1997 Jeep Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Jeep Cherokee ProblemsRegulator valve may cause noise when transmission is in reverse
A loud buzzing or whining when the transmission is in reverse may be caused by a regulator valve in the transmission valve body. A revised valve was released that does not resonate. Careful diagnosis should be performed because other causes can create the noise.
Jeep issued an emissions recall in late 2006 to update the powertrain control module (PCM) software on certain 1996 - 1998 vehicles. As part of the recall, the catalytic converter will also be inspected for damage and replaced as necessary. To see if your vehicle is included in the recall you can visit the Jeep website (owners' section) that allows owners to input their VIN number and check the recalls on their vehicle.
Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.
1997 Jeep Cherokee QuestionsShift lever goes in park ,reverse ,drive, etc.,but transmission doesn't do anything (1 answer)
Whyis this? What is broken? Car can be moved in park I have to use emergency brake.
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