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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#22 of 71 Re: changing plugs on '04 straight six [pjc4]
Jun 15, 2007 (4:26 am)
Thanks for the reply.
I bought a Haynes manual, but found it so lacking in info on the 04 I4 that I returned it.
I ended up buying a CD on E-Bay that factory shop manual is a factory shop manual. It only cost $9 including shipping. I have to get used to using the CD as in the past I always bought the paper FSMs.
I was also directed to a web site that had a "how to" with pictures.
#23 of 71 Re: changing plugs on '04 straight six [georgeda]
Aug 13, 2007 (7:46 am)
Just did mine and was able to loosen the 4 bolts holding the coil and just wiggle it loose and slide in enough out of the way to get to the plugs without having to disconnect and remove the coil. There was some creative socket wrenching involved, but definitely not rocket science.
#24 of 71 Replacing Grand Cherokee Water Pump
Apr 01, 2007 (3:12 pm)
#25 of 71 water pump
Feb 18, 2007 (7:05 am)
I need to change a water pump on a 200 grand cherokee. It has a 4.0 liter engine. Any tips or helpful tricks would be appreciated
#26 of 71 Re: water pump [bald]
Mar 17, 2007 (5:30 pm)
Since no one replied to your question, I had to do the R & R on the 97 Grand Cherokee without any helpful hints.
I took a quick look at the work manual at Autozone and went to work.
1) lift out fan and shroud at the same time--only two nuts at the top hold the shroud in place; the lower shroud tabs just fits into slots down below (great idea)--4 nuts hold fan assembly to pulley. (these take a little time to remove and replace)
2) Loosen idler tension bolt on power steering assembly to loosen serpentine belt and remove.
3) Loosen 3 bolts from front that hold power steering bracket to power steering pump/intake manifold and remove one bolt that holds power steering bracket to block.
4) Remove the one bolt that holds the idler that is on other side of pump and remove idler.
5) Remove the four water pump bolts, tap the pump to break seal, and remove from engine. Clean gasket off block.
6) Replace thermostat while it's easy--we got the correct one at the dealer with the little ball valve (only $1 more than wrong one from Autozone) Replace upper and lower radiator hoses and serpentine belt with new.
7) Remove rigid pipe from top of old pump and install on new pump (I used thread sealant)
8) Remove pulley studs from old pump and install on new pump.
7) Replacement of pump is the reversal of removal !!
PS: use some type of gasket cement on water pump gasket -I used 'right stuff' on this one.
#27 of 71 Re: water pump [louie619]
Apr 01, 2007 (3:09 pm)
how hard would you say this was to do? also could you give me some tips on how to remove the fan i looked at it earlier and i could not figure it out. any information would be helpful and I thank you!
#28 of 71 Re: water pump [louie619]
Apr 01, 2007 (3:12 pm)
also what were the signs that your water pump was going out? my jeep grand cherokee is making a loud wining noise at the front of the vehicle, when the belt is taken off and the car is run for a min. the sound is not there, i have taken off the alternator thinking it was it and replaced the idler pulley but no go the sound is still there any suggestions
Jun 23, 2007 (11:08 pm)
I just sold my old car and now i have a 96 Jeep Cherokee Country. The jeep still belongs to my dad so i cant install my stereo and speakers my usual way(rip everything out and hope it goes back together). Anyways, i am having trouble taking my wood grain face plate off. I have removed all of the screws but i can not pull it off without taking the plastic case around the base of the steering wheel off. Is there any way of doing this without taking it into a shop. Also if i pop out the screens to the roof mounted speakers in the trunk will i be able to but it back on or better yet would it be possible to put my 6 1/2's in the back.
any help at all would be appreciated
sorry for such a long message
#31 of 71 '89' Cherokee Battery (eleltrical) problem
Oct 17, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I was out of town all winter last year and my battery was ruined. My boy friend tried to jump start it using a large battery charger/jump starter hooked on the the battery posts. This didn't work and I had to replace the battery. Now I get power to everything but the ignition switch. Nothing that works that is supposed to when the key is on.
4 inline fuses from the battery seem to be OK, but still no ignition. Fuse panel has power. Anyone know where else to check.