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There is something wrong with one of your tires. Take it to a tire repair place soon before it leaves you stranded. My guess: a tire has a big lump on it which will blow soon.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 18, 2015

just the bulb
or the whole deal, the whole assembly,
the bulb is covered in all cars. in the glove box opr guide.
the fsm covers both in the FSM ZJ

posted over 100 times.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 18, 2015

If you buy a new power steering pump, it usually comes with a nut,bolt and washer to install the pulley. The removal tool can be purchased and possibly rented at any parte store

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015

same as all cars mostly
ever youtube that>? see 100s doing that
this is covered in the FSM step by step
or online, same at alldata.com or free
The Jeep ZJ it is
click ZJ
click steering opt "BINGO"

posted 100s of times here, more really. ever search?

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 08, 2015

the kick down cable must have slack, at idle.
if not its bad. (end to end, something is wrong with it)
this cable is for passing gear.
you jam the throttle and the tranny then down shifts.
called, kickdown, detent and TV cable.
if the cable rusts it can in fact rust , pulled. and now in passing gear full time. or it can stick driving do to rust.
what i do is make sure the trans, end of cable the detent rod is not sticking, if that is ok, , get a new cable.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015

Brake pads are worn. That noise is the sound of the backing plate for the brake pads hitting the rotors. You will need to replace the pads and probablt the rotors. When the brakes go metal to metal like that it typically destroys the rotor.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Apr 05, 2015

like all linkages made
replace all worn, bad , or missing parts.
just just a mech shifter, not any more.
i can see an error above, the shaft has come out of its hole plate (top) usually due to collision or gross offroad activities.

the parts are here.


1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 24, 2015

fuel filter is somewhat built into the pump and installed within the tank. Periodic replacement isn't necessary and I'm sure the filter itself and getting a mechanic to drop the tank will be very expensive.

what did you do with a "tune up" ? gotta go retrace your work and make sure the plug gaps are correct etc.

if a check engine light went on after your "tune up" then you need to find the trouble code with a scanner and that will help you in the direction you need to go. Free trouble code scan at my local autozone or advance auto parts or even aamco transmission shops

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 23, 2015

my guess, is you removed them and didnt mark them?
the firing order?
what engine, there are 5.

to do this , one need to know 5 things.
2.5L, 2.8L, 4.0L and 5.2/5.9L engine displacements.
the distributor rotation direction CCW, or CW
and last the firing order, sometimes marked clearly on the intake manifold.
you must now where #1 cylinder is (always most front)
1989-98 2.5L Engine firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
2.8L Engine firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
4.0L Engine firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
5.2L and 5.9L Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
on a v6/v8 one cylinder is more forward. this is #1, look carefully.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015

parts can stick or jam or rust, or?
what it is we cant guess,
why not get help.

you never stated with engine,

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 14, 2015

its in the operators guide
and the FSM book
and on the lid
did you read the lid yet?
all fuses are labeled.

the fsm is here.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015

parked or moving both? ?
why not post symptoms,??? and ask for real help not wild guesses.????????? real as in diagnostic?
my guess is the HVAC system heater i dead? dead cold on all modes and the power works on HIGH?
ill guess, heater cold on fast fan.
here are the checks (I use a scan tool for ECT temp )

1: first i touch the top rad hose is it too hot to hold hand there.?
yes, that is 180F to 200F there. so is good, if not fix THAT First.
2: then step 2, heater core hoses, 2 hoses there hot same rules.
yes, no?

ill stop here,, but this is first.

first is engine heat, changing thermostat if engine hot, is a waste of time. and cash.
the engine heat can be seen 4 ways
1: dash gauge, at normal. (if don't know normal ,all this wasted)
2: IR pyro gun, check. best. a $15 tool. ends guessing .
3: scan tool ECT shows, 180F more, passes tests very good method here and is free if you have any scan tool.
4; hand flies off hose test. crude but effective, if not sure try on car that works, now you know where 180F is. "experience":

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

Under the frame

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

Replace the water pump. It should not move any direction. When you check as it is running, the pressure of the belt keeps it from wobbling.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

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