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post #1 of 12 Old 08-17-2019, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Battery for '89 Cherokee needed

Hi, what battery Ah are you running and is best for 1989 4 L petrol auto. Thanks.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-17-2019, 04:10 PM
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over the years when i need a battery i get the biggest that will fit in the space and $ that fit my wallet. its not a big deal.
ex. ,hummer guys get real fussy about special batteries so i posted a pix of mine with my lawn tractor battery running it! started just fine...

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over the years when i need a battery i get the biggest that will fit in the space and $ that fit my wallet. its not a big deal.
ex. ,hummer guys get real fussy about special batteries so i posted a pix of mine with my lawn tractor battery running it! started just fine...
Thanks good to know... the Jeep has many gremlins and I need every amp or do I? Cranking the engine is laboured, idle is too slow, occasional severe misfires and the gearbox drops gear every 12 months. Also have to reach into the cowl to push the rod to select dip-main headlights.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-18-2019, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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I cannot find the correct Ah number for battery for '89 4 litre petrol. What is the correct Ah? Thanks.
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-18-2019, 08:26 AM
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You can simply look it up on any autoparts website, like Autozone, Napa or O'Reilly. My 88 is a group size 58. 550 CCA is pretty standard. You can find batteries with more and less.
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Thanks good to know... the Jeep has many gremlins and I need every amp or do I? Cranking the engine is laboured, idle is too slow, occasional severe misfires and the gearbox drops gear every 12 months. Also have to reach into the cowl to push the rod to select dip-main headlights.

fix the rest,batt will be fine

99wj,143,000 miles
00xj,177,000 miles
10hummer3,74,000 miles
98xj,130,000 miles
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You can simply look it up on any autoparts website, like Autozone, Napa or O'Reilly. My 88 is a group size 58. 550 CCA is pretty standard. You can find batteries with more and less.
Thanks!
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fix the rest,batt will be fine
Thanks. Anyone so how to increase idle, 350 at moment.
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-18-2019, 05:44 PM
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Go to Walmart, look on the computer, choose the closest one that fits, put it in your cart pay and walk out. If you go to a super center, they will do all of the above except pay for it
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Thanks good to know... the Jeep has many gremlins and I need every amp or do I? Cranking the engine is laboured, idle is too slow, occasional severe misfires and the gearbox drops gear every 12 months. Also have to reach into the cowl to push the rod to select dip-main headlights.
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Have you ever visited my website? You need to complete Tips 1,3,4, 5 and 10!!
Thanx, while I don't have one of that vintage, some interesting topics. What happened to the one on reducing wind noise? I've started installing sound deadening in the doors, tailgate and rear compartment panels. I've only done the rear panels and the driver side rear door. Can't tell much so far.
The engine compartment would be a big help, but I'm afraid it will cause it to heat up even more.
According to a sound app on Android, I'm running 50-60 db. Windows shut, A/C, radio, and S.O., off.
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Thanx, while I don't have one of that vintage, some interesting topics. What happened to the one on reducing wind noise? I've started installing sound deadening in the doors, tailgate and rear compartment panels. I've only done the rear panels and the driver side rear door. Can't tell much so far.
The engine compartment would be a big help, but I'm afraid it will cause it to heat up even more.
According to a sound app on Android, I'm running 50-60 db. Windows shut, A/C, radio, and S.O., off.
I never did that one because the part needed is NLA.

Since you have a 99, you should already have that part.

And, you should have the better A pillar wind deflectors.
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