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Old 11-15-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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My new Lemon questions

I just bought a 2001 Jeep Cherokee with 40,000 miles. iT's still under the dealer 30day warrenty but last week the motor started hammering like the lifters were collapsed. then I noticed the oil pressure guage was maxed at 80psi and then to top it off it began to overheat. I found the water level low and the it looked like muddy water.... so do you think other than it being a Lemmon the lifers need replacing the oil pumpp relief is sticking ?

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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Me think you should have them fix everything or get your money back.. Kinda sucks to have found a 01 XJ with that low of miles and it to be having problems like this... It's a couple years away but I look forward to my next XJ

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:38 AM   #5
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Well kinda have to let them try to make repairs but would you insist they replace all lifters and replace the oil pump ?
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also is there a Chrerokee forum on this site ? don't wanna mix things up
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
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we welcome all types of jeep enthusiasts here. think about it this way... does "Staples" only carry staples?

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also is there a Chrerokee forum on this site ? don't wanna mix things up
sorry bud, we don't have a cheorkee forum on here. that's not to say we can't help, though. if you have any non-wrangler related jeep questions just post them up in "General Jeep Discussion," like you did for this thread.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
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Can anyone thell if there is a product to restore my Black trim ... real dull
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #9
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Take the Jeep back, get your money back and keep searching. The dealership is not going to replace the motor on a used traded in '01 cherokee under warranty, they will just take the position that YOU did it and are trying to screw them! Get your money and run!
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:27 PM   #10
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Can anyone thell if there is a product to restore my Black trim ... real dull

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Old 11-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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Bring it back immediately. Notify BBB and a lawyer if they quibble at all.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:22 AM   #12
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Ok they replaced the lifters.....now there's a coolant issue where after 3 days I have to add about 3/4 gallon of coolant. I've once again taken it back to the dealer and reutrned saying no issue found... Any idea where this coolant is going? I know the head gasket was replaced after the lifter change so that's not the problem.....
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:57 AM   #13
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The coolent is going out the tail pipe, that engine needs a rebuild, it may have a crack between water jacket and the head, or between the block and the piston walls, at any rate they should make it right, but they will not, they will keep puttting you off untill the warnty is gone, and then say we can't help you, and then you will have a jeep setting in your drive way that you can't use, but are makeing payments on. TAKE IT BACK!!
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Dude. That's like a scuba diver worrying if the sticker on his oxygen tank is shiny enough, when the regulator is broken and the tank is full of hydrogen.

First things first.

You fell in love with this car, but there are thousands and thousands of XJs out there. Fall out of love now.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #15
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Dull trim is a sure sign of a cracked head.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:21 PM   #16
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Ok they replaced the lifters.....now there's a coolant issue where after 3 days I have to add about 3/4 gallon of coolant. I've once again taken it back to the dealer and reutrned saying no issue found... Any idea where this coolant is going? I know the head gasket was replaced after the lifter change so that's not the problem.....
What part of "TAKE IT BACK AND GET YOUR MONEY" did you not understand? We all told you the engine is shot and that they wouldn't "fix" it properly. Now you have to deal with not taking our advice, if you ask a question, get good solid answers and not use the advice given, whats the point in asking the question in the first place?????????????
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:19 PM   #17
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SAME as jeepjones and remember it wasn't only used to go to church by a little old lady.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:25 PM   #18
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It's most likely a cracked head. The 4.0L engine with the #0331 head are notorious for it. I had the same thing but with 170,000 miles. It can happen to low mileage XJs as well. Google it you'll find plenty of bad news about it. I'd get rid of it now.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:12 PM   #19
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is there any Jeep Service Bulitin that states this head crack issue
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01 Cherokee is a great rig.

Post 1997 XJ's have slightly more powerful engines, smoother shifting transmissions and dual airbags.
All coil suspension is a plus too. Makes lifting it super easy and inexpensive.

If you got chocolate milk looking oil your headgasket is blown or block is cracked.
Either way chances are the crank bearings have been contaminated with coolant an the motor is toast.
A standard compression and leakdown test may be required to determine if it's salvagable. 170k is not uncommon for those motors, most last well over 200k.


I'd push the dealer for a "longblock" and a loaner car until it's finished.

Longblock is a factory remanufactured engine with all new internals.
Typically the remans are just as good if not better than the origional and carry a minimum 12 month 12k mile warranty.
They will bolt all your accessories to the new block. AC, steering pump, intake, headers etc to the new block so they're not out that much money in parts, just labor.


It's actully the cheapest and easiet thing for them to do.
Reman block for them is about a grand and they pay thier mechanics wether they're working on your car or standing around drinking coffee.

Should take 2-3 days at most to swap engines once they get the new block.

Good luck.
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Ok ..now I need any information on where to buy a used 4.0 engine in the baltimore area....anyone?
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Ok ..now I need any information on where to buy a used 4.0 engine in the baltimore area....anyone?
I take it you did not demand your money to be returned!
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #23
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are you past the 30 days? I wouln't let them take you through the ringer.

Unless you drove it into a pond or something to cause all of this...
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Little late for this advice, but I have compression and leak down tests done on every used car that I buy. Only exception was on a 2003 Saab I bought back in 2006 since it was covered 100 percent by Saab until 100k miles on it.

It is a simple and cheap test and any reputable place will agree to it. Either have it done at an independent shop or watch them do it. At least a compression test for sure.

I hope you get your problems corrected.

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