Go Back  Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Jeep Builds
Project 1998 4dr 5speed:  Least to Beast! >

Project 1998 4dr 5speed: Least to Beast!

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

Project 1998 4dr 5speed: Least to Beast!

Old 03-04-2013, 04:30 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default Project 1998 4dr 5speed: Least to Beast!

Just picked up my 2nd XJ yesterday. 149k on the odo, paid 2k for her. The lady's son went to jail a few months ago, and she was tired of seeing the truck in the driveway lol. The plans are to lift her, but I will make specific decisions on that later. For now, she needs some TLC, including a new radiator, and I have to hunt down the check engine code. It is a no rust XJ, which is why I was willing to overlook the minor issues. That, and the pricetag.

Here is how she sat when I got her.
Name:  20130303_172001_zpsbed6a382.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  91.2 KB

Name:  20130303_172013_zpsb3dd40de.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  90.6 KB

Name:  20130303_172113_zps57370cac.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  86.0 KB

Name:  20130303_172036_zps232e21f8.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  82.0 KB

Yay, 8.25!
Name:  20130303_172122_zpsabf74d3c.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  81.5 KB

Last edited by Passt; 07-29-2013 at 02:40 PM.
Passt is offline  
Old 03-04-2013, 04:31 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

This morning I replaced the radiator. No more leak!
Name:  20130303_121439_zps2135de69.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  142.6 KB

Name:  20130304_093717_zpsbef28b67.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  106.4 KB

The guy who had it before me certaily used her properly.
Name:  20130304_093725_zps5aec96eb.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  133.0 KB

New rad.
Name:  20130304_111009_zps1a6da841.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  91.8 KB

Almost time to button her back up.
Name:  20130304_111003_zps6b4ab90c.jpg
Views: 34
Size:  116.7 KB
Passt is offline  
Old 03-04-2013, 04:34 PM
  #3  
CF Veteran
 
a_shirey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 8,272
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0 I6 HO
Default

Looking forward to this build.
a_shirey is offline  
Old 03-04-2013, 04:55 PM
  #4  
Member
 
timmy51193's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: oak lawn
Posts: 139
Year: 98
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

wooho another red xj nice man im jelous of your 5 speed tho
timmy51193 is offline  
Old 03-04-2013, 05:18 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Originally Posted by timmy51193 View Post
wooho another red xj nice man im jelous of your 5 speed tho
Thanks shirey, me too.

Yea I was happy to see a 4dr 5speed pop up in my area on craigslist. Soon as I saw she was rust free I couldn't resist!
Passt is offline  
Old 03-08-2013, 11:44 PM
  #6  
CF Veteran
 
kuzican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posts: 6,438
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

YAY! a build thread for this one. Sub'd. let me know when you're doing any work. might be able to help out.

and I have some stock flares if you want them. they're blue though. and aaron has the front right one.
kuzican is offline  
Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Picked up this $20 code reader off ebay.
Name:  T2eC16VHJIQE9qUHtHBcBQzHWpFtkQ60_57_zpsce9eb03f.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  72.3 KB

...and pulled the following codes:
p0132
p0135
p0138
p0141

All these codes are o2 sensor related.
After some quick research, I learned to check the O2S fuse:
Name:  20130308_154725_zps2713e274.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  87.2 KB

... it's the 15 blue in the row closest to the relays. Low and behold...

Name:  20130308_213645_zps389d25ae.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  53.4 KB

Just need to pop a new 15 in and hope it doesn't blow again
Passt is offline  
Old 03-09-2013, 08:34 PM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 102
Year: 1996
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default

Nice. Congrats on the purchase. Good to see another 5 speed getting used and taken care of by an enthusiast.
MD XJ is offline  
Old 03-10-2013, 10:30 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
MD_XJ_MD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD
Posts: 553
Year: 2001
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L Inline 6
Default

i like the red alot, look forward to seeing more to come, sub'd
MD_XJ_MD is offline  
Old 03-12-2013, 12:02 AM
  #10  
CF Veteran
 
kuzican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posts: 6,438
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

did the fuse fix the problem?
kuzican is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 04:00 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Yes sir. I cleared the code this morning, ran her for a bit, and no more codes. Yay Now, either the oil pan, or the rear main seal is leaking a little. Once I fix that, it'll be time to get her inspected.
Passt is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 06:57 PM
  #12  
CF Veteran
 
kuzican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posts: 6,438
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Originally Posted by Passt View Post
Yes sir. I cleared the code this morning, ran her for a bit, and no more codes. Yay Now, either the oil pan, or the rear main seal is leaking a little. Once I fix that, it'll be time to get her inspected.
nice! so when you lift this one, does your 2 door become just a DD?
kuzican is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 07:16 PM
  #13  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sagle Idaho
Posts: 77
Year: 1994
Model: Cherokee
Engine: Staright 6 High ouput
Default

What brand radiator is that?
jesse12296 is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 07:24 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Originally Posted by jesse12296 View Post
What brand radiator is that?
Part # 436020 from advance auto. The brand is Ready Rad.
Passt is offline  
Old 03-13-2013, 07:25 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Passt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bowie, MD
Posts: 994
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L I6
Default

Originally Posted by kuzican View Post

nice! so when you lift this one, does your 2 door become just a DD?
Yea, thata the plan so far.
Passt is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Project 1998 4dr 5speed: Least to Beast!


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: