26th Jun 2009, 17:29
My 2001 is my third Cherokee and I love it, but I do have the same problems as everyone else. AC went out, intermittent engine light, and front speakers and power windows went down because of the door wiring harness.
The speakers and power windows were a relatively easy fix as described above. Just pull back the rubber hose that shields the wires; it comes off and goes back easily, and patch the broken wires. It's pretty tight in there, but with patience you can get it done.
5th Jul 2009, 00:21
Got a 2000 XJ with 202,000 miles. It was bought new. Good vehicle.
To fix that whistle, change your intake/exhaust gasket... took me a year to find it.
22nd Jul 2009, 16:19
Hey guys, I have a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic, and every time I am entering the highway making a right turn around a clover leaf, there's a rubbing/squeak in the left front that goes away when I accelerate. Think it might be the U joint, but I thought I would bounce it off you all.
6th Aug 2009, 21:04
I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport with 429,235 miles, it is my first Jeep Cherokee. I bought it in 2001 and to this date 8-6-09 it is still running very good, I bought it with 149,000 miles on it, it has had a transmission replace around 300,000 & a new AC compressor installed at 300,000, front U joints in steering axles around 300,000. Has the original 4.0 engine, no transfer case work.
19th Nov 2009, 13:07
I have a 2000 XJ, and had the whistle for 2 yrs. Jeep shop couldn't find it. It only happened under throttle, and by the time I parked and opened the hood it was gone. I couldn't quite pinpoint the sound, but it got very loud, weird looks from other drivers. Finally I replaced the intake/exhaust gasket and it went away. I figured part of the gasket was sticking out in the airway, like a blade of grass, causing the whistle.
Try this last, it takes about 3-4 hours by yourself, there are some bolts wedged between the manifolds that are hard to reach. Good Luck!
6th Jan 2010, 02:02
I have an 01 Jeep Cherokee sport with 90,000 on it and it has been pretty good. I haven't had the A/C and switch and speaker issues yet (knock on wood). I replaced the exhaust manifold with a Banks torque tube header and Cherry Bomb muffler. It runs way smoother and I think I'm getting around 3mpg+ better than before. I don't recommend putting the header on yourself. (It was pure hell, and had to trim the manifold to make it fit) I do have the shake as mentioned before around 50 mph. I'm going to rebalance my tires to see if this fixes it. I had a squeak coming from underneath my front wheel area when I got over 20mph. I'm not sure if this was the hub or driveline issue.
19th Jan 2010, 18:32
Hey all, have experienced a few issues with my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited over the past few years. Seems others have had similar issues. Love this Jeep and have never had any other problems except for a blown radiator, easy fix. Car has 240,xxx miles and runs like a champ.
Here are the issues I have seen:
1) The power windows seem to only work from the driver door buttons, although every once in a while, the rest of the buttons will light up and work correctly, seems wet and dry related?
2) I live in central Mass, and last winter during the ice storm, my instrument cluster went. I could tap the top of the dash and it would turn on, but only some gauges would work, once everything melted and dried out for a week or so everything on the instrument cluster worked again. The only thing with regards to this that I have experienced recently is the check gauges light comes on once in a while while everything is fine, oil pressure, engine temp, etc.
3) My rear window wiper has stopped functioning. I don't hear any noises when I press the button, nor does it squirt fluid, haven't taken the time to diagnose pump and motor malfunctions, but I put it up here because I have read about strange steering column shorts and troublesome wiring the steering column.
Any thoughts on this stuff would be greatly appreciated.
2nd Sep 2010, 01:06
Oh boy what have I gotten myself into?
I just bought a 2001 Jeep Cherokee with 90,000 miles on it from a dealer, and right off the bat the A/C wasn't working at the dealer. Well they replaced almost the whole air-conditioner before I bought it. I guess I can consider myself lucky that it went out on the dealer's parking lot.
Been reading these posts and so far nothing else seems wrong with it.
24th Apr 2011, 21:03
I agree with you one hundred percent. I have five Jeeps. Two of which are Cherokees that each have over two hundred thousand miles and still run like the day I got them. Sure there is minor rusting, just like you will have in any other car.
If you take care of a Jeep, it will take care of you for hundreds of thousands of miles.
27th Apr 2011, 09:57
Thanks. I just decided to keep my 2001 Cherokee Sport instead of trading it in. If anything it will make a great secondary vehicle.
It runs great at 150k miles! I believe in using synthetic oil and regular transmission changes. The driver speaker is out, no window control on front passenger, it is on its second coil pack, has all original exhaust! I also replaced the valve cover gasket and had a minor emissions hose leak near the canister that I fixed with some black silicone tape.