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Trouble with the 99 Cherokee Sport

Hello, I am new to the Jeep game. My wife and I currently bought a used 99 Ckerokee sport 4x4. There is two minor problems with it though. The first is that the power windows in the jeep sometimes work and sometimes do not work. The windows always work from the drivers door, but every now and then you can't put the windows down from any other seat, then you can turn the car off and turn it back on and all of a sudden they will work from the other doors, it's weird. Any suggestions? The second problem is the fuel gauge on the dashboard I have filled the tank up twice and it always shows that there is no fuel in the tank. I was told that I need a gas tank sending unit to fix the problem, but my question is do you have to buy the whole gas tank sending unit or can you just buy the floater piece to fix the fuel gauge problem, because the fuel pump is fine. Thanks for your help guys. Joseph

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    passenger window doesn't operate from the passenger side.

  • kathrin806 Sep 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, except only my drivers side window will work. It will also control all other windows. No other window will work from their button. I've tried to play with the window lock and fuses, no joy. Help! It's annoying!

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    my 99 has the window problems too. The front passenger window only works from the driver door levers and one of the rear windows grinds if I roll it up too far so I think it will be going out soon too. The radio/speedometer/rpm meter/gas gauge sometimes dont work. But if I turn the car on and off they usually come back on.

    I used to have an 88 cherokee and both back windows had to be pulled up and down manually and the front passenger window worked randomlly. The power locks didnt work either. And in both cherokees the hatch in the read had to be pressed on to open and the handle had to be lifted to latch when closing it.

    I love my jeep but man these problems sure are annoying.

  • cdooxpxtrm May 03, 2009

    donny12 thank you very much, i tried what you recommended and that worked (98 jeep cherokee sport) btw, the driver seats are very weak on these jeeps, i just pulled one out and the welds were broken in several spots

  • cdooxpxtrm May 03, 2009

    donny12 thank you very much, i tried what you recommended and thatworked (98 jeep cherokee sport) btw, the driver seats are very weak onthese jeeps, i just pulled one out and the welds were broken in severalspots



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I have had a similar problem with mine, also 99 Sport. Cycling the window lock switch seems to cure it each time it does this, when it won't work hit the window lock switch then try it then hit it again. Takes a couple tries sometimes. Some kind of stupid glitch somewhere like the one that locks the stupid doors when the key is on.

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I too have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee (exact same) problem; bought it used. I think (short of getting a new switch that turns (power availability on/off to the other doors (directly from your driver's side) you can try to depress it - working it with your hand to activate the other doors. This obviously is a problem with this vehicle just as some times on my 98 (I could depress the rear wiper switch) and I found you had to push (almost kneading it) to get it to activate it).

Simply put (short of paying to have it professionally fixed - I think it is unfortunately just workmanship issues with this vehicle (but at least something (believe it or not that probably still "works" if you try pushing the button a little more creatively from your driver side door to "turn it on." Good luck

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Hi dan12,
Had exactly that same window problem, maybe you got my old jeep!

The issue was the same, the dealer 'fixed' it a half dozen times..I ended up taking the panel on the drivers door with the switches in it out and cleaned the contacts, I think it happened because water drips in from the window and always hits right there at the can test the switches too while you got them out..It really was that simple to fix, never failed after that..
On the gas thing, not really sure but I would check the connections where the fuel pump goes into the tank for corrosion, this new road salt here in Ohio plays havoc with forming rust and other conductive deposits..PLEASE remember at all times when working near the gas tank to not pound on stuff with metal tools and wear eye protection, always a chance of a drip from areas like that.Also always have your escape route planned, not a bunch of tools in the way etc..
good luck, the 99's were nice. Use some undercoating down there too, you will keep the bottom from rusting through for a lot longer.

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