1985 Jeep Cherokee 2.8L V6 from North America
An AMC Abomination!
What an abomination! What was AMC thinking putting an underpowered 2.8l V6 into such a heavy wagon. (SUV).
Even after rebuild, motor leaked constantly, clutch had to be replaced repeatedly and serious transfer case problems after 200,000kms. Loud whine and then clunk on the highway-SCARY!
Window on passenger back liked popping off. Pulled over for speeding after dyno test revealed speedo head assembly out by 20km/hr. Replaced.
Heater core went-replaced for $200.
Lots of comfort for big people. Rear seats folding down quite practical for loading. Unreliability makes this a bad investment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th February, 2003
26th Feb 2003, 11:08
AMC Abomination? The 2.8 V-6 is Chevy engine. Did the person that rebuilt the V-6 even know what they were doing? Brand new gaskets shouldn't leak unless they are not properly installed. As far as the transfer case goes, perhaps you or the previous owner ran the truck in 4wd on the pavement. This ruins them pretty quick. Later Cherokees had a 4.0L six that is much more powerful.