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Most Common Jeep Cherokee Problems

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail causing intermittent drivability problems like hard starting, stalling, and/or hesitation when accelerating. A failed TPS will require replacement, ...
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 th...
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3 Known Jeep Cherokee Brakes Problems

Jeep issued a recall on some ABS equipped vehicles because seals inside the master cylinder fail. When the seals fail, a loss of pressure is detected causing the ABS hydraulic pump to cycle on more...
Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as t...
A minor brake pedal pulsation may be felt at highway speeds and can be caused by rough surfaces on the brake rotor. Low quality brake pads may deposit material onto the rotor surfaces causing varia...

5 Known Jeep Cherokee Drive Train Problems

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 th...
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 diagnos...
Due to the design of the reverse gear system in the AX-15 manual transmission, it may block shifting into reverse one out of every ten attempts. An updated reverse gear is available if the concern ...

2 Known Jeep Cherokee Electrical & Lights Problems

Be sure to verify starter replacement procedure before replacing the starter. A new starter replaced the older design and does not use a shim in the installation. Incorrect use of the shim can caus...
Poor connections of the ECU wires at the bulkhead can cause erratic RPMs and engine-stalling. The repair typically involves either bypassing the connector wires or cleaning and replacing spread ter...

4 Known Jeep Cherokee Engine Problems

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
Ignition wire failures can cause a rough idle or intermittent engine misfire and there might not be a Check Engine light.
Some models are susceptible to rear main oil seal failures in dirty or dusty conditions. As dirt and dust collect on the oil seal, the abrasion wears through the sealing surface. A rubber plug, ins...

6 Known Jeep Cherokee Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail causing intermittent drivability problems like hard starting, stalling, and/or hesitation when accelerating. A failed TPS will require replacement, ...
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...

0 Known Jeep Cherokee Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Jeep Cherokee Maintenance Problems

4 Known Jeep Cherokee Miscellaneous Problems

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 prote...
A water leak and/or wind noise may develop from the doors or lift gate area. As a result of a leak, water may accumulate on the vehicle floor. While door seals can be a common cause for this type o...
Child seat tether anchors are available from Chrysler and can improve the performance of child restraints. Each tether kit has all the necessary parts and detailed instructions according to our tec...

0 Known Jeep Cherokee Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Jeep Cherokee Problems & Complaints

Ignition wire failures can cause a rough idle or intermittent engine misfire and there might not be a Check Engine light.
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 prote...
The throttle position sensor (TPS) may fail causing intermittent drivability problems like hard starting, stalling, and/or hesitation when accelerating. A failed TPS will require replacement, ...
The head gasket may seep oil externally. An updated head gasket is available that will prevent any more oil seepage.
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 diagnos...
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 insp...
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 th...
Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket and timing cover gasket are common.
Poor connections of the ECU wires at the bulkhead can cause erratic RPMs and engine-stalling. The repair typically involves either bypassing the connector wires or cleaning and replacing spread ter...
Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as t...
The outer exhaust manifold studs can break and cause exhaust leaks, commonly noted as a ticking type noise. The outer studs, clamps, and nuts will need to be replaced and are now being tightened ...
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...
A minor brake pedal pulsation may be felt at highway speeds and can be caused by rough surfaces on the brake rotor. Low quality brake pads may deposit material onto the rotor surfaces causing varia...
Be sure to verify starter replacement procedure before replacing the starter. A new starter replaced the older design and does not use a shim in the installation. Incorrect use of the shim can caus...
Some models are susceptible to rear main oil seal failures in dirty or dusty conditions. As dirt and dust collect on the oil seal, the abrasion wears through the sealing surface. A rubber plug, ins...
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