Last post on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#25 of 34 97 Cherokee 4.0 2wd 140K
Dec 26, 2007 (7:20 pm)
A few months ago my check engine light started coming on and it would downshift from overdrive to 3rd. I replaced the throttle position sensor, and still no luck stopping it. I had Auto Zone put their scan tool on it twice and it says transmission control module, but several friends say Neutral Safety switch. ANY Suggestions??
#26 of 34 Re: front differential locking when hot [davidfugler]
Mar 18, 2008 (3:24 am)
Mine does the same thing. Fine for around town, but after a highway ride the front end is locked. Is this the transfer case of the differential?
#27 of 34 Re: Jeep Cherokee Drive Axle problems? [ladybird]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:55 am)
I have owned 4 Jeep's so far. 87 Commanche ( sold with 193,00 miles on it) 90 Cherokee ( donated with 215,000k ) currently 2001 GC limited ( has 73,000 ) and a new 08 Patriot. My experience has been aligning/wheel balance at new tire change due to age of tires only. When I have asked the service man ( Sear's auto )they told me that the alignment was not nessecary. Jeep front ends are rock solid and very rearly need alignment. This problem indicates a wore front end component, such as a tie rod, steering stabilizer, and so on. I have had front ends components fail usually around 80,000 miles. This is common with FWD due to the stress associated with type of system. Good luck too you in your correction of this problem.
#28 of 34 Re: Front Axle worries [28plymouthman]
Mar 24, 2008 (10:01 am)
What vehicle? what year ?..Older Cherokee's have a shift xale motor which sometimes needs removing so the axle will slide into place. the hub attached to the axle is then locked into place at the axle housing.
#29 of 34 Jeep Cherokee grinding noises
Sep 28, 2008 (8:29 pm)
I have a 2001 Cherokee sport that just about 4 months ago had my rear axle rebuilt. About a week later there was a sound of winding up then down when I accelerated and decelerated. I took it back, since it is still under warranty and they said it was nothing. Few weeks later it started with a low rumble and vibration through out the jeep. It has got mcuh worse and now when I make tight u-turn to the left there is a heavy grinding under my front right tire.
Also, sometimes when I go over a bump something sound loose. I have checked under my jeep and cannot pinpoint where the problem is.
Appreciate any help on this.
#30 of 34 Re: 94 Q-Track, want to remove front driveshaft for better mileage [jeep94]
Mar 21, 2011 (5:09 am)
Did you figure out a solution to this problem or does the driveshaft have to be put back in?
Feb 12, 2012 (7:06 pm)
This is my very 1st post on any forum.
This is actually my first vehicle and with the year as you know it has some problems.
And i know nothing about cars what so ever.
I actually just purchased a 95 JGC Limited with approx 176,xxx miles.
There are a few problems-
1) The front axle boots are completely garbage. lots of dirt and other debris in the bearings and joints. my question on this is- am i going to not only going to need to purchase new boots- but am i going to have to replace everything included with the front axle???? if so what am i looking at to replace these parts and fix this problem??
2) The front drive shaft was removed before purchase due to a gear. neither i nor the previous owner can recall the weather the gear is in a differential or a transfer case. now my question to you guys is seeing as none of us can remember the issue would you recommend re-installing the drive shaft and see if we can figure out what/where the problem is??? in doing so i have a couple buddys who know how to install it but would you suggest taking it to a shop and paying to have it installed,diagnose problem, remove, fix,and reinstall...
3) I have a LOUD ratle somewhere in the exhaust system.. Again my question to you--is there a common reason this may happen or is there a large number of things that could cause it.
4)Another issue is that more often than not when the car is started and in park it idles at 1000rpms for the most part after about 30 seconds it drops down to almost nothing as if the car is going to die that jumps up to 1500+rpms than drops back to 1000, and repeats every 30 sec or so. The other day it seemed to be doing the same thing while i was driving a really worried me. Does anyone know the cause of this?
5) My last issue is when i park at a slant. The other day was the first time and its happened numours times since. When shifting into park, releasing the brake the car proceeds to roll back wards. it actually ended up in the middle of the road behind my driveway rolling about 20 feet. Again what is the cause and how much is it gonna cost to fix...
I believe these are all the main issues im having right now other than the rear windshield wiper motor not working but thats minor and can wait.
I greatly appreciate any help your guys can give me. id live to get these issues resolved asap.
#32 of 34 Will not go back to 2 wheel drive
Mar 22, 2012 (7:44 pm)
I have a 98 JGC, and because of snow yesterday(rare occasion) I had to put into 4x4. When roads cleared up wanted to put back to 2 WD, and it will not go back. What does anyone think about this, and has anyone else had this problem? Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
#33 of 34 Front drive shaft
Apr 11, 2012 (4:42 pm)
If you tow with your jeep (I do), you will really regret this. Your mileage will not change that much, compared to the ability to split the load between two axels.
Just a thought from a guy who uses his jeep on rare occasions to do something off the daily grind