Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

New kid in the XJ Game

Old 10-10-2016, 10:56 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default New kid in the XJ Game

Hey everyone, been lurking around the forum for awhile. Finally decided to join since i got my first XJ a couple months back. I'm a freshman college student and this is my first jeep.

1999 sport, 4.0L, AW4, 2WD, C 8.25 Rear, power everything.
Attached Thumbnails New kid in the XJ Game-pa104018-2-.jpg   New kid in the XJ Game-pa104019-2-.jpg   New kid in the XJ Game-pa104015-2-.jpg   New kid in the XJ Game-pa104024-2-.jpg   New kid in the XJ Game-pa104026-2-.jpg  

Codak is offline  
Old 10-10-2016, 04:14 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 57
Model: Cherokee
Default

Looks really clean, what do you plan to do with it?
Jalebate is offline  
Old 10-10-2016, 04:51 PM
  #3  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,379
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee(XJ)
Engine: Golen 4.6L
Default

That's a good looking Jeep. Congrats!
extrashaky is offline  
Old 10-10-2016, 05:04 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Thanks guys!

I've only had it for 3 months now, but i've completely gone through everything. Cleaned the interior and changed every fluid, spark plugs, new tires and all that jazz. Paint's not prefect but for a 17 year old south Florida car it's held up pretty well.

Don't know if i want to add a lift yet or just keep it stock. It's only a 2WD so idk how the lift would work out.
Codak is offline  
Old 10-10-2016, 08:16 PM
  #5  
CF Veteran
 
TFitzPat87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,414
Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6 4.0L
Default

Welcome to the forum! Looks like a nice platform to start with! 2WD or 4x4 has nothing to do with lifting your XJ. It would be the exact same components regardless.

Just give it time though. You'll want to lift it eventually. Do a couple small upgrades as a "test". Paint the wheels black or put interior LED's in, and see if you don't become addicted. Whether or not you lift it, you've come to the right place. Lot's of people on here with plenty of knowledge. Just do some searching before posting new threads. Lots of common problems have been covered lots of times!
TFitzPat87 is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 04:11 PM
  #6  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Smile

Already started working on the jeep again

Ever since i bought my XJ, it has been running great. But I've always had an intermediate rough idle problem. It only happens when engine is hot.
What happens is i will pull out of my driveway engine idling at 800 rpms, then for about 10-15 seconds the idle will drop down to 500 rpms, jump around then like nothing even happened it will go right back to 800 rpms and stay there until i turn off the car. Doesn't happen every time but 7/10 times this happens.

Cleaned throttle body, replaced tps, but still no luck fixing it.

So today i replaced the IAC thinking it should fix my problem but the problem still remains. Any idea what else could be my problem? Jeep still has the PO's cap, rotor, and wires which are mopar wires. Maybe original from the factory? lol
Attached Thumbnails New kid in the XJ Game-img_4507.jpg  
Codak is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 04:19 PM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
gleason51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Montana
Posts: 53
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

What kind of shape is the battery in? I had a similar issue with both of my XJs. I put an Optima in each of them and I haven't had an issue since.
gleason51 is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 04:46 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

The battery is an advanced auto one from my truck. 800 CCA pretty good one. Not even a year old. The positive battery cable has seen better days though, was planning on replacing it along with the grounds. Negative cable is new also.
Codak is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 06:59 PM
  #9  
Caracticus Potts The Mod
 
Willys55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hainsville, NJ
Posts: 5,279
Model: Grand Cherokee
Default

Welcome to the forum
Willys55 is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 08:26 PM
  #10  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Thanks again guys for the nice welcomes!
Codak is offline  
Old 10-11-2016, 11:17 PM
  #11  
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 317
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Welcome! Thats a clean looking Jeep! I am a big fan of white ones. Like someone stated above, it is an addiction once you start building your jeep. I am running 33's on 3" lift and several skid plates. It isn't even close to done yet though.


Here is mine.
Name:  20160718_160846_zpso9dow2w2.jpg
Views: 60
Size:  184.6 KB
awork is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 06:50 AM
  #12  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

SWEET looking rig awork! Love the look of the lift and tire combo. Definitely need to get my windows tinted, especially here in South Florida.
Codak is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:50 AM
  #13  
CF Veteran
 
TFitzPat87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,414
Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6 4.0L
Default

Originally Posted by awork View Post
Welcome! Thats a clean looking Jeep! I am a big fan of white ones. Like someone stated above, it is an addiction once you start building your jeep. I am running 33's on 3" lift and several skid plates. It isn't even close to done yet though.
They never are! Hahaha!
TFitzPat87 is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 08:55 AM
  #14  
CF Veteran
 
TFitzPat87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,414
Year: 1997
Model: Cherokee
Engine: I6 4.0L
Default

At 190k, I highly doubt the cap, rotor, wires, and plugs are original. That being said, if you don't have the service history of the vehicle, a tune up is a good idea.

Btw, XJ's are not fans of aftermarket sensors. If that IAC you installed is not a mopar replacement, you might end up having problems with it. Same with the TPS. Always try and get Mopar sensors if you can.
TFitzPat87 is offline  
Old 10-12-2016, 09:24 AM
  #15  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Codak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: South Florida
Posts: 124
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Thanks for informing me on that topic TFitz. I know a guy that works parts at a Mopar dealership so i should be able to get parts at a discount now.

The wires are definitely original, cap and rotor seem to be newer, either way i'll do a tune up. Should i go with Mopar cap,rotor, and wires? Since i can get them for a discount or is there cheaper better options.
Codak is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New kid in the XJ Game


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: