20 Most Recent 1996 Jeep Cherokee Questions & Answers

Sorry i think your google translator is quite working out what your trying to say ? therefore i suggest you take teh vehicle to a main dealer who should know everything as they attend trade school for there own models

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019

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1996 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 08, 2017

Google those codes to find the problem.

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017

my guess is the gearing , that reverse has is very low.
and with lower gearing a weaker engine can run
id bet you if you use your right foot, on the throttle as you
go to drive, it will move, or use L gear.
the sputter, is not related to the transmission
Sputter is gross misfiring of the engine, 4.0L?? what engine?
and the top cause of that. is not getting a tune up.
spark plugs. ever do those in 10 long years.'
or spark wires>?
filters, fluids and spark? a tune up.
the Jeep runs a map sensor, so does not sputter with air leaks.
the jeep IAC can stick. and not hold an idle ,in drive.
but you can with a fast right foot, if not , its gross misfire for sure.
your right foot is not gas its air
when you press the throttle you add air and the EFI matches air with fuel. in that order
so if it still sputters, is not the lack of air. see?> spark is next,.

for 100 years folks avoid tuneups, is that you? the classic cause?

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 12, 2016

is the problem only on a cold engine, hot or both?
is the hot engine reaching and holding 180F or more as it must?>
its running rich
and that is misfire.
lots of causes for rich. the tests are easy in shop with tools.
  1. a full tuneup.
  2. fuel pressure to high we, use a gauge. (FPR bad?)
  3. leaking injectors.
  4. ECT failure, scan it and must read 180f, hot, if at 180f hot.?
  5. this takes 5 min work on any scan tool (real)
  6. map hose clogged. or leaking. the Map sensor must not be blocked in any way to the plenum vacuum. or it will lie and it will run real bad.
  7. on a hot engine, the 02 sensors can fail, or is good and the exhaust cracks in the header do that. on mine it did 3 times.
cracks in the exh header, there must not he any leaks in that header (or bad gaskets)
or the 02 lies. , goes to 0volts and then engine runs rich as a piggy. (my scan tool shows this is seconds, 02 flat-lined at 0v.
all cars, with 02 do that. with that issue.
02 means oxygen sensor, the front one, not the rear one.

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Dec 12, 2016

you have wired something wrong by sounds of it. And maybe blown some fuse so check all fuses inside and under bonnet see if any have blown.

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 03, 2016

sounds like tps sensor mine did that if you push on gas pedal will start

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 10, 2016

The diagram is on the lid of the fuse cover

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Feb 17, 2016

Did you check power an grounds ? go to www.bbbind.com for free wiring diagrams . Then go to you tube an check out some basic electrical trouble shooting videos . Rather then just replacing parts, learn how the ignition system works .

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Nov 21, 2015

Well you are right in thinking the problem is RPM related, but it could be what the sensors are "seeing" rather than a faulty sensor. Or it could be in the wiring back to the engine computer.
You would need to watch the data stream from the sensors with a scanner to troubleshoot it.
The computer is not getting the signal it should from one of the two sensors, or the signals are not in sync.

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Oct 24, 2015

is there a need to post 3 times? why?

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 26, 2015

rtm? no symptoms so i must guess, ill say , cant shift. and is not park lock out causing that.
want to read the manual or me to you.'?
ill guess you.


click 1996 to 2001
it replaces like all cables do
detach both ends and remove it. if clamps seen those too.
what matters is adjustment is needed.

some have 2 cables, one to gear box and one to ignition switch.
Chapter 21, page 150 states
(1) Shift transmission into Park.
(2) Remove shift lever bezel and necessary console
parts for access to shift lever assembly.
(3) Disconnect cable at shift lever and feed cable
through dash panel opening to underside of vehicle.
(4) Raise vehicle.
(5) Disengage cable eyelet at transmission shift
lever and pull cable adjuster out of mounting
bracket. Then remove old cable from vehicle.
(1) Route cable through hole in dash panel. Fully
seat cable grommet into dash panel.
(2) Place the auto transmission manual shift control
lever in "Park" detent (rearmost) position and
rotate prop shaft to ensure transmission is in park.
(3) Connect shift cable to shifter mechanism by
snapping cable retaining ears into shifter bracket
and press cable end fitting onto lever ball stud.
(4) Place the floor shifter lever in park position.
Ensure that the pawl is seated within the confines of
the adjustment gauge clip.
(5) Snap the cable into the transmission bracket so
the retaining ears are engaged and connect cable end
fitting onto the manual control lever ball stud.
(6) Lock shift cable into position by pushing
upward on the adjusting lock button.
(7) Remove and discard the shift cable adjustment
gauge clip from the park gate of the shifter.


1996 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 26, 2015

one more Guessyah question, where is... easter egg hunts
if you read the manual its clear. (posted 100s of times here)
or read the door index in the PDC box it lists the ASD there.,
1993 to NOW.
here we go posted 100s of times.
the ASD can drop out for 8 reasons,, scanning the PCM finds that easy. if you dont scan it ,i bet you never find why it drops.
gas engines,(answered)
here is page from chapter 8w-10-7, free to look)

now the relay.

my guess, (hey no symptoms posted, so....)
asd skool

there is no need to post complex PDC wiring using words, omg hard....
the link1 above has the full schematic, every inch off it.
read the schematic and see that the PCM controls the ASD !
at all times.
and has been posted here over 100 times, ever search here?
see those?

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 13, 2015

1996, XJ
the books are free, to read on this car. ask.
is this the 4.0L ? I-6?

all jeeps 1993 to now have a feature called ASD relay
and all stall every 3 seconds. (or at anytime !)
if one of 8 failures happen.
the first step is to scan it, on dead engine,, or stalling engine
the PCM tells you why it dropped the ASD, the 7- 8 reasons.
lacking that simple tool, you get to do this the long hard way.
is that you>? (no judgement but not one poster here wants to use tools, it seems)
so read this page.

most of the failures can not be tested with a $10 voltmeter.
if you scan it, it will tell you.

now the pump, if the ASD drops the pump does not get 12vdc power.
if fact the PCm will even test the pump relay as it turns it on
oops the relay was commanded on but the relay output is dead.

if you measure ground at the pump with the meter black lead at battery minus and red to pump ground
and the volts is 0v all time time?, cranking then the ground is NOT bad. (earth) (for sure) but the hot line, that is a CONTROLLED line so car will not crash then burn... regs. by law.
if the 12vdc is dead to pump cranking, the relay is bad! (can be)
or the PCM is cutting it on PURPOSE> , as all EFI systems do.
that is why we have scan tools to see WHY..

1996 Jeep... | Answered on Aug 12, 2015

www.bbbind.com free wiring diagrams , fuse box layouts etc...

1996 Jeep... | Answered on May 31, 2015

If you go to Autozone, Oreilys or Advance, they can scan your vehicle for free. They usually do not want to hook up a scanner if the "check engine " light is not on. Some systems will accumulate intermittent codes until enough have registered to set a code.

There are a few things you can try. It would be helpful to whoever works on the vehicle to know if the 3000RPM limit is present in just the final top gear or if the next lower gear can exceed 3000RPM. Sometimes there are built-in limits for a limp home mode. If you can get more RPM in the next lower gear, then fuel pressure should not be the problem.

The Vacuum system is not on the "Check light" system. A loose vacuum hose or bad intake gasket can cause your problem. Use an old spray bottle filled with plain water and go around the gaskets and vacuum lines when the engine is running. If the RPM changes, you have found your leak.

There should be a TPS on most vehicles. Ask the parts store if you have one. This device is a resistor that works with the gas pedal. It should be on the opposite side of the accelerator cable hookup. When the butterfly valve moves in the Airhorn, the matching pieces operate the TPS or throttle position sensor.

If you unplug the wiring connector and put an ohmmeter on the part(TPS), the ohms will register as you open the throttle. You may have a partially burned out part because the ohms should change all the way through the rotation of the butterfly flap. If you hit a limit before the full rotation, the part is bad and it needs to work to get to the higher RPM.

Check your Vacuum first.

1996 Jeep... | Answered on May 22, 2015

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