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#1 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Tank Pump » 09-16-2015 10:03:21

When I ran Veggie Oil in my 1989 VW Jetta 1.6l Diesel, the tank had no pump, all the feed was provided by the IP, and I had no problems. The main reason I wanted to see if there was a tank pump was because I am cataloging wiring for the swap and a tank pump may have helped the injection pump cope with the turbo

#2 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Tank Pump » 09-14-2015 11:03:20

Not a big problem, as the Injection Pump on the diesel can suck the fuel from the tank to the pump with ease

#3 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Tank Pump » 09-14-2015 10:40:59

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I was just curious, is there a fuel pump in the gas tank on older Cherokees? I cannot find a fuse for one in the fuse panel, so it makes me a tad bit curious

#5 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » alternator upgrade » 11-09-2014 10:10:15

I have heard people using an alternator from a V8 Grand Cherokee or from the Dodge pickup V8 line up. Think it was rated at 130 amp from memory but was a while ago and we didn't have those vehicles here at the time.

#6 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » 2000 Jeep Cherokee Rocker Arm Assembly » 09-30-2013 14:28:09

Wasn't the best head to have 95-97 from memory? I know I have what is considered the best head on my 95 when I last looked into it.

#7 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » funky timing issue » 09-30-2013 09:54:20

Don't know if you remember but the XJ suddenly lost all power and wouldn't rev out and running really rough? It was miss firing all over the place and the code was for all the injectors just like yours. Turned out to be a 5 minute job removing the little self tapper that earths the ECU. It sits just behind the main loom going into the ECU. Just cleaned it up at the hospital carpark when I needed a breather and fixed it perfectly.
The other thing if not a timing chain jump is a worn distributor. Maybe is the bushes are worn it would cause the rotor to vary the gap inside the cap at speed? Any play when you grab a hold of the rotor?

#8 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Rear Yoke question » 09-27-2013 08:54:27

If you don't have a inch pound wrench, you can also wrap some rope around the yoke and tie free weights to the other ends until the weights start to rotate the pinion. It is a old timers trick and many say more accurate than the torque wrench. I used it setting my front pinion after fitting new gears and has been perfect for years now. I was going to do a write up on the technic and still have the photos from all those years ago doing it.

#10 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Rear spring mount question » 12-12-2012 19:44:59

You have covered everything there. Only negatives are what you already mention which is some reduction in stability.

#12 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » fuel economy gauge » 08-31-2012 12:34:09

Average on most computer mileage readouts is until reset. I reset mine at each refill. Some leave theirs for years.

#13 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Air intake kits » 08-30-2012 12:21:28

My setup filter way better than stock as has increase filter area to get the extra flow AND still filter to at least the same micron.

#14 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Throttle Position Sensor and Auto Transmission » 08-21-2012 16:54:20

If you are getting all the gears manually, then one of solenoids is not at fault. It will be one of the sensors not giving the information or the TCU itself. If you know anyone with a similar model from the renix era, then swap it over and see if it all works then.
Adjust the TV cable

#15 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » ball joints Question » 03-09-2012 17:32:21

I had terrible problems with the crown tie rod ends with all the boots falling apart within a year. Had to start replacing all the first boot 6 months after and ended up getting rid of them completely when I found the joints had much less available degrees of movement over even stock. Swapped them for Moog parts and they have not given any trouble at all 3 years since and have more travel than even stock.

#16 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » water pump replacement » 03-09-2012 12:41:27

There was a bad lot of those nearly 2 years ago where the housing were failing and leaking from porosity. They don't make the water pump and must have switched to a cheaper supplier. They only add a disc to the back of the impeller and that is all. You can do that to any pump and they even sell the disc separately to do just that. You need to double up on the gaskets too though to clear the rivet heads used.
http://www.carcraft.com/projectbuild/11 … index.html

#17 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Engine Stumble code 27 » 03-09-2012 12:40:27

I had mine do the same and only was the connector.
You should however always change the cap and rotor along with the leads and plugs. No point improving a couple of points of the spark trial and leaving other parts old.

#18 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Need NSS info » 03-05-2012 15:18:54

Have not heard any negative reports from the ones from eBay yet so should be alright.

#19 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Need NSS info » 03-05-2012 14:57:09

As far as I know, suits all years.

I also mention you can get yourself out of bother by just passing a safety pin through the two black wires to do the job.

#20 Re: Off Topic Discussion » Tires arrived » 03-05-2012 14:31:04

I still running stock flares with 32's too.

#21 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Need NSS info » 03-05-2012 14:30:12

you will have all your gears. The NSS only stops you starting in anything but Park or Neutral and turns the reverse lights on. The TCU controls everything else.

#22 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Need NSS info » 03-05-2012 14:02:04

Found this for you.
Here is a diagram. If you leave the NSS plugged up and jump wires B and C, you will effectively bypass the neutral safety aspect of the switch, but the rest of it will still function and it won't affect the shifting. I left the harness plugged up and cut the B and C on the NSS harness( not the vehicle harness) and spliced them together. No start issues now, but of course itll start in any gear and no reverse lights. Still shifts like a brand new vehicle.
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#23 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » water pump replacement » 03-05-2012 09:52:20

If you can afford it, I have the Hesco high flow one with an alloy impeller and has been running perfectly now for years.
http://www.hescosc.com/shop.asp?action=cat&catID=7967

#25 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » D44 axle seal problem! » 02-27-2012 18:45:17

Any idea why they always provide the inner seals then? Was there a earlier model D44 that did have inner seals then along with sealed bearings perhaps?

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