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1998 Jeep Cherokee

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Problems

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking type noise may be noted from the engine area due to an exhaust manifold that has cracked where the pipes are welded; cracked manifolds should be replaced.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The throttle body may accumulate an oily, black residue in the bore and on the throttle plate causing hard starting or possibly stalling when coming to a stop. The throttle body should be cleaned during regular maintenance but do not spray cleaners directly on or at the throttle position sensor (TPS) as this can damage the sensor.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Floor pan rust and corrosion typically happens where salt or mud is allowed to accumulate on the vehicle. Holes drilled in the floor can contribute to rust if the bare metal is not painted or protected with corrosion resistant coatings. Floor pan kits are available from Jeep and the aftermarket to repair rusted areas.

1998 Jeep Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. WATER AND/OR ROAD SALT IN THE PROXIMITY OF THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE COULD LEAD TO CORROSION.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 6, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE. THE FRONT SEAT BELT SHOULDER TURNING LOOP ANCHORS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND ARE NOT PROPERLY HARDENED.

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Brakes, June 5, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, OR WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT DISC BRAKE ROTORS CAN EXPERIENCE SEVERE CORROSION IF OPERATED FOR AN EXTENSIVE PERIOD IN THE "SALT BELT." IF THE ROTORS ARE NOT REPLACED, THE CORROSION CAN EVENTUALLY COMPROMISE THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE STAMPED STEEL CENTER HUB SECTION OF THE ROTOR.

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Brakes, March 25, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVOIR DIAPHRAGM CAN SPLIT OR TEAR.

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Engine, March 12, 2008

Summary: U.S. DRIVE RIGHT IS RECALLING 107 MY 1994-1998 RIGHT HAND DRIVE, 4-WHEEL DRIVE JEEP CHEROKEE VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, 'CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS;' NO. 108, 'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT;' NO. 111, 'REARVIEW MIRROR;' NO. 114, 'THEFT PROTECTION;' NO. 115, 'VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER;' NO. 118, 'POWER WINDOW SYSTEM;' NO. 120, 'TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS;' NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION;' AND NO. 301, 'FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY.'

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Questions and Answers

Dnvrlatin, 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Denver, CO

I had the radiator replaced a couple years ago and the heater was working fine after that. However, this past winter 08/09 the heater no longer gets warm anymore. It is not blowing the freezing col...

KJR, 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Morgantown, WV

I had the tranny cooling radiator replaced. I was getting light-brown sludge in the rediator and reservoir. Now I have dark-brown sludge only in the reservoir; radiator seems clean ( unless the slu...

red21505, 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Barrington, IL

Looking to see if anyone knows an estimate on getting the rear main seal replaced on a Jeep Cherokee- and if anyone knows typically on a '98 whether its a one or two piece seal. I can't s...

Mearcliff, 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Madison, WI

Ok, I've got this '98 Jeeps Cherokee that I can only drive a few good feet and then it just dies out. When I turn it on again it starts up, but it wont go farther than the first time, so ...

ram78cj7, 1998 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Carpentersville, IL

I replaced the switch for my windshield wipers but there is still no delay wiper or slow wiper, they only work on high. Washer pump does work.
Also there is no brake light on passenger side, bulbs...

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

My jeep has 104k constant issues im a chevy guy got a jeep cuz my frind has many parts im ready to burn this pos to the ground will never buy another jeep

I just bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and I love it. It was a good buy and I had to put some money into it (rear differential, muffler), but it runs like a top. The transmission jerks a little when I put it in reverse...will have that checked out within the next month.

Love It Love It Love It.

backfire open hold into muffler

have trouble with turn signals blinkers dont work when break is applied

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