Jeep Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
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Jeep Cherokee ProblemsRegulator valve may cause noise when transmission is in reverse
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.
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.
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.
Jeep Cherokee QuestionsMy car hesitates when taking off. Is there a chip that can be installed to cure that problem? (1 answer)
When taking off giving the gas the car Boggs down then takes off. When passing another car the same thing happens it Boggs down hesitates then kicks in.
Jeep Cherokee RecallsRight Axle Shaft Detaches From Vehicle
The right axle shaft may fracture and separate from the drive axle. Dealers will replace the right halfshaft free of charge to resolve the concern.
The left axle shaft may fracture and separate from the drive axle. Dealers will replace the left halfshaft free of charge to resolve the concern.
Water may leak into the power liftgate control module resulting in a short circuit and risk of fire. Dealers will inspect the module and connectors for corrosion, replacing the damaged components as necessary. The mastic shield will be removed and the module will be covered with a water shield. All repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.