1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Power Window Motor May Fail Due to Regulator Assembly
- Brake Pulsations Due to Warped Front Brake Rotors
- Electrical Contacts in the Tail Lamp Housing May Break or Melt
- Front and Rear Differential Pinion Seal and Transfer Case Leaks
- Loose/Worn Suspension/Steering Components May Cause Wobble in Steering Wheel
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems
Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).
Electrical contacts in the tail lamp housing tend to break or melt, which can cause the brake lights to fail or work intermittently. Complete inspection of the tail light housing and bulbs is recommended before replacing any parts.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions
Hops when brakes applied when driving or hitting bump. No front end suspension or steering (Pitman arm) etc, moves until drives passes 6 inches of play column into gearbox moves but movement gets lost in box.
I have changed crankshaft sensor, catalic converter,coil pack,pick up relay, rotor button , distributor cap, throttle position sensor, and I believe map sensor
so my jeep shifts great when its cool but when its hot it wont shift right. i go mudding and i dont have a separate trans cooler its in my radiator so i flushed it and it cooled it but then it took longer for it to act up but it still does so i changed my trans filter and now i cant tell if it wo...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls
It has been determined the fuel tank in these vehicles is at risk of leakage during a rear end collision. To correct this concern dealers will inspect the rear of the vehicle and perform one of the following: A Chrysler designed tow hitch will be installed on vehicles not equipped with a tow hitch, provided the condition of the vehicles can support support proper installation. The tow hitch on vehicles already equipped will be inspected and replaced and/or repaired as necessary, again provided the vehicle is sound and can support proper instillation.
Chrysler has recalled 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees because if a driver has not placed the shifter lever fully into the "Park" position and leaves the vehicle running, the vehicle may unexpectedly move rearward. This may result in a crash. Dealers will install a secondary detent system to the floor shifter assembly.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews
I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee I love my Jeep but after chanageing the Ingiation coil it was running just fine now it is stalling out when you come to a slow stop the RPM's go down to nothing and it dies out. When you let it Idel it will cut out. I was driving down the road the other night and had to slow down for someone turning and it cut out one me if you let it sit for a few minutes it w...
I bought the car new. Maintained very well, only has 89000 miles in today. Both recalls was done. I love my Jeep but without any warning recently the engine just stops at stopping signs. Turns off completely. we changed many thing on it to find the cause, like fuel pumpp, crank sensor, distr.cap, rotor, ign. coil, spark plugs, fuel sensor, trottle position sensor, idle air control thermostat, ...
My jeep purchased new in 1996, now i have 210k miles. Great car i have had the transmission rebuilt at 170k, radiator and water pump at 180k. Now having problem with PCM causing poor idling or shut down. Other than that still runs great!!!