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I have a 97 jeep grand Cherokee with a 98 motor same tranny. That thing is burning 4-5 quartz every 150-200 miles. Its not in the coolant an its not smoking. An no oil leaks. i like to now why its burning so much oil an where is it all going? I need to change the down drift o-2 sensor. An the lifters has a small tick when you first start up. Thank you.

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At what speeds? 50 , 90 (we have 85mph highway in texas)
pCV working,? if not it may burn oil.

ok oil can not just go away , like tax money out of pocketes or deflation.
not ever.
1: stolen oil, nah.
2: burns it, sure.
3: leaks it , no you'd see it at every stop.
4: leaks it to cooling system., no. the down draft 02 does nothing but checks cat for health so does nothing, releated to this.

it's burning it. but you dont see it because you are not following you.
I see it, i smell it.

bad rings.
bad valve seals.
or PVC packed and crank case pressures on the moon(high)
or all three, is like par for course on any 97./98
its old.
how many miles on it, bet you dont know, but.//????

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SOURCE: coolant level sensor bad warning comes on console

I have the same problem with my 97 Jeep. I found a fix on posted by phild328, goodluck

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SOURCE: coolant level sensor bad warning comes on console

Coolant sensor wiring would be the next place to look. Make sure connector is good, and look for broken wires.

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SOURCE: Engine smells like rubber burning

Generally that smell is caused by an oil leak that is getting on either the exhaust pipe or manifold (doesn't take much to smell). As far as bottle getting low, I've got a 93 that never stays full but only needs coolant in the radiator about once every two months. Been like that for two or three years and has never overheated. I'm sure there is a small leak somewhere, but I'm not driving myself crazy looking for it. Check all hose connections, and look on the ground after being parked overnight...If it's leaking, something will show up. But if the radiator is staying full, just check it when checking oil level.

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SOURCE: where to replace coolant temp sensor for 1998 grand jeep cherokee

Check this image...

b33c4b0.png the Section ZJ-Secc-8D-Ignition-Systems (page 5, fig. 10 and 11).

Good luck.

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SOURCE: blower motor only works on high on 98 jeep grand

you need a temp limited switch and for the most part its close to the blower motor has a small screw on each side with a plug in the middle give these websites a try and if all fails stop by your Jeep dealership in the parts department and they be able to show you what i am talking about and print you off pictures and diagrams showing you where it is located wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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