post #16 of Old 11-20-2012, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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The usual signs of a cracked head are milky white stuff on the oil fill cap, mysterious loss of coolant (filling the coolant bottle often) or milky oil on the dipstick.

It was probably the sensor though, since its a common failure. I've replaced 4 of them on XJs I've been around. Never hurts to double check though.
Coolant is clean, bottle still has the same amount now, as the day I bought it.

Oil was clean before oil change and clean now still.

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post #17 of Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Cool man. I have one in the same color. I spent a solid two months bringing everything up to date maintenance wise. These trucks really do drive well.
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post #18 of Old 11-30-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday my tail lights and dimmers stopped working... found out it was a fuse so I replaced that. Fast forward to today... now it's running like crap.

Plugs and wires were ordered.. I'm starting to regret buying this....
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Ok, so the fuse blew because of this.. Now I have to take it off apart to fix it.. fml



Also, I will be ordering my 2 inch coils and leafs in the next couple of weeks.
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also, i will be ordering my 2 inch coils and leafs in the next couple of weeks.
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post #21 of Old 12-06-2012, 11:42 AM
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Yesterday my tail lights and dimmers stopped working... found out it was a fuse so I replaced that. Fast forward to today... now it's running like crap.

Plugs and wires were ordered.. I'm starting to regret buying this....
2000 and 2001 Cherokees have the coil on plug ignition system, so no plug wires. Is it throwing any codes? Does it only run rough when hot starting it?
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post #22 of Old 12-06-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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2000 and 2001 Cherokees have the coil on plug ignition system, so no plug wires. Is it throwing any codes? Does it only run rough when hot starting it?
Runs rough after 10 minutes.
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Ok, so the fuse blew because of this.. Now I have to take it off apart to fix it.. fml



Also, I will be ordering my 2 inch coils and leafs in the next couple of weeks.
Man.. your lucky you found that ... It could have been a huge pain in the @$$ to find that ... SCORE .. that's like finding a front row spot at a foot ball game

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Ok, so the fuse blew because of this.. Now I have to take it off apart to fix it.. fml

Also, I will be ordering my 2 inch coils and leafs in the next couple of weeks.
What boot is that the rear hatch?

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Man.. your lucky you found that ... It could have been a huge pain in the @$$ to find that ... SCORE .. that's like finding a front row spot at a foot ball game
My friend said knew where to look when I explained it to him. Lucky I talked to him.
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What boot is that the rear hatch?
Middle of the top. Goes from hatch to interior roof.

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I have the same kind of build going on. Ill post pictures some time.
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Agh... damn jeeps.

Water pump is leaking. Debating if u should replace the water pump or just drive till it blows up.

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BOOM.

So excited about the future of this jeep. Going to pick up a dodge dart for the fiancee sometime in the next month or two. And by the end of the summer the cherokee will have...

Prorock 44 front detroit locker
8.8 rear detroit locker
Sye
Iro 5.5 long arm lift.
Putbull tires.

I'm sure I am forgetting something...

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boom.

So excited about the future of this jeep. Going to pick up a dodge dart for the fiancee sometime in the next month or two. And by the end of the summer the cherokee will have...

Prorock 44 front detroit locker
8.8 rear detroit locker
sye
iro 5.5 long arm lift.
Putbull tires.

I'm sure i am forgetting something...

Sent from my socks.
sweet!!!

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