XJ Crew... just picked up an 00 Cherokee that runs like crap

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  1. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    2000 Cherokee 4dr Sport
    4x4
    4.0L
    Auto
    170k miles
    2/00 build date

    The bad news... has been overheated multiple times, threw the following codes.
    P0300
    P0303
    P0305
    P0432

    Multiple cyclinder misfire is obvious.

    It did just have the tires, radiator, thermostat and all hoses replaced.

    Im going to tear into it later this week to figure out whats going on.
    For $ 1400, i couldn't resist.

    Pics will be up shortly.

    How long does a head job on one of these take :hsd:
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    heads on thse arent too bad ... give yourself a day if you are comfortable with it and know what you are doing .. otherwise take it to a shop.

    with those codes im guess electrical issues like damnit .. .which isnt uncommon.

    cheange out all the obvious (it has a170k afterall) ... full tune up ...

    plugs, wires, filters (dont forget the fuel filter) EVERY fluid known to SAE ... tranny, t-case, diffs, oil, brakes ... all of it.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Yours may have the bad head... not sure what the code is for the one that cracks, but check out www.naxja.com for the info.

    chrysler should pick up some portion of the tab.

    and fix that front end, its ugly.
     
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    You can usually see the crack thru the filler cap. I couldn't see mine though.

    I replaced the head on my 00 in about 6 hours total. It was the biggest mechanical task I have ever done on any vehicle, but it's pretty straight forward.
     
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    Read more... SPQR

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    yikes


    get one of those cool leopard-print steering wheel covers to cover up that blemish
     
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    lol its fixed bringing the jeep to a total cost of $ 1700

    i put the older stronger head on it too :big grin:

    new head (used)
    new intake manifold (old one cracked)
    new rear main seal
    new oil pan gasket
    new headgasket
    new valve cover gasket
    new spark plugs
    new water pump
    new thermostat
    new radiator
    new oil / oil filter / air filter

    now all thats left is to fix the exhaust leak and do some bodywork
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Consider taking it to a detailing shop to get the interior cleaned. Whoever used to own it was a messy person.
     
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    Im part of the detailing crew too :noes:

    I just havn't gotten around to cleaning it yet. I wanna get the rest of the shit done first.
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown: Good work man. That's going to be a fun vehicle once you get finished with it :cool: I miss my 87 :wtc:
     

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