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Blindsquirrel

Bridgeport, CA

I'm an ex-mechanic that likes to help people with their car problems.


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Did it start before you replaced these items? Or is that why you replaced them? Do you have spark to the cylinders and how is the fuel pressure?


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This engine does have a timing belt, and Chrysler recommends replacement every 105, 000 miles under normal driving, 90,000 miles under adverse driving. A chirping noise can come from a belt, or one of the tensioners or pulleys. This could be an early sign that a tensioner is about to fail, which can cause major engine damage! You should get this checked by an experienced technician very soon! Good Luck!


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Is the check engine light on? It would really help to diagnose this type of problem if you check for trouble codes. Have you tried this?


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Are you talking about a traction control light? Or is it possible the "low brake fluid light" is coming on? This is the type of symptom that low brake fluid would show. Can you describe the light?


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I'm sorry to hear this. These engines will bend the valves when the belt breaks. Audi recommends replacing the belt every 105,000 Miles, how many miles do you have?


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It appears that you have done about all you can do without a wiring diagram and a volt/ohm meter. These will be needed to diagnose the electrical circuits related to the low beam headlights. You may find a wiring diagram online or in a repair manual!


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If the problem is disappearing after adding fluid, then the low fluid level is probably the cause of the noise. The leak can occur at the reservoir, power steering pump, steering rack, or hoses. If you don't see any signs of leakage, then the steering rack may be leaking. What happens is that the steering rack seals leak and the fluid is trapped in the steering rack boots, and it won't leak onto the ground. Keep the fluid level up to the appropriate level so you don't damage the pump and get it checked out.


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Hey Bill, You should look into purchasing a repair manual, or an online membership to All Data for this type of info. You may be able to look on some of the BMW enthusiast sites for this info too!


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Hi Bill, My sense is that the window motor has failed, or there is an issue with the wiring to the motor. Some of these vehicles have a control module in the door that controls the window motor, and there could also be an issue with that.


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Try this link, it has a diagram and explanation of the fuses for the 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee. Hope that helps! http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Electrical/1997_UP_Fuse_Identification.htm


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