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1998 Jeep Cherokee drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving consumer smelled smoke inside passenger's compartment due to transmission fluid leak. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, and dealer replaced transaxle.

- Perry, ME, USA

problem #2

Apr 221999

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 13,395 miles cluster gauge on dash went out. No way to tell how fast vehicle was going because instruments on dash stopped working. Consumer took vehicle to dealer. Dealer cleaned connectors/ added electro lights, and reconnected plugs. However, same problem reoccurred. Consumer felt there was problem with connector. Tsb 08298 deals with problems consumer is experiencing, however on the second failure, consumer was charged for repairs. Both inner front axle seals were replaced because they were leaking.

- Albuqueque, NM, USA

problem #1

Oct 101998


  • miles
Rear end axle and bearings are worn excessively causing noise. Mjs

- Anchorage, AK, USA

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