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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Brakes -- Verified

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).

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire balance can contribute to this as well.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The AC/heater (HVAC) system may unexpectedly switch to the defrost mode when accelerating. This system is operated by engine vacuum and should be inspected for any vacuum leaks if this problem develops.  There is also a revised vacuum check valve available to address this concern.

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.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

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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Drive Train, September 23, 2002

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Engine, June 19, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions and Answers

Ratchet, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Fort Collins, CO

Has anyone ever had a rattling noise which appears to come from the catalytic converters? What did you do to fix it?

Maverick, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 5.2L V8, Detroit, MI

My jeep is hesitating and sputtering. After about 25 kilometers it stops. What could this be.

No code - says check engine

anthony89, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

When i am driving around in the streets especially after making sharp turns, a horribly rattling comes from the front tire areas! It sounds like my tires are going to fall off! can this be the ball...

mi5w, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 5.2L V8, Sharon, MA

My jeep has been shutting off when I am waiting in traffic more htan 5 mns. It apears to be hot and alot of heat comes threw the vents ..

thshdw6, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 5.2L V8, San Antonio, TX

what causes this

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

i just got mine, its the best truck in the world...BUY one u willl love it!!!!!!!!

I have a 1998 grand cherokee, for the past 2 month I changed the exahaust 3 times it keeps on back fire we replaced everything you think might be wrong. i am tired of it noe cause, less than 24 hrs ago I changed the ignition coil, spark plug and crankshaft, @ 2 miles from the garage, it blew off i am very sad I don't know how my children going to school tomorrow and I can not afford another one at all. Help!

I have a 98'' jeep cherokee laredo and i just bought i and its been running good but today it started stalling out and it was minor cuz it was the thermostat.now my moon root came off the rail and i dont know what to do without making it worse

its a good jeep,but tofix the manifold it is costly and very hard to get at lots of things in the way very time consuming as well . would cost over a $1000 dollars for parts and labor . the part can be bought for as little as $10 used up to $350 new. time is where the most of the money is spent for labor allaround

My Jeep has 220,000 miles on it, and it still runs awesome. Have had some minor irritations with the electrical system, but for a 12 year old car and that kind of mileage, who's complaining!

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