace (Easy on an inline 6 cylinder 4.0) Take both the fan shroud and the electric fan off. Should be 4 screws. Then you have to loosen the power steering pump so you can free the belt. Then there are 5 bolts on the water pump. Remove those then clean up the surface to prepare it for the new one. Make sure it is very smooth..this way you have a good seal when you put the new pump and gasket on. I always like to take a little bit of RTV sealant and apply a thin layer to the new gasket before applying. Also while you are messing with stuff...I would go ahead and replace the thermostat which is located above the waterpump. You will see the radiator and heater hose connected to the inlet. Take both of those off and remove the two bolt. Clean both surfaces and install the new thermostats. Hope this helps you.
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#537 of 731 sputter stutter
Jun 09, 2009 (7:47 pm)
I have a 99 JGC and I recently installed a new water pump. It was an easy job and all went like clockwork, however, since then it idles ruff and almost stalls when it idles down. I did disconnect the battery while I doing the job and I have checked the engine to see if and wires or anything had gotten disconnected or what not. Is there anything I needed to do after reconnecting the battery?
#538 of 731 Re: p cherokee engine ???? [lunghd]
Jun 26, 2009 (9:53 am)
havin a problem with my jgc1998 4.0 litre. got the iac replaced & fixed that problem, now whenn i go to take off it sounds like its backfiring through the throttle body. replaced plus, wires, cap, & button. gapped plugs to specs, replaced wires one at a time not to get them crossed & made sure they fit tight on the plugs and cap. after it warms up to normal operating temp., its worse. from a stop sign for example, when i push on the go pedal it doesnt want to go. replaced the map sensor also. could it be my tps sensor ?no check engine light on ? if i cant fix this problem im going to be forced to sell it. please help
#539 of 731 Re: p cherokee engine ???? [eric784254]
Jun 26, 2009 (12:32 pm)
I had exactly the same problem with my jgc 4.0 litre. Changed the coil, mps,etc. I also did not have a check engine light. Symptoms were just the same as yours. Finally I had the fuel tank removed and cleaned and a new fuel pump put in. The old one was running at 50% capacity.
My Jeep is now running like a dream and has been for months.
I have been told, subsequently, that this is not uncommon. It took me weeks however, to finally find the solution.
I hope this will help solve your problem. Good luck.
#540 of 731 2002 Grand Cherokee Starting Issues
Jul 17, 2009 (4:50 pm)
I began having an issue where the motor would die randomly regardless of speed or gear. After research on these forums I opted to replace the Crank Position Sensor, Cam Position Sensor and PCM. I opted on my own to replace the Fuel Filter/Regulator and O2 Sensors.
After all is done I can finally turn the ignition over which it would not do previously but now I get no spark, In fact I pulled the fuel line off the new filter and get no fuel flow. I hear the Fuel pump do it's 'hum' for the second as I turn the key but no fuel flow. I pulled the Air Ductwork off the Throttle Body and turned it over while spraying starter fluid into it to see if I could at least get a hit on the engine to try and start but no luck. Yeah, I know, a little Old School but I had to try. I am at the point of towing it to a dealer and that is gonna kill me. I did check the fuses and relays.
I am at a loss... Does anybody have ANY suggestions?
It is the 4.7L non-HO Gas Engine.
I did try shifting to neutral to start just in case it was the switch in the shifter as I have read can happen but no luck.
Thanks guys and girls for any advice!
#541 of 731 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo V-8 engine light
Jul 23, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Last fall my engine light came on, and I took my Jeep to the dealer to get it repaired. $100 later I was told that I needed to replace my gas cap. Before I could replace it, the light went out. I bought a new gas cap, but continued to use the original after cleaning and lubricating it as it appeared to be in new condition. About a month ago, the engine light came back on, so I then replaced the original gas cap with the new one I had previously purchased. But the engine light is still on, and I'm reluctant to take the vehicle to the dealer for another $100. Is there a way to reset the engine light, or could something else be the problem?
#542 of 731 Re: 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo V-8 engine light [rneville]
Jul 24, 2009 (10:57 am)
take it to auto zone they can read fault codes for you prob no charge