How do you fold down back seats flat in a jeep cherokee sport 2001? -

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-13-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: newberg
Posts: 1
Xj How do you fold down back seats flat in a jeep cherokee sport 2001?

I just purchased a jeep and I wanted to know how to you fold down the back bench? I am able to release the back part of the seat but with the straps on each side of the actual seat it wont release easily. I dont want to break the seat but do you have to pull it up hard? Is there any special way to do it? thanks any information is highly appreciated!

xj200111 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 11-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 804
Umm pull up the bottom, then there should be two leavers on either side. Pull one of them and that will release the seat back, then you pull it down.
bigbike is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Registered User
dz1087's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,748
That is also where your jack is.

Air Force Jeep Club - Tail# JF037AD
'03 TJ Sport, Black on White, Stock. [[Gone]]
'99 XJ, Purple, Stock but with new wheels.

Running Doorless? Check your state's Mirror Laws!!

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt
dz1087 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-15-2008, 11:17 AM
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 644
my bottom seat cushion tends to stick (maybe because I have so much stuff packed under there) if one strap doesnt release it just try the other, or push down then pull up. hard to break it.

you can also pull the whole bottom seat cushion out of the XJ so the upright back part will fold down more, once its up look for the release lever on the pivot pin, then just pull out to the side..

2000 Cherokee Sport 4.0L Selec Trac - mine - for occasional wheeling
2007 Patriot 2.4L FD I 4x4 - wifes - doomed to rarely leave the street
CharBroiled is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Registered User
1991 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mateo, Cali
Posts: 830
pull the bottom part of the seat up, there should be two straps on either side of the bench to pull on, that will lift the bottom part vertical. Then you need to fold down the backrest of the seat, there should be tabs on the rear of the seat that you pull, they are connected so once you pull one tab the other one unlatches also. After that you can fold the backrest down flat.

But if the driver or the passenger side seat's are reclined back enough or slid back enough you wont be able to prop the bottom part of the bench far enough up so you can slide the backrest of the bench down flat.
eliassami5 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport AC issues... Squid78 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 6 07-24-2009 08:47 PM
Fluid Changes ??'s 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport SNUFFY XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 2 03-24-2009 04:00 PM
2001 jeep cherokee sport natexj XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 6 04-13-2008 02:46 PM
2001 Jeep Cherokee 4dr Sport Good Deal? TomasPrimero XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 9 10-26-2006 04:14 PM
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport & Seats - help smokingun XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 3 12-04-2003 04:42 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome