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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,418 miles

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2001 Jeep Cherokee engine problems

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #10

May 102010

Cherokee

  • 78,585 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1. vehicle was losing coolant but nothing showing up in the engine oil coolant or burning out the tail pipe. I was going through about a half gallon per week. Vehicle maintained loss of coolant for about 6 months, the added problem of lost oil pressure then became a problem. 2.eventually the head started leaking bad enough that coolant was present in the oil, at which point the problem was present and able to diagnose. 3. at that point the main bearings were a complete loss and determined that the cam bearings were gone as well and had to replace the entire motor.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 262010

Cherokee

  • 128,000 miles
2001 Jeep Cherokee 128,000 miles has a cracked cylinder head between ports #3 and #4. this seems to be a common flaw on 00-01 Jeep with the cylinder head cast # 0331.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #8

Sep 012007

Cherokee

  • 152,000 miles
The engine has 150,00 miles. It is losing coolant with no puddles to show for it. The oil pressure gauge shows 0 at idle. The engine constantly overheats. No sign of head gasket leak. Coolant overflow tank fills with coolant/oil/rust mixture after running the engine for 5 minutes. Door locks don't work sometimes. Tail lights work on and off while the lights are off. All problems started within the last year.

- Truman, MN, USA

problem #7

Jan 092005

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving approximately 40 mph engine stalled. While servicing the vehicle it was determined that stalling was due to flooding of the engine.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 022004

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I purchased a new 2001 Chrysler Cherokee Jeep. (4.0 liter in line 6 cylinder.) approx. 2 years after purchase date (50,000 miles driven), the car was out of warranty and I was informed by a registered Chrysler dealer that the car needed a new engine. The expense to perform the diagnostic work and install replacement engine and related parts amounted to $4,500. I was a diligent car owner with a very small income, a single parent who has to work, and a 5 year car-payment plan -- in essence, I changed the oil, took the car for any service or repair needed. I gather from calls to chrsyler and my Jeep dealership that I just got a "bad" engine and because it's out of the 2-year warranty there is no course open to me to be reimbursed for the repairs done. Obviously, since I still have 3 years left on my car payments I could not just walk away and leave the car. I need help. Please advise what I can do. Thank you in advance for your time. Best regards, genevieve glasson.

- Oyster Bay, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 112003

(reported on)

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine light illuminated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced a pump on 6/4/2003. On 6/5/2003 the engine light illuminated again, because the dealer installed the wrong pump, however the problem continued.

- Frederiksted, VI, USA

problem #4

Nov 022002

Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states that while driving at any speed the engine light comes on and will stay on the remainder of the time the vehicle is in movement. Dealer notified

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 302001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle with 10529 miles lost all power during highway driving at about 55 mph. The engine warning light came on. After about 15 minutes, I started the car and drove about one half mile before it lost all power again and the warning light came on again. The car was towed. After considerable time in the dealer's shop during which the problems were apparently difficult enough to warrant consultation with the manufacturer, the drive oil pump, the main computer (module powertra.), camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor were replaced. At 10747 miles, the engine warning light came on again. The car was again towed to the garage although it had been running for about 3/4 mile after the light came on. The diagnosis was that the #4 cylinder was misfiring. The synchronization was reset without any parts replacement.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Jun 302001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle with 10529 miles lost all power during highway driving at about 55 mph. The engine warning light came on. After about 15 minutes, I started the car and drove about one half mile before it lost all power again and the warning light came on again. The car was towed. After considerable time in the dealer's shop during which the problems were apparently difficult enough to warrant consultation with the manufacturer, the drive oil pump, the main computer (module powertra.), camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor were replaced. At 10747 miles, the engine warning light came on again. The car was again towed to the garage although it had been running for about 3/4 mile after the light came on. The diagnosis was that the #4 cylinder was misfiring. The synchronization was reset without any parts replacement.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 302001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle with 10529 miles lost all power during highway driving at about 55 mph. The engine warning light came on. After about 15 minutes, I started the car and drove about one half mile before it lost all power again and the warning light came on again. The car was towed. After considerable time in the dealer's shop during which the problems were apparently difficult enough to warrant consultation with the manufacturer, the drive oil pump, the main computer (module powertra.), camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor were replaced. At 10747 miles, the engine warning light came on again. The car was again towed to the garage although it had been running for about 3/4 mile after the light came on. The diagnosis was that the #4 cylinder was misfiring. The synchronization was reset without any parts replacement.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

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