I've had a couple Cherokee's in the past, older 80's version, didn't care for them too much, but just got a 97 real cheap, and I love this one, green with black rims....well, that's all the good I can say for it now, I picked it up for only $1,000 because the previous owner couldn't afford to maintain it, and it got to the point it needed more than he was ever going to be able to afford, and it became somewhat un-drivable. Today it got a full tune up, cap, rotor, plugs, pvc, wires. When I test drove it, I was warned it will over heat, which is why he didn't drive it, and said it never overheated....lets hope. So, I also flushed the radiator, tons of crud and crap, one of the worst I've seen, replaced the thermostat and gasket, hoses appear ok, will probably change them just because, thought I got that licked, still ran just a tad warm, found out the secondary electric fan was shot, then the radiator sprung multiple leaks. Picked up a new one along with a replacement fan. Also have to give it an oil change, replace the serp belt, I'm going to change the valve cover gasket even though there only seems to be a hint of leakage. I just got home from picking up approx. $700 worth of tires for only $200, score big time, they are brand new this year, can't have a couple hundred miles on them, owner bought them then his truck catastrophically died, so he just wanted them gone, some nice white letter 31/10.50/15 AT's
Installed new wipers, have a new wiper pump to put on, needless to say, I have bags of stuff to put on this Jeep along with more to buy, PO raised the suspension 4" but didn't address the all the components, needs a new track bar and stabilizer (death wobble) one link pin, ordered 2 already, will buy a drop pitman and see if I can align it without replacing the steering linkage, the rest of the suspension feels ok. Had 2 codes, 12, 25, replaced the battery, it was shot, and have an iac on the way, didn't re-throw any codes since I replaced the battery and tuned it up, but will replace the iac anyway.
Feel like I need a tetanus shot after cleaning it today, you shouldn't need a shop vac running for an hour just to put a dent in the crap left behind, but cleaned up ok, need new mats, but the rest of the interior cleaned right up, grey interior. Enough ramblings, here's pics of when I picked it up 2 days ago, will post more when I make more headway...oh yeah, got to order the rocker panel replacements...damn, about outta money for this thing already
Oh well, I've got plenty to keep me busy.
when I brought it home