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  • boggseboggse Posts: 1,048
    I have a 98 Classic, but I have not had your problem. I do not know what a new key fob costs. You could try these guys:

    They offer discounted prices on OEM parts. Just fill out their form with what you want, and they will send you a quote.

  • ironrootironroot Posts: 2

    I am considering a nice deal my dealer has on a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited set up just like I was looking for---except it has a High Output V8 engine rather than the regular V8.

    My dealer (and Jeep brochures) says that it is "OK" to run regular gas in the HO V8, particularly around town. Anyone have experience doing this? I would rather not always have to feed my SUV the premium gas, would like to have the option to use Premium only when I want it for highway performace and the price is right...

    Your comments appreciated.

  • sandyboysandyboy Posts: 114
    Tilt Steering Wheel was an option every year from the first XJ (1984) thru the last (2001). Sometimes it was a stand-alone option, other years it was packaged with a group...but it was always an option, and always available. I checked all 18 of my brochures....
  • ed96ed96 Posts: 20
    i too love the jeeps. i own a wagoneer(anyone who owns one knows it HAS to be love to own the LAST carb engine on the planet) I also own a 99 classic with every option there is except abs . go figure.
    but , i own three manuals my 88. my 99 ,and my former 96 sport . what is wrong with you man ?
  • brown67brown67 Posts: 2
    I have a 2001 Cherokee Sport and it came with no cruise control. I bought an after market one but can't get it to work. Does anyone know of an after market one other than audiovox that will work. i went to the dealer and they want 750$ to install the factory one.

  • Recently purchased above vehicle for my daughter.
    Car has 81K miles. In process of changing fluids
    since I have no idea how religious prior owner
    was/wasn't. Transmission and oil already done,
    steering fluid next. I've noticed that the
    engine runs ( if I can trust the gauge ) at about
    210 degrees. This is some 30-40 degrees hotter than the GM products I'm used to driving. I'd like some feedback from experienced owners as to whether this is normal, or should I go ahead with a thermostat change and/or flush the radiator and replace the coolant?

    The in-line six is pretty impressive from a torque standpoint and the ride is somewhat better than I expected from a 4X4 SUV.
  • vin_weaselvin_weasel Posts: 237
    If it starts getting up around 230 you have to worry. The 4.0L is a hot engine.

    You might want to change the differential fluids as well.
  • jperceljpercel Posts: 3
    I am starting to research jeep cherokees' and I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to find information about the distinction between the sport model, SE, and classic (standard version). I am also looking for opinions on these models. Are they efficent cars? What are some of the problems peope have found with them? Any advice? Thanks.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,915
    If you just want used Jeeps (i.e., not new Grand Cherokees), then you'll have to go to the Used pages and get a list; then go through the specs one by one.

    There is a Vehicle Comparision Tool, but it's only for the new models.

    SUVs, Vans and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
  • Like vin_weasel said, the cherokee runs hot. My '98 always runs between 200-210 whether it's near freezing or the temp. is up in the nineties.
  • mhall02mhall02 Posts: 38
    Hi all, I have had my 2000 Sport for about 2.5 years now and have recently lost two of the center caps off of my std. steel wheels. Anyone else have this problem? Apparently the plastic 'nubs' that the three screws go into disentegrated, the plastic is very brittle and all that is left behind are the three screws with the metal nut and brittle plastic inside the metal nut. Poor quality plastic, just kinda annoying. Also, looks like the front diff. is leaking a little around the drive-shaft seal, is this common (thank goodness for the extended warranty)? All things considered, still love the Jeep, it has 51,000 miles and is running great!!
  • vader6vader6 Posts: 27
    I just had a similar but different problem. Standing next to the vehicle while pressing unlock/lock/panic buttons on the key fob did nothing. Had to manually unlock door and while driving to the dealers tried the buttons while vehicle was in motion. Everything worked! Anyway , the dealer took both key fobs and checked the transmission range/battery and said both are in max range, battery good. Computer glitch I guess.

    Can't wait for the 03 GMC Envoy XL so I can trade this Chrysler crap in.
  • sandyboysandyboy Posts: 114
    Wouldn't that be more properly called "Mercedes-Benz crap" ????
  • sandyboysandyboy Posts: 114
    In newer models, 1996 forward, there are basically 4 models. The entry level is the SE, one step up is the Sport, the DeLuxe model is the Classic, while the top of the line is the Limited. The differences between them are the level of "options" that are standard, and the interior/exterior trim. Prior to the Limited (in 1996/1997) the top of the line was the "Country". In 1998 the Country gave way to the Limited. These all have the 4.0Litre 6 Cyl motor, while many (but not all) SE models have the 4-Cyl motor, which is too small for the vehicle, and not really desireable. The six cylinder was an option in the SE, but less than 1/2 the SE(s) had it. 95% of all Limiteds have leather interior and dual 6-way power seats and heated seat feature. It was standard equipment in all 98, 99, 2000 Limiteds, and went to the option list for 2001, but most 2001 had it too. The Classic is basically a Limited, with manual seats & cloth interior.
    The build split is appox like this: 60% are Sports, 9% are SEs, 20% are Classics and 11% are Limiteds. Most dealer (other than Jeep) have no clue of the differences, calling them all Cherokee Sports. They think that is the name of all of them! I have gone to look at "Cherokee Sports" only to find it's a Classic, or Limited or SE !
  • tmac00tmac00 Posts: 8
    I am already in withdrawal. Sold my 97 Cherokee Sport had to buy a (pause, sniffle) minivan. First time I am without a Jeep since the 80's. 1978 CJ 5, 1980 CJ 7, 1997 TJ (Wrangler in the US) and a 97 Cherokee. Loved them all. The problem I have now is I can't drive an automatic, pull up to park turn it off and unable to get the key out! Oh yeah, you have to put it in park, thanks for letting me get some of this off my chest. As soon as the kids (1 and 3 yrs old) are older, it's back to Jeeps for me.
  • arlodogarlodog Posts: 8
    at 10,ooo miles i had to have my front brake rotors replaced, this was a warranty item, today I took it in with the same problem a shaking steering wheel when breaking, milage is now 24000. now they tell me they need to machine the rotors. this seems excessive to me two break jobs in 24000 miles? not happy about this at all. this is a 2000 classic. this vehicloe has been only ok, it is my first jeep and will be my last,
    Any input on the break issue would be helpful
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I think you meant brake jobs and braking.

    However, under the circumstances, maybe not.

  • arlodogarlodog Posts: 8
    sorry for the spelling, have just talked to the service manager and he says tough luck, denies a problem with rotors. Many posts on ntsb site about this. he asked me if iwas usuing it to tow.have never towed a thing. chrysler has chosen to ignore this, i will not be buying from them again
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    If I held a grudge against every vehicle I'd had a problem with I'm not sure what I'd be driving.

    The unwritten DC policy on the rotors is the first ones are free during the 36K warranty. Second ones are on you. Technically, they are only covered under the 12K warranty. My first set were swapped at 24K, and I have a slight vibration again at 36K on my '01. I've found that they vibrate worse after towing or very hard braking. They make aftermarket rotors that will fix the problem, but they cost about $200. I don't think you'll find too many manufacturers willing to put $200 rotors on their vehicles, particularly rather cheap ones.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    Is this true of Wranglers as well? I have a 1997 Sport.
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