Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Recalls (Recent)
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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.
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The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds allow for debris collection in the area of the number three cylinder. This may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify air flow characteristics to prevent debris accumulation.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Questions and Answers
Ok so everything in the PDC is labled with exception to the Mini fuses.. this is important to me because I have been having some cold start problems and then the thing blew a 15a fuse and died. I n...
ASD relay is chattering and the control fuse 15a mini was blowing. Replaced relay due to no start, vehicle started but acted as if cold circuit was not working. Drove for a few days like that and t...
i have a 2001 jeep cherokee. Does anyone know what would be the cause of a loud whistle noise coming from the back passenger wheel area. It starts when the car is moving and is louder with higher s...
I have a rumble sort of noise coming from behind the glove box. Its especially loud when the car is in idle. Anyone know what this could be?
2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews
2001 Jeep Cherokee sport was bought used. Now has 150,000 miles. The jeep has excellent power for towing and does very well in winter. It has a 19 gallon tank and gets about 18mpg. Equipped with straight 6 4.0 liter engine. Rear wheel drive and 4 -wheel drive. Interior is very cheap and small. Seats are very hard to clean mud from. From about 90,000 miles it has every problem in the book. Light are going out on the dash, radio, and gear box. Speakers have gone out. The AC went out a long time ago and heat went out. There is a lot of engine and undercarriage rust. The doors squeak and all the power window and door locks have gone out. The worst part of all is it overheats all the time and cannot pull anything anymore. Everything but the engine has been replaced and still overheats after 15 minutes of driving. Overall i will never buy another jeep but for people who do own one try to get rid of it while it has low miles. It is a solid vehicle but very cheap and small interior. For what it can do it gets horrible gas mileage. For 150,000 miles, it has worn out and broken down many of times. i would not recommend jeep to anyone. I guess that's what you get when it has Chrysler parts in it.
I HAVE (2) FULL SIZE JEEP J-10 P/Us (77 AND 79) (1) 94 GRAND CHEROKEE WITH 250,OOO MILES STILL RUNNIG WELL. I HAD A 1987 CHEROKEE SPORT FOR 12 YEARS AND TRADED IT FOR A 2001 SPORT IT NOW HAS 120,000 AND A BAD HEAD GASKET WHICH I AM REPLACING NOW AND PLAN TO DRIVE TILL IT DIES FOREVER OR I DIE WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. WITH MY EXPERIENCE IN JEEPS I FEEL WITH PROPER MAINTENANCE A JEEP WILL LAST FOR MANY YEARS AS LONG AS PARTS ARE AVAILIBLE.
I really like Cherokees. I would rather drive one, more than most vehicles out there.