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#1 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Convert 96 Grand Cherokee (4.0) to 4x4 » 09-14-2015 10:59:32

Considering that it might be a huge undertaking, I would also weigh in the possibility of just buying/ trade up to a similar year GC that is already 4x4. You might end up spending less money that way.

hope this helps, good luck.

#2 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Sagging rear on Cherokee » 10-01-2013 10:39:56

i have that problem, what im doing temporarily, until i can get new leafs, my mechanic added another leaf. its a stiffer ride, but for my setup, its now a lot better.

i had the neg bend. but now its back to pos.

#3 Re: Buy / Sell / Trade » Power antenna search » 09-23-2013 20:56:16

had mine replaced with a chevy blazer automatic/power antenna. seems to work well so far. its just a bit shorter than the original, but the radio seems to work fine.

#4 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Movement in Back Wheel » 09-23-2013 17:37:09

i think its the back (as per the subject). it could be the C Clip needing changing.

#5 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Cargo storage tray » 12-12-2012 18:43:21

i try to keep the back loaded as low as possible, i've already got to peek past a 31" spare tire. I use a combination of plastic containers like every one else, and try to put the lighter stuff in the roofrack.

#6 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » broken window » 12-03-2012 20:23:30

96   electric window if that helps

#7 General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » broken window » 12-03-2012 14:50:15

Kacul
Replies: 4

Well, someone needed my GPS more then I did....too bad they broke my driver side window to get it ! Any ideas where to go to get a replacement window ?

#8 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Air intake kits » 08-30-2012 12:11:33

If that '96 of yours has over 150,000 miles you may be heading in the wrong direction with your question.

The '96 engines (first year of OBD2 computers) were fitted with pistons that are too brittle for the sloppy code in the PCM.

Start saving money now. Chances are you are asking this question because one or more of your pistons is already cracked, and, your engine is under-performing.

What kind of fuel economy are you seeing ???

#9 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Air intake kits » 08-30-2012 12:09:49

1. cold intake air (from outside the engine compartment)
2. hot exhaust (the stock exhaust manifold wrapped with "header wrap")

anything you can think of to keep the exhaust heat out of the intake will increase the density of the fuel&air thereby increasing the power of the engine.

#10 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » leafs » 07-18-2012 14:46:57

I've had good success using Allen head cap screws for center pins

#11 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Left hand drive XJ's » 07-18-2012 09:44:33

no  Vick, most countries in South East Asia drive on the wrong side of the road.
Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand...

#12 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Rancho lift » 03-01-2012 18:49:24

Don't do it.  The leafs are junk.  They'll sag out in less than a year.  Faster if you wheel it.

#13 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Engine Cut Off Switch » 02-27-2012 16:20:25

Sorry I neglected to include that information, but its a 96 XJ Limited. Thanks for the advice re the ECM and fuel pump. I got the same advice from a fellow XJ driver, so it seems those are the wires to cut.
I dont think itll hurt to do some more research on this.

This was the first time Ive used a fire extinguisher on my car. I suppose since this was one of those non-rechargeable extinguishers I will have to replace immediately or do you think there is still some "stuff" left ?
How does one dispose of a spent fire extinguisher?

#15 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » JKS Steering Brace and Durango Gear Box Installed » 02-24-2012 16:00:12

Hmm ,  Good point.  I think you're right.  It's been too long since i've had my jeep.

#16 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » JKS Steering Brace and Durango Gear Box Installed » 02-24-2012 15:27:45

IIRC you don't need spacers with the JKS system.  The sleeves are flanged on the inside and act as spacers.  Or is my memory showing signs of my age?

#17 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » steering » 02-23-2012 20:23:02

Pop the hood, unlock the steering wheel and have someone wiggle the steering wheel back an forth. The Steering box side of the shaft will stay put, the steering wheel side will rotate about an 1/8th of a turn. I had a couple of scary moments on the freeway until I replaced my steering shaft.

#18 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » steering » 02-23-2012 20:12:14

There is a u-joint  type joint in the steering shaft between the steering wheel and steering box. It has a plastic bushing that wears out.  Does it wander while drive straight on the highway?

#19 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » steering » 02-23-2012 17:31:37

Check  your sector shaft for play.

#20 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » 88XJ smog » 02-21-2012 15:15:39

Passed mine back in december 248k. Only problem was the 33s on the dyno

#21 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Check Engine Help » 02-21-2012 14:07:05

Check the plug wires and coil wire. Make sure they are in good condition, no corroded terminals , etc.

#24 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » What the hell » 02-18-2012 18:14:16

sounds like the electric thermostat (as u said) is done. its the only thing controlling the fan (AFAIK). tis probably shorted out?


im sure your radiator is filled up with antifreeze and has no leaks?

sorry cant be of more help.

#25 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Engine Cut Off Switch » 02-08-2012 09:43:06

Kacul
Replies: 4

recently, my fusebox (the one in the engine compartment), caught on fire and from there it spread to the insulation on the hood. I managed to catch it in time, turn off the engine, and extinguish it (with my handy dandy fire extinguisher). It shorted out the main alternator fuse (60Amp fuse) and melted a good portion of the fuse box.
Now, as a a precaution, I'm thinking of setting up an engine cut off switch to be able to turn off the engine without having to go to the drivers side.

Any ideas which wire I need to cut?

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