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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hi all, just got this Grand Cherokee limited

My nameHi all, just got this 98 Grand Cherokee and first off I hope I am in the right forum. Second off just to jump in and share my excitement. This 98 has a lot of miles on it (219000) but from the very first drive I knew it still has a lot more miles in it. In the last two weeks I have caught up a bunch of maintenance on it and for its age it looks great, shifts and runs smooth (now) and all in all besides a few small issues she's in great shape. Most of all I love it.

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Unread 01-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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Well tried to post a pic but images were to Big going to have to do it on the laptop ... to be continued.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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welcome. these old grands are known for lasting, but are also known for electrical gremlins. something to check out is the dirty dozen if you start having problems. they are fun though. what motor do you have?
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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:13 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum Denny and you're in the right one! Good luck with your 98 Limited and what size engine?

If you want to find out exactly what it came with from the factory fill out the below Jeep form with your VIN/mileage and they'll email you back a build sheet in a couple days. Once you have it plug the info into your profile and you can plug "1998 ZJ" in there too. Helps us to help you!

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Unread 01-13-2014, 06:45 AM   #5
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Hey guys thanks for the welcome you all, I have already met the electrical gremlin in the form of the headlight switch it doesn't look to hard to replace but it's on the list of things to do now. Also my engine is the 4.0 in line 6 cylinder.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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The black looks sweet.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:55 AM   #7
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Looks good Denny! The 4.0 is like a hammer, damn near impossible to break. I've got 263k on my 1993 ZJ 4.0 and she still runs like a top. That black looks sharp!

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Unread 01-13-2014, 07:35 PM   #8
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Thanks Joe, ya as soon as I started up I knew she was solid and had lots of life left in her. That's even knowing she needed a cap, rotor & plugs all of which I have already done. In addition to changing the oil, complete flush of the tranny and rear end, also flushed the radiator and had the injectors professionally cleaned. So u have 26th on yours wow that's great and a testament to good maintenance I am sure on your part. How is your paint holding up?
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:11 PM   #9
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Great find, bud, welcome! How much did you pay for it? I only wish my 98 was in that good of shape..
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:13 PM   #10
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there are a few threads floating around about "who has the most mileage on their 4.0", they can get up there. one guy with an xj(cherokee) had 750,000 on original engine/tranny without any rebuild and only basic maintenance. makes mine still feel young. my 87 mj has 215, my old xj has 218 and my wife's zj has 166(its still young though.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #11
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Welcome man! Glad to see another black zj, I do so love that color on these things
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #12
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Welcome to the forum! I'm loving that all black, it's very becoming
If you treat her right, she could take you another 100k miles pretty easy. Pamper her along and treat her like the attention loving queen she'll probably be one day, who knows how far it'll go. I'm constantly hearing of people at 300,000+ miles on all original powertrain.
There's a lot of very valuable resources on here and sooo much info you can learn. Welcome to the community and I'll be seeing ya around!
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:14 PM   #13
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Pamper? It's a zj. Maintenance and fixing issues before they worsen is the way to go.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:21 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by dennyps
Hey guys thanks for the welcome you all, I have already met the electrical gremlin in the form of the headlight switch it doesn't look to hard to replace but it's on the list of things to do now. Also my engine is the 4.0 in line 6 cylinder.
Headlight switch issue? There's a thread that tells you how to resolder the joints and it fixes the issue. I did mine and it works flawlessly.

Welcome to the forum! I'm a regular here.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 01:15 AM   #15
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Pamper? It's a zj. Maintenance and fixing issues before they worsen is the way to go.
True true, very good point haha!

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