hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee engine problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 082009


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions; the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart after several attempts and was towed to an independent mechanic. The mechanic recommended that the vehicle be towed to an authorized dealer. An authorized technician stated that the failure was contributed to the coil wire and the PCM module which were previously replaced. The vehicle was also towed to an authorized dealer for the identical failure on a separate occasion. The vehicle is being diagnosed for the failure. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 94,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 202008

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 liter 6 cylinder engine experiences sudden oil pressure drops. This happens when the car warms up. I've had the vehicle checked and the oil pressure sender unit replaced as a precaution. My mechanics are unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle. Looking to the internet for help, I've found hundreds of people with the same problem. Loss of oil pressure at high speeds could result in engine failure causing a fire or accident.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 132006

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. When the brake is applied and the vehicle is in idle, the vehicle would jerk and the RPM's increased. The vehicle would also backfire. The vehicle felt as if it would lose power, but remained running. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in recall # 98V023000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum). The current mileage is 101,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Please note at the present time temperature gauge is not working after approx 6.gasket change water hose etc

- Montclair, NJ, USA

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