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#1 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » swap from 6 cylinder axles to 4 cylinder axles » 12-04-2012 22:28:11


Depending on the other variables they might be the same gearing. You can check the gearing on the differential itself. There is a small tag that will have a number on it like 307 or something. This number will be your gearing ratio. The bigger the tires the larger you want this number. If one of the difs doesn't have a tag, check the other one. They should be the same.

#2 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » AC Problems » 09-04-2012 15:27:23


I think you just have to replace some seals. A garage will put some dye into the system and see if they can spot a leak. You may have to drive it around awhile. If your LUCKY it just a seal, if not something else like an evaporator or something mega-expensive.

#3 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » leafs » 07-18-2012 15:09:12


National Spring may still have the deal for $500.00.

#4 Re: Buy / Sell / Trade » gas tank » 11-07-2011 19:49:19


Try a plunger and pull it out?

#5 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Extreme Duty Trackbar » 09-28-2011 09:04:16


Good info! So the 1660 runs the small SF assembly? I guess I need to get the special tool to disassemble the joint it to even diagnose whether the ball is ok, right?

I was just looking at their site and saw that cross frame brace - I'm not convinced I don't have flex at the bracket. It may be my imagination but I 'feel' some play when turning left. Almost like the frame rail is flexing or something. Only when turning the wheel left though - am I right in thinking that turning left pushes outward on the drivers side uniframe and turning right pulls on it?

#6 Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Extreme Duty Trackbar » 09-28-2011 08:52:47

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I'm looking for info from anyone who is running the RE 1660 Extreme Duty trackbar. I am having some deathwobble issues and am planning on replacing my hubs, ball joints and checking both ends of the track bar. i have the RE 1660 and it has a rebuild-able end on the frame side that attaches to the HD mounting bracket that could also be contributing. It's hemorrhaging grease and seems to be locked up.
Anyone have any experience rebuilding it? I might just buy the $65 complete end as a spare and then order part to rebuild it on the bench for when this one goes bad too...

#8 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » 97+ with nonworking AC ok to rerout belt around AC » 07-06-2011 13:18:09

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A guy at work has a 97+ Cherokee with the 4.0. His a/c gave up the ghost (evaporator) but the compressor has also been giving him fits. He was telling me that it is squeeling a bit and now smoking too and wants to know if he can get a belt for a non-ac 4.0 and install it bypassing the compressor?

I would have thought the compressor with no power to it would just act like a pulley until with power the clutch engaged.

#9 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Source for an Aluminum Radiator » 07-06-2011 09:17:38


The ones DPG sells are all metal, just not aluminum.

I've got one in my jeep.

Also, aren't all the aluminum ones 2 row, not three?

#10 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Add a Leaf » 07-05-2011 12:37:27


My old '92 XJ was sagging a bit so I installed a set of Helwig 550
half-leafs. Very simple, just jack up the rear and install with U-bolts.
However, it rides like a tank now. It is very stiff and hard but I don't
mind since I carry heavy loads. New leafs would be better but this will do
if short on cash.

#11 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » ZJ coils, Bilstein valving » 06-27-2011 21:54:18


I have the 5100 front & rear. IIRC...The rear is the softer valving with the Nationals. And the front the firmer. Again, IIRC. (my mind & #'s) Works well even when the swaybar is disco'd. Plus it has the stem on top instead of the eye for more travel. You can slap them on & try if you want. Or drive mine...Or both.

#12 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » power windows NO Worky? » 06-22-2011 13:04:37


The 97 should be the same as the 01. There's a button for "window lock" When I pushed it, they only work from the drivers door. Push it again, and they work from all doors. I think it makes it "child proof" But I figured it out anyway8)

#13 Re: General Jeep XJ Cherokee Forum » Tow Hooks or D-Rings » 06-22-2011 12:41:32


I and a lot of others use these. Been around awhile and make quality products. Factory direct. … l#brackets

#14 Re: Off Topic Discussion » GPS's » 06-22-2011 10:45:29


I think it's TomTom. I think Garmins is free for 3 months.

#15 Re: Off Topic Discussion » GPS's » 06-22-2011 10:45:03


I took 3 Magellans back to Costco. I like the Garmin better.

#17 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Transmission problems » 06-21-2011 12:36:53


I copied that from a online download of a FSM...But for a 97. Other than that, WTF do I know 8)

#18 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Transmission problems » 06-21-2011 12:14:40


TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION The transmission I.D. plate is attached to the case (Fig. 2). The plate contains the transmission serial Recommended and preferred fluid for the AW4 transmission is Mopar Dexron IIE/Mercon. Mopar Dexron II can be used but only in emergency situations where Mercon fluid is not available. Approximate refill capacity for the AW4 is 8.0 liters (16.9 pints).

From the FSM

#19 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » my idle issue » 06-21-2011 12:12:55


I'm gonna try that on mine! I remember inside where the TPS goes was kinda carboned up. Sprayed carb cleaner in it, but didn't fix my problem.

#20 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Towing an XJ - what position for shifters? » 06-15-2011 14:34:53


front wheels on the dolly. Yeah, the transfer case in neutral puts both in free spin...

#21 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Towing an XJ - what position for shifters? » 06-15-2011 14:32:55


Thanks all! I knew one of them had to be engaged in order to pump fluid.

#22 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Towing an XJ - what position for shifters? » 06-15-2011 14:17:54

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My brother just called and they are on their way out. He couldn't remember what position the transmission and transfer case needed to be in when towing his XJ on a two wheel dolly. It's an auto with 231 (94XJ).

#23 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » packing list, jeep update » 06-13-2011 19:30:31


CAMP Chair!!! Cup for bourbon, plate, fork and knife for steak. Bug spray. headlamp or flashlight. pocket knife or leatherman type tool.

#24 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » rebuilding a d30 housing, regear now or later » 05-26-2011 22:39:40


Man, that sucks that the knuckles are shot!

I don't know - I've done both (installed gears in a D30 while it was under the truck and on the bench) and it just depends on how long you are going to wait to put 4.88's in the rear and whether you need 4wd between now and then.

There are definately pro's to having the axle on the bench when you do it. Makes it easier and quicker to get all your measurments, remove and install the bearings & seals and all that. Cleaning it is a breeze too cause you can dump it over if you sit it on saw horses while working on it.

But doing it in the rig isn't all that difficult either if you know what you are doing. Just makes it a bit more time consuming and your hunched over under the jeep for a long period of time. I removed all the steering parts to get them out of way to make it easier to get in there.

Have you done gears before?

#25 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » Crazy cruise control » 02-03-2009 19:07:33


Have you looked at the speed sensor for the cruise control? It's all-electronic in '92 - there's no speedometer cable or transducer such as those found on cable-operated speedometers.

My problem (my cruise control recently died completely) is the turn signal switch. The cruise control would stop working if I flashed my high beams (such as to let a truck driver know it was safe to change
lanes in front of me), and also when signaling to change lanes. I would have to reset my speed as if I had never pushed the cruise button.
How hard was it to change out your turn signal switch? My steering wheel has already been changed recently (to a leather-wrapped wheel), so it's not like I'm fighting a steering wheel that hasn't been removed in 16 years.

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