Aug 142013

If a car slightly brushed against my right back flare and my bumper, not hard enough to dent anything or break anything, except for my Jeep’s bumper is slightly to the left less than a quarter inch. Does that mean that my frame is also shifted? Is it safe to drive?

Nov 182012

my transmission lines busted yesterday and afterwards i tried to start vehicle, the ignition wont turn over and cannot push gear shift knob in to move into another gear, yes i applied the brake while performing these actions.

Sep 262012

I just replaced the steering column in my 94 jeep cherokee 4×4, and somewhere in the process my brand new battery died. I left it plugged in on the negative side but disconnected the positive cable while I was working. After trying to start the car I tried jumping it, and the car just wouldn’t take any juice, lights stayed dim, etc. I checked all the connections to the column themselves; they were intact, did a brief check of the fuse box, everything looked good. I don’t have a DMM so I can’t test the battery myself, but I can’t see what would be wrong with it unless leaving the neg. cable connected for a while would drain/ruin it.

Sep 202012

I have a 1994 jeep Cherokee Sport inline6 4.0L. I have changed the serpintine belt, radiator, secondary radiator fan, radiator hoses. Still leaking coolant from freeze plug on driver side but not enough to loose all the coolant. After filling with coolant I drive it and it overheats after about 3 miles stop and go city driving. Only options left I assume thermostat and water pump. What one do I check 1st?

Aug 292012

I made an attempt to replace my fuel filter but could not get the lines disconnected.  I did get one line disconnected on the side with two lines facing towards the engine.  Do I need a special tool to disconnect?  I tried with both hands and could not do it.  I read where you must depressurize first, I removed the 20 amp fuse for the fuel pump and turned the engine over until it would not start, disconnected the negative batter terminal and opened the fuel door & cap.  I sure would like to do this myself and save a few bucks.  If it makes a difference this is the 4.0 inline 6.  Thanks for any input.

Apr 132012

my 01 jeep grand cherokee laredo is misfiring.  My mechanic replaced the ignition coil and said it was fixed.  Next day, happened again.  Brought it back, he replaced something else, said it was fixed, next day, happened again.  Brought it to another mechanic, and it’s been there a  month and he cant figure out what’s wrong with it.  Any suggestions, or anyone had similiar problems and was and how was it fixed?  HEEEELP

Mar 182012

On Friday evening my Jeep started making this noise like the wheel on wheel of fortune spinning (sorry but best way to explain it). Was told that it was a lifter knocking so oil was checked and 1 quart was added which didn’t help at all. 13hrs later the noise got a little louder and the steering wheel shook hard for a split second and it died. It will not start back or attempt to even turn over. When you turn the key it clicks one time and nothing. Today for starters the oil was drained and it had water in it as did the oil pan and where you put oil into your vehicle there was lots of oil deposit. Thinking it was a cracked head they were checked and all is good. So maybe the rocker arm broke and threw a rod…all of that is fine. Mechanic told me to take out spark plugs and if there was water in the cylinders and on top of the pistons then that would lock up the motor….everything’s fine. So he told us to try and turn the motor by hand and if it turned then it wasn’t locked up. It will turn but very very little and it is very very hard to turn. ANY SUGGESTIONS on what to try next would be GREAT. I am a home health nurse that needs my vehicle, this is my only vehicle and as a single mom cant afford anything else. PLEASE HHHEEELLLLPPPPP!!! Thank you!