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Unread 05-19-2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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How To Replace Spark Plugs On 1996 Cherokee Sport?

The search function on these forums suck, i'm sure its been mentioned before.

Can someone tell me how to replace the spark plugs on my 1996 Cherokee Sport?

What brand is best?

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Unread 05-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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are you serious? you dont know how to change the spark plugs
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Unread 05-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #3
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remove the boot, and put socket on, turn counter clock wise til removed, regap new plug, I suggest bosch, and put back in clockwise, move hoses and use univerals accordingly...LOL it is not hard you can do it easily, and if all else fails remeber this for almost everything EXCEPT trailer lug nuts...Lefty Loosey, Righty Tightey...great rule of thumb.....trailers are threaded to only turn backwards so they dont loosen up...not really sure why cars are not like this the idea seems really sound?????anyone....
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Unread 05-19-2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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i have heard numerous stories of bosch plugs causing major headaches in cherokees. stay away from bosch and just run the cheap champions or autolites.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 01:51 PM   #5
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The search function on this forum does NOT suck, you do if you can't figure it out.

Go buy a Haynes.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/searc...archid=2237723
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Unread 05-19-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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i have heard numerous stories of bosch plugs causing major headaches in cherokees. stay away from bosch and just run the cheap champions or autolites.
platnium plugs from what i undersatnd can play with the knock sensors on newer vehicles, I usually just run the standard plugs....I have had no luck in the past with the champion plugs, or autolite for that fact, I would not put them in anything I own, unless I had no ther choice..but now the mower and so on run on the diamond electrode plugs, another way to get away from champion for me....
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+another 12981982412 for the OE champion plugs. best performance i've found on this motor.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 02:55 PM   #8
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remove the boot, and put socket on, turn counter clock wise til removed, regap new plug, I suggest bosch, and put back in clockwise, move hoses and use univerals accordingly...LOL it is not hard you can do it easily, and if all else fails remeber this for almost everything EXCEPT trailer lug nuts...Lefty Loosey, Righty Tightey...great rule of thumb.....trailers are threaded to only turn backwards so they dont loosen up...not really sure why cars are not like this the idea seems really sound?????anyone....

(+1) EXCEPT for the plugs. Champion coppers or truck plugs are the most widely accepted and best over-all performing plugs in these engines. If XJNUTTIER has had good luck with the Bosch, good for him but he's lucky AND is in a small minority. Oh and yeah..... buy a service manual!!!!

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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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(+1) EXCEPT for the plugs. Champion coppers or truck plugs are the most widely accepted and best over-all performing plugs in these engines. If XJNUTTIER has had good luck with the Bosch, good for him but he's lucky AND is in a small minority. Oh and yeah..... buy a service manual!!!!

Rock on dude, LOL I had just such crappy luck when i was a teeneager, half my life a go now..LOL but they always used to foul and all in my 2 strokes, and then I found NGK, and I swore them off from there, LOL so I am not being fair to changes they may have made,, so I will confess that, but I have had very ggod luck witht em, and thanks for being cool and not trying to flame...., and that should be the first accessory for a Jeep, I like the service manual. More money but has everything you need and then some....
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Rock on dude, LOL I had just such crappy luck when i was a teeneager, half my life a go now..LOL but they always used to foul and all in my 2 strokes, and then I found NGK, and I swore them off from there, LOL so I am not being fair to changes they may have made,, so I will confess that, but I have had very ggod luck witht em, and thanks for being cool and not trying to flame...., and that should be the first accessory for a Jeep, I like the service manual. More money but has everything you need and then some....


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my xj is tuned too death. i used the platinum champion , ngk and bosch. I originally tried the platinum champion and spark knock. tried the ngk platinium plug....spark knock. tried bosch because another xj owner said they work perfectly. once again spark knock. the pinging would happen only at operating temp. and when i was at highway speeds and would go into passing gear. never ever beleived the old champion plugs would cure this but man it actually did. and i get great highway mpg.(22)
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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:31 PM   #12
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my xj is tuned too death. i used the platinum champion , ngk and bosch. I originally tried the platinum champion and spark knock. tried the ngk platinium plug....spark knock. tried bosch because another xj owner said they work perfectly. once again spark knock. the pinging would happen only at operating temp. and when i was at highway speeds and would go into passing gear. never ever beleived the old champion plugs would cure this but man it actually did. and i get great highway mpg.(22)
I have to ask, are you referring to pinging, when you say spark knock?
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I only run NGK's anymore, they have never let me down.

As to the trailer comment, I've never heard of backwards lugnuts on all the wheels. Right hand thread won't loosen up on the right hand side, some have left hand thread on the left, but that's not really on topic.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 05:36 PM   #14
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I only run NGK's anymore, they have never let me down.

As to the trailer comment, I've never heard of backwards lugnuts on all the wheels. Right hand thread won't loosen up on the right hand side, some have left hand thread on the left, but that's not really on topic.
LOL its not, but i threw it out there, good useful trivia for anyone to have, I tried changing my first trailer tire adn was like WTF, and then i asked some one, adn was like DUH....I love the idea, does it really do anything, I am not sure on that, but I would think it would keep the lugs on tight.....but yeah way off subject..LOL
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Unread 05-19-2008, 05:57 PM   #15
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yeah actually i loosely interchanged the two . i meant pinging
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