1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Check the battery, it sounds like it's flat. Try charging the battery to see if it recovers, but if the battery is about 3 years old or more it is likely to have failed and replacement is the only viable solution.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019 | 320 views


Sounds to me like you have bad universal joint bearings in a CV joint.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 07, 2019 | 39 views


Hello and welcome to FixYa . Locate the dial that controls the brightness of the dashboardlights. If the control is not immediately evident. Make sure the brightness control is turned on. If it is and the lights aren't working, the problem may be a bad fuse. Check the fuse that controls the dashboard lights Replace the fuse if necessary. If just one part of the instrument panel is not lighting up, then you have either a burned-out bulb or a wiring problem.

Passenger side kick panel fuse breakdown for a 1996 jeep Cherokee Country

01 - 25A Rear Wiper/Washer
02 - 15A Radio, Cigar Lighter
03 - Empty
04 - 15A Passing Light
05 - 30A Blower Motor
06 - 30A (Circuit Breaker) Power Windows
07 - 02A ABS
08 - 20A Turn Signal Flasher
09 - 10A Radio/Clock Memory, Courtesy Lights, Glove Box, Cargo, Dome Lights, Telltales
10 - Empty
11 - 25A Headlamp Delay Module, Horn
12 - Empty
13 - 20A Power Door Locks
14 - Empty
15 - 15A Instrument Panel Lamps, Clock/Radio and Memory, Headlamp Switch, Parking Lamps
16 - 30A (Circuit Breaker) Power Seats, Trailer Tow
17 - 7.5A Instrument Cluster Gauges, Headlamp Delay Module, Chime Module, Overhead Console
18 - 25A Rear Defrost
19 - 05A Instrument Panel Lamps, Radio Illumination
20 - 5.5A (Circuit Breaker) Windshield Wipers and Washers

This should get you going. And you can always Ask Me.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 31, 2019 | 4,434 views


the actuator is pooched and needs a new one...quite common

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 18, 2019 | 31 views


If it has no bleed screw then you need to loosen the flange nut(that holds the pipe to the slave cylinder). Pump the pedal a couple times then hold it down. Loosen the nut till the fluid comes out. Fasten again. Pump and hold. Loosen etc.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 13, 2019 | 2,488 views


I would check your spark plug ignition coil, and relay. If you open your hood youll be able to trace ur plug wires to the coil and relay. If the wires, or coils are bad, then you wont be able to get a spark, simply because spark timing is off. That also happened with my 96

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018 | 135 views


id assume your talking about the overhead mini display, if that is the case it is a fuse in the lower right hand floor board of your passenger floor board. Mine did the same thing and it turned out to be a fuse that went out so it couldn't send power up to the display.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018 | 58 views


So you could have bad wiring, or fuel injectors. If your engine fires up it's getting fuel, but you could have bad sensors, or your wiring to your pcm, and fuel controls could be bad.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018 | 64 views


I had this problem, and it turned out to be a bad alternator and idler pulley.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018 | 143 views


Could be as simple as an open fuse

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 04, 2018 | 259 views


Have a smoke test done to check for any evap air leaks.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 21, 2018 | 568 views


You checked fuses and they're all good. So might be time to pull the radio, and check its fuse. Generally they have their own at the back, but while your doing that. Check all the wiring to make sure it isn't burned, melted, rubbed through/chaffed. Cracked or in any way defective. Check all your power wires and earth points.
If your vehicle has them, check the fuses and relays under the bonnet (hood) also. Most vehicles have two sets of fuses.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018 | 95 views


the little switch in the tailgate. it's the controller for the lock and the feed for the alarm, https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Lock-tail-gate-Jeep-GRAND-CHEROKEE-3-WH-WK-62623-88577/352047650913?hash=item51f7acd861:g:bGYAAOSwsYpaTNYL

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018 | 407 views


If you mean it won't stay charged up, check the alternator is charging. If it is, replace the battery if older than 2years otherwise if you mean it won't stay where it is, use larger clamps to hold it.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018 | 88 views


If there is no visible screws, just pry it up with a flat screwdriver

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018 | 82 views


Sounds as though you do have a very low ohm reading. With the pos and neg wires connected to the battery, are you blowing fuses or just discharging th battery? A way to isolate shorts that drain the battery is to pull the fuses and see which circuit eliminates the low ohm reading. This is assuming that the ignition key is in the off position. An example would be any light that would operate with the key off. Like the trunk, hood, glove compartment, cig lighter, ECT. Pulling fuses is the only way to isolate.
Light bulbs have very low resistance but are controlled by a switch and should remain off unless called go to be turned off. Good luck with your troubleshooting.

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 08, 2018 | 324 views


If a warning light is on, there's a trouble code stored in the computer. There are well over 800-1,000 possible trouble codes in the average late model vehicle, so asking us to guess what's causing your problem without knowing the code is a complete waste of time. Get the code read. Post it here. THEN we can help

1996 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 12, 2018 | 143 views

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