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Old 07-27-2010, 10:15 PM
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Hello to ALL @ CF

First Post for me here so Ill introduce myself
Name is Jeff
Live in the AK!! (Akron Proper)
Im a VW + Audi Master technician.
I Quit the dealer seen to start my own tuning shop... >> http://WWW.GlobalGarage.BIZ


I needed a utility vehicle for towing + parts allocation + 4wd in the winter
Plus a bit of camping + towing the KingQuad to riding spots on the weekends

SO.....
I bought a 99 Jeep Cherokee Classic
Has a Straight 6 with automatic + 4WD (like all the rest of em`)

**Place for Pics of the RIG!**
I like Photography so Ill get a few good pics of this thing in action at some point


I WILL be Building/Modifying this thing is a few stages
#1 Daily status / Highway crusing to get to camping and such
#2 Get ready for winter... LOTS of snow here
#3 Begin MOD LIST..........
WISH LIST OF MODS
Block Heater
Tranz Cooler
Slight Lift
X..Springs
X..Leafs
X..Steering
X..Extras
Lighting Front + Rear
Roof Rack
On board Welding (Replacing the AC compressor with Welding head!!)
Manual locking hubs
Removing rear seating+Installing removable custom "Trail Gear" storage box
THIS LIST WILL GROW!!!!

POSTING TO ALLOW A LOCATION FOR INFORMATIVE LINKS
MY Q+A

#1 ANY KNOW ISSUES WORTH FIXING ASAP??? (freebies r good!!)

#2 Is there a preferred repair manual?? AKA dealer or chiltons or haynes?
#3 Are engine parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND Cherokee??
#4 Are suspension parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND cherokee?
#5 Who do people prefer to get aftermarket parts from??
aka online retailers that DONT SUCK.... Who r they?

I will be adding to this list as I lurk......

Thanks ALL
Tek






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A bit of what I do in my daily life of Volkswagen




Turbo Charged 4Cyl Dohc...> Standalone Engine Management
468Hp 482Ft/Lbs.... 34LBS of Boost on C16 Fueling
1860Lb Car with 6Spd Gear Box with straight cut gears + LSD

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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I dont know about your jeep but that VW must be REDICULOUS!!
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welcome to CF!

and sweet ride man!


also.... Post pictures of your cherokee and then i will help you

actually let me get some grub on then i will try to help with your questions!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 96_xj View Post
welcome to CF!

also.... Post pictures of your cherokee and then i will help you

actually let me get some grub on then i will try to help with your questions!

Pics of the JEEP will be in the AM
I JUST BOUGHT IT TODAY
Looking online for JEEP info brought me to the CF site
Figured Id start a thread... this allows me to build my own personal reference library online for all to use.

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Good retailers: rubicon express, rustys offroad, Advanced auto parts actually has an alldata computer manual. and grand cherokees are coil sprung front and rear
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sweatazz car
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a lot of power to the front wheels
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Hi and welcome to the site! I'm slightly new myself, so I know how you feel. I'm also a HUGE Euro fan (own a 330CI vert). Anyway, I'll answer your questions the best I can from what I've gathered here on the site.

#1 ANY KNOW ISSUES WORTH FIXING ASAP??? (freebies r good!!)
The rear main seal on the 4.0 fails quite often and is a pain to replace but good to go ahead and do as soon as you have the time.

#2 Is there a preferred repair manual?? AKA dealer or chiltons or haynes?
Haynes has always worked for me.

#3 Are engine parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND Cherokee??
The parts are different from what I understand, they have different motors, and the Grand Cherokees are much more expensive to work on.

#4 Are suspension parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND cherokee?
I dont believe so.

#5 Who do people prefer to get aftermarket parts from??
aka online retailers that DONT SUCK.... Who r they?
My only experience is with rough country, they're pretty good. Most of the parts you can buy from Oreillys and Autozone for cheap as well.
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Wow last pic is totally a eurotuner mag cover lol sweet mkI

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Sick mark1 man!!! Ive had 5 VW's!

Are you part of MIVE? Michigan volkswagen enthusiasts?
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Welcome! If there is anything you need for your Jeep just give me a call!
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Originally Posted by miglia-spyder View Post
Sick mark1 man!!! Ive had 5 VW's!

Are you part of MIVE? Michigan volkswagen enthusiasts?
5 vw's......
Well into the 60+ car range in the past 15 years for me... horid I know
MIVE hosts MOTORSTADT in a detroit suburb even season.
I won peoples pick + best of show there 2 years ago with the rabbit
but NO Im NOT a member there...



Originally Posted by ebelizard View Post
Hi and welcome to the site!

#3 Are engine parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND Cherokee??
The parts are different from what I understand, they have different motors, and the Grand Cherokees are much more expensive to work on.

#4 Are suspension parts the same on cherokee AND GRAND cherokee?
I dont believe so.
Thanks for the help
but I thought the straight 6 was the same in all these trucks....
IDK, but that would seam to make sense, so with that said I assumed starters and such were swapable from grand into classic and vice~versa





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Welcome! If there is anything you need for your Jeep just give me a call!
do You have a web site?
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I really hope in NOT going to MYSELF over this jeep
I had a 1st gen 88` yota 4runner w22re prior to the jeep
I LOVED IT but I needed something with a bit MORE TOW POWER...
AKA I need a VW rabbit hauler
SOLD THIS to swap into the Classic!!!


Pic of the RIG the day i brought it home

Let the FUN BEGIN!!!
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WORKED on it a bit today

Changed Oil + Filter
Changed Air filter
Changed Transmission fluid
X2 light bulbs


Short list:
Front + Rear wiper blades
Grill insert + Passenger side headlight housing + pass front fender
(Going 2 pull a part in the AM-- Hope they have something worth while!!)
Wire up the speakers that r installed but dont push noise...
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This Post for info ON Instrument Cluster Functions that are NOT NORMAL

AKA
2 of every 10 key cycles the cluster gauges and such r FUNK.........
The tach and speedo r a NO GO
The oil PSI, coolant temp, volts still function
NO fuel tank gauge
Airbag light comes ON
Chech gauges light comes ON
Check engine light comes ON
*** This si the diag path in looking into.... >>>> Mileage in cluster reads "NO BUS"...
Im going to assume that the cluster is loosing CAN BUS signals for reason...
Really hope this is NOT going to be a LONG TERM issue


Cycle the ignition key again
ALL is fine

Weird stuff
Sometimes turning the head light switch ON and OFF quickly will allow the cluster to function again... other times it doesnt work

Im thinking ground somewhere
Just a bit lost till I have a wiring diagram
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