1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

try recharging the ac

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on May 30, 2019 | 930 views

To be able to replace the bybass hose on the water pump, you must first make room to gain access to the hose clamps that attach to the water pump. To make room you must first remove the fan clutch, fan and fan shroud all of them simultaneously.
To do that, start by loosening the tensioner roller with a rathcet and removing the serpentine belt. Then loosen the fan cluthc nut using a 32 mm spaner and loosen the bolts of the fan shroud. Then pull the three things upwards (fan shroud, fan, and fan clutch).

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 18, 2019 | 284 views

Hi, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 1997 has a security system called VTSS (Vehicle Theft Security System). The VTSS cannot be disabled as it comes factory installed. What you can do is prevent the VTSS alarm from arming. If you prevent it from arming, you will void it activating. One of the VTSS funcions is to also prevent the engine from starting when the alarm is armed. To disarm the alarm do this. Locate a line colored Violet with a black trace in the Body control module connector. In a suitable place of that line, insert a needle and using a jumper wire touch that needle with an extreme while the other extreme is touching ground. This will disarm the VTSS alarm. When the VTSS is disarmed, the engine will start every time you need it to.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 18, 2019 | 167 views

Of course it is!! You need to demobilize it by pressing unlock on the key after turning the egnition 3/4 of the way on.. then start it. It shouldn't cut out then. But sometimes if your battery is a flat in the keys, which can also leave it imobilized. A kiwi freind of mine bought a 97grand Cherokee a few years back and could start it but it kept on cutting out on him. A beauty maroon 160k on the clock all electrics working he left it sitting in his back yard for years before he found out he had to press unlock in the 3/4 position on the ignition. And by then he'd bought an BMW X5. So I ended up scoring it for free and I also bought a nother of a mate for 1k done 300k but it had good quality things that my freebie didnt, so I built one awsome jeep outa the two.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 06, 2018 | 186 views

Is it fuel injected or carb??? Try holding the gas pedal to the floor while turning the jeep over. This sometimes makes gas pump thru to the cylinders. Have you changed the fuel filter???? I know alot of jeeps have a fule filter with a bypass back to the tank, and sometimes the filter will be bypassing to the tank instead of the the motor. Check it out?????

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Sep 30, 2018 | 400 views

Most likely the dimmer switch. Loose connections from the harness connector to the switch can melt the connectors which would cause a poor connection and be the source of the flicker. You may be looking at a combination switch and wiring problem.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Sep 21, 2018 | 458 views

there are 3 cables going into the front of the pcm. when its idling try wiggling those wires one by one. if it dies theres a bad solder joint inside the pcm...very common problem in many jeeps.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018 | 61 views

you have to remove the pan to see it. you should replace the pressure sensor and the transducer at the same time. google it for vids on how to do it. very common on jeeps!!

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 29, 2018 | 70 views

Let me be clear here. Crank means turn. Ignite means start running. So it will crank but not ignite and ur sure u have 35psi of fuel pressure. Next is to have someone gently wiggle the wires at the engine control unit while u turn the key

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018 | 107 views

FM radio reception relies on a very good working antenna and cable, AM reception much less so. Unfortunately, the problem could be in the radio itself as there are separate signal processors in it for FM and AM. However, the most common problem is a bad cable connection at the antenna or the radio, or a bad cable itself (corroded, pinched, broken wire inside).
A couple of simple things to check: if the antenna is in the window, it may have become disconnected from the cable at the window. If the antenna is body mounted, could be a bad cable connection at the base of the antenna, and in this case, the base of the antenna could be very corroded.

You could also check the antenna cable from end to end using a continuity checker. If you can't figure that out, you could just try replacing the cable (or body mounted antenna in that case).

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 21, 2017 | 76 views

lights on what: lawnmower, car, truck, tracker

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 16, 2017 | 64 views

First check linkage to see if its sticking if so try spraying the linkage with carb cleaner

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 15, 2017 | 62 views

Check your battery voltage. Is it showing at least 11-12 volts?If not try charging it or replace. Make sure you check the grounding strap.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 12, 2017 | 81 views

Hope you can read diagram? Did you check for voltage at turn fuse? Use a test light, goes hot with key on. Use a chassis ground when checking for voltage. The voltage wire from flasher to multifunction switch for turn is orange with black tracer, check that also. Let us know what you find?

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1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017 | 69 views

Yes, there is, or yes, there are.
Usually fuses and circuit breakers for large capacity electrical components are found under the hood, not under the dash. Yours should be under a black plastic cover somewhere under the hood.
It should be labelled.
You might also have some bad wires or wiring harnesses causing this.
God bless your efforts.

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017 | 65 views

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1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017 | 74 views

did you get brake fluid on the brake pads?
you may have to replace the brake pads
replace booth sides not just one unless the other side is new for in very good shape

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017 | 27 views

What was the code ? No code tell's you to replace any part !!!! All code's have a dignostic trouble check chart for testing electrical circuit's . Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop that has the knowledge an diagnostic tool's to test .

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017 | 53 views

when its idling try wiggling the three connectors at the pcm. if it dies you found your problem. bad solder joint inside that pcm. very common issue for many years of those jeeps

1997 Jeep Grand... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017 | 39 views

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