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#1 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » transfer case shift rail » 11-02-2012 10:41:48

ill check it out. just fyi its still bolted in the jeep i took it apart with it still in the jeep...also it is apart right now.

#2 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » transfer case shift rail » 11-02-2012 09:44:25

shift forks in right slots. plastic slides all in right places.
didn't have to cut rail. i triple checked that. it wouldn't have been able to go into 4wd at all if it was hitting the rear bearing retainer.

that 17mm bolt only holds the selector in place. i have the case open and with the main shaft in it with the shift rail in its still super hard to shift but will now go into 2wd and 4low.
it would go into 4low before it was just super hard. the whole shaft moves moves a little tho  when installed and the arm on the shift rail moves a bit,(it has 180000 miles on it) thats what i think may be making the hi-lo and 2-4 selectors hard to move into place but wouldn't make sense why it would before i put the sye in and not now.

#3 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » transfer case shift rail » 11-01-2012 07:53:20

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231 shift rail/selector.
recently installed teraflex sye with newer style shaft.

should there be any play in that?

also with the sleeve that goes on the end that goes into the planetary gear set should that any play?

everything was installed correctly in case but for some reason its super hard to shift making it unable to go into 2wd.

#4 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Awesome » 06-12-2011 00:45:11

Oh, and I think the big blue tie rod is a skid that's attached to the axle. Cool idea, but I think
I would have made it a bit smaller. :D

#5 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » my jeep won't start Help!!! » 06-11-2011 11:56:31

we changed the distributor also - it is getting spark - it will start
but then it just dies - it will run for about 3-5 seconds.

#6 Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » my jeep won't start Help!!! » 06-10-2011 14:28:54

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I have a 96 jeep cherokee. I have changed the coil, plugs, rot.
button, crank sensor, temp. sensor and it will will not run. It starts
but then dies. It acts like it is not getting fuel but the filter is
only 7000 miles old. I am at a loss. Please help.

#7 Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » I need HELP! What does this warning light mean? » 05-26-2011 08:59:30

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I bought my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic years ago used and there was no
owner's manual.

Yesterday I started it and it stalled, started it again drove a few
hundred feet and it stalled again. I started it again and reved it up
to get back into my parking space. Then I noticed a warning light on
my dashboard that I had never seen before.

It showed a key with a circle and diagonal, just like the ghost-buster
one. The picture or information is not in my service manual and I
cannot find any info in the Internet.

Please help, what is this telling me so I can trouble shoot my problem.

By the way this morning it doesn't start at all.

#8 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » multiple electrical problems » 10-13-2008 22:27:49

Followup on my problem:
I posted this issue on <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- w -->. I got a reply that said TSB
0800300 might address it. This TSB described most of my problems and
involves Flash re-programming the Body Control Module. Revised
programming has been developed to address this issue.
I took the Jeep to the dealer and had the flash applied. The service
writer told me that wasn't going to fix the problem. I needed a new
cluster. ($1000.00). I told him I would wait to see if the problem came
back before replacing the cluster.
I have driven the Jeep several times since the flash application and
the trouble has not recurred.

#9 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » multiple electrical problems » 10-13-2008 22:27:24

The remote on the '99 Grand Cherokee Limited is not programmable by the owner. It has to be done by the dealer. That is not my problem, though. It usually works fine, but on two occasions everything I listed quits at the same time. Then clears up after driving awhile. Both times it happened right after startup.

#10 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Mechanical Questions » multiple electrical problems » 10-13-2008 22:22:46

I have the following problem with my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.
The interior lights will not go off with the ignition on (they will
with ignition off), the power windows will not work, the outside temp
display shows - -, the exterior lights will not flash when the remote
door locks are used, and the A/C will not cool in auto mode (I haven't
tried manual).
After driving a while everything cleared up and worked ok. This has
happened on two occasions lately.
Is there a computer that controls these things?

#11 Re: Jeep Cherokee XJ Suspension and Lift Discussion » Suspension Lift for a '99 XJ » 10-13-2008 22:21:46

I used to do custom suspensions as a part time business back when I was a firefighter and had lots of time to kill.  So here is what I think anyway.

Your question is a common one that probably ranks just behind tire size.  Regardless of which suspension you purchase, it will not ride softer if that is what you are looking for.  One issue you should consider in the ride quality area is shocks.  The popular Rancho and Pro Comp shocks that have "off-road" valving are not made for a smooth highway ride.  These shocks have variable rate valving which during slow movements of the axle do very little to dampen motion, so there is a lot of rebound which, believe or not is most of what you feel in the bump, but get stiff when you hit something large.  There are shocks out there that are made for a smooth on the street that have very little dampening on the upstroke and lots on the downstroke.  Monroe is a good brand for this.  Also some of the Gabriel shocks are 90/10 shocks.  Stay away from KYBs for your purposes.  These are very stiff 50/50 shocks with variable valving that gets stiff in a hurry.

The most bang for your buck on an Xj is a three inch lift.  Most of these lifts consist of a rear add a leaf and new front coils.  The bad news for you is that these types of kits merely increase the spring rates which translates into a rougher ride, however they corner well.  You can get a compromise by buying the hardware and pick your own shocks.

After that is the 4.5" kits, they are much more expensive due to the number of parts involved, but some of the "long travel" kits will ride better, but you will be stuck with whatever shocks they provide unless you can find someone with the right set of books to do the cross referencing need to use other brands.  I have the stuff for Gabriel only.

If you do a 3" lift, you will get a nice look and be very functional with 10.50X31" BFGs or Interco tires on stock rims.

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