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#1 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Tranny question » 03-01-2012 20:53:18

Make sure your Tranny control unit is connected properly, behind lower dash panel, on passenger side, below glove box.
I had my dash apart one time and forgot to connect the box, when trying to move the Jeep, and it didn't want to go.
I connected the TCU and it drove fine.

#2 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Electrical Question » 02-10-2012 13:17:15

I haven't seen that one. These things definitely pay for themselves fast. Did a search on that one and found a site that specializes in power monitoring:

#3 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Electrical Question » 02-10-2012 13:14:04

I've got a gunfros pump (43gpm) on the radiant heating system and it's an impressive unit. It's a tiny integrated unit that's both powerful and efficient. Looks similar to the Watts unit but about twice the size.

I'm curious about the Watts unit as I thought those recirculators do their work through the cold water circuit therefore warming the cold water? Also since they put hot water into the cold water lines your consuming water that's gone through the water heater for cooking/drinking that I've always considered to be a no-no.

#4 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » steering » 02-09-2012 14:31:16

Anything that puts a solid bar between both wheels will work better in
my opinion. Rockkrawler's kit looks to be the best of the two you
listed. I don't reccommend Rusty's, since they use OEM endlinks,
unless you go with their OTK system.

I made my own out of DOM tubing. It worked wonderful. Most of the
expense for my custom setup was for the DOM tubing (about $90 through
a specialty metals place just east of Chase Field), the drillbit and
the 3/4-16 RH tap, which you cna borrow if you go this route.

Heim joints will go bad, and the cheapo-s are $36 each. I am looking
at getting myself a new set of Heims via one of these websites:

The only other thing I can add is that I bent my DOM Tie Rod, and
immediately went with a ToysxTroy tie rod for $160. I later discovered
the material specification for their "Alumiflex". Now that they are
out of business, buying one from them will be a little difficult. If
you want a truly bullet proof steering, use solid 7075 T7 Aluminum Bar
(the ToysxTroy material spec). I have driven into rocks that stopped
me dead in my tracks, and the tie rod just bounces back. It simply
can't bend! It was the best purchase I made for the heep! I feel
confident that I can drive any straight line without worrying
about "bumping" a few boulders with my front components.

#5 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » 35's on XJ with 3.5-4" of lift? » 02-09-2012 14:10:43

There's no possible way a stock dana35 will last with 35" tires on
it. I even doubt 33's. I ruined my dana35 when it was on 31's, and
I am not one to break axles.

I have a 6" lift. When I went up to 35's I needed offset wheels and
I needed to trim/hammer the HELL out of my rear fenderwell to get
them to fit. I also made sure I had a dana44 underneath too.

#6 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Need vacuum lines for a 4.0 - blowby issue » 02-09-2012 12:07:10

Seriously, if this fixes your blow-by, and you don't need to drop $600
for a new engine... I think $18 is worth it. Either way; I'm sure
if its the wrong part, you can simply return it for a 90% refund (10%
restocking likely).

I was able to use rubber vacuum hose to repair my cracked vacuum
lines. my heep has oil consumption (possibly from the pcv being
gummed up) but I don't care. it runs great and passes emissions no
prob. 207k miles and still kickin'!

#7 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Clutch Pedal for ' 87 - ' 89 XJ » 06-27-2011 22:32:04

Thanks,  it looks like I'm good to go w/ the fuse block.

    I wanted to make sure before I put the pedals in. . . .

#8 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Clutch Pedal for ' 87 - ' 89 XJ » 06-27-2011 22:16:25

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Does anyone have a clutch pedal for a RENIX, 87- 89 Cherokee, XJ ?

   I am converting to manual trans, (one day), and just bought a pedal assembly, (used,

as-is), only to find out the linkage rod for the clutch is cracked.

  I could probably have it welded, but thought I'd check my other options. . .

  Also, to anyone who has bade the conversion, do you have to re-locate the fuse box?

#9 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » PWR Lock/Seat Circuit » 06-23-2011 17:15:48

where did you pull the rca's out of? the back of the dashboard?
wherever the RCA's 'fought' with you, is most likely the location of
your short. You must have damaged some insulation during the

another location to look is the inside the driver's side kick
panel. there are several wire harnesses there, which have wires
that control the door locks and power seats. if your RCA extraction
was the culprit, the damage should be visible.

#10 Introductions » Hi There » 06-22-2011 12:46:38

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I am new to this group and just wanted to introduce myself.  I am 49 year old and live in Nebraska (Go Big Red).  I am a new owner of a '96 grand cherokee limited. This vehicle was bestowed on me by a close friend and is in very good condition.  This is my first experience with a 4wd vehicle so I have a lot to learn and hope you will help me with this process.  I am disabled and currently looking for part time work (so I can afford the gas).  LOL.  I will have to have one modification done to the vehicle (hand control) before I can drive it.  I have one question.  Does any one know if a steering wheel with two or three sides is available?  I am a very large person and it is a very tight fit  behind the wheel.  The passenger side was no problem at all.  Or, could the seat rails be moved back a bit?  Please let me know.  Thanks in advance.

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