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Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   Yesterday, 04:00 PM
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Posted By CJ7-Tim
When the cheap Chinese radiator in my other XJ...

When the cheap Chinese radiator in my other XJ Cherokee split open, the engine overheated and seized up just as I got to a safe spot on the side of the road. The tow truck cost $189, and the used...
Jeep Forums: General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment   Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By CJ7-Tim
What kinda car ? If that is a Jeep, cheap...

What kinda car ?


If that is a Jeep, cheap Chinese replacement radiators often have a similar plug. It is not meant to have a use, or to be removed. If you are lucky, you might be able to...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I have a cheap trouble code reader and an OBD-II...

I have a cheap trouble code reader and an OBD-II scanner with live data, both are from Harbor Freight.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-19-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The 8.25 axle housing is thicker and also larger ...

The 8.25 axle housing is thicker and also larger diameter than the D35. The 27-spline axle shafts on the pre-1997 8.25 are a bit better than the D35 axle shafts, but the 29-spline 8.25 is much...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-19-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Other than the coolness factor of AMC, there...

Other than the coolness factor of AMC, there isn't really a good reason to do this swap.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-19-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Yup, Chry 8.25. The last 27 spline was mid 1996,...

Yup, Chry 8.25. The last 27 spline was mid 1996, so it should be 29 spline.

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Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   09-19-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Cold starting and idling causes the greatest...

Cold starting and idling causes the greatest engine wear. If there is no reason to cold start, there is no reason, use a battery tender.
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   09-18-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I bought a wrecked 1998 XJ Cherokee that sat...

I bought a wrecked 1998 XJ Cherokee that sat under a tree for 18 months with the gas cap off. With a fresh battery it started and drove onto a trailer. After repairs, I drove it to the gas...
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   09-18-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By CJ7-Tim
All you need is a battery tender, or pull the IOD...

All you need is a battery tender, or pull the IOD fuse when parked more than 2 weeks.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   09-18-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By CJ7-Tim
All you need is battery tender, or pull the IOD...

All you need is battery tender, or pull the IOD fuse when parked more than 2 weeks.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   09-18-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Likely an engine rebuild. It should have...

Likely an engine rebuild.

It should have greater than 10 psi at fully warmed up idle, and 30-40psi or more at 55 mph.

You can try a 20w-50 oil to see if you get a bit more pressure.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-15-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Never buy a rebuilt water pump. NAPA...

Never buy a rebuilt water pump.

NAPA premium or ACDelco Gold / Professional.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-15-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By CJ7-Tim
As jtec mentioned, if the fault/failure is still...

As jtec mentioned, if the fault/failure is still present and unresolved, the related trouble codes will store again, usually right away.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-13-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Not Trac-Lok. Possibly Eaton Limited Slip. ...

Not Trac-Lok. Possibly Eaton Limited Slip. Mismatched gear ratios will break all kinds of stuff.

The stampings may or may not be the ratio, to be completely sure, count the ring gear teeth,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-12-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By CJ7-Tim
I would not buy or install Monroe shocks. ...

I would not buy or install Monroe shocks.

IMO the Cherokee should have bump stops. At 19-20" measured, it seems that there is a small amount of lift.

I have used Doetsch DT3000 at 3.5" of...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-12-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By CJ7-Tim
If you can pull codes with a cheap scanner, any...

If you can pull codes with a cheap scanner, any communications issues are likely an issue with the diagnostic scanner that has no communication
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-12-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The ideal situation is to measure the fully...

The ideal situation is to measure the fully compressed and fully extended capability of the suspension and then buy shocks that fit. Most auto parts store people are just button pushers and know...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-11-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The transmission has its own separate computer...

The transmission has its own separate computer that accesses data from the PCM for shifting.

The Cruise Control is a stupid vacuum mechanical device with no computer or other brains, so using...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   09-11-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By CJ7-Tim
Engine splash guard. Optional item. ...

Engine splash guard. Optional item.

Reproduction part >>...
Jeep Forums: Grand Cherokee General Discussion   09-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By CJ7-Tim
The paint code should be on the info tag on the...

The paint code should be on the info tag on the drivers door.

Otherwise try here >> www.paintscratch.com/



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