Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I tried installing the distributor per instructions from youtubers and a couple other websites but the car turns over but makes a grinding noise in the end before I let go of the ignition.it has been said that the 96 is a tricky one to change the distributor out and I fail to make marks being the novice I am before taking it out of the vehicle. What tricks do I need to know to find top dead center or considering I see no marks on the balancer connected to the crankshaft below the engine. Is this a little cash or a notch that has been Choctaw on? I have rotated it all the way and have found more than one metal notch in the rear of the balancer.need help finding top dead center so I can get this done.
-Hi my friend, here is the basic way to correct this situation.
-Use socket and ratchet to turn the crank shaft pulley the way the engine turn. there is a line (Notch) on the edge of the pulley. Keep turning until it line up the line on the timing cover then stop.
Now remove the spark plug of cylinder number 1 (which is the first one that next to the pulley or first one from the front) and check if the top of the cylinder is very closed to the top or not. If you see it then you're almost done. If you don't see it then keep turning 1 full circle until it line up again.
-Now put the distributor to the engine, make sure the point of the rotor point to the spark plug wire #1 terminal on the cap.
If all line up good then tight it. It should be ready to fire .
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Posted on Nov 08, 2014
Hey Mark I did find a full description of how to do this at autozone library im sure it will help you , AZ site is all free just log in and list your vehicle then go to repair guide then to vehicle repair guide and you'll get a drop down click on engine electrical .
Posted on Nov 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First I would change the plugs, wires, distributor, and rotor button next I would make sure the firing order is correct then have timing checked if all check out have the cylinders tested.I hope this get your Jeep up and running. Please Rate Me . And you can always ask me
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
You can check fluid level by removing the rubber plug in the cover. Fluid is full when on level ground, it is just at the edge of the hole (or very close) if you are already getting noises out of there, you can remove the cover and inspect gears for wear or breakage. If you find a large amount of metal debris in the lube it tells you something bad is going on back there. Although rebuildable, it's not a home job...requires exact settings in order to operate properly. You can find good units far cheaper than even a gearset costs in any scrapyard. to match ratio, count the teeth on the ring gear and the pinion gear. the replacement MUST have the exact same number. Before swapping diffs, check all back there to make sure noise is not from somewhere else.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
You need to put the harmonic balance for the 96 jeep on this motor,then put the crankshaft sensor on for the 96 jeep on the vehicle,this should fix you up.The crankshaft sensor and the harmonic balance have to go together.If I can be further help,let me know.>>email@example.com
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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CHECK ASD RELAY THAT IS AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN RELAY IN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER UNDER THE HOOD IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT.IF ASD RELAY GOOD PROBLEM COULD BE CAMSHAFT SENSOR IN THE DISTRIBUTOR.TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY HAVE JEEP SCANNED FOR CAMSHAFT SENSOR AND CRANKSHAFT SENSOR FAULTS.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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