How do you replace the headlight fixture in a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport?
Pretty simple fix, the whole job takes fifteen minutes each and can be done without even opening the hood. First remove the plastic trim around the headlight and turn signal. There are two screws at the top left and right. After the screws are out pull the top of the trim forward and pull up gently. Just two little plastic tabs hold the bottom in.
Then set the trim aside and you will see a chrome trim ring around the glass bulb with four screws. one in each corner. DO NOT turn the screws that are centered at the top of the bulb and to the side of the bulb, those are the adjusters. Not terrible if you do turn them, You will just need to re-aim the head lights when youre done.
I just did the headlights on my wife's 99 Cherokee fifteen minutes ago, and I only took the top two screws out of the chrome trim, My screws turned very hard, I don't know if you will have the same experience, I'm in Michigan, I suspect the salt had something to do with it. Its a thin metal, and you can just bend the ring forward, then the bulb leans forward and you unplug the plug on the back of the bulb. Plug in your new bulb, I put some die electric grease on my plug, I don't know if it is necessary, I had it so I used it. Reinstall all the screws the opposite way you took them out.
When reinstalling the plastic trim, remember, just snug the screws down, Its very easy to crack the plastic, I have one of my wife's trim pieces in a glue jig right now, cause I got a little carried away.
Headlight is a sealed beam, you have to replace the whole light. Easy job. To remove, make sure you take the headlamp bezel off (2 screws above the headlight itself). You'll then see a metal bracket held in place by 4 Phillips (x-type) screws. You will also see 2 star (*) screws; these are beam adjustment screws and you probably won't need to touch these. However, if you need to adjust the headlamps after completed…
The timing belt is not a belt on a Cherokee sport. It's a chain. It's located under a housing on the crank shaft. In order to replace it you will need to remove the alternator, the water pump, the a/c compressor, the radiator and the engine fans. An experienced mechanic can get it done in about 3 to 6 hours.
I Have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport inline 6 cylinder. There are 210,000+ miles on the engine and I drive it everyday. The only repairs I've made since I bought the jeep new are: replace alternator once replace electric fan motor once replace blower motor once replace battery twice replace belt once replace left headlight once replace taillight once tune-up (plugs,cap, etc) once replace tires 3 times and I change the oil every 4000 miles…
Labor times vary based on the location and experience of mechanical shops. Replacing the evaporator for a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport requires a tremendous amount of work such as removing the dash, draining the Freon, and pressurizing the A/C system. The average national time to replace an evaporator unit is between eight and ten work hours.
Pull the screws from around the head light housing. pull the plastic housing out there will be a couple more screws under the headlight housing on the hosing for the turn signal. take them out then the whole assembly will come out. simply twist out the old light and put in the new. Then put every thing back.