Question about 2000 Jeep Cherokee
You actually dont have to replace it.Usually the only problem is dirt on the contacts and you can fix that with very little skill and tools.The switch is located on the passenger side of trans where the linkage goes into transmission .It is somewhat triangular with an electrical plug or a wiring pigtail with a plug.Remove the lingae lever(make sure ebrake is on)and loosen the large jam nut and two 12 mm head bolts that hold it to transmission case.There are several screws that hold the two haves if the switch together,remove them and gently open the two sides of the switch.Clean the old grease out with solvent or brake clean.The take some scotch brite or steel wool and clean all the contact point(copper strips) until that are shinny.Pack the switch with high temp grease(wheel bearing or cv joint grease is ideal) and reassemble the two halves and instal using the witness marks where the bolts were as an adjustment reference.take care to remove the rubber gasket and set aside before you clean the switch with solvent as this will cause it to expand and make it unusable.Good luck and let me know if I can help.I know this may seem like a bunch of work but these switches cost well over 100 to buy new and the ones they sell aftermarket tend to give trouble.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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