1998 Jeep Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Jeep Cherokee ProblemsEmissions Recall to Update PCM Software and Inspect the Catalytic Converter
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.
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.
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.
1998 Jeep Cherokee QuestionsI have a 4.0 I6 that we did an upper end rebuild on and has been running great. (2 answers)
He was driving the other day, turned a corner and is suddenly started running like it has 2 of 6 plug wires unplugged.
we replaced the distributor cap ( it was grooved ) the rotor and the throttle Positioning Sensor because it felt loose and suspect to me.
It is throwing a P0138, P0300, P07...
check engine code is p0405.
Come to a complete stop but when I start to pull off its like my transmission didn't kick down to 1st gear. Give it gas rpms are real low until it kicks into 1st or 2nd gear. Sometimes I can downshift to first when it does it to get it to act right.