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#2 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » gets stuck in first gear every couple of weeks » 09-24-2013 08:34:37

robert
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my jeep will randomly get stuck in first gear every so often and i have to pull over and shut it down and restart it to get all my gears back or make a hard left turn. has anyone ever heard of this?

#3 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Is my XJ roof strong enough? » 09-23-2013 22:05:15

Well, the extension ladder is only 14' long but extends to 28'. It looks real funny on a std cab S10 LOL.
I had a spare on my rack once......

Im also thinkin of ( OK don't laugh!) of putting a rear sway bar on, (with discos of course).
Im gonna be haulin some weight around, and in a hurry LOL...

#4 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Is my XJ roof strong enough? » 09-23-2013 22:01:18

robert
Replies: 5

Do yall think my Y2KXJ roof is strong enough to safely hold a 28' extension ladder and a 8' step ladder? Both are fiberglass. I will build a real nice full length roof rack that I will bolt on.

Im gonna get real tired of installing cable out of my std cab S-10, and Im thinkin of puttin my XJ into service.

#6 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Axle upgrade » 09-23-2013 21:17:24

robert
Replies: 2

Anyone wanna help me out. I am looking for axle upgrades for the XJ D44 (alloy, Superior, etc.) but i cant find them specific to the XJ axle. Do i just use one of the others like out of a TJ?

#7 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Door gasket question » 12-12-2012 22:51:19

If they are too far gone nothing will work. It's sort of like giving a transfusion to a corpse. You have nothing to lose.

#8 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Door gasket question » 12-12-2012 22:44:07

Never had to do my jeep but it usually requires gluing but if the old gasket isn't too far gone you might try softening them up with armorall. It works pretty good,,, I've even used it on the rubber surrounds in loud speakers that I thought were shot.

#9 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Question on 2wd to 4wd » 11-28-2012 19:57:01

robert
Replies: 11

On a 2wd 4dr XJ is everything there to convert from 2wd to 4wd if I am moving the 4wd parts from a 4wd 4dr? Is the tranny tunnel bracket/mount there for the 4wd linakge?
just to simplify

4wd donor xj 4wd parts to 2wd body/chassis/

Anything I need to look out for?

#11 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » overheating issue » 10-31-2012 10:18:18

I have a 96XJ, I had overheating issues a few years back. I first had to replace the radiator which was leaking to begin with. I then flushed the entire system out with Prestone superflush. I replaced the T-stat with w 195 Stant Superstat. After the system was completely drained I then filled it back up with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze/water.

Two things to keep from boiling over. 1) makes sure your cap is of proper psi and in good condition. 2) Make sure your coolant is in stable condition with w 50/50/ mix. Antifreeze raises your boiling temp of the water. I also flush my system every couple of years.

Make sure you aux fan switch is good. Mine comes on around 215.

I can sit stopped in midday traffic jams in the summer and the Jeep wont overheat, however I will with no A/C.

Hope any of this has helped.

#12 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » ceiling in jeep » 09-06-2012 09:37:35

I just had an automotive upholstery shop replace the headliner in my 96.
It cost me $300 and it looks like new.

#13 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » 99 Cherokee- tune-up ideas » 09-04-2012 14:58:36

robert
Replies: 0

I am planning a trip with my 99 Cherokee and want to tune it up before starting out. does this group have any preferences in plugs rotor or cap that work or don't work well in this vehicle with 4.0 L engine?

#14 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Looking for a certain type of tool » 08-30-2012 11:52:08

YES THANKS GUYS!

Now.... anyone wanna finish my clutch for me?

#15 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Looking for a certain type of tool » 08-30-2012 11:40:54

robert
Replies: 4

I am in process of replacing the clutch on the 2000 XJ. I went to pull the starter only to find its an odd type of bolt head. Best way to describe it is its a reverse T-55. Take a regular T-55 bit and make it a bolt head and thats what it pretty much is. A 10mm 6 point socket fits over it but does not bite enough to turn and I dont want to strip it out.

Anyone know where I can find a "T-55 Socket"??

#16 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » 99 Cherokee-starts then stalls » 08-22-2012 09:40:06

Thanks for the info. I replaced the Idle Air Controller. $30 from recycler vs. 60-90 new from auto part store.
Now it starts and idles.

#17 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » 99 Cherokee-starts then stalls » 08-21-2012 14:58:04

robert
Replies: 2

I have a low mileage (just over 100,000 mi) 1999 Cherokee Limited with 4.0L engine. Earlier this year in very cold weather it would start but stall immediately unless i gave it some gas. After running well about idle for 2-3 minutes, it would idle. This problem has returned in hot weather.
Has anyone else had this problem and how was it solved?
I also have a 1998 Cherokee Sport with a little more mileage (194,000) and none of these problems. It does show however a lot more rust.

#18 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » what is an xj? » 07-18-2012 09:17:44

YOU NOW OWN AN XJ THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT............XJ IS THE JEEP CHEROKEE/ALL OF THE SMALL MODELS.NONE OF THE FULL SIZE

#19 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Help!! » 07-18-2012 08:44:53

HAVE YOU PULLED A COMPRESSION CHECK ON ALL CYLINDERS?IT MAY BE A WEAK VALVE SPRING,GOOD LUCK

#20 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Headlight fuse on 96 Cherokee » 03-07-2012 14:58:21

Boy do I feel stupid,,, all I could think about was getting those little buggers out and checking continuity. Anyhow you have provided me with all the info I will need.

#21 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Headlight fuse on 96 Cherokee » 03-07-2012 14:54:01

robert
Replies: 2

Can anyone tell me which fuse or possibly a relay to check and it's location in my 96 cherokee. I assume it's one behind the battery and was going to just start pulling and checking but they were so hard to pull I was afraid I might damage the fuse box getting them out.

PS, Have no head or parking lights on the front but do get high beams when pushing on turn signal leaver which is normal.

#22 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » 35's on XJ with 3.5-4" of lift? » 02-09-2012 11:50:02

A handfull of fresh sawzall blades, a BFH, a little bit of welding,
grinding, and a couple cans of undercoating! can certainly B done!

Just Remember....
Its EASY and cheap as hell to "Fit" big tires!
Its a lot of work and can get real expensive to "Run" big tires!

#23 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Drive Shaft question » 02-08-2012 09:50:52

robert
Replies: 1

Refresh my memory. A D35 requires a longer drive shaft then a 8.25 correct?

#24 Buy / Sell / Trade » Looking for some tires » 02-08-2012 09:49:52

robert
Replies: 0

I was wondering if anyone would have 2 to 3 used tires with some tread
left preferably ATs or better. 30's to 32's x15s No wheels needed.

#25 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Add a Leaf » 07-06-2011 09:28:50

Yes, the leaf packs off pretty much any vehicle with 2.5" (~63mm) wide will work, but ones with the springs bolted under the bottom of the axle work best because they have more arch. The "bolt" through the middle of the stack of leaves is actually a special item called a centering pin. It is like a fine-thread bolt, but the head is round instead of hexagonal, and sized to fit into the centering hole in the spring perch. The round head goes on the bottom and the nut on the top.

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