Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Some times it woun't start, I have to wiggle the gear shift to get it started

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 836 Answers

Sounds like the nutral saftey switch is faulty, it's easy to access = it's on the rear driver's side of the transmission and screws in.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Automatic 1996 Pontiac Bonneville wont shift gears

Transmissions have so many parts so it's difficult to diagnose. I would have the transmission filter changed first. Usually that is the most common shifting problem. If that doesn't fix the problem it may be a little more costly.

Oct 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Gmc jimmy wont start sometimes but lights and buzzer works sometimes if you wiggle the gear shift it will start

should be a p/n safety switch in the steering colom could be loose or shifter is not engaging it

Aug 27, 2012 | GMC Jimmy Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My computer keeps telling me that shift cylanod (sp?) A is out but I have replaced it many times in the last few days. It still woun't shift either.

This happened to my sisters Intrepid as well. She replace them 4 times before her transmission finally went out. Its a major weak link in the dodge intrepid line

Aug 28, 2011 | 1996 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

1995 cherokee 4wd trouble starting must move gear shifter several times before it will start

try starting it in nuetral. if it starts everytime then the shifting switch is going out. If nothing changes then maybe the ignition switch is going bad and just by chance it starts by wiggling the shifter.
If this is a manual trans maybe the nuetral safety switch on the clutch pedal is going out.

Jan 12, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

It won't start.

sometimes the bolts on the gear shift (inside column) come loose and the vehicle does not know it is in park, so won't crank. My parents had this problem with their 1994 Villager. Wiggling the gear shift allowed it to start... of course the real solution was to tighten up the bolts.

Jul 06, 2009 | Mercury Villager Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1996ford econ Shifting gear problem

Almost definately, follow the shift linkages down the column and under the bonnet get a buddy to move them while you are looking the worn parts will be very obvious. quite involved to repair if it all needs to be overhauled, may be best to be left to an experianced tech, unless you have relevent experience. it wont start somtimes because the inhibitor switch is on the linkage.

Dec 23, 2008 | 1996 Ford Econoline

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Jeep Cherokee Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts


Level 3 Expert

78238 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 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