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Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   07-22-2012, 12:35 PM
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Views: 6,637
Posted By whitetrash
Removing the center console in a 97 XJ

My e-brake cable just snapped. I crawled underneath, and everything looks to be in place (just slacking), so I'm pretty sure that it broke off right where it attaches to the lever. I just can't...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By whitetrash
Yeah, I already replaced the o-rings on the...

Yeah, I already replaced the o-rings on the filter adapter (and yeah, getting the bolt loose was a pain...way to go Chrysler). I also replaced the valve cover gasket (which was extremely simple......
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By whitetrash
I just pulled a plug. Here are the pictures. ...

I just pulled a plug. Here are the pictures.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/?saved=1

I noticed oil halfway up the threads, and charred gunk (like there's oil in the combustion...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-15-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,650
Posted By whitetrash
Best All Around Shocks For Daily Driver

My Cherokee is my daily driver, so I'm looking for shocks that will give me the best on road ride but will still get the job done when I take it off road. I've been running Monroe Reflex for a long...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-15-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By whitetrash
Losing Oil

I've been losing oil in my Cherokee ('97 4.0L AX15 4x4). It loses at least one quart every 500 or so miles. I've never seen any drips on the ground, ever. However, I do have oil all over the back...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,232
Posted By whitetrash
4x4 is always good to have. No matter how tame...

4x4 is always good to have. No matter how tame your driving situation, at some point you'll find yourself wishing you had power in the front wheels. Even if you never use 4WD, it's comforting to...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-12-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,139
Posted By whitetrash
Also, my belt's been squealing, and periodically...

Also, my belt's been squealing, and periodically my voltage drops to nothing and the gauges light comes on. Could this be related?
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,139
Posted By whitetrash
It's a 1997 XJ, 4.0L with about 121k miles. ...

It's a 1997 XJ, 4.0L with about 121k miles. Manual transmission, if that matters. It never overheats... temp is always perfect. New thermostat and water pump less than 2 years ago. I have changed...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,569
Posted By whitetrash
Chrysler 8.25 vs Dana 35

What are the advantages of a Chrysler 8.25 over the Dana 35 rear axle? I plan to take it off road, but I don't plan to modify it much (I run 235/75 instead of 225/65, but everything else is stock). ...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,139
Posted By whitetrash
Oil Pressure Drops Intermittently

Intermittently, my oil pressure gauge drops, then comes back up. Lately, it's been happening more frequently, and it often goes all the way to zero, and the check gauges light comes on. Any...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   03-01-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 59,799
Posted By whitetrash
This sounds like my style... but I don't want to...

This sounds like my style... but I don't want to ruin my belt over a tool that costs under $15. Can anybody else vouch for this method?
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   02-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By whitetrash
That'd be awesome... little out of our price...

That'd be awesome... little out of our price range right now though. Trying to get a decent 4dr 4.0L AW4 XJ for under $3000. I love the look of the new Wrangler's. I've heard they're underpowered...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   02-12-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By whitetrash
Yeah :laugh: Two of my wife's friends are new...

Yeah :laugh: Two of my wife's friends are new mothers, actually. One has a Honda Element, and the other has a Ford Escape. The Element actually seems very kid friendly... but it's got a tiny four...
Jeep Forums: XJ/MJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum   01-31-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By whitetrash
Is Cherokee good for kids?

So here's the deal...

I've got a '97 Cherokee Sport (5 spd, 4.0L, 4x4, 2 door)... and I love it. However, my wife and I are going to have a kid in the near future, and she says it won't do. We...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   01-14-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,062
Posted By whitetrash
Belt squeal and other joys

I've been having a whole cocktail of problems recently, and I suspect they might be tied to the same issue... I'm just not sure what that issue is.

The first thing to pop up was a squealing sound,...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   12-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By whitetrash
Don't think I have rust holes. It's a plastic...

Don't think I have rust holes. It's a plastic tank. Good advice on the bolts. Thanks!
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   12-02-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By whitetrash
I just have a ft/lb torque wrench. I tried to...

I just have a ft/lb torque wrench. I tried to get the needle just a hair under the 10lb mark, which may put it closer to 8 or 9 ft/lbs. Should I try and back them off a little? I checked them and...
Jeep Forums: XJ Cherokee Technical Forum   12-02-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By whitetrash
Hmmm. I've been getting something like that. ...

Hmmm. I've been getting something like that. When I full up my fuel tank, I get gas leaking from the top of the tank, down the middle of the front side. I'll try the screwdriver and mallet...
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   12-02-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By whitetrash
I just read that the torque spec for the valve...

I just read that the torque spec for the valve cover gasket bolts is 85 inch pounds, or around 7 ft pounds. Does that make sense?
Also, I broke the front plastic elbow (CCV), so I'll be replacing...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 209,221
Posted By whitetrash
I just busted the front elbow while replacing my...

I just busted the front elbow while replacing my valve cover gasket. It's comforting to know I'm not alone.
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