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Unread 07-22-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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xj 98 did i get good deal

Hi, i just purchased 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE XJ limited and would like to know for things to look out for? i paid 2200 for it and are they prown to any issues? this will be my first very own 4wd so could use all the help i can get.

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Unread 07-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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seven years ago i bought a 98 xj sport and other than breaks,water pump,new rad (leaked at the seam) I havent had any issues with it and have put on over 110,000 since ive owned it and it still runs strong even afrte many mods.I hope to have it for many more years to come,this is a great place to get advice very helpfull people goodluck with your new xj
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Unread 07-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! Like many of us, we have had or still have many jeeps......the 4.0 is reliable if taken care of like anything. The only things I have had go wrong with our 98' XJ was the crank sensor, distributor cap, and the a/c loses charge (due to accident in 03). Good luck with what yours brings
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Unread 07-22-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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The only problems I have had w/ my 98 XJ is that the reverse lights do not come on when backing up, most likely due to the Neutral Safety Switch, and at random times my gauges on my dash like to not work, but a solid shove on the dash fixes it.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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i got mine with around 180,000 miles on it... the only out of the ordinary things ive had to do are replace one of my window motors, and now none of my windows are working due to a wiring problem, which i need to take care of.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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im on my 2nd 1998 limited. probably my favorite year. you have a good rig. mines got 115k on it and runs real good. i would say watch out for the NSS, power windows, and the fact that the rear hatch isn't fiberglass. theres no resilience whatsoever. my first xj was a 93 and in my opinion, i like the 97+ body style and just the way the interior is set up.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
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So far my reverse lights cut in and out, my gauges turn on and off, and windows are only controled from driver door. Oh well it happens. For that price you can't complain too much
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Unread 07-22-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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for that window problem, go here

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ght=door+locks
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:34 AM   #9
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^That link didnt work for me.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:56 AM   #10
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reverse lights went on me too, nothing like a AW4 Neutral Safety switch for $130
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:57 AM   #11
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^That link didnt work for me.
97+ window fix link here ya go . i did this and it worked great. no child lock but who cares.. its so annoying when the passengers are not sure if they want it up or down and keep buggin you.. lol
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Unread 08-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #12
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97+ window fix link here ya go . i did this and it worked great. no child lock but who cares.. its so annoying when the passengers are not sure if they want it up or down and keep buggin you.. lol
I had to do the same thing for my XJ but it worked
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Unread 08-03-2008, 07:58 PM   #13
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reverse lights went on me too, nothing like a AW4 Neutral Safety switch for $130
The NSS are pieces of poop in our jeeps.
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