Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Installing a distributor in a 96 jeep grand Cherokee laredo 4.0 6L properly.

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.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Jeep Master
  • 1,848 Answers

-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 .
Is it clear...?

Good Luck

Mai Lor

Posted on Nov 08, 2014

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 2,474 Answers

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 .
Woody

Posted on Nov 08, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

clarktravis8
  • 74 Answers

SOURCE: 1993 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.0 no spark

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 wutxtye0rjd9d9ekmodqt1eoxkvn9hr9qjz1l3dabggyud7sdgr36czsrfxqenadhnijx9nfayi+sz1sug0aaaaasuvork5cyii=

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

  • 6982 Answers

SOURCE: 94 jeep grand cherokee laredo v8 5.2l automatic.

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

roniecon
  • 6826 Answers

SOURCE: No fire to coil from coil on 96 model Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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.>>roniecon@gmail.com

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

Testimonial: "Roniecon was extremely helpful trying to solve this problem, he hung in there to the very end. He spent a lot of time researching the problem. THANKS"

  • 14036 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6 Cyl.

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

Testimonial: "The solutions to my problem was very helpful so thank you so much for your advice!"

traceylewis1
  • 363 Answers

SOURCE: I have rear end noise on my 2001 Jeep Grand

Shocks is most likel by they the culpret./ Or a loose heat sheld by the exaust

Posted on Jun 23, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How long does it take to change radiator in 1994 cherokee


Replacing a 1995 JEEP Cherokee Radiator - YouTube

? 5:17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4OslyelTfU
Aug 7, 2011 - Uploaded by X2YeZCAMCNC
Replacing a 1995 JEEP Cherokee Radiator .... Don't ya hate it when it takes longer to explain something ...

How to Change radiator on a cherokee - YouTube

? 10:17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvMY_kGn9dA
Feb 10, 2010 - Uploaded by Gamer 1
never sold it, changed my mind. it still runs well never have had any issues from the cooling since the radiator ...

Radiator Removal Jeep Grand Cherokee video - YouTube

? 2:12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMsYDh_7XT8
Jul 23, 2012 - Uploaded by JerryRigEverything
New radiators can be bought on Amazon for pretty cheap: ... Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Radiator, Water ...

Radiator. Replacement - Jeep Cherokee Forum





Jan 23, 2016 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I HAVE TO CHANGE OUT A CRANK SENSOR IN MY GRAND CHEROKEE.


Jeep Crank Sensor Replacement, P Codes P0351, P1391 ...

? 6:24
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D0vUEDSwXo
May 12, 2013 - Uploaded by Robert DIY Replaced the crank sensor on this 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee.... to replace my crankshaft position sensor on my 1998 grand cherokee laredo.

Jeep Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement (CKP, CKPS ...

? 4:07
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ho5iAKQV00

Oct 27, 2013 - Uploaded by WeekendHandymen
hi , do you think if I replace crank sensor will solve the problem ,my jeep .... Where's the crankshaft located in 99 jeep grand Cherokee laredo .


Oct 24, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

What is the firing order for a grand cherokee laredo. I change the distributor for sgrand cherokee laredo jeep. I lined up tdc, had the rotor turned to number 1, but it is still missing.


You didn't post your engine size so please choose the apprpriate diagram:



148dbd9.gif

1989-98 2.5L Engine firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise



cc5a81b.gif


2.8L Engine firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributor rotation: Clockwise



427e129.gif

4.0L Engine firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4 Distributor rotation: Clockwise



35fbd17.gif

5.2L and 5.9L Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise

May 12, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Parking brake for a 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo


A Haynes or Chilton manual should have all the proper pictures and instructions for reassembly.

Mar 29, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo won't fire. Was


check the cam sensor and crank sensor, also is the distributor turning,possible distributor gear pin broke

Nov 08, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

96 laredo, bogs down only when first taking off. Hot or cold. The rest of the time it runs okay.


It sounds like you are getting a weak spark to one or more cylinders. I would start by checking that all of your spark plugs are connected. Make sure the plug wires are in good condition and connected in the proper firing order. If applicable, check your distributor cap and rotor for damage or wear.

Oct 29, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 1998 headlight assembly instructions


youtube.com type in 1998 grand cherokee headlight assembly, I just fixed mine in 10 minutes, both of them!

Mar 31, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

96 jeep grand cherokee headliner


you might need a set of torx or allens but as far as i know there shoulnt be any problem.

Mar 23, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Wiring diagram 07 jeep laredo


Check this info...
- WJ-2002-Cherokee-Service-Manual-PDF-08F-Sistema-de-Audio - Audio Systems / Page 17 8F 17 and next (spanish).
- WJ-2002-Cherokee-Service-Manual-PDF-08W-Diagrama-de-Cableado - Wiring Diagrams / Page 259 8W 47-1 and next (spanish).

Good luck!!!

Feb 04, 2009 | 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

3 Answers

96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Speakers


front - 6.5" by 6.5" depth- 3"

in dash - 3.5" depth- 2"

back- 6.5" by 6.5" depth- 3"


Jan 25, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...