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post #1 of 2 Old 08-12-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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a 2000 Cherokee sport is it a good buy

This jeep looks great its a Cherokee with 180,000miles I just maybe need some talking into or a good idea of pitfalls of this model year. If you have positive things to say please do it will make this decision so much easier for me to stay with a jeep the car I love.

Also new to forum sorry if this post is out of place. I have owned a jeep Cherokee 4cyl. now for 5 years despite its lack of power it is awesome.

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-14-2013, 05:33 PM
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Be aware of the 0331 head issue (known to crack if overheated). Look for any signs of a crack (coolant in oil or vice versa, "Bars Leaks" or any other block sealer in the rad, etc.), this applies to all 00-01 4.0L I6s not just Cherokees.

00-01 XJ Cherokees also have the Low-Pinion Dana 30 in the front verses the High-Pinion D30 in earlier years, but this isn't an issue unless you plan to put a lift on it (particularly one greater than 3").

On a side note on your profile, if you have a 1994 Cherokee it is an XJ not an FSJ. FSJ/SJ Cherokees are the pre-84 Cherokees that are a 2-door Wagoneer, 84-01 Cherokees are XJs.

Jeep Model designations:
XJ: 84-01 "Regular" (not Grand) Cherokees.
SJ/FSJ: "Full Sized Jeeps" Wagoneer (pre-84), Grand Wagoneer, Cherokee (pre-84), J-Series trucks
YJ: 86-95 Wrangler (1st gen)
TJ: 97-06 Wrangler (2nd gen)
JK: 07+ Wrangler (3rd gen)
ZJ: 93-98 Grand Cherokee (1st gen)
WJ: 99-04 Grand Cherokee (2nd gen)
WK: 05-10 Grand Cherokee (3rd gen)
WK2: 11+ Grand Cherokee (4th gen)
KJ: 02-07 Liberty (1st gen)
KK: 08-13 Liberty (2nd gen)
XK: Commander
MK: Patriot/Compass
MJ: Comanche (an XJ Cherokee based pickup)
CJ: "Civilian Jeep" pre-wrangler "Jeep Jeeps".
KL: The "new" 2014 Cherokee (what an ugly thing that is, think Pontiac Aztec).
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