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Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   Yesterday, 12:09 PM
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Posted By CJ7-Tim
Haynes and Chilton's manuals are for oil changes...

Haynes and Chilton's manuals are for oil changes and brake jobs. Once you actually start fixing things, you need a real service manual with proper instructions and accurate testing / diagnostic...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-20-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Click over to www.rockauto.com...

Click over to www.rockauto.com (http://www.rockauto.com) and you will fond some basic replacement parts for the exhaust system. Walker parts work well. Or, you can buy a cat-back replacement system...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-20-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I have removed and sold a dozen or more OHC from...

I have removed and sold a dozen or more OHC from 97-01 junkyard XJ Cherokees. I installed one in my 98 SE, the install was plug and play. The necessary OHC bracket is attached with screws or rivets...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-19-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I would still go with the water into the interior...

I would still go with the water into the interior fusebox possibility. I would dismount the fusebox and inspect the backside for signs of corrosion.

I would use some RTV silicone on the...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-19-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The dome lamp bracket and the OHC bracket is held...

The dome lamp bracket and the OHC bracket is held on by screws or rivets. The rivets are only aluminum and will break loose if you pry on the bracket.

SE have a dome lamp.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-18-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 403
Posted By CJ7-Tim
If the dashboard gauge show 19 volts, typically...

If the dashboard gauge show 19 volts, typically there is connectivity issue. If the dashboard gauge shows 9 volts, typically there is an alternator issue.

Start with the basics, remove, clean,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-18-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By CJ7-Tim
1997-2001, the OHC interchange and function. The...

1997-2001, the OHC interchange and function. The only difference is the year specific OHC wire plugs, the actual wire functions remained the same for all years. The parts needed are : OHC, roof...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-17-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Yes, a shop can install either type hubs +...

Yes, a shop can install either type hubs + rotors, or Bubba can bring home a matched left/right set, or a even mismatched set from the junkyard.

Either buy hubs/rotors as a set, or measure what...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-17-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Always suspect the most recent repairs or...

Always suspect the most recent repairs or modifications when a new noise or malfunction pops up.

I would say that one of the spark plug boots is not properly engaged onto the spark plug, and you...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-17-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 716
Posted By CJ7-Tim
RockAuto has several selections of shocks, one of...

RockAuto has several selections of shocks, one of which is labeled Original Ride Quality.

Keep in mind, the XJ Cherokee is a 1980's design, and has front and rear solid axles. It will never ride...
Jeep Forums: Tires & Wheels   02-16-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Nearly all tire manufactures have a recommended...

Nearly all tire manufactures have a recommended rim width for a specific tire width. The proper width of rim for the tire results in the best/safest pavement handling, and the longest tread wear...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-16-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Install bar pin eliminators or shock spacers and...

Install bar pin eliminators or shock spacers and you can re-use the current shocks.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-15-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Is, or was, the Check Engine Light ON ? What...

Is, or was, the Check Engine Light ON ? What Trouble Code numbers were downloaded ?


One should always use the trouble codes to focus diagnostics and testing, and not shotgun random parts at an...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-15-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The symptoms suggest a loose wire connection,...

The symptoms suggest a loose wire connection, corrosion in a wire plug or a relay socket, or a faulty relay under the hood in the fuse box.

As suggested, testing the starter is a good idea.
...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   02-14-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Not swindled, but not well served either. You...

Not swindled, but not well served either. You are paying the highest shop rates in town, and full retail price for the parts. As already suggested, Dealerships are helpless and clueless when it...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-14-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Failure of the drivers door wire harness and the...

Failure of the drivers door wire harness and the tailgate wire harness is very common. Test wire continuity with a multi-meter, and visually inspect for chafed wire insulation, cut or broken wires,...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   02-13-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Carbs are a pain, so you want 2 or 3 ? I am not...

Carbs are a pain, so you want 2 or 3 ? I am not trying to pee in your cornflakes, your plan sounds cool, but it doesn't seem practical.

My 1998 Cherokee has almost 300,000 miles and zero...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-13-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Fully describe symptoms, including what the...

Fully describe symptoms, including what the dashboard instruments and the warning chimes do, or do not do.

What testing procedures proved cables and battery are good ?

Sudden problem, or...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   02-13-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I am wondering what engine modifications you have...

I am wondering what engine modifications you have that would benefit from such a complicated set-up, and would not be suitable for some more common 258 carb set-ups, or the classic Clifford...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-13-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I would say that you are looking for...

I would say that you are looking for closed-source proprietary software, non-free computer software for which Jeep retains intellectual property rights. You may be able to obtain a PCM and reverse...
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