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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-03-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By DetroitMan
I did a 400 mile trip this summer with my 99 (4.0...

I did a 400 mile trip this summer with my 99 (4.0 Litre / AT4). I averaged about 21 MPG. About half the trip was interstate at 65 to 70 MPH, the other half was 2 lane highway at 55 MPH. There was a...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   07-03-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By DetroitMan
Slow Diff Fluid Leak At Fill Plug. Normal?

I have a slow leak at the rear differential fill plug. There is a little oil residue running from the plug to the bottom of the differential, and a couple of small beads (1/4 inch) on the garage...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   06-19-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By DetroitMan
Just a quick clarification: the factory...

Just a quick clarification: the factory suspension is shot, with severe sag in the rear. I am going to do a complete replacement. Thanks for the comments so far.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   06-17-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By DetroitMan
When do you need heavy duty springs?

At what point do you need heavy duty springs on an XJ? I am planning to use the vehicle as a camping rig. It will carry 2 adults, 2 children, and our gear. It will see highway use as well as trails....
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   05-19-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By DetroitMan
I'm wondering the same. I'm not one to go with...

I'm wondering the same. I'm not one to go with the "in" thing, unless there is actually something behind the hype. That's what I'm trying to find out.

Current Gladiator Rubicons have Fox Shocks,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   05-19-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By DetroitMan
Anyone put Fox Shocks on an XJ? Worth it?

In the near future I am going to replace the suspension on my 1999 XJ. I am setting it up as an overland rig. I am planning to do a 3.5" lift and run 31" tires. After doing my research I am planning...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   05-11-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,345
Posted By DetroitMan
On the sticker inside your driver's door, you can...

On the sticker inside your driver's door, you can find the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This is the maximum weight your XJ could carry, as it left the factory. Now you have to do some math....
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   03-29-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By DetroitMan
I have one with the suction cup that mounts to...

I have one with the suction cup that mounts to windshield. I like to put near the left A pillar, where the dash dips down a little bit. That way I can glance at it like a gauge and it doesn't impede...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   03-29-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By DetroitMan
I have seen key fobs for sale at O'Reilly's,...

I have seen key fobs for sale at O'Reilly's, though I never checked to see if they have the particular one for these Jeeps. I believe dealers can also do it. I would start by calling my local dealer...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   02-19-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By DetroitMan
Stock with street tires, in a semi-rural area...

Stock with street tires, in a semi-rural area with 50 MPH speed limit but also traffic lights / stop signs: 15 to 16 MPG. It gets about 20 on the highway.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   12-26-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By DetroitMan
4.0 Litre: Resealing the Rear Main Seal

I have a slow weep at the rear main seal. Has anyone tried the oil additive that seals leaks? How did it go?
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   12-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By DetroitMan
I repaired the issue yesterday. For any who may...

I repaired the issue yesterday. For any who may find this thread later, I was not able to successfully adjust the linkage while in the 4Low position. Several attempts failed, resulting in 4Low not...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   12-11-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By DetroitMan
Transfer Case Issue

I have 99 Cherokee with the I6, automatic transmission, and NP231 transfer case. I am having trouble shifting the drive modes.

I can engage 4Hi. However, when I try to disengage, I have to drive a...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-08-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
Thanks all. I replaced the alternator last...

Thanks all. I replaced the alternator last weekend. I replaced the serpentine belt at the same time since it was worn. The Jeep now runs better than when I got it.

One tip for anyone reading this...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-03-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
Thanks everyone. I went with a remanufactured 124...

Thanks everyone. I went with a remanufactured 124 amp alternator. It was the best I could get on short notice since this is my daily driver. I am hoping to start the project today.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-03-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By DetroitMan
Electric Impact Driver: How Powerful?

With Black Friday approaching, I am looking to buy an electric impact driver for my XJ build. I need one that will be powerful enough to take off the suspension components and anything else,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-02-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
Dumb question: how do I tell if my battery cables...

Dumb question: how do I tell if my battery cables are going bad? I managed to get a really clean Jeep and everything looks good, including the battery cables. Should I look under the surface or do...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   11-01-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
I am keeping the air conditioning. Michigan is...

I am keeping the air conditioning. Michigan is hot in the summer and I will need to do some highway travel to get anywhere worth exploring. I have been working through a list of neglected maintenance...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
124 amp according to the build sheet. I haven't...

124 amp according to the build sheet. I haven't gotten in there to verify that is actually what is there.
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   10-31-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By DetroitMan
Alternator: Should I Upgrage?

My alternator is giving signs that it is headed for the scrapyard, so I am going to have to replace it. I know that people sometimes upgrade alternators to a higher amperage unit, but I am new to...
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