Jeep Cherokee Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee Problems

Engine Oil Leaks From Valve Cover, Oil Pan, and Timing Cover Gaskets

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.

Exhaust Manifolds Can Crack Where Pipes Are Welded

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.

Front and Rear Differential Pinion Seal and Transfer Case Leaks

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.

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Jeep Cherokee Questions

P0740 P0700 P1568 (2 answers)

I have code P0700 P0740 P1568. They replaced the TCC solenoid. With the fluid exchange. Then the bad cluster or NO BUS on odometer shows up. I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4.0 V6. I'm guessing it's a faulty wire some were. Or the CPS. Any guess on what it could be? The transmission shift...

What would it cost to fix this problem? P0405 comes on/off every few months. (1 answer)

check engine code is p0405.

Where can I find switch point for dome lites under drive side dash? (1 answer)

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Jeep Cherokee Recalls

Power Liftgate Control Module Catches Fire

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.

Air Conditioning Line Contacting Exhaust Manifold Causing Fire

The air conditioning suction/discharge hose may contact the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the routing of the air conditioning hose and replace the hose, correcting the installation routing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Windshield Wipers Fail To Operate

The body control module may be damaged when operating the wipers on dry glass. This can cause the wipers to stop operating. Dealers will install a ground strap to protect the body control module from damage free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Jeep Cherokee Reviews

I LOVE MY JEEP. PERIOD. I've owned 3-4 Jeeps now as well as quite a few others (including Toyota 4Runner, Isuzu Trooper, Ford Bronco, and a few sedans) and not a one of them could even come CLOSE to the love affair I have with my Jeeps. They're rugged, handsome, easy to maintain, and you just can't kill 'em! It's a feel-good buy for any American - is made in the good ol' USA, unwaveringly r...
Bought my 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo new, it will be 21 years old in May, 2011. What a fantastic vehicle this has been. True, I don't drive a lot compared to most people, and the vehicle has been constantly kept in my garage when not being used. But the repairs have been few and not much above normal maintenance required. No accidents, a few very minor dings here and there, from shopping carts, ...
Have had minor issues with my 96 Cherokee Classic. Overall, I love the thing. I'm currently fighting an overheating issue, which hopefully will turn out to have been only a radiator problem. I want to get it up and going again so I can get another 100,000 out of it!

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